Class of '90
October 1999

Fall Phonorama is here! Feel like catching up with old GAC friends? Join us at the offices of Deli Express to help call your classmates.

Callers will be emphasizing two things this year: reunion plans are in the works for homecoming weekend next fall, September 29 & 30, and as a class we’d like to create a significant reunion gift to the Gustavus Fund. Class of 1990 Phonorama nights are Monday, October 18th and Thursday, October 28th. Contact the alumni office or us if you can be there.

If you can’t join us, expect a call. And if those of you with Caller ID see "Deli Express" show up on your ID box, don’t worry, nobody’s trying to sell you roast beef sandwiches! It’s just your GAC classmates trying to be in touch!


Our 10-year reunion weekend will be the evening of September 29, 2000 in the Twin Cities and at Gustavus on September 30, 2000.

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

  • Michael Muedeking married Karie Koehler on June 19, 1999.
  • Shelley Banicki married Peter Beaumont on June 4, 1999.
  • Lisa Woolf married John Christiansen on May 16, 1998.
  • Maureen McGinnis has remarried. She married Matthew Ryan on April 16, 1999.
  • Monica Lehner married Jeffry R. Meeker 7/27/96.
  • Suzanne Bregi McGregor had a baby girl named Kate Marjorie McGregor on 5/5/99.
  • Brad Pinchuk and Jillayne Jablonski (’91) had a baby girl, Lauren Christine Pinchuk, on 1/14/99.
  • Doug Mostrom had a baby boy (actually his wife did) named Mason Griffith Mostrom on 3/6/99.
  • Carrie Olstad Sueker and Erik Sueker had a baby boy, Mitchell Erik Olstad Sueker, on 10/2/98.
  • Patrick and Jacqueline Wilson Lutter had a baby girl named Olivia June Lutter on 9/3/98.
  • Lezlie Johnson Braaten had a baby boy, Brady Michael Braaten on 6/27/98.
  • Renee Hilmanowski Ochaya had a baby boy, Darren Jared Ochaya, on 9/15/98.
  • Wendy Chunat Kropid had a baby girl, Katherine Genevieve, on 6/2/98.
  • Julie Smith Johnson and Eric Johnson had a baby boy, Evan Michael, on 3/11/99.
  • Andy Cossette and Dana Johnson Cossette (’92) had a baby boy, Matthew Robert, on 3/24/99.
  • Jeff Drake and Amy Leff Drake (’91) had a baby girl named Jessica Nicole on 11/22/98.
  • John Qualley and Valerie Tate Qualley (’92) had a baby boy, Matthew John, on 8/26/98.
  • Connie Mischke Klein and Richard Klein had a baby girl named Hannah on 1/12/99.
  • Monica Lehner Meeker and Jeffry Meeker had a baby girl, Sydney Maya, on 12/13/98.
  • Nancy Bullis Deschane had a baby girl, Bailey LaPointe Deschane, on 6/30/98.
  • Eric Hemme and Susan Goehl Hemme had a baby girl named Taylor Gretchen Hemme 2/12/99.
  • Myra Sandquist is pursuing her Master’s in Sports Administration from Mankato State.
  • Monica Lehner Meeker graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine 5/5/98.
  • Susan Roberts Duncomb is working on getting her teaching license.
  • Jay Armstrong completed his MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Deborah Larson Ellis graduated with her Master’s in Education/Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston Victoria.
  • Tony Severt completed his residency in diagnostic radiology this June. 
  • Monica Lehner Meeker is a family practice resident at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, IA.
  • Maureen McGinnis Ryan is the marketing manager of annual giving programs with the American Heart Association for Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas.
  • Julie Smith Johnson is working for Norwest Bank.
  • Wendy Chunat Kropid is working for the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
  • Carrie Olstad Sueker is working for Marshall Public Schools.
  • Jay Armstrong is working for Nortel as a business manager in Dallas.
