‘Featured Alumni’ Category

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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 […]

In Memoriam Steven W. Sayre ’80

Steve Sayre ’80, of Eden Prairie passed away peacefully surrounded by family on August 23, 2010.  Steve is survived by his wife Katie (Brown ’80), son David, daughter Carolyn, parents William and Clarann, sister Sharon Burstein (Mike, nephews Aaron and Andrew), sister Marsha Frick (Kip, niece Madelyn, nephew Benjamin), mother-in-law Hazel Brown, and brother-in-law Robert Brown […]

Gusties Volunteer at Boy Scouts Jamboree

Carl S. Malmberg  ’77 and Renee Rule Greer ’79 are volunteer staff at the Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree celebrating the Scout Centennial. Rene is the Southern Region  Chief Nursing Officer and Carl Malmberg is Staff Physician Assistant for Southern Region Medical Hub #1.

Joy Lintelman ’80

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that Joy K. Lintelman ’80 is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the AASLH Leadership in History Awards for the publication I Go to America: Swedish American Women and the Life of Mina Anderson. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in […]

Sarah Volz ’04

Sarah Volz, D.O., graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) with the Degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine May 29, 2010. Dr. Volz plans to enter the Pediatrics program at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, N.Y. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint […]

’00 and ’09 Alumnae Research

Briana Hewitt  ’09 along with her faculty supervisor Stephanie Otto ’00 recently submitted and were invited to present their research at the 57th Annual American College of Sports Medicine conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The project was entitled Nutritional Practices of Coaches in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.