Archive for Lisa Heldke

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.”


James Freetly (2012)

James is, well, what can we say? He’s a comedian, writer and “online humor content writer” in Chicago, where he works with Chicago Comedy Theaters. What can we say???


Kitchen Cabinet Conversation: Sustainability and Fair Trade Initiatives!

The second in a series of “Kitchen Cabinet Conversations” (or was that Confrontations, Lisa Heldke?) was hosted in the EYDR on October 14. This conversation focused on environmental sustainability and fair trade. Several organizations with links to the Kitchen Cabinet participated in our conversation, which featured fair trade chocolate and tea, a pedal powered battery […]

Megan Maricle-Roberts (2014)

Megan is currently enrolled in the MSW program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She will complete her degree in 2016

Garret Zayic (2001)

Garret is a proposal project manager for United Healthcare. After Gustavus, Garret spent three years in the Peace Corps, before completing an MFA in creative writing at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.


Kitchen Cabinet Launches Kitchen Cabinet Conversations!

This year, the Kitchen Cabinet is coming out of the cabinet (to coin a phrase), and appearing once a month in the Evelyn Young Dining Room at a table near the entrance. Each month, we’ll bring you a topic that’s near and dear to the hearts of KC members. Chances are good we’ll also bring […]

Melissa Bruninga (’90)

Melissa writes: I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor of History at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee, where I teach everything but US history. One of the classes I created is History of Gender, and I find myself returning again and again to ideas I learned at Gustavus, in classes such Dr. Kate Wittenstein’s Women’s History […]

Amanda Hochstatter (12)

Amanda Hochstatter teaches math and physics at a public high school in New York City. Her school is one of the most integrated schools in the city and has a strong special education program especially for students on the autism spectrum. She uses her philosophy degree to guide her thinking while designing curriculum that specifically addresses […]


APRIL 16, 2016: Save the date!

How are you thinking about your philosophy major now? A Gustavus Philosophy Alumni Event    The faculty and students of the Philosophy Department invite you to a first-ever all-philosophy-alumni gathering, to be held Saturday, April 16 at Gustavus.   See the attached pdf for details. save the date