Alumni Blog

North House Folk School Event

Libby Larson ’15 shares, “I am the Grants Manager at North House Folk School in Grand Marais, and we are excited to host Emily Ford for a free public webinar on November 11th at 7:30pm through our annual Winterers’ Gathering event! Feel free to join and learn something!”. North House Folk School This news was […]

Heather Walker ’01

Heather Walker ’01 has recently become the Executive Director II at Brookdale Senior Living in West Saint Paul, MN as of August 2021. Brookdale Senior Living is an Assisted Living and Memory Care provider. In 2020, Brookdale was given a J.D. Power award for customer satisfaction in memory and assisted care! This news was submitted […]

Anna Reid ’98

Teammates on the Gustavus men’s hockey team between 1994 and 1998 (Brent Staples ’98, Shawn Reid ’98, John Hirsch ’98, Scott Grabham, and Peet Moseley ’00) were reunited on Lake Okoboji in August 2021 with their families. Anna Hemberger Reid ’98, Ellie Trocke Moseley ’00, Nicole Nesseth Staples ’04, Tracy Rameil, Christine Collins, and a […]

Laura Stelter ’05

Laura Stelter ’05 is Executive Director at Arcadia Charter School in Northfield, MN. Arcadia Charter School is a progressive, project-based charter school, serving grades 6-12, authorized by the Northfield Public School District. Laura completed her MN school administrator’s license in 2017 and took the job to be Arcadia Charter School’s Executive Director in 2019. She […]

Lori Baertsch ’99

Lori Baertsch ’99 shares, “The Gustavus legacy continues at our house; our son is heading to Gustavus in the fall!”. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Barbara Stransky ’72

Barbara Stransky, ’72 recently retired after 44 years of teaching special education in 2016. She is excited to dedicate more time and be active in women’s groups at church, quilting, and participating in meal preparation for others. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to […]

Arla Prestin ’72

Arla Prestin ’72 shares, “Hello from Eau Claire, WI, class of ’72! I have officially retired from elementary teaching but find myself using some of the same skills as a grandmother of 4-Year-old twins. Like their great-grandma, they join me in being twins! I still do aerobics and am involved in church activities (food pantry, […]

Tim Bergman ’08

Tim Bergman ’08 is currently County Manager of Lake County. Tim is responsible for professional work and effective implementation of formal plans, oversight, and direction of internal County operations to meet the Board of County Commissioner’s goals and objectives. Additionally, Tim works in partnership with other employees, departments/divisions, external entities, and the public by delivering […]

Emily Abello ’64

Emily Abello ’64 shares that she has just returned from a week in Wisconsin. During her time there, she enjoyed soaking in the beautiful fall foliage- something scarce in California! And as always, “Go, Gustavus!”. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please […]

Jessica Bartell ’05

Jessica Bartell ’05 has accepted a new position as the Purchasing Manager at ProMach- Brenton Engineering in Carlos, MN. Starting in 1987, ProMatch is a packing company dedicated to supplying the global market with high-quality designs, packing, and software/engineering services. Jessica says she is looking forward to this new opportunity. This news was submitted using […]

Elizabeth Sulik ’68

Elizabeth Sulik ’68 has, after many years, retired from the health care industry. The last year and a half was a challenge for her but is excited for what is to come. In the meantime, Elizabeth is looking forward to playing more golf and spending quality time with her grandchildren. This news was submitted using […]

Jason McDonald

  Jason McDonald ’97 is the Department Coordinator & Accommodated Testing Coordinator at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN. As Department Coordinator, he oversees the Math, Statistics, and Computer Science departments as well as the Disability Services department at the college. He spends his free time traveling, attending concerts, learning to play guitar, and spending […]

Julia Dittberner

Julia Stein Dittberner ’02 is currently a Contract Attorney at McAfee & Taft in Oklahoma City, OK. One of the largest and most experienced FAA aviation groups in the United States, Julia represents local, national, and international clients on a variety of aviation matters. Documentation of aircraft transactions, aircraft title and registration matters, closing, and […]

David Knoll

David Knoll ’83 is currently the Director of Finance & Operations at Wayzata Community Church in Wayzata, MN. David is also the Director of Church Operations and Administration for the Church’s Business Office. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us […]