‘Featured Alumni’ Category

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’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.

Jolee Halstrom Molitor ’90

Jolee Molitor ’90, President of Minneapolis-based marketing agency J2M, was recently awarded the William W. Holes Award for long-term achievement by the Midwest Direct Marketing Association (MDMA). The award was presented on April 27, 2010 at the MDMA Annual Conference held at the Northland Inn in Brooklyn Park, MN. Each year since 1968, the MDMA […]

Minnesota Logistics Firm Appoints John C. Kolden

John C. Kolden ’96 has been named Vice President for Agent Services of Network F.O.B., a nationwide third-party logistics firm headquartered in Eagan, MN. Prior to joining the firm, he headed Kolden Transport Inc., of St. Paul, MN, which provides freight and logistics services as a Network F.O.B. affiliated agent.  In addition, Kolden developed exclusive […]

Sten Severson ’95

Sten Severson ’95 is part of the group Acme Sound Partners, which was recently nominated for their third Tony Award. Acme Sound Partners was nominated for Best Sound Design of  a Play for their work on Fences, starring Denzel Washington. This is their third nomination in as many years, and the sound design Tony has […]

Ed Drenttel ’81

Gustavus Adolphus graduate, Edward J. Drenttel ’81, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers Lawyers in American ® (Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC).  Drenttel is a Partner at Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., in Minneapolis, Minn. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is not only the […]

Michelle Price ’08

Michelle Price '08 has been awarded an NSF pre-doctoral fellowship.

Jason Stockwell ’00 Honored

Jason Stockwell ’00 and his team, Stockwell Real Estate Partners, with RE/MAX Results in Edina, MN were recently honored for their achievements in 2009. Jason Stockwell and his team were named a Top Team in Transactions for placing fifth in the State of Minnesota for number of closed transactions in a single year. A closed […]

Mark Nechanicky ’95 Named Teacher of the Year

Mark Nechanicky ’95, who teaches fourth grade at Lakeview Elementary,was named the 2010 Albert Lea Teacher of the Year Wednesday. Read the full story at the Albert Lea Tribune.

Mike Logan ’97

Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal 40 Under Fourty Title: Director, civic affairs Company: Target Corp. Age: 35 When Mike Logan joined Target Corp.’s government affairs team in June 1998, the fledgling department was focused primarily on issues at the federal level and in few key states where it had a large presence. Now the retailer […]

Peter Wahl ’95

Thirty Jackson Walker attorneys were selected as Texas Monthly magazine’s “Rising Stars.” The award is based on a three-part system that determines the top 2.5 percent of the state’s up-and-coming lawyers. Over 65,000 Texas lawyers are surveyed and asked to nominate the best lawyers that they have personally observed in action. When the surveys are […]

Eric Lewanski ’07

First Lieutenant Eric Lewanski, 34 Infantry Division (Red Bulls), Minnesota Army National Guard was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for service in Iraq as part of United States Division South. Lewanski served as an Intelligence Officer during the 12 month deployment to Basra, Iraq. Lewanski is a 2007 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College. Lewanski was […]

Magnus Ranstorp ’85

A new report on terrorism in Indonesia, authored by Dr. Magnus Ranstorp ’85, research director at the Swedish National Defence College and a recipient of a Gustavus Adolphus College Distinguished Alumni Award, was prominently mentioned in a recent Newsweek article by noted columnist Fareed Zakaria. Zakaria’s article–“The Jihad against the Jihadis”–appeared in the February 22, […]

Sarah Hawkins ’06

The Commonweal Theatre Co. announces new administrative staff members and duties as it begins its twenty-second season producing live, professional theatre in historic downtown Lanesboro. Commonweal operates under a rare artist/administrator model where all company members share responsibility for both the business and performance aspects of the organization, which has been the foundation for the […]

Lee Carlson ’56

Lee Carlson, Owner of Main Motor Sales Co. Inc., a Chevrolet and Cadillac dealership in Anoka, Minnesota, was honored today for his nomination for the 2010 TIME Magazine Dealer of the Year award. Carlson was one of a select group of dealers from across the country honored at the 93rd annual National Automobile Dealers Association […]