Augustana President Andrea Talentino in July 2022 announces a partnership between the college and the city of Rock Island to identify lead water service-lines

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 22, 2023) — Augustana College student research assistants are assisting with the inventory of water service-lines in the city of Rock Island, Illinois.

Student research assistants are working with Augustana's Center for the Advancement of Community Health and Wellness and Upper Mississippi Center to assist residents in identifying and reporting if their service line is copper, galvanized or lead.

Augustana College President Andrea Talentino announced in July 2022 the college would partner with the city to identify water service-lines. The project is in compliance with Illinois' Lead Service Line Replacement and Notification Act.

Summer student research assistants include:

Erik Bergren of Geneseo (61254)

Fynnigan Greene of Geneseo (61254)

Known for sparking passionate curiosity, Augustana College is an empowering home to explore over ninety areas of study. Augustana's innovative program, Augie Choice, transforms students into global citizens, thinkers, and doers with a $2,000 grant to explore the world, complete an internship, or conduct research with a professor. Augustana students achieve a balance inside and outside of the classroom; ranking top ten in all divisions for Academic All Americans. Transformed to be different, current students and alumni include health-care heroes, Nobel Prize-winners, CEOs, college presidents, and leaders across all continents. The college enrolls 2,500 curious changemakers who get energized by four years as part of a community that reflects the diversity of the United States.

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