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 Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.