ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (April 11, 2023) — Augustana College senior Gabriela Loiz, a biology and Spanish for professional use double major from Davenport, Iowa, was nominated to submit a “More Than I Imagined” profile by Dr Tim Muir, associate professor of biology.

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 Loiz's profile at More Than I Imagined.

Dr Muir said it was clear from the start Loiz was a serious student with a professional approach to learning.

"Her love of science, desire to solve problems, and passion for helping people perform physically make her a great fit for the physical-therapy field," Dr Muir said. "She has certainly made the most of her Augustana experience, and I cannot wait to see what she does next."

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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