  • Jane Hill Primoli is an attorney for Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP in Minneapolis.
  • Ann Vos Greenawalt is assistant to the chairman for the U.S. parole commission in Washington.
  • Christian Baumgarten is in sales for C. Baumgarten and Son.
  • Michael Muedeking is a work director for Norwest Bank Services.
  • Jeff Erdmann is the new head football coach at Rosemount High.
  • Dan Kadrmas is instructor of radiology at the University of Utah and doing research in medical imaging.
  • Patricia Pryor is an attorney at Cousineau, McGuire, Anderson.
  • Anne Johnson published "The Lost Japanese Years of Antonio Stradivari" in a magazine called Challenging Destiny.
  • Judy Legred Radke is an elementary teacher in the Nicollet t School District.
  • Brenda Kardock was a judge for the Promax Awards, which is the "Oscar" equivalent for television show promotions.
  • Rebecca Corbid is a contract analyst in the information management department at The Pillsbury Company.
  • Nancy Bullis Deschane is director of operations for Weintraub Capital Management, a San Francisco investment firm.
  • John Danchertsen is employed at Williams Communications Group in the fiber services group in Owasso, OK.
  • Julia Johnson Danchertsen is a programmer for Latric Systems.
  • Deborah Larson Ellis is an assistant principal at Landis Elementary School in Alief Independent School District in Texas.
  • Mary Barrett Brown is a credit investigator team leader for MCC Group.
  • Kari Johnson is a fourth grade teacher in the Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan School District.
  • Eric Hemme is a sales manager at New Horizons Computer Learning Center.
  • Sue Goehl Hemme is a certified women’s health nurse practitioner specialized in infertility at OB-GYN West P.A. in Wayzata.
  • Linda Zabel Zuhlsdorf is a sales coordinator at Alumacraft Boat Co. in St. Peter.
  • Kirk Wrede is west coast director of sales and marketing at TSI, a Montana based supplier of nutritional raw materials.
  • Tony Severt is a faculty member at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
  • Kristin Savaloja is the head athletic trainer at Buffalo High School in Buffalo, MN.
  • Anne Miller is assistant chief counsel in the Office of the Chief Counsel, Food and Drug Administration.
  • Colleen Nori is media director at Youth Encounter in Minneapolis.
  • Tari Johnson Neppl is a Y2K project member at Fingerhut.
  • Scott D. Nelson is a sales coordinator at Crossroads Trailer in Lake Mills, IA.
  • Jolee Halstrom Molitor is vice president at Welsh & Associates, a marketing communications firm.
  • Carey Gleason is working at the Cleveland V.A. Hospital.
  • Tim Austrums is in sales with The Connection in Minneapolis.
  • Linda Achterhof Davis is doing marketing for Trinity Repertory Theater Company in Providence.
  • Jennifer Meagher is a language arts teacher at Rocori Middle School.
  • Dan Michel is a web designer with Second Harvest, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.
  • Jay Stave transferred to the Minneapolis office of Deloitte & Touche.
  • Lori Lynn Phillips is an attorney practicing at the firm of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe.
  • Jon Olson works for Featherlite Corporation.
  • Myra Sandquist is teaching art at the New Prague High School and coaching three sports. 
  • Myra Sandquist was an alternate for the US Women’s Rugby World Cup Squad that took 2nd in the World Cup competition in Amsterdam.
  • Jon Olson recently rode in the Great Five Boro Bike Tour in New York City.

Help us find these individuals so we can get the reunion information to them. If you know where any of these people are, please let us or Gustavus know.

