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Austin, MN 55912
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Alumni Spotlight: Craig Lerum

In this week's Alumni Spotlight, we're catching up with alumnus Craig Lerum.

What are you doing now?

I am retired.

How did APS prepare you for this role?

I elected to take a semester of printing with I think Mr. Kenta, had to be 1962 or 63. I really didn't care for that as a career but ended up spending about 15 years in that profession, with the LA Times, Sioux Falls Argus Leader both newspapers and Brown Printing which dealt with commercial magazines.

What is your advice for current Packers?

You may never do what you expect so pay attention to everything!

Who at APS inspired you?

I have a few very accomplished friends that I made in APS they pushed me whether they know it or not.

What was your favorite meal in the cafeteria?

Friday fish sticks, corn and mashed potatoes.

Are you an alumnus of Austin Public Schools?  If so, we'd love to hear from you!

We're excited to hear about your accomplishments and are eager to share your successes and advice with our current students, families, and the Austin community. Please take a few minutes to complete the quick questionnaire at regarding your current position and your career trajectory.

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing all your wonderful stories!