Extraordinary People

Posted on March 1st, 2004 by

The Alumni Board of Directors has announced the following winners of 2004 Alumni Association Awards. The Greater Gustavus Awards and Distinguished Alumni Citations will be presented at the Alumni Banquet on May 29 and the First Decade Awards will be presented at the Homecoming/Family Weekend Banquet Oct. 2.
Greater Gustavus Awards
Richard Hillstrom ’38, Edina, recognized for his lifelong support of the Christ Chapel Endowment, Lund Arena, Folke Bernadotte Library, and the Hillstrom Museum of Art.
Steve Wilkinson, St. Peter, recognized for the development and success of the men’s tennis program under his guidance and for bringing human and financial resources to the college to enhance its student body and physical plant.

Distinguished Alumni Citations
Kenneth Dragseth ’67, Edina, superintendent of Edina schools, Minnesota and 2003 National Superintendent of the Year.
Linda Gulder Huett ’66, Melville, NY, president and CEO, Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Peter Krause ’87, Los Angeles, CA, actor, HBO’s Six Feet Under.
Donald Swanson ’55, Robbinsdale, former teacher/coach, director of sports medicine, NovaCare.
First Decade Awards
Nathan Funk ’94, Bethesda, MD, assistant professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, Department of Political Science, George Washington University.
Susan Haddox ’94, Decatur, GA, editorial assistant, Journal of Biblical Literature; doctoral candidate in philosophy, Emory University, Atlanta.
For more information on the award criteria and past winners go to www.gustavus.edu/alumni/alumni_assoc/awards.cfm.


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