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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 […]

Harold LeVander, Jr. ’62

Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Harold P. LeVander Jr. ’62, a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Mr. LeVander celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As […]

Elizabeth Wojahn Feltes ’05

Elizabeth Wojahn Feltes ‘05 and Michael Feltes welcomed Jonathan Richard (6lbs 7oz) and Vivian Janet (7lbs 1oz) to their family on March 30th, 2017. Big Sister, Gwendolyn (3 years old) loves them so much!

Katelyn Johnson Hollaway ’10

Bryan and Katelyn (Johnson ’10) Hollaway welcomed their son, Landon John, born on September 1, 2017.

Chad and Kasey (Stecker) Paulus ’03 ’03

Chad and Kasey (Stecker) Paulus ’03 ’03 announce the birth of their son, Andrew John, born on 9/27/17.

Houston area alumnus – Travis Garms ’97

Just wanted to let you know that Travis Garms class of 1997 and his wife Amy and sons have been been deeply affected by Hurricane Harvey. Their home flooded and they lost most of their possessions including Travis’ car.  They are safe and have each other and family and friends who care. Please share with […]

Carmen Mayo Johnson ’03

Aaron and Carmen (Mayo ’03) Johnson announce the birth of their son, Timothy Johnson, born on 10/10/16.

Class Officer Bill Laumann ’66 Connects Alumni in the Digital Age

By Jane Leitzman ‘69 Bill Laumann ’66 might be a relative newcomer to the role of class officer with four years of service, but he definitely stands out as resourceful and creative. When Bill noticed the lack of information about his class in the Gustavus Quarterly “Class Notes” section, he contacted Philly Kauffmann (whom he […]