Class of '66
September 2006


Reunion dates ― October 6 & 7, 2006

A reminder that our big day is Saturday, October 7th, when we gather at Gustavus to celebrate our 40th Year Reunion!  As usual at Homecoming there will be lots of activities to enjoy.  Walk the Linnaeus Arboretum for some peaceful reflections of our good times at Gustavus or cheer on the mighty Gusties at the football game vs. Bethel.  You can register for our class events at in order to reserve your spot!  Here are the final details again:

Saturday, October 7th

11:00am – 1:00pm          Social Time in the Faculty Lounge of the Jackson Campus Center.  No Cost for this event.  Some may wish to attend the football game that afternoon.

Saturday, October 7th

4:00 p.m.                         Social Hour/Dinner/Light Program at the Shoreland Golf Course.

Cost:  $20/person.  Select your choice of entrees on the registration.

Class Giving:  We're happy to report that 47% of us ’66ers have participated as follows:

1966 Class Giving:                                         $152,260

1966 Class Endowed Scholarship:                $    4,050

1966 Class Future Gift Declarations:           $110,000

Total Gift Celebration for our Reunion:       $266,310

Our goal is to reach $25,000 in our Class Endowed Scholarship and it's not too late to join our class effort.  Please consider a gift in any amount to be added to our class total as a way to say “Thank you” to the school that impacted our lives in so many positive ways and to give the gift of Gustavus to others.  Giving online is as easy as typing in into your web browser!

Please join us for our big day in October.  It will be so good to see all of you back on campus looking better than ever!

Last minute class notes:

Eric and Deidra (Moehring) Gustavson:  Eric is semi-retired with a part-time associate pastor position at Mt. Olivet Lutheran - West Campus.  He also hosts and promotes international trips with Trans World Travel and enjoys volunteering with the D.F.L. and our Reunion Committee.  He and Deidra are grandparents of three-year-old Skyler.

Kathleen Johnson Oleson:  Husband, Ray, is executive chairman and founder of SI International.  They both love living in Hilton Head, S.C.

John and Cindy (Linder) Buschagen:  Hello from Denver, Colorado.  John is sole owner of Lighting Sales.  Cindy serves Faith Lutheran Church in Castle Rock, CO, as an associate in ministry of the E.L.C.A.

Mary Strand Slinde:  Ken ’64 and I are doing what many people our age are doing...visiting grandchildren!

Kirstie Lewis:  I continue as a self-employed educational psychologist evaluating individuals from ages 5 to 85 who have learning difficulties and visual stress related to light sensitivity.  My husband, Peter Sugarman, retired from Microsoft and is pursuing a doctorate in psychology.  He is currently in the Bahamas doing cognitive research with dolphins.

Tom Oram:  Tom is a CPA and retired computer analyst.

On behalf of your Reunion Committee let me say how anxious we are to see you at the reunion.  Safe travels…

Eric Gustavson

1966 Reunion Committee Member