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Get to Know a Gustie: Mollie Peterson Dvorak ’06

       Current Company/Organization: St. Mark Lutheran Church, Circle Pines, MN Job Title: Senior Pastor Grad Year: 2006 Major: Religion, minor in Communication Studies Hometown: Minneapolis, MN Current City: Ramsey, MN What is your first Gustavus memory? Learning the Gustie Rouser with the girls on 4th floor Sorensen during first year orientation followed by the […]

Get to Know a Gustie: Paul Tillquist ’63

   Current Company/Organization: Retired Grad Year: 1963 Major: History and Communications  Hometown: Belle Plaine, MN  Current City: St. Paul, MN What is your first Gustavus memory?  As a Boy Scout from Belle Plaine, my first memory is swimming in the Gustavus pool. The pool was a far cry from the large pool in Lund Center. As a first […]

Get to Know a Gustie: Grady St. Dennis ’92

Current Company/Organization: Gustavus Adolphus College Job Title: Chaplain and Director of Church Relations Grad Year: 1992 Major: International Management, Japanese Hometown: Minneapolis, MN Current City: Edina, MN What is your first Gustavus memory? Driving up the College Avenue hill and arriving early for the tryouts for the Gustavus soccer team. What was your favorite class and/or professor and […]

Get to Know a Gustie: Tracy Bahl ’84

Grad year: 1984 Major: Exercise Physiology Hometown: Faribault, MN Current City: Greenwich, CN Current Company/Organization: OneOncology Job Title: President and CEO What is your first Gustavus memory? Visiting Gustavus as a high school senior and feeling the “Gustie Spirit” first had. What was your favorite class and/or professor and why? Athletic Training taught by Gary Reinholtz. It inspired me to serve […]

Get to Know a Gustie: Marissa Haeny ’16

  Grad year: 2016 Major: Biology and Political Science, emphasis on conservation and environmental politics/policy Hometown: Minnetonka, MN Current City: Mankato, MN Current Company/Organization: Gustavus Adolphus College Job Title: Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement What is your first Gustavus memory? I was driving up the hill with my mom for a junior visit […]

Class Officer Spotlight: John Moorhead ’68

Written by Bill Laumann ’66 In 1968, the Gustavus hockey team won their third straight conference championship. The captain and team leader of that team was John Moorhead. When he arrived on Campus as a recruited ‘puckster’ from Minnetonka HS, the future of the hockey program appeared grim. There had been no hockey program at […]

Get to Know a Gustie: Dan Michel ’90

Grad Year: 1990 Major: Theatre     Hometown: Hopkins, MN     Current City: Chicago, IL What is your first Gustavus memory? Arriving with a broken arm my freshman year. What was your favorite class? Dramatic Theory with Rob Gardner. What was your favorite on campus event while you were at Gustavus? Christmas in Christ Chapel. What do you […]

Class Officer Spotlight: Rebecca Ihnen ’16

Written by Cathy Villars Harms ‘85 The featured Class Officer for this quarter is Rebecca Ihnen.  Last newsletter we shared the story about Owen Sammelson ’58 and how he has successfully reached participation rates over 60% in his class with his personal touch. Now we learn about a plan to engage one of our newest […]

Get to Know a Gustie: Todd Krough ’85

Grad Year: 1985 Major: Business Administration Hometown: Born in St. Peter, MN Current City: Plymouth, MN What is your first Gustavus memory?  Going to a Gustavus Football game to see my Grandfather coach. What was your favorite class and/or professor and why?  Several Economics classes all taught by Leonall Andersen. What do you miss most about your time […]

Get to Know a Gustie: Jane Norman-Leitzman ’69

Grad Year: 1969 Major: English Hometown: Minnetonka, MN Current City: St. Joseph, MN What is your first Gustavus memory?  Probably move-in time. Mr Knautz trying to teach us the Gustie rouser! What was your favorite class and/or professor and why? Esby, Dr. Alexis, Dr Suderman, Larry Owen, Dr. Clark. What do you miss most about your […]

Epsilon Pi Alpha Gusties

This photo is of Alec Donnelly ’19 with his cabin neighbor, Wayne Farnberg ’52.  Alec had always known Wayne was a Gustie, but when he found out Alec was an Eppie, he not only found his Eppie sweater, but gave it to him!

Sophie Donnelly ’13 wedding

On September 30 Sophie Donnelly married Samuel Schmid in Alexandria, MN.  A number of Gusties were in attendance, pictured below are: Front Row- Brenda Frisk Erikstrup ’86, Alec Donnelly, ’19, Renee Radjenovich Donnelly, ’88, Gina Palma, ’13, Brittany Corson, ’13, Marty Schmitz, ’13 Jordan Noble ’14, Amanda Woodhull, ’12 Abby Rothenbuehler Grey ’13, and Ethan […]

Shawn Syverson ’09

Pictured is Myles Syverson, son of Shawn ’09 and Jenna Syverson.  Shawn is a deputy sheriff with the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department in Iowa. Myles is wearing his Gustie gear (hat and bib along with his bear) that his Grandma purchased from the online store. ❤

Class Officer Spotlight: Owen “Sam” Sammelson ’58

By Jane Norman Leitzman ’69 An Adirondack chair beside a garden of flowers seems an appropriate setting for this humble Gustavus pillar, Owen Sammelson ’58. Known by many in our community as “Sam,” this man has had much to do with charting the course of alumni giving. When my daughter Karla went to work for […]