Class of ’88
December 2010

Hello Gustavus Classmates!

I hope your 2010 was a good year to remember and that 2011 will be even better.  It is encouraging to see our economy improving and back to back positive years in the market.  Hopefully the trend continues.

Good memories of my time at Gustavus are fun to remember and the relationships formed during our four years on the hill.  I had lunch recently with my college roommate Chris Beckman.  I have enjoyed maintaining my Gustavus connections.  Reach out and call or email your college roommates.  Maybe you haven’t seen each other in one year or more than ten years, but you’ll enjoy reconnecting.

Many things have changed on campus, new dorms, new academic buildings, athletic fields, and remodeling of the student union.  If you haven’t been to campus since graduation or even in the past five years, stop in for a visit.  If you are like me, you will soon be shopping colleges for your high school son or daughter.  Consider the Gustavus experience for them too.

The academic year at Gustavus is half over.  I’d like to thank all who have shared their time and/or financial resources with Gustavus.  The college and current student body depend upon alumni to help continue the gift of Gustavus.  If you have not made a gift this year or for a while, please consider including Gustavus in your philanthropy.  Many of us received financial support and now it’s time to pass it forward.

If you have not updated Gustavus with your current contact information, please make the effort to keep your information up to date and send in class news when you have some.  Also, for updates on events at Gustavus, go to www.gustavus.edu

Class News

  • Scott Palmquist is a senior financial analyst at Park Nicollet Health Services.
  • Greg and Jacque (Radke ʼ89) Peterson's oldest daughter, Meghan, is a sophomore at Gustavus.
  • Tony Gamelin and his family adopted their new daughter, Brianne, from an orphanage in Uganda, July of 2010.
  • Kari Hubbard Witt is an assistant school principal.
  • Jeffrey Lindemann works at Cognitive Data.
  • Doreen Grack Schultz works in information systems as an analyst in medical records.
  • Amy Noer is a homemaker.
  • Heidi Lang Rosati is manager of sales and distribution for Minnesota at the Torke Coffee Brewing Company.
  • Luther Hagen serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross North Central Blood Services Region in St. Paul and serves on the Gustavus Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Campus News

150th Anniversary Commemorative Alumni Directory

The Gustavus Alumni Association is bringing together about 25,000 Gusties to celebrate the College’s 150th anniversary.  In partnership with Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI), Gustavus will produce the 150th Anniversary Commemorative Alumni Directory.  PCI has been contacting Gustavus alumni via phone, mail, and e-mail to request that you update your information.  We know you don’t want to provide your information to just anyone, so we want you to be aware of this project and encourage your participation.  For more information, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 800-487-8437.

“Come on You Gusties” Breakfast

Once a month, Gusties gather for coffee, breakfast, and great conversation along with a campus speaker.  All Gusties are welcomed and invited to the breakfast, third Wednesday of the month, 8-9:30 a.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, Minneapolis-Park Place, 1500 Park Place Boulevard.  Cost is $10 at the door.  Upcoming breakfasts include:  the winter sports coaches on Jan. 19.

Chapter Gatherings

This year and next, President and Kris Ohle have many travel dates planned in order to reach out to all of our alumni and bring them an update from the College.  Please mark your calendar if you live in or near one of these locations:

  • Palm Springs – January 7
  • Los Angeles – January 8
  • San Francisco – January 9
  • Seattle – January 27
  • Tucson – February 8
  • Phoenix – February 10
  • Denver – February 11
  • Boston – March 2
  • New York – March 4
  • Washington, DC – March 5
  • Jacksonville, FL – March 26
  • Orlando – March 28
  • Tampa – March 29
  • Naples – March 30
  • Chicago – April 29

Have a great 2011.

Go Gusties!

Luther Hagen

1988 Co-Class Agent