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Meet Ellie Forster, class of 2042!

Maggie Hedlund Forster ’09 and Tony Forster ’08 had a baby girl, Ellie J., born on March 14, 2020.    

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 […]

Gustie Shine with USA Bandy Team

On December 22 the USA Women’s National Bandy Team and men’s elite team Bandolier played their second annual holiday game. The Bandolier have 7 former Gusties – The WNT has 8 former Gusties – Coach of both Bandolier and WNT is a Gustie – The Head referee is a Gustie – The founder of USA […]

Kevin ’07 and Sarah (Schueffner ’06) Borgendale

Kevin ’07 and Sarah Schueffner Borgendale ’06 are pleased to announce the arrival of Charlie Jonathan Borgendale! Charlie arrived on 11/27/19 at 9:45am weighing 8lbs 10oz and 21in long. We are thrilled and quickly learning to function on a new sleep schedule.

Gordon ’87 and Lund ’87 in Iceland

Kelly Opheim Gordon and Kristine Lund (both ’87) met up in Iceland last September.  Kris lives in Lyon, France and Kelly in Portland, Oregon.  “Even 30+ years after graduating from Gustavus we laughed like giddy college kids while enjoying the waterfalls, geysers, lava, beaches, hot springs, and landscapes of Iceland.”    

Oakes ’14 – Staffon ’14 Proposal

Andrew Oakes ‘14 and Taylor Staffon, ‘14 drove down to Gustavus on Sunday, October 6th and spent the day in St. Peter, walking around campus (our first time back on campus together since graduating).  “The last stop of the day was of course, the sign. That’s where Andrew then got down on one knee and […]

1974 and 1979 Gusties Gather in Minneapolis

Gusties gathered at the home of Peg (Bronkala) and Lee Skold in Minneapolis, for an early 2019 New Year’s Eve party.  Some of these classmates hadn’t seen each other since college days – good fun was had by all! Pictured Front L to R:  Sandra Wheat Ingaldson ’79, Sue Swanson Kimitch ’74, Cherie Wheat Schweiger […]

Gusties Gather – Dallas – Dec. 2

On December 2, Gusties in the Dallas, TX area gathered at the home of Deborah Hanson McMurray ’75.  Pictured L to R:  Joe Huff ’18, Adam Vahl ’02, Bruce Johnson ’69, Carl Malmberg ’77, Deborah Hanson McMurray ’75 and Shawn Wescott ’08.

1995 Gusties Gone Gulf

In August 2019, members of the class of 1995 and of the women’s basketball team, gathered for their 25th annual “Gusties Gone Gull” weekend. The weekend was renamed “Gusties Gone Gulf” since the ladies relocated this year from Gull Lake, MN to Fort Myers, FL. Pictured from L – R: Back row- Sarah Cox Bowman, […]

Get to Know a Gustie: Rick Hjelm ’83

Job Title: Physical Therapist Grad year: 1983 Major: Biology Hometown: Brainerd, MN Current City: North Oaks, MN What is your first Gustavus memory? How friendly Owen Samuelson was during the recruitment process during my senior year of high school. What was your favorite class and/or professor and why? John Lammert:  He was a great teacher […]

Get to Know a Gustie: Hubert Ngabirano ’18

Current Company/Organization: Treehouse (Chaska, MN) Job Title: Youth Outreach Associate Grad Year: 2018 Major: Political Science Hometown: Bujumbura, Burundi Current City: Saint Louis Park, MN What is your first Gustavus memory? My first memory was receiving an e-mail about Gustavus in December 2013 and marveling at the idea that I could one day attend such a prestigious institution. What was your […]

Get to Know a Gustie: Emma Breitenstein ’16

Current Company/Organization: Jeffers Pond Elementary School in Prior Lake, MN Job Title: 4th Grade Teacher Grad Year: 2016 Major: Elementary Education Hometown: Decorah, IA Current City: Minneapolis, MN What is your first Gustavus memory? I first toured campus with my mom and fell in love with it. She suggested we wait a bit before making […]

Get to Know a Gustie: Ava Goepfert ’14

Current Company/Organization: Gustavus Adolphus College Job Title: Visiting Instructor of Communication Studies Grad Year: 2014 Major: Honors Communication Studies and History Hometown: Fairbanks, AK Current City: St. Paul, MN What is your first Gustavus memory? Wouldn’t everyone’s be the feeling they had when they stepped on campus? It felt like home. What was your favorite […]

Get to Know a Gustie: Courtney Castleberry ’16

  Current Company/Organization: Northside Achievement Zone Job Title: Family Achievement Coach Grad Year: 2016 Major: Psychological Science & Sociology and Anthropology Hometown: Stillwater, MN Current City: Saint Paul, MN What is your first Gustavus memory? The first memory that pops into my head is finding out who my first-year roommate would be! I was nervous, […]