Augustana College has named three new members for its board of trustees.
Robert Ontiveros, of Moline; Mary E. Junck, of Pleasant Valley; and Charles D. Lindberg, of Cincinnati, Ohio, have joined the board, according to a news release from the college.
Mr. Ontiveros chairs Group O, the nationwide marketing company he founded that is considered the ninth largest Hispanic-owned business in the United States. Group O also provides packaging and supply-chain services, the release stated. Mr. Ontiveros also created the Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2008 and is a board member for the Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley.
Ms. Junck is the chairman, president and chief executive officer of Lee Enterprises. She also sits on other boards, including the Associated Press, the Newspaper Association of America, the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce and the Putnam Museum.
Mr. Lindberg, a 1950 graduate of Augustana, also is a graduate of the Yale Law School and a member of the Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP law firm with a focus on corporate law. Part of the Yale Law School Alumni Association's executive committee, he has served on numerous boards in the Cincinnati area, including the Cincinnati Reds; the Cincinnati Bengals, Inc.; Gibson Greetings, Inc.; the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce; and the Cincinnati Public School Board.
The new trustees will serve a four-year term ending in 2015.
Today is Wednesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana. 1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.