  • Heather L. Anderson
  • Michael W. Anderson
  • Shelley Banicki Beaumont
  • Robert O. Berdahl
  • Jeffrey R. Bisson
  • Rich O. Breuing, Jr.
  • Lance A. Brown
  • Tracy M. Burns
  • Pam Seeman Carty
  • Michael B. Clark
  • Shelley Clifton
  • Richard C. Crabtree
  • Tanya R. Dowd
  • V. Joseph Dudley
  • Paul J. Dummer
  • Susan Roberts Duncomb
  • Peter B. Eaton
  • Kellie S. Erbisch
  • Jeff J. Erickson
  • Paul C. Gilbertson
  • Joanne Gulstrand Harmsen
  • Earl Hart
  • Dayna L. Harting
  • Hiromi Hashimoto
  • Sonoe Tsubaki Hirai
  • Lauri Hoff
  • Peter Jensen
  • Janna Koenig
  • Debra Tate Kvaal
  • Jill M. Ledin
  • Wendy Levithan
  • Robert D. Lund
  • Raju K. Mahtani
  • Nicole Menz
  • Susan Forsythe Orfanidis
  • Zbigniew M. Perlinski
  • Susanne E. Persson
  • Amy Pohlman Reuter
  • Amy Benson Rozek
  • Dean A. Schultz
  • Mark G. Smith
  • Ronald C. Sturgeon
  • Amanda Peters Tenwinkel
  • Richard C. Thibodeau
  • Miriam Walesko

The giving year is June 1 – May 31

506 classmates

Year Credit Donors %

1990-1991 $ 3,353.21 212 42%

1991-1992 $ 3,046.75 187 37%

1992-1993 $ 5,498.84 273 54%

1993-1994 $ 3,913.55 175 35%

1994-1995 $ 5,176.09 207 41%

1995-1996 $ 6,239.76 231 46%

1996-1997 $10,787.01 273 54%

1997-1998 $10,438.55 199 39%

1998-1999 $ 7,190.33 145 29%

Goal for 1999:

$15,200.00 304 60%

1999-2000 as of 10/18/99:

$759.40 21

The 1999-2000 academic year opened with a record enrollment of 2,490 full-time students (compared with the previous record of 2,474 set last year), including 660 first-year students. Students returned to the new Campus Center housing the Evelyn Young Dining Room, the new Book Mark, post office, health service, and printing service. Renovation of the old dining service building will continue with expected completion in February. The renovation project will provide office space for student organizations, Office of Admission, specialty dining areas, Dean of Students office, and a faculty and staff center. Summer construction also included the landscaping of parking lots on the north end of campus. The landscaping provides a welcoming appearance to the College and helps break-up the "frozen tundra" between Norelius Hall and the Campus Center.

Gustavus Adolphus College Ranked Among the Best Liberal Arts Colleges

Gustavus Adolphus College is once again ranked among the best of all national liberal

arts colleges in U.S. News and World Report's 13th annual "America's Best Colleges" rankings. Gustavus is again in the top 80 of the overall quality listings for national liberal arts colleges. Ranked again in the second tier in the national liberal arts college category, Gustavus is one of only two Minnesota colleges included in the 38-college tier two listing and one of four Minnesota colleges ranked in the top 80. Gustavus is also included in the Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine list of "100 great values" among the nation's 1,600 private schools. The "Private Colleges Worth the Price" article appears in the September 1999 magazine. Gustavus is one of only four Minnesota colleges named a Top 100 Value in Private Colleges. The list is based on academic and financial measures.

Some exciting changes are in store for class reunions. Starting next year, all class reunions, except for the 50-Year Club and the 50th Anniversary Class, will be held in the fall at Homecoming, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 29 & 30, 2000. Classes celebrating reunions at Homecoming will include ’55, ’60, ’65, ’70, ’75, ’80, ’85, ’90 & ’95. Reunion dates for the 50-Year Club and the Class of 1950 are May 26 & 27, 2000, Commencement Weekend.

The Gustavus Library Associates Once upon a holiday … A Royal Affair, is Saturday, November 13 at the Radisson South Hotel, Bloomington. Information and registration material was inserted in the Summer Quarterly.

Christmas in Christ Chapel, Even so, come, Lord Jesus, is December 3-5. A ticket order form was inserted in the Summer Quarterly. Tickets available only for Friday and Sunday evening performances.

