Class of '90
February 1999

Second semester has begun at GAC and students’ thoughts are turning toward summer vacation, internships and, of course, interviewing for their first job or applying to graduate school. I am sure we can all remember agonizing over resumes, studying for GMAT’s and other comparable tests and, of course, the inevitable "will I get a job?" Now that you have been reminded what those college days were like and the anxiety you were feeling, wouldn’t it have been nice to have known that Gustavus alums were calling the career office with offers of internships or job openings for graduating seniors? If you know of any opportunities, please call the career office at GAC. Now onto a subject near and dear to our hearts. The class of 1990 will be celebrating their 10 year class reunion exactly one year from this May. So mark your calendars and feel free to contact the three of us with any ideas you may have and to be looking for updates throughout the year.

Andrea Crockett Sticha

4515 Aldrich Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55409

Tod Deming

7500 Edinborough Way #3306

Edina, MN 55435

Bruce Ensrud

5529 Knox Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55419

  • Kim Gabrielson married Scott Jonas on 6/7/97.
  • Tim Penfield married Charity Syverson on 7/11/98.
  • Jennifer Anderson married Tim Logas on 5/16/98.
  • Tracy Schultz married Gary Rosenberg on 9/24/94.
  • Kristin Oberstar married Gary Baumgard on 5/30/98.
  • Lisa Woolf married John Christiansen on 5/16/98.
  • Rob Alexander married Georgi Wise on 4/25/98.
  • Donald Nygard married Amanda Lee Wentworth on 7/11/98.
  • Amanda Peters Tenwinkel and her husband William have adopted two daughters, Rachel Tatiana Tenwinkel and Rebecca Yana Tenwinkel who were born on 9/13/96. Amanda and William also had a baby girl named Sarah Marie Tenwinkel on 9/23/98.
  • Jennifer Winters Meagher and Mark Meagher had a baby boy named Remington Paul Meagher on 9/26/98.
  • Jason and Carmen Nelson Aufderheide had a baby boy named Max Gustav Aufderheide on 5/28/98.
  • Marcia Meinke Kively had a baby girl named Jenna Carol Kively on 1/25/96 and a baby boy named Nolan on 7/1/98.
  • Anne Graham Gallentine and Jay Gallentine had a baby boy named Benjamin Andrew Gallentine on 9/26/97.
  • John Qualley and Valerie Tate Qualley ’92 had a baby boy named Matthew John Qualley on 8/26/98.
  • Renee Hilmanowski Ochaya and Ven Ochaya had a baby boy named Darren Jared Ochaya on 9/15/98.
  • Tracy Schultz Rosenberg and Gary Rosenberg have had two baby girls named Jennie Rosenberg born on 6/10/96 and Carrie Rosenberg born on 1/2/98.
  • Paula Johnson and Trevor Johnson had a baby girl named Mara May Johnson on 10/6/97.
  • Tom Studanski and Kim Studanski had a baby girl named Laura Kristin Studanski on 1/26/98.
  • Carla Melgeorge and Steve Koch had a baby boy named Matthew David on 8/17/95 and a baby girl named Emily Renee on 8/12/97.
  • Katrina Johnson Donoughue and Timothy Donoughue had a baby boy named Mitchell Robert Donoughue on 11/3/98.
  • Carmen Nelson Aufderheide and Jason Aufderheide had a baby boy named Max Aufderheide on 5/28/98.
  • Jeff Boehm and Shannon Boehm had a baby boy named Colby Andrew Boehm on 4/29/98.
  • Julie England Post and Scott Post had a baby girl named Lucy Rose Post on 7/31/98.
  • Alan Olson and Gena Mattke Olson had a baby boy named Daniel Olson on 4/20/98.
  • Karin Holm Cortese and Todd Cortese had a baby girl named Erika Elizabeth Cortese on 8/8/98.
  • Daniel Homstad and Heidi Larson had a baby boy named Sean Christopher Homstad on 7/24/98.
  • Kerstin Peterson Halverson and Jeffrey Halverson had a baby girl named Ana Kerstin Halverson on 4/7/98.
  • Susan Roberts Duncomb and David Duncomb had a baby girl named Hannah Lea Duncomb on 5/30/97.
  • Jodi Erickson Luehrs and Darin Luehrs had a baby boy named Samuel Norman Luehrs on 8/10/98.
  • Brenda Kardock is a senior writer/producer for KLCS, a PBS station owned by the Los Angeles, CA Unified School District.
  • Marica Meinke Kively is self-employed as an apartment owner/manager.
  • Craig Pederson is an associate pastor at All Saints Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove, MN.
  • Kim Gabrielson Jonas is an account manager for Harmon Solutions in Red Wing, MN.
  • Sandra Oslin is a security counselor at the Minnesota Sexual Psychopathic Personality Treatment Center in Moose Lake, MN.
  • Tim Penfield is working as the MIS/GIS director in the Clearwater County MIS Department.
  • Jennifer Anderson-Logas is an instructor for Executrain of Dallas, TX.
  • Pam Carle is manager of national programs for the National Youth Leadership Council.
  • Tracy Schultz Rosenberg is an elementary teacher for Community Christian School.
  • Kristin Oberstar Baumgard is a music teacher at John Adams Middle School in Rochester, MN.
  • Michael Regnier is a general manager for Old Chicago Pizza.
  • Erik Gulsvig is teaching 7th grade life science in Wayzata, MN.
  • Jeff Dahlseid is an assistant professor of chemistry at St. Olaf College.
  • Janet Sherwood Iles has opened up her own company called I’ll Place 1st. It is an executive search firm specializing in sales and sales management.
  • Michelle Grimley teaches music at Mitchell Christian School in Mitchell, SD.
  • Jeanne Reddy is teaching at North Trail Elementary School in Farmington, MN.
  • Leisha Johnson Olson is working in the Toxicology Laboratory at Mayo Medical Foundation in Rochester, MN.
  • Chris Olson is working as a sales representative for Gourmet Award Foods in Rochester, MN.
  • Bill Carlson is working for Carlson Toyota.
  • Jennifer Rengstorf Nelson is working at the Plymouth Middle School.
  • Angie Moy Luedtke is working for Diversified Pharmaceutical Services.
  • Joel Luedtke is working for United Health Care.
  • Alan Olson is working for Christian Recovery Center as a psychotherapist.
  • Darin Luehrs is working at Columbia Heights High School.
  • Jodi Erickson Luehrs is working for Duke Medical Systems.
  • Suzanne Bregi McGregor is working for Doppler Gear Company.
  • Christopher Manlove is working for Investment Advisors.
  • Jay Skone is working for Mark IV Industries.
  • Jim Roberge is working for Farm Credit Services of America.
  • Margaret Anderson Kelliher was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in November 1998.
  • Amy Cavender is teaching Government at Holy Cross College in Notre Dame, Indiana.
  • Donald Nygard is a technical instructor at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas.
  • Carrie Stoltzman received her Ph.D. in biology from the University of Iowa.
  • Jennifer Winters Meagher completed a specialist degree in educational administration in August 1998 from St. Cloud State University.
  • Paul Lepp has received his Ph.D. in microbiology from Michigan State.
  • Jeff Sell is in graduate school at St. Thomas for elementary education.
  • Craig Pederson received the Master of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary.
  • Shari Zeiszler McGuire co-chaired Norwest Services, Inc. United Way fundraising campaign. She is also on the Board of Directors for Twin Cities Community Voice Mail.

