Archive for Gustavus Alumni

Michelle Newman

Michelle Baker Newman ’96 is now the Vice President of Human Resources at Post Consumer Brands in Lakeville, MN.  The famous cereal company is known for its delicious Fruity Pebbles, Honey Bunches of Oats, and Honeycombs! This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, […]

Jillian Hiscock

      Megan Slater and Jillian Hiscock ’05 were married on September 18th of 2021, in Duluth, MN. Jillian shares, “My wife Megan and I were married at Bent Paddle Brewing Company (Gustie-owned!) after having to reschedule four times due to COVID-19. Even with 18 Gustavus alumni and former staff, former Gustie-Greeters in attendance, […]

Sara Huntley

Sara Huntley ’98 shares that she is now a Director of Global Customer Advocacy at Nuance Communications in St. Paul, MN. Nuance AI solutions and services are transforming the way we work, connect, and interact with each other by advancing the effectiveness of organizations, empowering them, and creating a positive impact on the world. Nuance […]

Luke Garrison

  Luke Garrison ’09 is proud to be a Communications Director at Liberty Elementary School District in Buckeye, AZ. Liberty is a K-8 school district in a western Phoenix suburb. After 12 years in TV news, he has made the switch to a career in school communications.   This news was submitted using our Submit […]

Maria Pazandak

Maria Pazandak ’18 is now a Fisheries Biologist at Ocean Associates, Inc. in Lacey, WA. OAI Consulting (OAI). OAI provides consulting and technical services to the U.S. Government, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and the private sector. They specialize in scientific program and project management, strategic planning, professional support services, information technologies, and stakeholder engagement. After […]

North House Folk School Event

Libby Larson ’15 shares, “I am the Grants Manager at North House Folk School in Grand Marais, and we are excited to host Emily Ford for a free public webinar on November 11th at 7:30pm through our annual Winterers’ Gathering event! Feel free to join and learn something!”. North House Folk School This news was […]

Heather Walker ’01

Heather Walker ’01 has recently become the Executive Director II at Brookdale Senior Living in West Saint Paul, MN as of August 2021. Brookdale Senior Living is an Assisted Living and Memory Care provider. In 2020, Brookdale was given a J.D. Power award for customer satisfaction in memory and assisted care! This news was submitted […]

Anna Reid ’98

Teammates on the Gustavus men’s hockey team between 1994 and 1998 (Brent Staples ’98, Shawn Reid ’98, John Hirsch ’98, Scott Grabham, and Peet Moseley ’00) were reunited on Lake Okoboji in August 2021 with their families. Anna Hemberger Reid ’98, Ellie Trocke Moseley ’00, Nicole Nesseth Staples ’04, Tracy Rameil, Christine Collins, and a […]

Laura Stelter ’05

Laura Stelter ’05 is Executive Director at Arcadia Charter School in Northfield, MN. Arcadia Charter School is a progressive, project-based charter school, serving grades 6-12, authorized by the Northfield Public School District. Laura completed her MN school administrator’s license in 2017 and took the job to be Arcadia Charter School’s Executive Director in 2019. She […]

Lori Baertsch ’99

Lori Baertsch ’99 shares, “The Gustavus legacy continues at our house; our son is heading to Gustavus in the fall!”. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Barbara Stransky ’72

Barbara Stransky, ’72 recently retired after 44 years of teaching special education in 2016. She is excited to dedicate more time and be active in women’s groups at church, quilting, and participating in meal preparation for others. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to […]

Arla Prestin ’72

Arla Prestin ’72 shares, “Hello from Eau Claire, WI, class of ’72! I have officially retired from elementary teaching but find myself using some of the same skills as a grandmother of 4-Year-old twins. Like their great-grandma, they join me in being twins! I still do aerobics and am involved in church activities (food pantry, […]

Tim Bergman ’08

Tim Bergman ’08 is currently County Manager of Lake County. Tim is responsible for professional work and effective implementation of formal plans, oversight, and direction of internal County operations to meet the Board of County Commissioner’s goals and objectives. Additionally, Tim works in partnership with other employees, departments/divisions, external entities, and the public by delivering […]

Emily Abello ’64

Emily Abello ’64 shares that she has just returned from a week in Wisconsin. During her time there, she enjoyed soaking in the beautiful fall foliage- something scarce in California! And as always, “Go, Gustavus!”. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please […]