Archive for December, 2011

Lucas ’04 and Sarah Handahl Ahlberg ’03

In March of 2011, Sarah Handahl Ahlberg ’03 and Lucas Ahlberg ’04 welcomed their third child, baby girl: Lilah Ruth. In June of 2011, Sarah transitioned into a new role at Medtronic, as a Sr. Scientist in the Structural Heart Research and Technology group, doing research on transcatheter heart valves. This news was submitted using […]

Donnie Berkholz ’04

Donnie Berkholz ’04 started a new job as an IT industry analyst with RedMonk. Donnie and his wife Noel are also expecting their third child in May 2012. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Jonathan Swenson ’88

Rev. Jonathan Swenson, ’88, is answering a new calling. Swenson, who split his time at Gustavus between the Psychology, Theater and Music departments is now traveling to churches, colleges, conferences and retreats throughout the country performing WITNESSES –, a one-man, 8-character dramatic presentation on the life of Jesus. After nearly 20 years in parish ministry, […]

Valarie Hughes Hanson ’84, Carmen Kluever Daszy ’84 and Brenda Clayton McConnell ’84

In April of 2011, Brenda Clayton McConnell ’84 and her husband Mike, along with Valarie Hughes Hanson ’84 and her husband Tom, visited Carmen Kluever Daszy ’84 and her husband Walter who live in Charleston, SC. The ladies, (l-r)Val, Carmen and Brenda, are shown in front of the coffee shop owned by the Daszys. Carmen […]

Amy Pfarr Walker ’97

Amy Pfarr Walker ’97 and her husband, Bill, welcomed their first child on 11-22-11. Madison Rose Pfarr Walker weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

MaryAnne Hoekstra-Shekar ’98

MaryAnne Hoekstra-Shekar ’98 wanted to pass on the exciting news that she recently started her own artisan chocolates and confections company: H.S. Chocolate Co.! They handcraft classic confections like candy bars, filled chocolates and chocomels (chocolate-covered caramels) using fresh, local ingredients to create exciting flavor profiles. Visit their website at http://hschocolateco.com/. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If […]

Annie Berger ’09

Annie Berger ’09 graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies. Annie will be serving as a National Health Service Corps Scholar in Lancaster, Pennsylvania at SouthEast Lancaster Health Services, as a Primary Care Physician Assistant. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If […]

Nate ’02 and Lauren Swanstrom Mitchell ’03

Lauren (Swanstrom) Mitchell ’03 married Nate Mitchell ’02 on June 25, 2011 in Duluth, MN. They now live in Minneapolis. Lauren just started a job working in ESL at Learning for Leadership Charter School in Minneapolis. Nate works for Terra Firma Building and Remodeling in Saint Paul. This news was submitted using our Submit Your […]

Bret and Laura Walz Vander Streek ’10

Laura Walz ’10 married Bret Vander Streek ’10 on September 24, 2011 at Hope Community Church in Minneapolis, MN. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Whitney Peterson ’08

Whitney Peterson ’08 has been deployed since May and is currently serving in Iraq/Kuwait as a Platoon Leader in charge of 40 Soldiers and $6.5 million worth of equipment. They are part of the main effort protecting convoys as they bring supplies out of Iraq. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. […]

Lane Nelson ’10 and Julia Lawant ’12

Lane Nelson ’10 and Julia Lawant ’12 are getting married in Minneapolis, MN on June 2nd 2012. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Kerri Bouska Johannsen ’02

Kerri Bouska Johannsen and her husband Dan welcomed Milo James Johannsen to the family on March 3, 2011. She is also finishing up her first year working as Executive Officer for Government Relations with the Iowa Utilities Board. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please […]

Jodi Clark Cook ’04

Jodi Clark Cook ’04, and her husband Kent, gave birth to their first son, Samuel Ray Cook on October 18, 2011. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Rebecca Smith ’01

Becky Smith ’01 married Alex Lipka on Dec. 3rd, 2011 at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Ithaca, NY This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!