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!

2014–2015 Greeter Staff

First name Last name Year Major Hometown
Elizabeth Anderson unknown
Molly Ashwill Senior Nursing Annandale, MN
Mari Aune Senior English Saint Peter, MN
Lily Benge Briggs Junior Art Education Grantsburg and Grantsburg, WI and WI
Tyler Bishop Junior Computer Science Plymouth, MN
Maura Bremer Senior Communication Studies Mahtomedi, MN
Krista Brockberg Senior Nursing Waconia, MN
Kirstin Buck Sophomore Nursing Northfield, MN
Mia Cannon Junior Art Studio and Religion
Haley Coller Junior Political Science and Public Accounting Burnsville
Alexis Cowley Junior Biology West Fargo, ND
Carl Cronin Senior Political Science Milaca, MN
Meg Crosby Senior Biology Eden Prairie, MN
Nick Dale Junior Psychological Science Minnetonka, MN
Carolyn Draayer Senior Communication Studies Wayzata, MN
Hanna Engebretson Senior Biology Eagan, MN, USA
Luke Fanning Senior Communication Studies Hastings, NE
Hayden Goldstien Senior Computer Science and Economics Clive, IA
Emily Gustafson Junior Nursing Esko and Esko, MN and MN, United States of America
Rachel Hain Junior Communication Studies and Sociology and Anthropology Roseville, MN
Courtney Harbeck Senior Management Big Lake, MN
Jack Healy Senior Biology and Sociology and Anthropology Duluth, MN, United States of America
Meghan Heldt Senior Public Accounting Excelsior, MN
Laura Isdahl Junior English Plymouth, MN
Callie Jae-Johnson Junior Biology Detroit Lakes and Detroit Lakes, MN and MN, United States of America
Jake Jahnke Junior Physics Alden, MN
Zachary Jensen Senior Physics
Leah Johnson Senior Elementary Education Chanhassen, MN
Lindsey Johnson Senior Mathematics Excelsior, MN
Daniel Lee Junior History Canyon Country, CA
Hannah Markquart Sophomore Chemistry and Biochem and Molecular Biology Oregon
NateTheGreat McNab Senior Religion Jordan, MN
Max Mlinar Junior Sociology and Anthropology Maple Grove, MN
Chris and Chris Narum Junior Health Fitness Eagan and Eagan, MN and MN, United States of America
Tanner Olson Sophomore Psychological Science Horace, ND
Basra Osman Senior Biology
Sam Paripovich Junior Athletic Training Buffalo, MN
Katie Pearson Junior Biology Eden Prairie, MN
Adam Peters Sophomore Biochem and Molecular Biology Montevideo and Montevideo, MN and MN, United States of America
Christine Peterson Junior Communication Studies and Political Science Duluth and Duluth, MN and MN, United States of America
Michaela Rice Biology Plymouth, MN
Kalyna Rieland Junior French and Psychological Science Edina, MN
Kristine Rogers Sophomore Nursing Rogers, MN
Allison Schmidt Senior Communication Studies Coon Rapids, MN
Lizzy Schutz Senior Elementary Education and Spanish New Hope, MN
Delaney Sweet Junior English and Political Science
Laura Swenson Junior Public Accounting Eagan and Eagan, MN
Emily Syverud Junior Biology Saint Paul and Saint Paul, MN and MN, United States of America
Joe Thayer Senior Biology and Biochem and Molecular Biology Saint Croix Falls, WI
Matthew Timmons Senior Communication Studies Carver, MN
James Urquhart Marshfield, WI
Jordan Wiest Junior History Le Sueur, MN, U.S.A.