Archive for November, 2014

Adam Bjork ’98

Adam writes, “Hello, Greetings from Atlanta. My education at Gustavus pointed me toward a PhD in evolutionary biology and a career as a disease detective at the CDC. It has turned out to be an exciting and rewarding journey so far. I’m sharing this story in case it is of interest to you: http://news.sciencemag.org/africa/2014/10/exit-interview-cdc-epidemiologist-sees-hope-controlling-ebola-southeastern-liberia Happy […]

Molly Biehn Becker ’04

Molly Biehn ’04 married Brian Becker on November 15th, 2004 This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Rachel Kvanli Dickinsen ’05

Rachel Dickinsen ’05 gave birth to a daughter, Ella Brynn, on November 13th, 2014. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Mark Wainio ’75

Mark Wainio ’75 writes, “Retired from CNA Insurance in 2012. Now when I am not golfing, fishing or hunting here in New Mexico, my wife & I are traveling to visit our son, wife & 3 grandsons in Florida. Or, our daughter & her husband in Oregon. Or, my brother & his wife in Montana. […]

Lindsey Carlson Smith ’08 and Ben Smith ’08

Lindsey Carlson ’08 and Ben Smith ’08 got married on October 18, 2014 in Richfield. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Rev. Wally Obinger ’73

Wally recently retired from Luther Memorial Church in South St. Paul, MN. Cindy continues working at Health Partners in St. Paul. Their 11 year old grandson who lives with them keeps them busy! This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us […]

Rob Ward ’14

Rob Ward ’14 is currently pursuing his dream of being an actor. Since graduating, he has worked with Mission Theatre, Erin Sheppard Presents, the Why Theatre Company, and the wonderful collective of Gusties known as Guittar Productions. This November, he will be an apprentice performer for the show “Relics” at the Guthrie. Rob writes, “To pay the […]

Kristi Nokken-Hollands ’91

Kristi Nokken-Hollands ’91 welcomes her new baby. Olivia Grace Nokken Hollands. Born 2/2/14. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Paulette Alderink Sackett ’95

Paulette Alderink Sackett ’95 recently started a new position as Communication Coordinator in the Department of Marketing and Communication for Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Carmen Barker Lemay ’86

Carmen Barker Lemay ’86 recently became Vice President, Performance Excellence for Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota. Functional responsibilities include marketing, market research, knowledge management, and process improvement. When not learning her new job, Carmen is enjoying advising son Adrien on college applications. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news […]

Devon Marschall Siemieniewski ’12

Devon Marschall ’12 was married to Justin Siemieniewski on May 24, 2014 in Prior Lake, MN. They are now living with their two wonderful dogs in Maple Grove, 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!

Nels Pierson ’95

Congratulations on the District 26B House seat. More info online: http://www.kttc.com/story/27279971/pierson-sweeps-wright-for-district-26b-house-seat This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Steven L. Nelson ’69

In Memoriam… Steven L. Nelson ’69, Golden Valley, MN on April 20, 2014.Steve practiced for 30 years at NorthPoint Heathcare Center in Minneapolis, serving as a dentist, mentor, and department chair. Upon retirement, he worked at the U of M Dental School as an adjunct professor supervising students. Steve is survived by his wife, Janet […]

Mark Fierst ’98

Mark Fierst ’98 writes, “I am a Minneapolis-based wedding photographer and had the opportunity to shoot Andrew Bryz-Gornia ’11 and Abby Williams’ ’11 wedding this past summer (July 12, 2014). I took an all-Gustie picture at the sign at the main entrance. The link to my Facebook page with people tagged follows: Facebook.” This news […]