2 cents


Augustana professors offer their two cents for graduating seniors


“My advice would be from Matthew 6:33, ‘But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.’”

-Mark Hecht, director of recreational services


“There’s something to be said for the concept of ‘paying it forward.’ We’ve all been blessed in many ways, and what better way to show our gratitude than to be a blessing to others?”

-Mark Hallenbeck, education professor


“Put your sellin’ shoes on, and go out and sell yourself with pride. You have an Augie degree.” -Rob Oliver, president


“Don’t go around thinking the world owes you a living.  The world owes you nothing.  It was here first.

And, for what it’s worth, I told my kids:  ‘By all means, be open-minded.  But not so open-minded that your

brains fall out.’”

-Brad Heegel, coordinator of arts marketing and development


“Pull out all the stops, and go for the gusto as you take on fresh opportunities, find meaningful ways to serve and when meeting new people.  Then, remember to use the awesome network you are building to connect back to Augie.”

-Sandi Vietor, career center director


“In the next two weeks, I’d encourage you to slow down and take in the entire campus. Walk around, say hello to friends, stop often.  Gather it all in. Seniors, in one month, your time at Augie will be in the past. Make the most of the present moment. Enjoy the little things about life at Augie. Take it all in and make it last.” -Patrick Hicks, English professor

“Drink Diet Snapple–it’s made from the best stuff on Earth. And remember your professors fondly, at least once in a while.” -Jeffrey Miller, journalism professor


“Run, run away. But don’t forget to come back.”

-Reynold Nesiba, economics professor


“Learn how to cook. It’s good for your budget, good for your health and good for your love life.” -Matthew Pehl, history professor


“Don’t color your hair. That’s it; that’s my two cents.” -Janet Blank Libra, journalism professor