Entries tagged with ‘1973’

Tim Blais ’73

Tim Blais ’73 writes, “Life is good. Retired for five and a half years while my wife is working. I started building a new cabin on Rainy Lake in Canada last summer and will continue to do so this summer. I would like to hear from old friends and classmates. tblais@live.com” This news was submitted […]

Rev. Wally Obinger ’73

Wally recently retired from Luther Memorial Church in South St. Paul, MN. Cindy continues working at Health Partners in St. Paul. Their 11 year old grandson who lives with them keeps them busy! This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us […]


Gusties at the BBB

Sharing a picture of Gustie co-workers – “Standing behind the BBB”. This picture was taken at the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota’s headquarters in Burnsville. We realized we were all Gusties – AND that the four of us represent four decades from GAC – cool! Jeff Pedersen ‘84 Ryan Luecke ’08 Becky […]

2014 Faculty and Administrator Years of Service and Retirements

The 2014 Faculty and Administrator Years of Service and Retirements are as follows: 10 Years Heather Banks, Health Professions Coordinator Troy Banse, Head Athletic Trainer/ATEP Instructor, Strength and Conditioning Coach Lencho Bati, Visiting Instructor in Geography Paul Budde, Adjunct Instructor in Music Jedediah Friedrich, Men’s and Women’s Nordic Skiing Coach Kiki Harbitz, Instructor in Health […]

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The Heilman Family

Roy Heilman ’00 sang the Evangelist part in the Bach Passion on Good Friday and the Messiah on Easter Sunday in Lindsborg, KS – Bethany College Oratorio Society.  It is a tradition of over 130 years! Dr. Greg Aune (professor of music and conductor of the Gustavus Choir) and his wife, Julie, drove down to […]

Bob Moilanen ’73

Bob Moilanen ’73 was appointed to the Board of the Minnesota Commission on National and Community Service (Americorps) by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!


Gusties with the Governor

All three of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s appointees to the Electronic Roster Task Force have Gustavus connections: Kathy Bonnifield ’94, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Max Hailperin, and Vaughn Bodelson ’73. The three are pictured here at the September 12, 2013, meeting of the task force, which is to make recommendations to the Minnesota legislature […]

Jon Grossardt ’73

Jon Grossardt ’73 has been in Winona for the past 34 years, now working on third career. Jon is currently Operations Manager for a fairly new start-up dealing with large animal nutritional supplements, primarily with product development and manufacturing. He also has his own business supplying the re-enacting, veterans and law enforcement communities with blank ammunition. […]


Gusties at HealthSource Solutions

Five Gustavus grads working together at HealthSource Solutions, a worksite health promotion and fitness center management company of 34 employees, based in Minnetonka, MN. Front row: Emily (Conlin) Westlund ’05, Katherine Cichowski ‘10, Back row: Katie Putnam ‘09, Karin (Fuzzey) Junge ’99, Carolyn (Carlson) Peterson ‘73 This news was submitted using our Submit Your News […]


Rob Lunz ’70

Four Gusties (l to r, Tad Marinac ’88 Minneapolis, Chris Halden ’78 Minneapolis, Rob Lunz ’70 Bloomington, and Lance Thorkelson ’73 Rochester) recently met at a Conference of the Appraisal Institute in St. Paul. All four have earned the MAI (Member, Appraisal Institute) designation for valuations of complex real estate interests.   This news was […]

Anna Mae Backlund Peterson ’49

Anna Mae Backlund Peterson, Class of 1949, passed away on April 8th, 2013. Her obituary appeared in the April 10th Minneapolis Star Tribune. She served on the Alumni Board for several years. Family members who also attended Gustavus are: Emily Louise Backlund Cole ’57 – Music (organ) Jane Ellen Peterson Holmquist ’73  – Biology Ann […]


Dave Weber ’73

Check out this article written about Dave Weber ’73 at his Graduate school alma mater – http://stories.illinoisstate.edu/2012/11/magazine/illinois-state/class-notes/pause-for-applause/alums-workplace-safety-website-honored/ This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let us know!


Alumni in the Gustavus Summer Institute of Nursing

Lynnea Piotter Myers ’05 and Heidi Pettis Meyer ’98 were the co-directors for the inaugural Gustavus Adolphus College Summer Institute of Nursing. The Summer Institute welcomed nursing alumni back to campus for a panel on nursing roles. In the photo below: (L to R: Jennifer Lammert ’86, Barbara Zust ’76, Margaret Swanson ’71, Diana Neal- […]


Christopher and Eva Cornell Stark ’08, ’08

Eva Erickson Cornell ’08 and Christopher Stark ’08 were married at the McNamara Center, Minneapolis, MN. Gustavus attendees included (left to right): (Back row) Tom Anderson ’73, Kim Erickson ’76, Nancy Frinkman ’76, Mike Phillips ’06 (Second row) Shawn Mai ’86, Becky Eggert Thoen ’84, Jim Cornell ’83, Becky Anderson ’76, Kate Leibfried ’08, Josh […]