‘Featured Alumni’ Category

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 […]

Paul Batz ’85 is asking, “When’s the last time you pulled your ‘fun-muscles?'”

Don’t miss this interesting, passionate, and tug-at-you-heartstrings blog post written by Paul Batz ’85 (co-founder of What Really Works) all about Gustavus and Homecoming! Here is a little piece of the blog. Read the whole article at www.paulbatz.com. “I’m glad it’s Tuesday morning. Seriously, there’s a couple thousand proud Gustavus Adolphus College people — from […]

Mary Dieter Larson ’88 at Family Healthcare Center

In June 2011, the Bush Foundation announced the selection of 18 new Bush Fellows — the first cohort of the redesigned Bush Fellowship Program. Through courageous leadership and by bringing diverse opinions together, they will work through the tough problems their communities face to find meaningful solutions. Mary Dieter Larson (’88), Lifestyle Medicine Provider, at […]

Kristin Garland ’06

Kristin Garland, class of 2006, is a current M.A. candidate in Sport Management at the University of Minnesota. She has been named a prestigious Fulbright Scholar and is the 2011-12 winner of the University of Minnesota Graduate School’s Fulbright Scholarship exchange program with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. Garland is […]

Jason Stockwell ’00

Jason Stockwell with RE/MAX Results in Edina, MN, and 2000 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, was recently recognized at the RE/MAX North Central Spring Recharge and Awards Luncheon, held on Tuesday, March 15 at the St. Paul RiverCentre, for his outstanding achievements in 2010. Stockwell was honored with a Sales Achievement award for finishing 2010 […]

David Garfunkel ’06

David Garfunkel ’06 is living in Port au Prince, Haiti, where he is working for Fonkoze, a micro-credit organization. Learn more about the organization Fonkoze and their work in Haiti at their website http://www.fonkoze.org/. Also, follow David’s blog about his experiences in Haiti at  http://holadavid.blogspot.com/.

Brian Myhr ’76

Brian Myhr ’76, Coral Springs, Florida, is not only vice president of information technology for Fairlane Financial Corporation, but he is an accomplished bassist with the Florida Grand Opera. In March 2011, Myhr will perform Beethoven 7, Mendelssohn 5, Rocky 2 and Beethoven 3 with opera series Tosca, Don Giovanni and Cyrano coming up this […]

Father-Daughter Judgeship

Krista Gross Jass ’90 was recently appointed as a District Court Judge in the Fifth Judicial District, chambered in Blue Earth County (Mankato).  Her dad, Bruce Gross ’68, serves as a District Court Judge in the Fifth Judicial District, chambered in Cottonwood County (Windom).  They are the only father/daughter combo currently serving as judges in […]

Alumni Board of Directors Announces 2011 Award Recipients

The Gustavus Alumni Board of Directors has announced 2011 award recipients. The Greater Gustavus Award is the highest award given to those, who by deed, have notably advanced and aided Gustavus Adolphus College.  Walter Youngquist ’42, Eugene, OR, chair emeritus, Department of Geology, University of Oregon, and consulting geologist, was selected as the 2011 recipient […]

Jean Bjorling Young ’70

A group of 6 current Gustavus students visited and volunteered at the Saboba Medical Centre in Northern Ghana this January. The group traveled using contacts from Africa Partners Medical, a service organization founded at the Mayo Clinic. The medical director of the Saboba Center is a proud Gustie, Dr. Jean Young ’70. She came to […]

Charles Rodning ’65

Charles B. Rodning ’65 currently serves as professor, department of surgery, college of medicine and medical center, university of south Alabama, Mobile, Alabama; president, alabama chapter, American college of surgeons; and president, medical society/county of mobile. He is a recent recipient of the distinguished service award form the alumni association, college of medicine, university of […]