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!


2016–2017 Greeter Staff

First name Last name Year Major Hometown
Ehsan Ali Asghar First-year No Declared Major Rawalpindi, 44000, Pakistan
John Baron Senior Communication Studies and Political Science Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Brad Basco Senior Psychological Science Medina, MN
Avery Bather Junior Music and Psychological Science Golden Valley, Minnesota, United States
Karrin Becker Junior Spanish and Sociology and Anthropology Lakeville, MN, United States of America
Natasha Behboudi Sophomore Psychological Science and Elementary Education Minnetonka, MN
Lily Benge Briggs Senior Art Education Grantsburg, WI
Adam Bogen Sophomore Political Science Wausau, WI
Zachary Brown Junior Biology and Mathematics Cambridge, MN
Rachel Bruch-Andersen Sophomore Communication Studies and Sociology and Anthropology Hastings, MN, United States of America
Kirstin Buck Junior Nursing Northfield, MN
Noah Carlson Sophomore No Declared Major Viroqua, WI
Joe Cella Junior Political Science and Computer Science Moorhead, MN
Cara Christiansen Senior Computer Science North Mankato, MN, United States
Charlotte Cowdery First-year No Declared Major Minneapolis, MN, United States of America
Carolyn Del Vecchio Junior Biology and Political Science Bismarck, ND, United States
Michael Greenberg Sophomore Health and Physical Ed Teaching mora, mn
Mae Grigsby Junior Elementary Education Superior, CO
Emily Gustafson Senior Nursing Esko, MN, United States of America
Daniella Habib First-year No Declared Major Providence, RI, United States
Rachel Hain Junior Communication Studies and Sociology and Anthropology Roseville, MN
Camryn Heckel Sophomore No Declared Major White Bear Lake, MN, United States of America
Morgan Hubers Junior Public Accounting Northfield, MN, United States
Laura Isdahl Senior English Plymouth, MN
Callie Jae-Johnson Senior Biology and Psychological Science Detroit Lakes, MN, United States of America
Megan Johnson Junior English Blaine, MN, United States
Mara Klipfel Senior Health Fitness and Athletic Training Shakopee, Minnesota, United States of America
Hannah Markquart Junior Chemistry and Biochem and Molecular Biology Oregon
Cristhian Martinez First-year Biology Henrico, VA
Savannah Maynard Junior Biology Minneapolis, MN
Miki Mir Sophomore Biology North Mankato, MN, United States
Emma Myhre Sophomore Communication Studies and Theatre Estherville, IA, United States
Nikki Neequaye First-year No Declared Major Bloomington, MN, United States of America
Cole Nelson Junior Mathematics Minneapolis, MN, United States of America
Tanner Olson Junior Psychological Science Horace, ND
Adam Peters Junior Biology Montevideo, MN, United States of America
Christine Peterson Senior Communication Studies and Political Science Duluth, MN, United States of America
Kayla Peterson Senior Athletic Training
Kristin Podratz Junior Statistics MN
Kelli Poffenberger Junior Nursing Big Lake, MN
Cameron Reischauer Senior Social Studies Teaching Zearing, IA, United States
Kristine Rogers Junior Nursing Rogers, MN
Ben Rorem Sophomore Physics North Mankato, MN
Emily Severson Junior Communication Studies Rosemount, MN, United States of America
Herchran Singh Senior Biology Rochester, MN
Maggie Swanson Junior Elementary Education Deer River, MN, United States
Laura Swenson Senior Public Accounting Eagan, MN
Emily Syverud Junior Biology and Spanish Saint Paul, MN, United States of America
Lindsey Taylor unknown
Joren Tengesdal Sophomore No Declared Major Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
Isaak Tjaden Sophomore Management Eagan, MN
Benissa Uwamwiza Sophomore Public Accounting kigali, Rwanda
Olivia Ward Sophomore Management Osceola, WI, United States of America
Jordan Wiest Senior History Le Sueur, MN, U.S.A.