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Kathy Tunheim, U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim to address Augsburg College graduating class

May 13, 1999

Kathryn H. Tunheim, president and CEO of Tunheim Santrizos Company, a Twin Cities communications firm, and her husband, U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim, will speak to the Augsburg College graduating class on Sunday, May 23.

Their address, titled "Citizenship," will discuss their views on citizenship through their different career paths but shared values.

The commencement ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. in the gymnasium in Si Melby Hall (715 23rd Ave. S.). Admission is by ticket only.

Five hundred and seven Augsburg students are candidates for graduation this year, including approximately 68 graduate program students.

Kathryn Tunheim is the Chair of the Augsburg College Board of Regents.

Prior to co-founding Tunheim Santrizos Company in 1990, she was vice president of corporate public relations and internal communications at Honeywell Inc.

John R. Tunheim has been a U.S. District Judge since 1995. One of seven district court judges in Minnesota, his courtroom and chambers are in Minneapolis and he handles both criminal and civil trials for which the federal courts have jurisdiction.