Some news from campus:

Spring Semester started February 8 after another busy January Term. Once again, many students took advantage of J-Term opportunities with 127 on internships, 308 on study abroad programs, and 86 students studying at other domestic institutions. Progress is being made on construction of the new Campus Center due to be open in the fall of 1999. After a week and a half of classroom preparation covering the history and culture of South Africa, the Gustavus Choir participated in a concert tour of the country January 14-February 2. The Gustavus Band traveled to South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, and Iowa for their concert tour during touring week, January 30-February 6.

Athletic teams are in full swing with all teams being competitive in MIAC play. Over Christmas break many teams traveled for non-conference games including men’s basketball winning a tournament in California, men’s hockey playing in Italy, and the swim teams competing in Bermuda. Presently, the men’s basketball team will host Pomona-Pitzer Colleges

(Calif.) in the first round of the NCAA Division III National

Tournament on Thursday, March 4.

Gustavus is once again in the news, making some national rankings. Gustavus ranked 12th among the top 22 leading small colleges in the nation providing active Peace Corps volunteers. Gustavus is ranked 15th in the listing of top 20 bachelor’s institutions that sent the most students overseas for international study during the 1996-97 academic year. Gustavus is ranked 18th of national liberal arts colleges in the number of National Merits with 17 students. Mark Anderson ’66, Dean of Admission, reports that applications for admission for the fall of 1999 are running 20 percent ahead of last year. The Admission Office instituted several new campus visit days in the summer and fall to account for the fact that few students could visit last spring. Alumni are reminded of the Alumni Scholarship Program ($10,000 over four years for children and grandchildren of alumni) available to qualified applicants. Call the Admission Office at 1-800-GUSTAVU(S) for applications.