RELAN Honors Augsburger as Distinguished Lasallian Educator

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RELAN Honors Dr. Augsburger as Distinguished Lasallian Educator

Published: November 28, 2022.

The Lasallian Region of North America honored eight Distinguished Lasallian Educators during the opening session of the 49th annual Huether Lasallian Conference on November 17 in Baltimore. Dr. Deborah Augsburger, Lewis University professor of reading and literacy and co-chair of the department of Education, was among the recognized individuals. 

The Distinguished Lasallian Educators represent the Districts of Eastern North America, Francophone Canada, Midwest and San Francisco New Orleans. Recipients were selected by their ministries and recognized for their exceptional work in touching the hearts and minds of their students, often leaving an impression that makes a difference in the world. 

“It’s very meaningful. I’ve been working in a Lasallian school for 20 years and engaged in mission for a good 18 of those 20,” Augsburger commented. “What really attracted me to it was the focus on social justice. As a literacy educator, that’s right up my alley. It means a tremendous amount to be honored this year.” 

The Naperville resident has been described as a visionary, imaginative and creative master teacher who cares deeply about her craft. “She is upbeat and joyful, but down-to-earth and realistic, meeting students and colleagues where they are. She is a keen listener and gifted dialogue partner. She is outspoken, compassionate and authentic,” Dr. Kurt Schackmuth, vice president for mission and associate provost for student success, added. “Most importantly, she cares about our Lasallian mission and ensures that it thrives and is integrated into all that she does.” 

Lewis University is an innovative Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, and globally-connected graduates who impact the world for the better. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

Lewis University is an innovative Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, and globally-connected graduates who impact the world for the better. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.



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