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After graduating from Gustavus, Mike Marcotte '08 thought he would find himself in an elementary school classroom. Instead, Marcotte is building his career as an assistant producer of the television show Twin Cities Live. In his spare time he makes sure to stay connected to his alma mater through his involvement in the Gustavus Young Alumni group.
Public Discourse, an introductory course in Communication Studies, has been recognized by the National Communication Association (NCA) as the recipient of its annual Program of Distinction Award. Gustavus first implemented Public Discourse into the Communication Studies curriculum in 2007. The new program was designed to emphasize argument, advocacy, speaking, and writing and to give students the opportunity to participate in immersive civic engagement.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Those who remember Nicholas Greve ’07 would agree that his 26 years were lived to the fullest and knowing him enhanced their years in return.
Frank R. Barth, the tenth president of Gustavus Adolphus College, died on August 22, 2013, at Heritage Manor in Dubuque, Iowa. A longtime educator and business leader and the first non-clergy member to be elected to the presidency of Gustavus, he served the College from 1969 to 1975. He was 95 years old at the time of his death.
Michael Klajda '13 graduated this past spring with a degree in biology. This fall he is headed to medical school at the University of Minnesota's Duluth campus with a merit based scholarship.
Gustavus Adolphus College President Jack R. Ohle announced on Monday, July 1, that the Reverend Siri C. Erickson and the Reverend Brian E. Konkol have accepted calls to become the new chaplains at the College. Rev. Erickson and Rev. Konkol will begin their new duties on August 1.
Rachel Larson, who has served Gustavus Adolphus College’s students, faculty, and staff as one of its chaplains for the past 12 years, has announced her resignation. “Chaplain Larson has touched the lives of hundreds of students and community members in her long tenure with the College,” said President Ohle. ”She will be remembered on the […]
Jack R. Ohle, the 16th President of Gustavus Adolphus College, has announced his retirement effective at the end of the 2013-14 academic year when he will complete his sixth year as president of the College. He began his service to Gustavus on July 1, 2008, and will officially retire on June 30, 2014. Ohle submitted, and the Board accepted, a letter announcing his retirement to the Board of Trustees at its regular quarterly meeting last weekend.
The Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations (GACAC) has launched an effort to generate funds to endow the position of Director of Church Relations, which is currently held by Grady St. Dennis '92.
The Mentoring for Student Success program, launched by Director of Diversity and Multicultural Programs Virgil Jones, has resulted in a significant increase in the retention rate of underrepresented students at Gustavus.