Fall 2011 Quarterly
The Fall 2011 Gustavus Quarterly
THE GUSTAVUS QUARTERLY 56 Prague, is attending graduate school at St. Kate’s for occupational therapy Hannah D. Driver, Kasson, is attending graduate school in mental health counseling at Minnesota State University, Mankato Emily A. Eddy, Eden Prairie, is an executive team lead at Target Bern Egger, Des Moines, IA, is working as an ESL teacher in Korea Kirsten S. Engel, Devils Lake, ND, is enrolled in the Ph.D. program in clinical psychology at the University of North Dakota Dave Erlandson, Maplewood, is attending the physical therapy program at the University of Minnesota James N. Famelis, Chaska, is in a fellowship for cardiac rhythm technology at Arrhythmia Technologies Institute Meghan Faricy, is teaching English in South Korea Anna E. Finley, Eagan, MN, is teaching in the Twin Cities through Teach for America Joe Finocchiaro is attending graduate school at Purdue University in the chemistry department Manya L. Fiock is teaching English in South Korea through ERIK Elise R. Fitzgerald, Lakeville, is an interpreter at Fort Snelling Eric R. Fitzsimmons, Good Thunder, is employed at Protein Sources, LLP Trent M. Frisch, Wheaton, is attending Northwestern Health Science College of Chiropractic Chris Goodew, Owatonna, is a commercial underwriter at Federated Insurance Sam Grace, Minneapolis, is intern music director at Calvin Presbyterian Church Will Grant, Woodbury, is employed at Bosch Security Systems Katelyn J. Griswold, Woodbury, is a divisional director at North Central Camp Cherith Kate L. Haglund, Wyoming, is attending graduate school in occupational therapy at the University of Minnesota Logan C. Haglund, Buffalo, is a residential supervisor at ACR Homes Drew N. Hedlund, Little Canada, is employed at Xccent Inc. Russell C. Heeter, Maple Plain, is employed at Lifetouch Media Productions Kevin R. Hein, Lakeville, is a clinical assistant at Minneapolis Children’s Hospital Justin R. Helps, Chisago City, is attending the University of Minnesota for a Ph.D. in material science Phil Helt, Gladstone, MO, is teaching special education through Teach for America Mike Hicks, New Hope, is a customer operations analyst at SPS Commerce Paul R. Huff, Apple Valley, is attending the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Professional Psychology Ben Ikeda, Maple Grove, is a senior research analyst at Ingenix Consulting Laura M. Janzen, Eden Prairie, is an elementary literacy tutor at MN Reading Corps Wes Jones, Sturgeon Bay, WI, is a boatswain’s mate second class law enforcement officer and search and rescue boat driver in the U.S. Coast Guard Rebekah I. Jorgenson, North Branch, is an ELCA Global Mission English teacher in Japan John W. Juran, Lino Lakes, is a personal trainer at Lifetime Fitness Courtney A. Kerestes, Hastings, is in medical school at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Kendra E. Kesty is attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine Amber C. Kirk, Coon Rapids, is pursuing a Ph.D. in virology and gene therapy at Mayo Graduate School Shanda R. Kirkeide, Canby, is attending Des Moines University for a master’s in public health Matt Klun, Lakeland, is attending graduate school for chemistry at the University of California-Irvine Monica R. Klutzke, Roseville, has a teaching assistantship in the department of statistics at Iowa State University Justine D. Koch, Hugo, is on the ﬁsheries and aquatic science track for a master’s in conservation biology at the University of Minnesota Marit A. Kyllo, Bloomington, is attending the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Professional Psychology Alex Legeros, Edina, is in the M.A./ Ph.D. program in philosophy at Southern Illinois University Collin A. Lehman, Osceola, WI, is a tax accountant at Lender Limited and in graduate school at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota Peter F. Lindquist, St. Michael, is attending William Mitchell College of Law Katie Lowery, Maplewood, is interning at Wildlife Rehab Center Justin C. Lund, Cyrus, is working towards a master in teaching at Minnesota State University, Mankato Sarah A. Lundquist, Golden Valley, is a marketing agent at the Social Wendy Group Zach Lundquist is attending graduate school for sports management St. Cloud State University Christina R. Mangine, Mahtomedi, is an investment adviser and insurance representative at Minneapolis Financial Group Chris Martinez, St. Michael, is attending osteopathic medical school at A.T. Still University Ali Mastain, Chanhassen, is attending the art, style, and design program at Christie’s Education Kelly S. Mathewson, Maple Grove, is a staffing specialist in the human resources department at Mayo Clinic Karen B. Maus, Rogers, is a customer service representative at Uline Daniel C. McDougall is studying physics and condensed matter at Iowa State University Leah M. McEllistrem, St. Paul, is an on-call substitute at Lifeworks Services, Inc. Dan Mellema, St. Peter, is in Mayo Graduate School for biomedical engineering Drew G. Messerschmidt, Sioux Falls, SD, is attending medical school at Sanford School of Medicine Mike Mohs, Andover, is an associate accountant at CB Richard Ellis MacKenzie K. Moquist, Woodbury, is attending Minnesota State University, Mankato for a degree in communication disorders Emily J. Mueller, Wayzata, is attending pharmacy school at the University of Minnesota Kelly E. Myers, Lakeville, is pursuing a master’s of divinity at Bethel Seminary Megan J. Myhre is interning in the Office of Alumni Relations at Gustavus Jenna E. Neisen, Brooklyn Park, is attending pharmacy school at the University of Minnesota, Duluth Elizabeth Nolan, Eden Prairie, is a senior research analyst at Ingenix Consulting Derek J. Notch, New Prague, is a medical scribe at EPPA Joey Nowariak, Owatonna, is employed at Minnesota Reading Corps Patty O’ Connor, Monona, WI, is attending the master of architecture program at the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture Kate Pearson, Rosemount, is a management trainee at Enterprise Holdings Prince Polynice is attending William Mitchell Law School Rebecca D. Rasp, Owatonna, is an underwriter at Federated Insurance Darcy Reller, Rosemount, is a public health technician with the Air National Guard Sam Rethwisch, Lakeville, is a software engineer at Epic Chantel M. Rice, Rosemount, is a regional accountant at Cargill Inc. Alyssa A. Rogers, Andover, is attending graduate school at Colorado State University for occupational therapy Karen A. Rogotzke, Sleepy Eye, is attending graduate school in school counseling ALUMNI ASSOCIATION INTRODUCES NEW CLASS LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE At a meeting of newly elected class officers at the Edina Country Club on February 26, 2011, the Gustavus Alumni Association introduced a new class leadership structure to serve the current and future needs of the College and its alumni. The new Class Officer model is speciﬁcally designed to substantially increase and sustain alumni engagement, participation, and support for mission-central work of the College. Class officer positions are now being ﬁlled, and the new program will be officially launched September 30, 2011, during Homecoming Weekend—a date that also coincides with the opening of the College’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. In January of 2011, at the recommendation of the Classes Committee of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Board formally adopted a new class leadership structure to build on the Class Agent program that began in 1954. Class officers will provide the College a large but workable corps of volunteers who are interested in their classmates and the College’s future. Class officer positions include president, communications chair, annual fund chair, reunion chair/vice president, and student recruitment chair. The structure will increase engagement opportunities for alumni. Alumni interested in serving as a class officer or pursuing other volunteer engagement opportunities should contact the Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com.