‘Spotlights’ Category

Spotlight on Class Officers from ‘81

As the Class of 1981 approached our 35th Class Reunion, we embarked on an ambitious project which provided opportunities for mini-reunion gatherings and a renewed energy and focus on growing our class endowed scholarship fund. We produced a cookbook! The cookbook project was a 2+ year endeavor that attracted volunteers who had not previously been […]

Class Officers Give Back to Students

Earlier this month Cathy Villars Harms ’85, visiting instructor in Economics and Management, was on the hunt for Gustavus alumni-owned businesses with an interest in having Gustavus students complete a marketing project for them as a part of her class. Harms harnessed the power of Gustavus alumni and class officers through Facebook posts and messages. […]

Gustie Parent Pays It Forward

Speaking with Julie Holt for just a few minutes, you immediately notice her Gustie spirit. Her passion for Gustavus is evident in the way she talks about it, and in her choice to name the College as a beneficiary of her life insurance policy. But, Julie isn’t a Gustie graduate. She’s a Gustie parent. Two […]

Fully Committed

Are you making your life count? Mik and Heidi Sands Gusenius ’03 ’03 are – and in more ways than one. Mik and Heidi have fully committed themselves to two organizations close to their hearts – Gustavus Adolphus College and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Not long after graduating from Gustavus, Mik and Heidi were […]

2009 Graduates Leave a Legacy

Four years ago, the students in the Class of 2009 drove up the hill with their cars packed and their parents in tow. They were welcomed into the Gustavus community by an excited group of Gustie Greeters, as they moved their belongings into their residence halls for the first time.  At that time, none of […]

Vinai Vang ’11

Major: Geography and Environmental Studies Hometown: St Paul, MN “Thank you for making my college career an easier and smoother path for both my family and me. With your kindness, I am able to concentrate on my school work and not worry as much about financial issues.” “My family and I have come a long […]

Megan Thompson ’10

Major: Biology Hometown: Hayward, MN “Without your support it would be much more difficult for me to pursue my education at Gustavus. It means a lot to know that others care and are willing to contribute to my education.” “Gustavus has offered many opportunities for me to grow and meet new people. I recently went […]