Entries tagged with ‘1978’

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Lisa De Young Jastram ’78

A group of Gustavus concert choir altos from 1978 gathered in the Twin Cities to reminisce and catch up. It was the first time to get all together since graduation! The Jastrams flew in from Sugar Land, TX and and the Thomsens were in from Henderson, NV. The rest live in MN. This news was […]

Alumni Board of Directors Announces 2011 Award Recipients

The Gustavus Alumni Board of Directors has announced 2011 award recipients. The Greater Gustavus Award is the highest award given to those, who by deed, have notably advanced and aided Gustavus Adolphus College.  Walter Youngquist ’42, Eugene, OR, chair emeritus, Department of Geology, University of Oregon, and consulting geologist, was selected as the 2011 recipient […]

Mark Thomsen ’78

Mark A. Thomsen, a ’78 Gustie graduate, is a Friend of Music at Gustavus. Music was an important part of my Gustavus experience as it helped me to find myself, learn and grow with the talents that I have been given. After a career that has spanned close to 30 years in opera, singing all […]

Three Generations of Gusties!

Three generations of Gusties gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Back row: Audrey Joslin ’06, Anna (Shallue) Olson ’06, Johanna Johnson ’05, Kari Lipke ’98, Rev. Peter Ruggles ’78 Middle row: Sharon Jaffe ’06, Dorea Ruggles ’06, Betsy Appleton ’05, Amy Janssen ’06 Front row: Rev. Donald Conrad ’50, Ann Ruggles (attended 1953-54), Howard Ruggles ’54 This […]

Jon Hachfeld ’78

I will receive recognition in the January 2011 editions of Mpls St Paul and Twin Cities Business magazines. The recognition is for overall client satisfaction, and the name for the award is “Five Star Wealth Manager”. It is a designation given to the top financial professionals in a given area of the country. In my […]

Jaeger Gusties Gather at Wedding

A recent wedding attracted a large group of Gustie alumni. Front row, from left: Kevin Jaeger (father of the Bride),’78; Kirk Jaeger, ’78; Dwight Jaeger, ’53; Audrey Anderson Jaeger, ’55; Mary Jaeger, ’82; Patti Lund Jaeger, ’78; Leslee Jackels Jaeger, ’83; Cameron Jaeger, 2013; Pat Jaeger Banitt, x56; Elizabeth Hultberg Jaeger, ’85 Back row, from […]

John Anderson ’78

I work for MassMutual Financial Group as Enterprise Architect for their Life, Annuity, Disability, Executive Benefits, and Long Term Care product lines (both individual and group), and their Distribution and Broker/Dealer divisions. Yes, I’m a little on the busy side! In my spare time, I find time to accompany local music students on piano, play […]