Former Regent Allen Housh and Spouse Jean Housh Sponsor Physics Faculty Office in CSBR
Allen Housh began a long relationship with Augsburg when his congregation, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Edina, Minn., nominated him to serve on Augsburg's Board of Regents. He served from 1989 to 2001.
Housh and his spouse, Jean, have made an estate plan commitment to Augsburg designated to sponsor a Physics faculty office in the new Center for Science, Business and Religion (CSBR).
The Houshes believe that the new CSBR will "make a statement. It will draw attention to Augsburg's strength in all three departments: science, business and religion."
Gift to CSBR honors Dr. Mark Engebretson
The Houshes are honoring physics professor Dr. Mark Engebretson through their gift. Engebretson, they say, "makes a big difference for students." He recently was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to research the dynamics of Earth's magnetosphere and its interaction with the solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field.
Housh spent his entire career working at Cargill. He retired as Vice President for Transportation. His first wife died in 1990. He later married Jean, who worked in public relations for Cargill.
Housh once told Augsburg's President Anderson: "Put me in a spot that stretches me and makes me a little uncomfortable." Anderson replied that he needed him to help with fundraising. When Housh said that would make him really uncomfortable, Anderson said, "It will be right up your alley. You want a challenge."
Housh agreed and served as the development chair on the board, and later as Interim Vice President for Advancement. He says: "I had fun fundraising. We were working to help students of all ages and ethnicities access education. It was fun to invite people to strengthen the mission of a college at the heart of the city."
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