Class of '91
March 2006

15-Year Reunion― October 6 & 7, 2006

Spring Greetings!

(Or should I say winter greetings after the recent snow that was dumped on Minnesota?)

Fifteen years ago we were on the home stretch of our college careers.  Can you recall the spring of 1991?  Here are some interesting facts from that year:

Nintendo sells 4.4 million Nintendo Entertainment Systems (NES).  Four million Game Boys are sold.  (Tetris anyone?)

The Internet, having been established to link the military and educational institutions, had banned access to businesses.  That ban is lifted in 1991.

Gateway 2000:  begins shipping mail order personal computers in “cow-spotted” boxes.

Top TV Shows:  Cheers, Northern Exposure, Beverly Hills 90210, Roseanne, A Different World and Murphy Brown

Top Movies: Terminator 2Judgment Day, Boyz in the Hood, Point Break, Thelma and Louise, City Slickers, Fried Green Tomatoes

Reunion Update

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 7th!  Join your fellow classmates at The Dive for some tailgating before and after the Homecoming game.  Details to follow.

We need your help to create a Class of ’91 DVD slideshow for the party.  Dig through your old photo albums and pick out a handful of your favorite photos of your days at Gustavus.  We are also looking for your suggestions for background music that will accompany the photos.  It doesn’t have to be music that was released during this time―but should be songs that many of our classmates listened to from 1987 to 1991.  We can insert video clips in addition to pictures.  All originals will be returned to you this summer.

Package up those photos/videos and send to:

Pam Iverson

1633 Greystone Road

Hastings, MN 55033

For more info about submitting photos, video clips and songs call Pam at 651-438-0133.

Class of 1991 Gustavus Fund Giving

It is never too late to think about making a donation to the Gustavus Fund to mark the 15th anniversary of your graduation.  Our class has a goal of raising $30,000 in donations.  To date we’ve already raised over $20,000 and that is with only 12% of our classmates having donated.  Giving is even easier these days via Gustavus’ secure on-line tool https://secure2.gac.edu/giving/

Keep those donations coming! 

Campus News

The Alumni Board met on campus in February and made the final selection for the Alumni Awards:

Greater Gustavus Award:  Gustavus Library Associates, for providing financial resources for Folke Bernadotte Library, and engaging and introducing alumni and friends in the mission of the College.

Distinguished Alumni Citations:  Karen Bossart Rusthoven ’66, St. Paul, MN, founder and principal of Community of Peace Academy, St. Paul; Susan Semple-Rowland ’77, Gainesville, FL, professor of neuroscience, University of Florida and director, Neuroscience IDP Graduate Program; and Magnus Ranstorp ’85, St. Andrews, Scotland, chief scientist at the Centre for Asymmetric Threat Studies, Swedish National Defense College; and a Senior Honorary Research Associate and former Director of Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

First Decade Awards:  Rebecca Konrad ’96, Washington, DC, investment officer, global transaction team, The World Bank International Finance Corporation; and Milo Martin ’96, Philadelphia, PA, assistant professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Pennsylvania. 

The awards will be presented on Commencement Weekend or Homecoming Weekend depending on the recipient’s schedule.

Gustavus Checks

Show your Gustavus pride every time your write a check.  You can now order checks with Old Main, Three Crowns, or the Gustavus football helmet at:  www.mycollegechecks.com.

Gusties Helping Hurricane Victims

A group of 23 students spent three weeks during January in Mississippi aiding in the clean-up and rebuilding efforts of a town hit hard by Hurricane Katrina.  The group was student-led and sponsored by Men’s Christian Fellowship at Gustavus and coordinated through Lutheran Disaster Response.  While there the students provided many services, including clearing houses to the bare structure, rebuilding homes, working in kitchens, distributing supplies, and working in pastoral care, child care, and medical clinics.  The group was housed and fed in a “tent city” on the grounds of Christus Victor Lutheran Church.  This was one of the several vocation month experiences from which Gustavus students had the opportunity to choose.

Athletics

Nordic Ski Team senior Erich Ziegler had a first-place finish among collegiate skiers in the15K freestyle at the NorAm SuperTour stop at Telemark Resort in Cable, Wisconsin.  Ziegler’s win was the first by a Gustavus skier in an NCAA/CCSA qualifier.  Men’s hockey continues to win, with a 7-1 record in the MIAC.  Men's swimming is 7-0 on the season and recently set two Lund Center pool record times.  Brad Hanson ’08 was victorious in the 1000 freestyle in a pool-record time of 9:51.46, and Matt Stewart ’09 posted a pool-record time of 1:44.49 to win the 200-freestyle. 

Upcoming Alumni Events

  • Gustavus Library Associates’ “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny” at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis — March 25
  • MAYDAY! Peace Conference on AIDS — April 19
  • Gustavus Association of Congregations Meeting — April 22
  • Gusties In Volunteer Endeavors (G.I.V.E.) Day of Community Service in Minneapolis — April 29

Classmate Notes

  • Lance Wiborg is manager of Shoreland Country Club in St. Peter, MN.
  • David Randolph is living in Alpharetta, Georgia and working at Metropolitan Life Insurance.
  • Eric Isberg is a product manager―pharmaceutical operations for Bosch Packaging Technology in Brooklyn Park.
  • Roger Rosvold is operations manager for VEE Corporation in Minneapolis.
  • Ian Grant was recently featured on the cover of February’s issue of Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine.  He is one of 60 hipsters singled out who keep us on the cutting edge.
  • Terri Rotert Goebel became co-owner of the Fisher Group commercial real estate company in Mankato, MN.
  • Brad Parks is a territory sales manager for Marshfield Door Systems in Wisconsin.
  • Doug Clark is a corrections specialist for the South Dakota Department of Corrections.
  • Dan Frost is an advertising account executive at AT&T.
  • Joel Tomlinson is a cost analyst at Gillette Children’s Specialty HealthCare.
  • Suzy Ericksen Lempe is a financial advisor at Ameriprise.  She recently had a son, Dylan Gerald, on 1-21-05.
  • LeAnne Schoen Schumacher is a teacher in the Wayzata School District.
  • Trent Steel is a certified fitness trainer at Dick’s Sporting Goods.
  • Margo McGeary is working for the State of Minnesota.
  • Doug Wheeler is an IT Consultant.
  • John Gaunt is an assistant professor of Fine Arts at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design.
  • Anna Mix Lokensgard is working at Gustavus in the Finance Office.
  • Wendy Johnson Johnson is a school aid at Falcon Heights Elementary in addition to being a homemaker.
  • Gwen Kuhns Krueger lives in rural New Richland and teaches kindergarten in Waseca.

It has been fun finding out what everyone is up to these days.  As for Terry Iverson and me (Pam Twernbold Iverson) we have recently opened The Legacy House Retreat Center in Red Wing, MN.  And I continue my day job as a compensation consultant for RBC Dain Rauscher in Minneapolis.

Hope to see many of you in the fall at the reunion!

Pam Twernbold Iverson

1991 Reunion Committee Member