Gustie Greeters and Orientation Groups

Gustie Greeters


Gustie Greeters are a group of fifty upperclass student leaders who plan, organize, and lead incoming students through New Student Orientation. Each Gustie Greeter leads activities, discussions, and events during the four day Orientation program, and continuing throughout the entire year. Gustie Greeters are resources, friends, mentors, and leaders on campus for incoming students. The Orientation program is designed to offer incoming students an easier transition to their new life at Gustavus. Gustie Greeters answer questions, provide support, organize activities to meet other new students, and generally help incoming students through the "bumps" college life can present.

Orientation Groups


Incoming students are divided into small groups of ten to fifteen students, and assigned to a Gustie Greeter. This group of students is also paired with a faculty member, administrator, or staff member to assist the Orientation group with discussions and activities all year long. Orientation groups are a wonderful way for incoming students to meet other new students.

Watch for a letter from your Gustie Greeter in your mailbox in August!

2013–2014 Greeter Staff

First name Last name Year Major Hometown
Elizabeth Anderson unknown
Molly Ashwill Junior Nursing Annandale, MN
Mari Aune Senior English Saint Peter, MN
Maura Bremer Senior Communication Studies Mahtomedi, MN
Krista Brockberg Junior Nursing Waconia, MN
Madeline Cacciatore Senior Music Windsor Heights, IA
Mia Cannon Sophomore Art Studio and Religion
Laurel Carlson Senior English Shoreview, MN
Cameron Clause Senior Chemistry Mankato, MN
Haley Coller Sophomore Political Science Burnsville, MN
Carl Cronin Junior Political Science Milaca, MN
Carolyn Draayer Senior Communication Studies Deephaven, MN
Hanna Engebretson Junior Biology Eagan, MN, USA
Kristina Ericksen English Apple Valley, MN
Lars Ericson Junior Communication Arts/Lit Teaching Falcon Heights, MN
Luke Fanning Junior No Declared Major Hastings, NE
Justin Feit Senior English Rushmore, MN
Zack Gardner Senior Biology Bloomington, MN
Erin Hansen Senior Nursing Bloomington, MN
Courtney Harbeck Junior Biology Big Lake, MN
Connor Haugen Senior Political Science Apple Valley, MN
Jack Healy Senior Biology and Sociology and Anthropology Duluth, MN, United States of America
Meghan Heldt Junior No Declared Major Excelsior, MN
Zachary Jensen Junior Physics
Leah Johnson Senior Elementary Education Chanhassen, MN
Maggie Jones Senior Sociology and Anthropology Roseville, MN
David Krebs Senior Nursing Ogilvie, MN
Hayley Lofquist Senior Biology New Richmond, WI
NateTheGreat McNab Junior Religion Jordan, MN
Michael Morimoto Senior International Management Bloomington, MN
Basra Osman Junior Biology
Sam Paripovich Sophomore Athletic Training Buffalo, MN
Katie Pearson Junior Biology Eden Prairie, MN
Ashley Petersen Senior Biology Lake Mills, IA
Kelsey Raasch Senior Elementary Education Edina, MN
Shaketta Reliford Junior Communication Studies Saint Paul, MN
Michaela Rice Senior Environmental Studies and Biology Plymouth, MN
Kalyna Rieland Junior French and Psychological Science Edina, MN
Alicia Ryman Senior Elementary Education Hastings, MN
Allison Schmidt Senior Communication Studies Coon Rapids, MN
Bethany Schulz Senior English Overland Park, KS
Charlie Stokes Senior Physics Lakeville, MN
Elizabeth Strom Junior Communication Studies Fargo, ND
Stephanie Swanson Senior Communication Studies and Political Science Grand Forks, ND
Delaney Sweet Sophomore English and Political Science Omaha, NE
Joe Thayer Junior Biology and Biochem and Molecular Biology Saint Croix Falls, WI
Janelle Thienes Junior Communication Studies Sartell, MN
Matthew Timmons Junior Communication Studies Carver, MN
Erin Tollefson Senior Environmental Studies and Biology Northfield, MN
James Urquhart Junior Political Science Marshfield, WI
Amanda Wood Senior Biology and Classics Albert Lea, MN
John Yost Senior Biology Tonka Bay, MN
Emileah ZumBerge Little Falls, MN