Entries tagged with ‘1981’

Dawn Ebeling ’81

Dawn Ebeling ’81 writes, “I was able to travel to Florence and Tuscany Italy, with a wine group. The wine and food and sights were fabulous, wish I had more time to travel, but tax returns and clients do not go away.” This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have […]

Thomas Skold ’81

Tom Skold ’81 was featured this season on Iowa Public Television’s program Iowa Ingredient. The show featured two recipes with Iowa hazelnuts, a fennel slaw and a saffron risotto. The episode aired first in May, but may be seen online. Tom lives in Decorah, Iowa and is executive chef of Restauration Restaurant in The Hotel […]

Laurie Meuser Goodwater ’81

Laurie Meuser Goodwater ’81 works as a Licensed Social Worker at Harmony River Living Center (skilled nursing facility) in Hutchinson, Minnesota.

Denise Schmitz Anderson ’80 and Kevin Anderson ’81

Denise (Schmitz) Anderson ’80 is serving as pastor for Little Norway/Squaw Creek Lutheran Parish, rural Black River Falls, WI. Her husband, Kevin Anderson, ’81, continues to work with Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA, as Registrar and Assistant to the Academic Dean. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have […]


Kendra Ractliffe ’06

Gusties training Gusties! On July 12th, 2013 Kendra Ractliffe ’06 completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of South Dakota. Another former Gustie, Dr. Michael Granaas ’81 served on her dissertation committee. This news was submitted using our Submit Your News form. If you have any news you'd like to share, please let […]


Taylor Granlund McMillan ’08 and Jonathan Granlund ’81

Taylor Granlund McMillan ’08 recently started a new company, Consult A Handyman, with her father Jonathan Granlund ’81. They launched at the end of February at the 2013 Minneapolis Home and Garden Show, and were chosen as one of 17 vendors to showcase their service on “Innovation Avenue” as one of this years new and innovative home […]


Gusties Gather

A cottage meeting was held at Brad Hanson’s ’76 on Wednesday, August 21. It was a fun gathering. Attendees are listed from left to right: Front Row:  Jacque Brunsberg ’81, Rad Royer ’77, Tina Wold Royer ’78, Susan Hanson, Craig Nelson ’70, Doug Scheunemann ’68 Back Row:  Brad Hanson ’76, Morgan Schlief ’78, Shannon Schlief, […]

Michael Dittberner ’81

The Family Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association awarded Michael D. Dittberner ’81, Esq., of Linder, Dittberner & Bryant, Ltd., the Designation of Distinguished Member of the Family Law Section at the Family Law Institute on March 27, 2012. The award recognizes Mr. Dittberner’s longstanding and prodigious efforts on behalf of family law […]


Class of 1981 knows how to “Celebrate Good Times!”

The Class of ’81 had quite the 30-Year Reunion! Flash mob, good times, and laughter all rolled up into one great Homecoming/Reunion Weekend. Thanks to all who worked hard to make it a good one!


Leandra Peak ’83

Leandra Peak ’83 has long been a favorite as half of the Minneapolis-based folk duo Neal & Leandra (with husband Neal Hagberg ’81). Now she steps out front with her first solo recording, The Honeysuckle Vine: Lullabies for Everybody. Lullabies have been a musical thread throughout Leandra’s life. She remembers her mother singing to her […]


Neal Hagberg ’81

I’m Neal Hagberg ’81 and my news has more to do with Gustavus, hopefully, than me. I was just informed that Gustavus is starting a Friends of Music at Gustavus chapter for those whose lives and careers have been impacted by Gustavus music. Without the encouragement of faculty, fellow students, and alumni, I would not […]


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 […]

Ed Drenttel ’81

Gustavus Adolphus graduate, Edward J. Drenttel ’81, was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers Lawyers in American ® (Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC).  Drenttel is a Partner at Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., in Minneapolis, Minn. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is not only the […]


Angela Janda Goldstein ’04

I wanted to share this cover of the Pasatiempo–the Santa Fe New Mexican’s weekly arts and entertainment publication. Angela Janda Goldstein ’04 is on the cover in a production photograph from Douglas Huff’s play Emil’s Enemies, which opened in Santa Fe on February 19th. The play was directed by former Gustavus Artist in Residence David […]