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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, […]

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 […]