545 seniors received their degrees on Sunday, June 2. Our students are prepared to do some great things in the world and it’s always sad to see them go and say goodbye to each other. A gallery of photos from Sunday’s commencement ceremony is available on the Gustavus Flickr Page.
Spring Reunion Weekend, May 31–June 1, was well attended, with over 600 alumni on campus for reunion events. The Class of 1963 was a hit with their Fads and Fashion Show. Concluding the Reunion Weekend was the Alumni Banquet honoring Bruce ’61 and Sue Gray H’13 with the Greater Gustavus Award; Steve Andreasen ’84, Eric Butorac ’03, Kay Nord Hunt ’77, and Mary Bradford Ivey ’63 with Distinguished Alumni Citations; and Semonti Mustaphi Stephens ’03 and Hans Sviggum ’03 with First Decade Awards. Honorary Gustie awards were presented to Elaine Brostrom (retired director of public affairs), Sue Gray (long-time Gustavus supporter of African-American students), and Willie Lindquist (retired athletics equipment manager).