Make Your Life Count
Dozens of Gustavus Adolphus College students turned out for two events on Feb. 11-12 to support Special Olympics Minnesota. Gusties helped to raise more than $3,000 by participating in the Polar Plunge at Lake Hallett.
At just 25 years of age, Gustavus alumna Carla Shutrop is making her life count by serving on the school board in her hometown of Shakopee. In the middle of her first four-year term, Shutrop has been elected chair of the board by her peers.
Reverend Carl O. Nelson became the first recipient of the Gustavus Medal when the honor was bestowed upon him by President Jack R. Ohle during a ceremony in late December.
After only a year at Gustavus Adolphus College, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies Program Director Angelique Dwyer has founded an influential program that is aimed at bridging the gap between the Latino community of St. Peter and the College.
Several Gustavus Adolphus College alumni have started a new improv venture that is not only aimed at entertaining audiences, but also at increasing civic engagement and encouraging people to think about bigger issues
Gustavus Adolphus College Director of Alcohol and Drug Education Judy Douglas has been honored again by the peer education network BACCHUS (Boosting Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students).
Communication Studies students at Gustavus Adolphus College are making their lives count through the department's Public Discourse class, which is gaining the attention of colleges and universities around the country.
With uneasy feelings, yet adventurous hearts, members of professor Richard Leitch’s First Term Seminar class, called Politics of Homelessness, along with other students at Gustavus Adolphus College, packed up their necessities and said goodbye to their cell phones, laptops, and personal hygiene.
When Bernadette Anderson Galvin ’57 offered to help her local Vietnamese community several years ago, she wanted to support newly arrived immigrants in their adopted country of America. She had no idea how this decision would change her own life.
Vince Thomas, Internship Director in Gustavus Adolphus College’s Center for Servant Leadership, is the recipient of WCCO Radio’s Good Neighbor Award for his volunteer work at Minneapolis South High School. Thomas turned in more than 100 volunteer hours during the 2010-11 school year, assisting South High students with college admission and scholarship applications.