Gustie Greeters and Orientation Groups

Gustie Greeters


Gustie Greeters are a group of 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 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 based upon the FTS selection or Three Crowns Curriculium, and a Gustie Greeter is paired with a faculty member to assist the Orientation group with discussions and activities all year long. Orientation groups are a wonderful way to meet other new students.

First name Last name Year Major Hometown
Samuel Abegglen Junior Art Studio
Ehsan Ali Asghar Junior Economics Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
Ashley Allen Sophomore Management
Joyce Amakoue Sophomore Nursing Bloomington, MN
Adam Bakken Senior Political Science and Philosophy Moorhead, MN, United States
Charlie Barnhouse Senior Biology and Music Princeton, MN, United States of America
Carrie Bather First-year No Declared Major Golden Valley, MN, United States of America
Rachel Belvedere Junior Environmental Studies and Geography Edina, MN
Abbie Biegner Junior Elementary Education Alexandria, MN, United States of America
Adam Bogen Junior Political Science Wausau, WI
Noah Carlson Senior Biology and Biochem and Molecular Biology Viroqua, WI
Hailey Concepcion Sophomore Lat Am, Latina/o, Carib Stud and Political Science Stillwater, MN, United States of America
Ellie Croonquist Sophomore No Declared Major New Hope, Mn, United States of America
Zach Croonquist Senior Psychological Science and Religion New Hope, MN
Joy Dunna Sophomore History and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies Saint Paul, MN, United States of America
Greta Dupslaff Junior Geography Minnesota, United States of America
Tori Franciosi Sophomore No Declared Major Valdez, Alaska, United States
Aly Freeman Junior Biology
Camryn Heckel Senior English White Bear Lake, MN, United States of America
Brendan "Brendan Hermerding" Hermerding Hermerding Senior Chemistry Brainerd, Minnesota, United States
Lawrence Hiquiana Sophomore No Declared Major Downers Grove, IL, United States
Amanda Jensen Junior Communication Studies Cambridge, Minnesota
Bri Jol Junior Biology and Environmental Studies Eau Claire, WI
Will LeNeave First-year No Declared Major Long Lake, Minnesota, United States
Cristhian Martinez Junior Biology Henrico, VA
Duncan Matthew Junior Music Education Pueblo, Colorado, United States
Ryan McGowan Senior Statistics and Economics Otsego, MN, United States of America
Garrett Meier Junior Communication Studies North Mankato, MN, united states of america
Carly Miller Junior Biochem and Molecular Biology Merrifield, MN
Emma Myhre Senior Communication Studies and Theatre Estherville, IA, United States
Vincent Nguyen Sophomore No Declared Major LAKEVILLE, MN, United States
Nicole Pfalz Junior Psychological Science and Lat Am, Latina/o, Carib Stud Oakdale, MN, United States
Nicholas Piram Junior Biology Eagan, MN
Paige Reiners Junior Chemistry and Music Stillwater, MN
Ben Rorem Senior Physics Honors North Mankato, MN
Lindsey Schmidt Sophomore Nursing Bloomington, MN, United States of America
Caleb Seyala Senior Public Accounting Hermantown, MN
Michelle Simms Senior Biology and Religion Inver Grove Heights, MN
Sophia Skyberg Junior Exercise Physiology prior lake, MN, United States
Caitlin Steffen Senior Music and Communication Studies Baxter, MN, United States of America
Joren Tengesdal Senior Psychological Science Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
Alex Theship-Rosales Senior Environmental Studies Chanhassen, MN, United States of America
Riley Thoen Junior Biology Bloomington, MN, United States of America
Grace Tibben-Lembke Junior Environmental Studies Reno, Nevada
Karrie Villarreal Sophomore Spanish and Lat Am, Latina/o, Carib Stud owatonna, MN