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Ian Keesey ’04 is a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology (Photo by Anna Schroll). 

Ian Keesey ’04: Making His Mark at Max Planck Institute

Imagine waking up every morning and going to work surrounded by some of the foremost scientists and researchers in the world. That is the situation Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Ian Keesey ’04 finds himself in as a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology (MPI-CE) in Jena, Germany.

Kyle Hunt ’10 attended dental school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

Pre-Dental Students Thriving at Gustavus

Kyle Hunt ’10 earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Gustavus, completed dental school at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and has now started his career as a dentist at Personal Care Dentistry in Roseville. He is part of a growing list of Gustavus alumni who have taken advantage of one of the College’s pre-professional tracks—in this case the College’s pre-dental program.

Julia Tindell '13 

Rhodes Scholar Finalist Now Fighting Human Trafficking

Finding one’s vocation is a process. Just ask Gustavus Adolphus College alumna Julia Tindell ’13. After four fruitful and rewarding years at Gustavus and completing the rigorous process associated with being a Rhodes Scholar finalist, Tindell has found her calling at a non-profit organization in St. Paul that serves women and girls involved in systems of abuse, exploitation, prostitution, and sex trafficking.

Joey MacGibbon '14 

Young Alumni Start Careers at Minnesota’s Prestigious Corporations

Nine months ago you would have been able to find Joey MacGibbon ’14, Krista Ripperton ’14, and Michael Morimoto ’14 roaming around the Gustavus Adolphus College campus enjoying their final days as undergraduate students. Today you can find them in the offices of three of Minnesota’s most prestigious corporations: General Mills, United Health Group, and 3M.

Andrew Lilja ’13 inside Iowa State’s Howe Hall. Lilja is standing in front of the C6, a 10x10x10 foot room in which images can be projected on all four walls, the floor, and the ceiling. 

Andrew Lilja ’13: Pursuing Master’s Degree in Human-Computer Interaction

Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Andrew Lilja is pursuing his master’s degree in human-computer interaction at Iowa State University. Lilja’s research focuses on the differences between decision making in novices and experts, and how technology can be used to improve the decision making of novices.

Annika Johanson works with a patient at Children’s Hospital. 

Annika Johanson ’12: Helping Children and Families Overcome Life’s Biggest Challenges

Annika Johanson '12 is a Child Life Specialist for both Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. She is charged with helping children and their families overcome life's most challenging events.

Peterson, Nienow, Claire Richard, and Christiansen. 

Research Project Takes Students and Professor to France

Gustavus students spend a lot of time conducting research in the laboratories of the Nobel Hall of Science, but many students also have a chance to conduct research away from campus. In the case of Amy Christiansen '15 and Alexa Peterson '16, that opportunity involved a trip to France with Associate Professor of Chemistry Amanda Nienow.

Nick Hupton '99 

Nick Hupton ’99: Impacting Today’s Youth as a Teacher, Coach, and Author

Nick Hupton '99 is a high school English teacher, a boys' tennis coach, and the author of three young adult novels. In all three of his professional pursuits, Hupton aims to help kids grow both academically and emotionally.

Rev. John Hogenson '81 

Alumnus and Trustee Rev. John Hogenson ’81 Named Senior Pastor at Mount Olivet

Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus and current member of the College’s Board of Trustees, Rev. John Hogenson ’81, is the new Senior Pastor at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

Emily Seelen is pursuing her PhD in oceanography within the University of Connecticut’s Department of Marine Sciences. 

Emily Seelen ’13 Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

After gaining valuable experience in the research labs at Gustavus, Emily Seelen '13 is now pursuing a PhD in oceanography at the University of Connecticut, and was recently awarded a prestigious graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF).


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