Archive for Philomena Kauffmann

Recent Alumni Help with Food Pack

The Gustavus Recent Alumni (GRA), formerly know as Gustavus Young Alumni, held a philanthropic event on Saturday, December 21, at a food pack for Feed My Starving Children held in Chanhassen. The group helped to pack over 22,000 meals. Gusties in attendance were: Wes Baish ’13, Avery Bather ’18, Andrew Beede ’18, Meishon Behboudi ’15, […]

Three Gusties Show Their Spirit on Gustie Gear Day

These Gustie alumni showed their Gustie pride on Gustie Gear Day (the 3rd of each month).  They all work together at Delta Dental of Minnesota in Minneapolis. They are L to R:  Kevin Davidson, ’82 Vice President, Corporate Development, Sarah Evenrud Kerbeshian, ’92 Senior Director, Human Resources, and Rob Cully, ’90 Director, Enterprise Project Management […]

1992 Gals Celebrate Turning 50!

These 1992 classmates gathered at 300 First in Rochester, to celebrate the 50th birthdays of Lisa Decker Cone and Gina Souder Wolleat.  Pictured are:  Back row left to right: Nichole Anderson Kauls, Jen Maether Kissell, Val Tate Qualley, Kristin Yetke Schmidt.  Front row: Tracy Griffin Collander, Lisa Decker Cone, Gina Souder Wolleat, and Renee Rasmusson […]

Kevin ’07 and Sarah (Schueffner ’06) Borgendale

Kevin ’07 and Sarah Schueffner Borgendale ’06 are pleased to announce the arrival of Charlie Jonathan Borgendale! Charlie arrived on 11/27/19 at 9:45am weighing 8lbs 10oz and 21in long. We are thrilled and quickly learning to function on a new sleep schedule.

Gordon ’87 and Lund ’87 in Iceland

Kelly Opheim Gordon and Kristine Lund (both ’87) met up in Iceland last September.  Kris lives in Lyon, France and Kelly in Portland, Oregon.  “Even 30+ years after graduating from Gustavus we laughed like giddy college kids while enjoying the waterfalls, geysers, lava, beaches, hot springs, and landscapes of Iceland.”    

Oakes ’14 – Staffon ’14 Proposal

Andrew Oakes ‘14 and Taylor Staffon, ‘14 drove down to Gustavus on Sunday, October 6th and spent the day in St. Peter, walking around campus (our first time back on campus together since graduating).  “The last stop of the day was of course, the sign. That’s where Andrew then got down on one knee and […]

1974 and 1979 Gusties Gather in Minneapolis

Gusties gathered at the home of Peg (Bronkala) and Lee Skold in Minneapolis, for an early 2019 New Year’s Eve party.  Some of these classmates hadn’t seen each other since college days – good fun was had by all! Pictured Front L to R:  Sandra Wheat Ingaldson ’79, Sue Swanson Kimitch ’74, Cherie Wheat Schweiger […]

Gusties Gather – Dallas – Dec. 2

On December 2, Gusties in the Dallas, TX area gathered at the home of Deborah Hanson McMurray ’75.  Pictured L to R:  Joe Huff ’18, Adam Vahl ’02, Bruce Johnson ’69, Carl Malmberg ’77, Deborah Hanson McMurray ’75 and Shawn Wescott ’08.

1970s “R Baldy” Golf Tournament

The “R Baldy” annual golf outing was held in the Brainerd Lakes area in September 2019.  The outing is named after Steve Baldwin ’74 and Ross Handhal ’75, both deceased and both founding members of the group which started this fall event in the mid-’70s in Vail, Colorado.  Great golf but most of all great […]

A Mini Gustavus Reunion in LaQuinta, CA

Long time, good friends with Gustavus roots, gathered in LaQuinta, CA last spring. Shown L-R: Ken Rholl ‘76, Paula Neumann ‘75, Bradford Roberts ‘76, Deb Miller Duffy ’76, and Dennis Duffy ‘74.

1981 Nurses Gather

In early September, the 1981 Nurses gathered together for a two-day reunion.  The first day they gathered at the home of Becky Redepenning Diekmann’s home in Lake Elmo and day two they got together at the Como Park Conservatory.  A good time was had by all! Back Row: L to R: Becky Redepenning Diekmann (in […]

1995 Gusties Gone Gulf

In August 2019, members of the class of 1995 and of the women’s basketball team, gathered for their 25th annual “Gusties Gone Gull” weekend. The weekend was renamed “Gusties Gone Gulf” since the ladies relocated this year from Gull Lake, MN to Fort Myers, FL. Pictured from L – R: Back row- Sarah Cox Bowman, […]

1974 Gusties Gather for mini reunion

  These 1974 classmates (and spouses) enjoyed a mini reunion on Lake Minnetonka.  Pictured left to right are Susan Ahlcrona ’74, Mike Kimitch, Sue Swanson Kimitch ’74, Denny Trooien ’74, Sue Johnson Fox ’74, Lee Skold, and Peg Bronkala Skold ’74.

Gusties at the Boston Marathon

While Kristin Paap Genet ’96 (pictured left) was running the Boston Marathon in April, at about mile 22, she spied a Gustavus sweatshirt, so she stopped for a high five and a picture! The other person pictured (right) is Andrea Rime ’87, who lives in Boston.  A fun alumni moment!