Archive for Lisa Heldke

Gerald Christianson ’55

The upcoming philosophy department event, “How are you thinking about your philosophy major now?” is bringing us news of alums from many different decades. Here’s news of the ’50s. Gerald Christianson is Emeritus Professor in Residence at Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where he has taught early and medieval church history since 1967. He received […]

Joel Jensen ’97: another philosopher!

Another graduate of our department who actually went on to be a philosophy professor! Joel writes, “After graduating from Gustavus in 1997 I had the usual mix of unusual jobs: house painter, bookstore clerk, librarian, bartender, professional croquet player (seriously), and a stint preparing food at the beloved St Peter Co-op.  I eventually found my […]

Nathan Carroll, Communication Studies Professor

Nate won’t be able to join us at the April reunion of philosophy alumni, because he’ll be teaching in Ireland for the term. He sent us a note instead: As an alum update, I’m a tenured Associate Professor in the Dept. of Communication, Theatre and Art at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN […]

Mick Beltz ’96: Another real-live philosopher thinking about his Gustavus philosophy major

Here’s another philosophy graduate who’s working as a philosopher! After I graduated in 1996, I went to Michigan State University for my master's in philosophy. There I focused primarily in logic and the philosophy of science. After completing my Master's degree, I pursued a PhD in Cultural Studies at George Mason University. In 2007, I […]

A philosophy major who’s a philosopher! Sean Kirkland ‘

Sean Kirkland is Associate Professor, Philosophy, at DePaul University in Chicago.  Sean won’t be able to join the Gustavus philosophers reunion, alas, but he has sent us news (and photos) of his current work. How great to hear from you! What a terrific alumni event you all have planned. I would most certainly come if […]

Steve Larson ’63: Therapist and Retired Clergy

The philosophy department has invited all living alumni of our department to return to the college on April 16 for a day of conversations we’ve called “How Are You Thinking About Your Philosophy Major Now?”  As replies begin to arrive, they are accompanied by wonderful letters. Here’s one from Steve Larson, a retired clergyman, therapist, and criminal justice program developer, […]

Where are they now? The philosophers of ’06

David Kegler-Gray is a contractor Kelsey Payne is a lifestyle design coach living in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains near Denver. (http://kelseyphillippayne.com/)

Where are they now? The Philosophers of ’11

Dimitri Diamanti is completing an MBA at Western Washington University in beautiful Bellingham. He’s working as a research assistant. Amanda Hochstatter is a physics teacher at Millenium Brooklyn High School. Susan Kranz is a private tutor in Minneapolis. Evan Larkin is living in Minneapolis and working as a Mac specialist for the Apple store, and […]

Alex Legeros (2011)

Alex Legeros is building a career in arts and nonprofit leadership in the Twin Cities with the intent of taking the reins for the next chapter in the great legacy of our nation’s most vibrant arts community. In spring of 2016, Alex will graduate with a Masters degree (MPS) in Arts and Cultural Leadership (ACL) […]

Jill Smith (2014)

Jill Smith is working as an administration specialist at Towers Watson in Bloomington, MN. She works on a team of administrators to make sure the paperwork is in place so that people can retire. Jill writes “I’ve even been able to flex my editorial muscles and use my English major skills.”