Maggie Forster ’09

Alumni and Administrator

Maggie (Hedlund) Forster, originally from Cokato, MN, earned her BA from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2009 with a major in communication studies and minor in gender, women, and sexuality studies. She earned her MS in communications at Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2011. 

While completing her capstone project for her MS, she was the graduate intern in the Office of Marketing and Communication at Gustavus, working specifically on writing, video, photography, social media, and event planning for the College. After enjoying her experience, she continued working at Gustavus with a position in the President's Office, working for President Jack Ohle and Barb Larson Taylor '93 on special projects, specifically the 2011-12 Sesquicentennial celebration. In December of 2012 she started working with the Gustavus Annual Fund. In July of 2014, she began working in Donor Relations in the Office of Advancement.

Maggie currently lives in Shakopee, with her husband, Tony Forster '08.  She is beyond proud to be a Gustie sibling to Ms. Carlie Hedlund '15. In her spare time she gets outdoors as much as possible, enjoys reading historical non-fiction, supporting Minnesota athletic teams, hanging with her family & friends, and watching crime fiction television. Maggie serves on the Board of the Gustavus Library Associates and is also the Communication Chair for the Class of 2009. She is proud to serve as the adviser of the Gustavus Advertising Club.


B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College, M.S. Minnesota State University, Mankato