ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 28, 2023) — Augustana College 2023 graduate Peyton Heisch, an environmental studies major from Illinois City, Ill., was nominated to submit a “More Than I Imagined” profile by Dr Michael Reisner, associate professor, environmental studies; director, Upper Mississippi Center.

Annually, faculty nominate Augustana's seniors who have achieved remarkable academic or personal growth to appear in the college's 'More Than I Imagined' series. Read Heisch's profile at More Than I Imagined.

Dr Reisner said, "One of Peyton's greatest strengths is her ability to seamlessly integrate across the social and ecological dimensions of environmental problems in real-world contexts. Peyton is also a quiet, critical thinking leader capable of organizing and mentoring colleagues with a diverse array of interests, passions and motivations to accomplish the goals of community-driven projects."

View all of this year's nominated students at More Than I Imagined 2023.

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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