Class of 2001
Spring 2002


Greetings from your class agents! 

Happy Spring!

Thank you to all of you who have sent comments and suggestions as to how to improve the class letter.  We will continue to consider any new ideas you wish to share with us.  Feel free to e-mail or write us!

As you can see from our letter, there have not been very many weddings and career moves to report on.  But we have the feeling that our next class letter, due out in Fall 2002, will be more full after a summer of weddings and people making some career changes.

Graduation at Gustavus is a little more than a month away.  Not only does this time mark the completion of President Steuer's tenure of service, but it also means that we have completed our first full year as alumni.  Congratulations on all that you have accomplished within the last year.

Hope to see you at commencement for the Class of 2002 on June 2nd at Hollingsworth Field!

Cassie and Hal


  • Andrea Gedde married Jack Puder on January 12, 2001.
  • Matthew Hoppe married Kaydee Cin on July 28, 2001.
  • Jennifer Larson married Matthew Johnson on August 4, 2001.

Did we miss your wedding?  Let us know!  See last page for details.


  • Anne Spence is studying clinical mental health counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.


  • Travis Altenhofen is an insurance contractor for Cedar Valley Exteriors.
  • Amy Berger is a legislative analyst for the Minnesota Senate.
  • Scott Crowell is playing professional soccer for the Arizona Sahuaros.
  • Steve Davis is a finance and insurance manager for Navvus Solutions.
  • Kara Derner is a health educator at the Eating Disorders Institute of Methodist Hospital.
  • Amy Dolin is a communications coordinator for MN Technology Corporation.
  • Angela Erickson is a teaching associate at San Diego State University.
  • Traci Faschingbauer is a project coordinator in the Career Center at Washington University.
  • Megan Gunderson is a laboratory manager for St. Supery Vineyards and Winery.
  • Kim Johnson works for Midwest Young Artists Youth Orchestra.
  • Melanie Kelso is an executive recruiter for LeLand Roberts, Inc.
  • Aaron Kennedy is going into the Army.
  • Joshua Kramer is playing his first year of professional hockey.
  • Rachel Mathison is a housing advocate for Homeless Families at Elim Transitional Housing.
  • Jackie McKeown is a Grove sales program assistant at The Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Sarah Miller is a case worker/therapeutic preschool teacher for Family Networks.
  • Jennifer Nelson is a mediator for the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.
  • Kristine Nelson is an operations manager for Minnesota Youth Symphonies.
  • Mike Orr is playing professional soccer for the Arizona Sahuaros.
  • Cameron Piper works in the Marketing Department at Horizon Lobby.
  • Tracy Regenscheid is a staff accountant for Larson, Allen, Weishair & Co.
  • Jen Sather is a cardiac rehab coordinator at JMHS.
  • Erin Seal is a teaching assistant for Roseville Area Schools.
  • Arielle Semmel is a youth center coordinator at Teen Reach at OLGC.
  • Liz Skalbeck is a Wings home visitor/case manager for No. Country Lifeline.
  • Sara Sorenson is a customer service representative for Farmer’s Insurance Group.
  • Carlie Thompson is an administrative assistant at Relocation Advantage, a division of First American Insurance Co.
  • Shelly Wroge is a facilities coordinator for Goodwin Procter LLP.
  • Justin Zoch is an editor for “Flat Out Magazine.”


Gustavus Adopts New Logo

An integrated marketing team at Gustavus spent the last fifteen months researching, interviewing and creating a new visual identity to be used as a consistent image for the college.  You can also read about this change at

Alumni Directory

The Alumni Directory being published for the Gustavus Alumni Association by Publishing Concepts is still in production.  Those who purchased directories should expect to receive their copy in September.  Orders for an alumni directory can still be taken by calling 800/982-1590.

Gusties In Volunteer Endeavors  G.I.V.E.

Gusties In Volunteer Endeavors, a national day of community service, is moving to the spring.  All alumni, parents, friends, and family members of all ages and abilities are welcome to work on Saturday, April 27 in the Twin Cities.  Work is happening at ten different sites, with projects ranging from serving lunch at the Salvation Army to painting at a homeless shelter or visiting with residents at an elderly care center.  Lunch and free child care is provided.  Sign up under the alumni events section online at class/classletters/give/GIVE.html

“Hello Walk” Online Alumni Community 

Hello Walk, online alumni community, is a place for Gusties to meet to share casual conversation or in-depth discussion. Come join the conversations, debate issues in the news, or just catch up with old friends.  Visit Hello Walk today!

Arbor Day  Dedication of Wetlands Preserve

A Gustavus Arbor Day Celebration is April 26 with morning chapel followed by a reception and luncheon with guest speaker Peter Olin of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chanhassen. The dedication of the Linnaeus Arboretum Wetlands Preserve will follow.

Sorority Earns Highest National Grad Point Average

The Gustavus chapter of the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority was recognized for achieving the highest overall grade point average of all 104 Sigma chapters throughout the world. The grade point averages of the Gustavus sorority members combined to achieve a chapter average of 3.447 for last spring semester's grades.  "Tri Sigma" is the only nationally affiliated Greek organization at Gustavus.

Church Relations

The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations celebrated its fifteenth anniversary on April 20.  Over five hundred delegates, representing 460 ELCA congregations around the country were on campus to hear about Gustavus and elect members of the College Board of Trustees.

Fine Arts

Gustavus will host two exceptional small ensembles in April, the Aspen Ensemble and the Artaria String Quartet.  With numerous student recitals, Gustavus ensemble concerts, and the spring dance concert, it will be a busy month in the Fine Arts buildings. 


Several coaches were named MIAC coach of the year for their respective winter sports:  Jon Carlson ’88  for men's and women's swimming; Mike Carroll for women's hockey; Mickey Haller for women's basketball; Scott Jerome for Nordic skiing; and Brett Petersen for men's hockey.   Spring sports are just getting started with a full schedule.  For more sports information and to listen to Gustie games broadcast online, go to stuservices/Athletics/

Upcoming Events

For information go to the Gustavus College Calendar at calendar/calendar.cfm

E-Mail Address Updates

If you change e-mail addresses, please inform the Alumni Office of the change at their home page at email_search/add_update.cfm


Is there any interest in having an official web page for our class?  Gustavus will provide the space if we will provide the content.  If you have any ideas for a web page, please contact Cassie or Hal.  What type of information would you like to share or know about your classmates?  Would you like to have a directory to keep up with others?  What others ideas are there?  Please let us know!


The information that is contained within this newsletter has been submitted either to Gustavus or to one of us directly for publication.  If you have Marriage, Birth, Education, Career, or Miscellaneous updates that you would like us to publish in our next newsletter there are two methods of submission.  First, you can send the information to Gustavus via the web page ( by clicking on Alumni and then Your News, or you can e-mail or mail the information directly to one of your class agents.  So, get on the web and send us your info!  Our next publication is scheduled for September 2002.

Cassie Carver

3517 Federal Dr. #202

Eagan, MN 55122

Hal DeLaRosby

11525 Luther Point Road

Grantsburg, WI 54840