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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.
Thanks to alumni networking and the work of several Gustavus administrators and faculty members, senior Alyssa Gaulrapp '13 had the opportunity to complete a once-in-a-lifetime type internship during the month of January in Atlanta, Georgia.
This past January, 16 pre-health students took advantage of long-standing partnerships between the College and Mankato Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System, and River's Edge Hospital to observe a variety of medical professionals.
The tradition of concert touring by the music ensembles at Gustavus Adolphus College was established as early as 1878 for the musical, artistic, and educational benefit of students. Today, the group Friends of Music is ensuring that tradition continues for years to come.
Leaders of Gustavus Adolphus College, including the members of the Board of Trustees, the College’s senior administrators, and a group of faculty members representing multiple academic disciplines, came together for a weekend workshop on January 26-27 to discuss a broad range of issues, including future opportunities and challenges that Gustavus and all liberal arts colleges will face.
Anonymous donors, described as entrepreneurs and parents of three Gustavus alumni, have established a $2 million endowment for the College to use for technology renewal and replacement.
The Lund Arena Initiative is a $500,000 plan to repair, renovate, and rejuvenate Lund Arena, which is home to the hockey rink named after the program’s legendary coach, Donny Roberts ’56.
Students and faculty at Gustavus Adolphus College are witnessing one of the most exhilarating phases in the College’s history. For the most part it’s a tangible phase that can be seen and touched, but in many cases the true effects of improved learning spaces will come to light through the lives of the people who use them.
The John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning funds faculty scholarship, provides workshops to improve teaching, sponsors forums for teachers to share their work with colleagues, and encourages faculty and student collaboration on projects and research.