Alumni Chapters will be meeting again this year so mark your calendars today: Washington, DC, November 5; Boston, November 6; Chicago, December 11; Atlanta, January 31; Marco Island, February 5; Tucson, February 7; Phoenix, February 8; Sun City, February 9; Seattle, March 3; Bay Area, March 4; Los Angeles, March 5; San Diego, March 6; Denver, March 7.

ALUMNILLENNIUM 2000 - The Gustavus Artist Series -- For 30 years, the Artist Series has brought world-class artists to campus for performances, exhibitions and residencies. This year the tables turn as the Series features and celebrates the accomplishments of our alumni artists as they enter the new millennium, ALUMNILLENNIUM 2000. The Fall Series opened September 18 with the jazz trio October, featuring Andrew Benson ’95, Brian Rowe ’95 and Nik Lindell ’95; followed by the music of Steve Heitzeg ’82, September 25. David Esbjornson ’75 directs a one-woman Virginia Woolf play on October 8; organist Timothy Strand ’82 presents his recital on November 14; and tenor Mark Thomsen ’78 will present a vocal recital on November 21. Spring semester events include an alumni art exhibiton in February; a concert by Neal Hagberg ’81 and Leandra Peak ’83 on February 19; pianist Stephen Carlson ’92 on March 4; and Peter Krause ’87, better known as Casey McCall on ABC's SPORTS NIGHT, will be in residency in April. Other events may be scheduled through the fall of 2000 as well. Ticket information and complete schedule will be posted to the Fine Arts Calendar on the Gustavus website.

Following extensive work to Christ Chapel's magnificent pipe organ this summer, a three-concert series of organ recitals has been planned for the fall. Christ Chapel Organist, Dr. David Fienen opened the series with Organ Works by Charles-Marie Widor on October 10 at 7:30 p.m. Volodymyr Koshuba, Organist of the Kiev Concert Hall of Organ and Chamber Music and the

Ukraine's "Honored Artist" for 1998, will present a recital on November 4 at 7:30 p.m. The final recital, mentioned in the ALUMNILLENNIUM 2000, is a recital by Timothy Strand ’82, Organist and Music Director for St. Luke's Episcopal in Minneapolis, on November 14, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The Fienen and Strand recitals are free of charge. The

Koshuba recital, sponsored by the American Guild of Organists, will have tickets available at the door.

Gustavus will be represented at several Lutheran College Fairs and Festivals around the country this year. Gustavus alumni, parents and friends are encouraged to assist with these events by staffing the Gustavus table to share your experiences with prospective students and their parents. You can also help by bringing students of high potential to the events or encouraging their attendance. Please call the Gustavus Admission Office to volunteer at 800-GUSTAVU(S). Events scheduled include: Omaha, September 19; Kansas City, September 20; Des Moines, September 21; Cedar Rapids, September 22; Quad Cities, September 23; St. Louis, September 26; Denver, October 10; Phoenix, October 11; Santa Ana, October 12; Seattle, October 17; Portland, October 17;

Appleton, October 31; Milwaukee, November 2; Madison, November 3; Chicago, November 7; Grand Rapids (MI), November 8; Detroit, November 14; Cleveland, November 15; Columbus, November 16; Pittsburgh, November 17; Saddlebrook (NJ), November 21; Philadelphia, November 21; Baltimore, November 22; and Washington, DC, November 23.

SMARTERsource is a new Web-based resume service exclusively for the students and alumni of Minnesota Private Colleges. The site is a job-searching tool for current students seeking internships or part-time employment, new or recent graduates launching a career, or alumni seeking new positions or career changes. The service lists resumes in more than a dozen

categories. Check out this site at

As of June 1, 2000, the Career Center will destroy all credential files created on or before June 1, 1974. Credential files include letters of recommendation and/or student teacher evaluations. If you do not wish your file to be destroyed, please contact the Career Center by May 1, 2000, at 507-933-7586; fax 507-933-6277, or e-mail