Archive for 2013
Matt Swenson '06 made the most of his four years at Gustavus Adolphus College and left the hill inspired to change lives through a career in public service. Today, he serves as Communications Advisor to Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and has a bright future ahead of him.
Teaching and service are two passions that Kevin Matuseski '10 developed during his four years at Gustavus Adolphus College. Today, he is fulfilling those passions by teaching English and life science to sixth graders and volunteering in several ways in Barranquilla, Colombia.
When alumna Keisha Bates ’11 made a visit to Gustavus Adolphus College as a high school senior she remembers her admission counselor telling her that ‘Gustavus is a safe place to do extraordinary things.’ That statement resonated with Bates during her four years on the hill, and sticks with her today as she is in the early stages of her professional career at one of the top research universities in the world.
Gustavus juniors Anna McDevitt and Jill Oxborough plan to spend this year's Spring Break in West Virginia, where they will volunteer for the non-governmental organization Coal River Mountain Watch -- a group attempting to prevent the coal industry from using mountaintop removal methods in the region.
Alumni of Gustavus Adolphus College have a long tradition of involvement in Minnesota politics dating back to the late 19th century. Continuing this tradition of service – one of the College’s five core values – are more recent alumni who are working their way up the political ladder, determined to become tomorrow's leaders.
Kelly Broady '11 was a standout student in the Biology Department at Gustavus Adolphus College and is now pursuing a master's degree in human genetics and genetic counseling at Stanford University. Broady completed an independent research project and a senior honors thesis at Gustavus to gain valuable experience in her future professional field.
Daniel Sellers '06 took his sociology and anthropology degree from Gustavus and had a transformational experience with Teach For America. Now Sellers is trying to eliminate the achievement gap in Minnesota schools as the Executive Director of the non-profit MinnCan.
Gustavus Adolphus College Professor of Philosophy Deane Curtin is on sabbatical halfway around the world, in the midst of a groundbreaking project at the request of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.