Wartburg President Darrel Colson chose Klug, who’s majoring in English and history, to give the remarks on behalf of the Class of 2019 at the ceremony beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the Hoover Fieldhouse & Track in the Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center.
Klug is a Regents Scholar and will graduate summa cum laude. At Wartburg, Klug has served as a student manager for the Writing, Reading, Speaking Lab in the Pathways Center and was a member of Homecoming and Dance Marathon executive committees. As a second-year student, she conducted literary research on the “Faerie Queen” at the Newberry Library in Chicago. This was also the topic of her senior English capstone project. During the summer of 2018, she held an internship at the Grout Museum District in Waterloo.
Klug was a Student Ambassador, serving as 2018-19 president, and a four-year football and basketball cheerleader. She traveled to Greece and Costa Rica for May Term study and led a service trip to New Orleans. Klug also was a member of the 2018 Homecoming court.
Following graduation, Klug plans to attend Western Illinois University to pursue a master’s degree in museum studies and eventually a Ph.D. in English or history. She is the daughter of Randy and Frances Klug.