Alumni Blog

Laurie Iverson Hassenstab ’83

Amy Hassenstab ’11 married David Pedersen ’12 on February 20th, 2016 in Minneapolis. In attendance at the wedding were fellow Gusties Nils Anderson ’12, Erik Hassenstab ’86, Kyle Hulbert ’10, Marissa Augustin ’10, Haley Carpenter ’11, Jake Klem ’12, Ron Lutes ’83, Janine Norgaard, Greg Norgaard, Renee Beattie ’83, Glenn Perkins ’81, Mona Carson ’83, Dave […]

Gwendolyn Gillson ’09

Gwendolyn Gillson ’09 was awarded a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Japan for her dissertation research on Japanese Buddhist women for her PhD in Religious Studies at the University of Iowa. She and her husband, fellow Gustie alum John Hadfield ’09, will be in Japan from July 2016 to July 2017. This news was submitted using […]

Annie Berger Barlow ’09

Annie Berger ’09 and Justin Barlow ’08 were married on April 23, 2016 at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Moorhead, MN. Annie is a Physician Assistant at Roger Maris Cancer Center in Fargo, ND and Justin is a Sourcing Specialist at Bobcat Company in West Fargo, ND. This news was submitted using our […]

Karen Lind Brazas ’68

Seven Gusties from the class of 1968 reunited at the home of Karen Lind Brazas at Channel Islands Beach, California. From left are Jane Dornfeld Zenk, Janice Nelson Napier, Karen Lind Brazas, Pam Richardson Allen, Donna Widstrom Dunn, Eileen Peterson Lund, and Judy Opheim Schwakopf. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. […]

Joy Reese ’02

Joy Reese ’02 and Josh Drinkall welcomed a son, Shay, on February 27, 2016. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Jessica Sussman ’09

Jessica Sussman ’09 recently married Brendan Cummins. Though the groom is not a Gustie alum, there were several guests from the class of 2008 and 2009, including three bridesmaids. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Julie Musser Johnson ’88

A family of three generations of Gusties cheered on the Gustavus Tennis team at the Swanson Tennis Center on 4/23/16. From left are Kent Musser ’56, Carol Lindberg Musser ’56, Maddie Johnson ’17, Chase Johnson ’19, Julie Musser Johnson ’88, and Dan Johnson ’88. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If […]

Adam Langenfeld ’06

Adam D. Langenfeld ’06 completed his dual MD/PhD degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on 5/8/16. He will begin residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin/Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee this summer. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to […]

Adam Langenfeld ’06

Katrina Eileen, born 4/8/16 to parents Emily Ayers-Johnson ’05, Adam Langenfeld ’06, and big sister Erin. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Neil Fenske ’69

Neil Fenske ’69, Professor and Chair of the USF Health Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, was recently presented with the Distinguished Service Award by the Florida Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery in recognition for his “Outstanding Leadership, Dedication and Extraordinary Contribution to the FSDDS and the Dermatology Profession in Florida.” This news was submitted […]

Anna Lenz Sammelson ’97

Anna Lenz Sammelson ’97 is working part-time as the delivery coordinator for The Downtown Farm Stand, an all-organic grocery store, in Muncie, IN while continuing as full-time family manager. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Bernard Edward Powers ’72

Bernard Powers ’72 is co-authoring We Are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel. The book is being published by HarperCollins Publishing 6/14 around the one-year anniversary of the Mother Emanuel shooting in Charleston. The book is a multi-layered exploration of the tragic events as well as a deep dive into the “why” this church […]

Greg Nix ’03

Greg Nix ’03 is finishing his first year of graduate study in the College of Social Work at Florida State University; he is also a Research Assistant for the Florida Institute of Child Welfare where he investigates the feasibility of child welfare policy proposals and legislation. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News […]

Sawyer Olson ’13

Sawyer Olson ’13 writes, “After a year teaching English in Thailand, and a number of months living again where I grew up in Austin TX, I returned again to MN, moving to the Twin Cities where I currently work at a local publishing company doing customer service work.” This news was submitted using our Submit […]