Make Your Life Count

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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.


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 ’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: 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 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: 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.


Carly Aplin ’07: Raising Awareness for Women’s Heart Health

Carly Aplin '07 spends most of her time as a broadcast journalist for various Twin Cities media outlets, but she also finds time to run a unique charity event that raises money and awareness for women's heart health.


Karin Dye ’16 Takes Her Passion for Music Abroad

Sophomore Karin Dye’s passion for music led her to pursue an independent study opportunity this past January in the Dominican Republic, which turned out to be more rewarding than she could have imagined.


Sarah Hund ’13 Tackles the Transition to Law School

Sarah Hund ’13 is barely nine months removed from her undergraduate experience at Gustavus Adolphus College, but she is already reaping the benefits of the liberal arts education she received. Hund is now enrolled in law school at the University of Oregon.