‘Featured Alumni’ Category

Dr. Lunning ’02 Named Vice Chancellor

Dr. Matthew Lunning has been named assistant vice chancellor for clinical research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  In this role he will oversee clinical research resources, including the clinical research center and the clinical research unit developed for the conduct of trials for persons with highly infectious diseases, updates in the clinical trials […]

Get to Know a Gustie: Damon Larson ’84

Current Company/Organization: Librarian/Research Coach at Chaparral High School, Parker, Colorado Grad Year: 1984 Major: English & Psychology Hometown: Longmont, Colorado Current City: Denver, Colorado What is your first Gustavus memory? I remember meeting my fellow freshmen on 4th North during Freshman Orientation. A number of these good men became lifelong friends. What was your favorite class […]

Featured Alumni

Rebecca Smith ’01, Associate Professor of Epidemiology at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, was awarded the Presidential Medallion. The highest honor the University president can bestow, Rebecca was awarded in recognition of her leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, Rebecca was named Health Innovation Professor at the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine. (https://news.uillinois.edu/view/7815/799970792). This news was submitted […]

Get to Know a Gustie: Jessica Martinez ’15

Current Company/Organization: Cristo Rey Jesuit High School- Twin Cities Job Title: Academic Dean for Grade 9 Grad Year: 2015 Major: Sociology/Anthropology major, GWSS Minor Hometown: St. James, MN Current City: Minneapolis, MN What is your first Gustavus memory? My first memory on campus features my first floor Pittman ladies during orientation. While walking through this […]

Get to Know a Gustie: Joe Campbell ’05

Grad Year: 2005 Major: Political Science major; History, Geography minors Hometown: West Saint Paul, Minnesota Current City: Minneapolis, Minnesota Current Profession: I am currently a Partner on the Marketing and Communications team at ICF Next, formerly Olson + Co. ICF Next is a full-service consulting agency and my team focuses primarily on advertising, public relations […]

Katie Peterson ’10 receives entomological award

In November 2018 Katie Peterson ’10 traveled to Vancouver, BC, to attend the Entomological Society of America conference and to receive an award. While there she met a fellow Gustie, Jule Carlson Cameron ’60! This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let […]

Lois (Langer) Thompson ’83

Lois Langer Thompson ’83 Marysville, WA,  is a executive director at Sno-Isle Libraries in Snohomish and Island Counties Washington. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!

Dr. Jamesetta Newland ’72 Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Dr. Jamesetta Alexander Newland ’72 was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in October at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. This is one of the highest honors in the world that is given to a nurse. The Academy “serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and […]

Clay Man Soo Sletta

Clay Man Too Sletta’18 is performing one of the leads in Theatre Mu’s production “The Korean Drama Addict’s Guide to Loosing Your Virginity” at Theater Mu at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul. Theater Mu is dedicated to presenting the Asian American experience onstage.  Here is the link to the production: http://www.muperformingarts.org/production/the-korean-drama-addicts-guide-to-losing-your-virginity/

Tony Randgaard ’81 releases book, “Unpremeditated-A Murderous Caribbean Travelogue”

Tony Randgaard ’81 had the official launch party of his book Unpremeditated- A Murderous Caribbean Travelogue held May 23, 2018 when more than 25 people attended the event in Bloomington. Tony writes, “When I was staying in Belize in 2012, Prince Harry was touring the country and a celebrity murder mystery was unfolding around him. […]

Karen Martinson Cherwien ’04

Karen Martinson Cherwien ’04 is a palliative care chaplain at Allina Health in Minneapolis, MN.  She had an article published in the June issue of Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, entitled, “Pneumaplasticity: Rewiring the Human Soul.”. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to […]

Gustie booth at Target Headquarters

Pictured are Erica Brown Ramer ʼ07 and Becca Weaver ʼ06 manning the Target GAC Alumni Network booth at the Target headquarters-wide networking event on Feb. 5.  They are the co-captains of the Target Gustavus Network and several colleges were represented.  Target is the third largest employer of Gusties and by hosting this booth they were […]

Sandra Brown Johnston ’63

Sandy visited MN all the way from Hawaii for a Class of 1963 Reunion Committee meeting in November. She looked lovely in her brother’s letter jacket and G sweater. Note the beautiful pin, as it belonged to Jackie Kennedy!

Scott Wright ’88

Hall of Fame Honor – Scott Wright ’88 was inducted into the Horace Mann Insurance Company Hall of Fame in June 2012 at its national sales conference in Paris, France. He was accompanied by his family, daughters Chloe and Caitlin Wright, and is pictured here with his wife Cara Price Wright ’90, Steve Cardinal, EVP […]