Archive for June, 2013

Robert Ryan ’78

It is with great sadness that I write to let you know that Robert M. Ryan (Bob), a graduate of Gustavus Class of 1978, passed away at his home in Houston, TX on 6/22/2013. Attached is a photo of him and of him with his family. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News […]

Josh and Katie Dorn Thimjon ’04

Josh and Katie Dorn Thimjon ’04, ’04 celebrate the birth of their daughter, Emily Marie Thimjon on July 24, 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!

Shawn Grygo ’09

Shawn Grygo ’09 will be attending the Hazelden Graduate School at the Hazelden Foundation in Center City, MN for a Masters in Addictions Studies Counseling full time beginning in September. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Matt Iverson ’01

Matt Iverson ’01 was married on Saturday, June 1 to Kristine Kohorst (now Kristine Iverson). This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

A Memorial Day Gustie Gathering

A Gustie gathering on Memorial Day weekend 2013. Pictured (with 8 future Gusties) are: Geoff Goodwin ’97 Alison Rucinski Goodwin ’97 Elaine Nelson Peik ’97 Mike Logan ’97 Jen Gallus ’97 Sarah Machel Beach ’97 Justin Peik ’97 Shannon Mitchell Schulz ’98 Wade Schulz ’98 This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. […]

LUND Family – 3 generations

LUND Family – 3 generations celebrate milestones at Gustavus Mark A. Lund – class of 1983 – 30 year class reunion Sue C. Lund – class of 1953 – 60 year class reunion Adam A. Lund – class of 2013 – current graduation class! This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If […]

Sandy Tandler ’63

Sandy passed away just before her 50th class reunion, on May 25, 2013. Her husband, Bill, shared these wonderful photos with us.

Matt Swenson ’06

Matt Swenson ’06 was promoted to serve as Press Secretary for Governor Mark Dayton.   This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Dianne Johnson ’69

Dianne K Johnson, ’69, and Gene Hallberg were married on March 27, 2013, in Park City, UT. Gene’s daughter, Melissa, was a 1996 graduate of GAC and grand daughter, Nicole Tetrault, graduated in 2011. Dianne’s parents, Edsel ’42 and Mignon Carter met at Gustavus and each of them had a parent who went to Gustavus […]

Coach Gretchen Koehler and Amy Leclaire-Sachs ’86

Coach Gretchen Koehler attended a graduation party for Amy Leclaire-Sachs’ daughter, Ellen (High School Graduation). Amy is Gustavus’ first All-American Volleyball player. Ellen will attend Augsburg College this fall and play volleyball there.

Tom and Emily Conlin Westlund ’05, ’05

Tom Westlund ’05 and Emily (Conlin) Westlund ’05 welcomed Claire Elizabeth on May 9, 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!

Chris Nelson ’02

Recently, the First Lady, Michelle Obama, visited the Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, D.C. where Chris Nelson ’02 is an employee. During her visit, Chris (standing on the left of the First Lady) was able to meet with her in recognition of his leadership efforts to streamline USDA operations that have contributed to over $800 […]

Jacqueline Lindner Bencke ’92

In 2012, Jacqueline Lindner Bencke ’92 was appointed to the position of “Director of Sacred Music” at Kyushu Lutheran College in Kumamoto, Japan. She continues to serve as a missionary on behalf of the ELCA, partnering with the Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any […]

Brit Barkholtz ’12

Brit Barkholtz ’12 is opening a piano studio in the Twin Cities, serving Minneapolis-St. Paul and the surrounding metro area. (You can check it out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BarkholtzPianoStudio for more info!) She is also currently working on publishing some of her original music. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If […]