ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (March 27, 2024) — Augustana College senior Celeaciya Olvera, a Communication Studies; Multimedia Journalism and Mass Communication; Theatre — Performance major from East Moline, Illinois (61244), was nominated to submit a “More Than I Imagined” profile by Dr Lucy Burgchardt, assistant professor, communication studies.

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 Olvera's profile at More Than I Imagined.

Dr Burgchardt said she was impressed by Olvera when she first met her as a prospective student.

"I remember being impressed by Celeaciya's inquisitiveness and engagement the very first time that I met her," Dr. Burgchardt said. "Later, when I became one of Celeaciya's advisors, I was not at all surprised that Celeaciya had chosen an ambitious and varied academic path for herself. Celeaciya is the model of ‘intellectual curiosity,’ and I hope she never stops finding new questions to ask!"

View all of this year's nominated students at More Than I Imagined 2024.

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