Archive for November, 2009

Gusties at CSB/SJU

I’m working at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University (CSB/SJU) as the Assistant Director of Admission and we’ve had an influx of Gusties as new employees! Amy Springer ’04 is now working in the SJU Library and Shana Clarke ’09 is working with me in the CSB/SJU Admission Office. Never fear…our Gustie […]

DC Gathering Photos

Around 40 alumni, parents and friends gathered at the Corporate Executive Board headquarters in Arlington, VA, November 19.  President Jack Ohle presented a campus update and a summary of Commission Gustavus 150.

Leslie Carlson Pietila 2003

I am currently living in Florence, Italy with my husband, John Pietila, who is on the medical staff for Fiorentina, in the series A Italian soccer league. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Krempin Bridgman ’96 launches web site for career transition and reflection

Jennifer Krempin Bridgman ’96 has launched Tripping on the Ladder, a new online community for individuals in career transition and reflection.  Inspired by her own professional transition, Bridgman’s site is specifically focused on helping adults in career flux.  For more information go to

Missing Pilot Found in Minnesota is Gustie Grad

Andrew Lindberg ’00  was flying a small plane from Lakeville on Friday to join his father Bill Lindberg ’69 and friend Patrick Watson ’99 in Hallock when his plane went down in Clearwater County. His body was found this morning in the plane’s wreckage. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.  Andrew’s mother is […]

Linnea Bjorkman 2005

I am excited to share that I am in a Yoga Teacher Training in Denver, CO. I will graduate in December and will be able to use my certification with a Yoga program that I started at the non-profit where I work. We teach yoga to Spanish speaking families! The training as been life-transforming. I […]

Oldest Gustie dies at 108

Gustavus’ oldest graduate, Adele Regner Stearns, Class of 1922, a resident of Amery, WI, died November 11 at the age of 108.  Stearns was a retired school teacher and church and community volunteer.  Her love of travel brought her to all 50 states, Europe three times, Greece, Israel, Spain, Ireland, Guatemala, Mexico, the Orient, Portugal, […]

Hannah Julien 2005

I am in my final year of my masters degree at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. After graduation, I plan to work as a speech-language therapist while pursuing a PhD in Child Psychology in England. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please […]

David Baldes and Hannah Brandts ’05

David Baldes ’05 and Hannah Brandts ’05 graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School this May earning their M.D. degrees. Dr. Baldes accepted a position in the psychiatry residency program at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Brandts is continuing her training in the radiology residency program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. This news […]

Renee Donahue Carlson 2005

Josh Carlson and Renee Donahue Carlson, 2005 Gustavus graduates, got married June 20th, 2009. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Catherine Rodman 2005

I have lived in Washington, DC for the past 4 years and am working at a small non-profit called Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington. I am currently the Assistant Program Director of the organization. I recently moved in with one of my best friends, Chris Gossett, and live in a small apartment on top of […]

GLA Online Auction Open

Don’t miss your chance to participate in the online portion of the auction – 95 items are available online only. Bidding closes Thursday, Nov. 12, at 9 p.m. CST. New online auction items just added: One week in a beach house on Topsail Island, North Carolina Gopher Hockey Tickets, January 2nd Autographed copy of “Hot, […]

King ’70 Elected to NCQA Board of Directors

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced today that Talmadge E. King, Jr., M.D., Julius R. Krevans Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, has been elected to its Board of Directors. Dr. King has a national reputation for his experience concerning the treatment of patients in poor and […]

Christmas in Christ Chapel

You are invited to join the Gustavus collegiate community for “A Liturgy of Letters and Carols,” this year’s Christmas in Christ Chapel worship celebration, on the weekend of December 4-6, 2009. Tickets for the services and buffets at $17.50 each are available online via credit card this year at  If you do not have […]