Class of '91
August 2006

15-Year Reunion ― October 6 & 7, 2006

Hello Class of ’91!

Labor Day is nigh upon us, which means the winding down of summer, the start of another school year, and the beginning of the countdown to our 15-Year Reunion!  Hopefully, Saturday, October 7, is already marked on your calendar with permanent marker.

Registration materials, if you haven’t already received them in the mail, should arrive shortly.  Return them!  Your classmates would love to see you and your family.  We’re looking forward to a fun, casual, comfortable day filled with lots of opportunities to catch up with one another, look around campus, cheer on the football Gusties during the Homecoming game, and reminisce. 

Class of 1991 Events for Saturday, October 7, 2006

                                                       Tailgating Picnic in the Dive

10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Serving classic tailgating fare including burgers, hot dogs, chips, brownies, pop and water

Beer and wine available – drink tickets $3 each


Post-Football Happy Hour in the Dive

4:00 – 6:00 pm

Hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages

Beer and wine available – drink tickets $3 each


Cost for both events:

$20/adults, $10/children 5-15, free to children under 5

Register by September 22

Door prizes to include Gustie apparel and maybe even a famed Red Velvet cake!

You’re also invited to participate in the general Homecoming events scheduled throughout the weekend (separate charges may apply).  Saturday options include:

            9:00 a.m. – Fun Run

            1:00 p.m. – Homecoming Football Game vs. Bethel

            7:30 p.m. – Neal and Leandra concert in Bjorling Concert Hall

You can also check the reunion schedule and register online at: just follow the Alumni and reunion links.  There’s even a list of classmates who plan on attending the reunion!

Also, if you haven’t yet made your reunion year alumni gift, please consider doing so.  Our class is striving to reach a goal of 50% participation.  We recognize and immensely appreciate all of you who have already supported Gustavus financially, but at about 22-24% participation so far, our class has a ways to go.  Simply put, it’s not how much you give, but that you give.  The deadline to be a part of the reunion year gift is October 2006.  Give online at: or return the enclosed envelope.

Just to get you thinking and reminiscing…

How much do you remember about some major college events during our senior year?

What was the theme for the 1990 Nobel conference?

- Chaos: the New Science

Who did the Gusties play at the 1990 Homecoming game?

- Was it Bethel or St. John’s?  Either way, we lost  L

What was the theme for the 1990 Christmas in Christ Chapel?

- Argh, I don’t remember.  Remind me when you see me at the reunion!

What was the still-pertinent topic for the 1991 MayDay! Peace Conference lecture?

- U.S. Policy in the Middle East:  What Roads to Peace?

Who was the 1991 Graduation speaker?

- Departing College President John Kendall

Class Updates

  • Donna Ebert Andrews, Savage, MN – welcomed Kate Marie by adoption on January 22, 2005.
  • Darcy Price, New Prague, MN – married Jay Schoenebeck ’80, on June 3, 2006.  She works at United Health Group as vice president of account management.
  • Marie Brown Dammann, Sanborn, MN – works at Fox Brothers of Sanborn as a service writer.
  • Missy Brehm Swanson, Eden Prairie, MN – works at Thrivent Financial as a financial specialist.  Ward Swanson is an environmental chemist for Barr Engineering Company.
  • Michael Selep, Bolingbrook, IL – works at Illinois Parks and Recreation as professional services director.
  • Greg Ebeling, Spencer, IA – works in the Spencer School District.
  • Barbara Otte Borrowman, Inver Grove Heights, MN – works for McAfee as territory manager.
  • Sally Johnson Flattum, Eden Prairie, MN – works at Hudson Highland Group as a financial consultant.
  • Margo McGeary, Pine City, MN – works for the State of Minnesota in Financial Aid.

Keep us apprised of your latest happenings!

Upcoming Events:

  • Nobel Conference:  “Medicine:  Prescription for Tomorrow” - October 3 - 4
  • Homecoming/Family Weekend - October 7 - 8

Thanks for keeping in touch!  Hope to see you in a couple weeks.  Go Gusties!

Kim Osland

1991 Class Agent