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Weekend College celebrates 25th anniversary

May 11, 2007

Rick Thoni

Augsburg will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Weekend College with an event on Thursday, May 17 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Festivities will take place on the main level of the Christensen Center.

The program began in the spring of 1982 with 69 students and a single major. Today it boasts more than a thousand students in 18 majors, a second campus in Rochester, and on-site nursing programs at United and Childrens Hospitals in St. Paul and Unity and Mercy Hospitals in suburban Minneapolis.

The anniversary program will begin at 5:45 p.m. and will feature a tribute to Rick Thoni, the founding director of Weekend College. Although Rick retired this past March, his legacy lives on in the Weekend College and Rochester Programs.

WEC students, alumni, and all members of the Augsburg community are invited and encouraged to join in this celebration. There will be beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres, and live music featuring Bob Stacke.

Please RSVP today by emailing

Photo: Rick Thoni at an early new student orientation.