Great Teaching, Great Giving

Posted on September 9th, 2011 by

Steven Andres and Kathi Tunheim

Steven and Kathi

As a high school student visiting Gustavus Adolphus College for the first time, Steven Andres ’10 recognized a community where we could find his perfect fit.  “I really enjoyed the close knit feel of Gustavus,” he says.  “The friends I made while at school will be lifelong friends.”

Steven, who grew up in Medina, MN went on to earn a degree in economics and management from Gustavus.  Following his graduation in 2010, he took a position as a Merchandise Specialist at Target Corporation in Minneapolis, MN.  Steven credits his time at Gustavus with giving him the personal relationships, experience with leadership as well as a rock-solid education with helping him begin and develop his career.

As a new alumnus, Steven is actively involved in giving back to his alma mater.  He has returned to speak about his work at Target for Assistant Professor Kathi Tunheim’s Organizational Behavior class.  Steven, with his parents Richard and Chris, made a gift to support the new academic building.  Their gift will honor Steven’s former professor and name her new office space.

“I took the most from Kathi’s classes and was able to apply it to life after Gustavus.  So, when I was deciding what I wanted to do to support Gustavus, my first thought was to do something for Kathi.  It felt like the least I could do after all the help she has given me over the last few years.”

Gustavus and Kathi Tunheim are honored to be the recipient of the Andres’ generosity.  Their support helps ensure a strong and vital future for Gustavus.  If you would like to discuss ways to make a similar gift to honor a professor, call the gift planning staff at 800-726-6192.


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