Former President Peterson Honored

Posted on May 4th, 2010 by

James L. Peterson ’64, who served as the 15th president of Gustavus Adolphus College from 2003 to 2008, was awarded the Royal Order of the Polar Star at a special, private luncheon Thursday, April 29, on campus.

The honor was bestowed by the Swedish crown in appreciation and recognition of Dr. Peterson’s service to Gustavus and his continued work to foster relationships with individuals and organizations to strengthen ties with Sweden.

Dr. James L Peterson ’64 with Swedish Embassy’s Karin Olofsdotter. She presented him with the Royal Order of the Polar Star at Gustavus on April 29.


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