Alumni Blog

Recent Alumni Help with Food Pack

The Gustavus Recent Alumni (GRA), formerly know as Gustavus Young Alumni, held a philanthropic event on Saturday, December 21, at a food pack for Feed My Starving Children held in Chanhassen. The group helped to pack over 22,000 meals. Gusties in attendance were: Wes Baish ’13, Avery Bather ’18, Andrew Beede ’18, Meishon Behboudi ’15, […]

Three Gusties Show Their Spirit on Gustie Gear Day

These Gustie alumni showed their Gustie pride on Gustie Gear Day (the 3rd of each month).  They all work together at Delta Dental of Minnesota in Minneapolis. They are L to R:  Kevin Davidson, ’82 Vice President, Corporate Development, Sarah Evenrud Kerbeshian, ’92 Senior Director, Human Resources, and Rob Cully, ’90 Director, Enterprise Project Management […]

1992 Gals Celebrate Turning 50!

These 1992 classmates gathered at 300 First in Rochester, to celebrate the 50th birthdays of Lisa Decker Cone and Gina Souder Wolleat.  Pictured are:  Back row left to right: Nichole Anderson Kauls, Jen Maether Kissell, Val Tate Qualley, Kristin Yetke Schmidt.  Front row: Tracy Griffin Collander, Lisa Decker Cone, Gina Souder Wolleat, and Renee Rasmusson […]

Andreas Aarsvold ’10

Greta Hanson and Andreas Aarsvold ’10, were married on 12/07/2019, in Minneapolis. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Sarah (Volz) Claussen ’04

Sarah Volz Claussen ’04 writes, “as we prepared for our wedding last May, we began the usual search for an officiant. My husband, Sam Claussen works as a history professor at California Lutheran University and one option we considered was Dr. Lisa Dahill ’85, a religion professor and a Lutheran minister. I had met Lisa […]

Kelly Morrell ’90

Kelly Morrell ’90, shared a couple of lifetime highlights, “1. May 12th 2018 Minnesota Fishing Opener – I had the honor of being the Official Fishing Guide for Governor Dayton. I also hosted; Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, Speaker of the House – Kurt Doudt, Minority Leader – Melissa Hortmann, Josh Gazelka (Senator Gazelka’s son). Attached […]

Jacquie (Schultz) Hawkinson ’98

Levi Martin, to Jacquie Schultz Hawkinson ’98 and Matthew Hawkinson, born on 11/08/2019. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Laura (Palzer) Dahlstrom ’05

Graham Henry, to Laura Palzer Dahlstrom ’05 and Robert Dahlstrom, born on 11/17/2019. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Kevin ’07 and Sarah (Schueffner ’06) Borgendale

Kevin ’07 and Sarah Schueffner Borgendale ’06 are pleased to announce the arrival of Charlie Jonathan Borgendale! Charlie arrived on 11/27/19 at 9:45am weighing 8lbs 10oz and 21in long. We are thrilled and quickly learning to function on a new sleep schedule.

Gordon ’87 and Lund ’87 in Iceland

Kelly Opheim Gordon and Kristine Lund (both ’87) met up in Iceland last September.  Kris lives in Lyon, France and Kelly in Portland, Oregon.  “Even 30+ years after graduating from Gustavus we laughed like giddy college kids while enjoying the waterfalls, geysers, lava, beaches, hot springs, and landscapes of Iceland.”    

Oakes ’14 – Staffon ’14 Proposal

Andrew Oakes ‘14 and Taylor Staffon, ‘14 drove down to Gustavus on Sunday, October 6th and spent the day in St. Peter, walking around campus (our first time back on campus together since graduating).  “The last stop of the day was of course, the sign. That’s where Andrew then got down on one knee and […]

1974 and 1979 Gusties Gather in Minneapolis

Gusties gathered at the home of Peg (Bronkala) and Lee Skold in Minneapolis, for an early 2019 New Year’s Eve party.  Some of these classmates hadn’t seen each other since college days – good fun was had by all! Pictured Front L to R:  Sandra Wheat Ingaldson ’79, Sue Swanson Kimitch ’74, Cherie Wheat Schweiger […]

Rodney Hokenson ’53 and Helen Hokenson ’54

Rodney Hokenson ’53 and Helen (Forsgren) Hokenson ’54 have moved to Kalamazoo to a senior independent living facility, Fountains of Bronson. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

David Silseth ’60

David Silseth ’60, and his wife, Ruth, are living in a retirement community in Maryville, TN. “Our home is about a mile from the 200 year old Presbyterian, Maryville College, so we experience some of the benefits of being near a small liberal arts college. We just returned from a wonderful cruise from Athens to […]