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Carly Aplin '07 

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 2 

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 is in her first year of law school at the University of Oregon. 

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.

Tane Danger '07 

Tane Danger ’07: A 2014 Bush Fellow

Tane Danger '07 founded the LineUs Improv Comedy Troupe at Gustavus and went on to co-found The Theater of Public Policy with fellow alumnus Brandon Boat '08. More recently, Danger has been named one of 24 Bush Fellows for 2014.

Signe Jordet '04 in Sochi. 

Signe Jordet ’04: From St. Peter to Sochi

Signe Jordet '04 spent two weeks at the Olympic Games in Sochi as part of her responsibilities as Director of USA Ski Jumping.

Kreykes typically performs between two and seven surgeries a day. 

Dr. Nathan Kreykes ’96 Exemplifies Early Professional Success

Dr. Nathan Kreykes '96 is a pediatric surgeon and Trauma Medical Director at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. He was recently named a 40 under 40 honoree by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Kristina Fosse and her host sister from her summer training. 

Kristina Fosse ’13: Living Her Dream in the Peace Corps

Kristina Fosse '13 is serving in the Peace Corps in China, where she is teaching English as a foreign language at a political science and law university in Lanzhou.

Daniel Venn ’15 has developed a passion for teaching English to students in South America. 

Daniel Venn ’15: Making a Difference in South America

Since transferring to Gustavus as a sophomore in 2011, Daniel Venn '15 has developed a passion for teaching English to students in South America. The secondary education major spent this past summer in Ecuador and is currently in the middle of a three month stint in the Galapagos Islands.

Dr. Dan Dewey '93 

Dan Dewey ’93 Receives GACAC Service Award

Dr. Dan Dewey received the 2013 Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations and Alumni Service Award. Dewey is recognized for his vision and leadership in co-founding World Altering Medicine, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing medical care for needy patients in resource poor areas of the developing world.

From left to right: Dan Burnett ’13, Benjamin Batz ’12, Brin Bailey ’13, Elizabeth Logas ’13, Ben Whalen ’13. 

Five Recent Alumni Start Year of Service with Lutheran Volunteer Corps

Five recent Gustavus Adolphus College graduates are among the 138 volunteers that recently began their year of service in 14 different cities across the country through Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC). Benjamin Batz ’12, Dan Burnett ’13, Elizabeth Logas ’13, and Ben Whalen ’13 are all serving in Minneapolis, while Brin Bailey ’13 is serving in Seattle, Wash.