Make Your Life Count

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).

Jenni Harms '14 

Jenni Harms ’14: Lifelong Gustie Starts Next Chapter at Cargill

Recent Gustavus alumna Jenni Harms '14 built close relationships with faculty members, traveled the world as a member of two music ensembles, studied abroad for a semester in Ireland, obtained two valuable internships, and is now in the early stages of her professional career at Cargill.

 

Jon Gutierrez ’82: Head of the Class

Jon Gutierrez '82 is executive director of and the driving force behind Stillwater's St. Croix Preparatory Academy, one of the most successful charter schools in Minnesota. Gutierrez majored in accounting at Gustavus and came to education in a round-about way.

Kelsey Kennedy '13 

Kelsey Kennedy ’13 Receives Fulbright Grant to Brazil

Kelsey Kennedy, who earned her bachelor's degree in international management in 2013, recently received a Fulbright Grant to teach English in Brazil.

Maja Johnson '13 at the Mayo Clinic. 

Maja Johnson ’13: Starting a Career at the Mayo Clinic

Recent Gustavus graduate Maja Johnson ’13 was able to land her first job out of college at the Mayo Clinic as she is currently employed as a research technologist in the department of human integrative physiology.