Archive for Matt Thomas '00

Matt Thomas is the Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication at Gustavus Adolphus College. After graduating from Gustavus in 2000 with degrees in Communication Studies and History, Thomas worked mainly as a sports journalist in the western suburbs of Minneapolis before returning to Gustavus in 2007.



Katie Sexe-Talbot ’00: A Leader in Healthcare Administration

Gustavus Adolphus College alumna Katie Sexe-Talbot '00 was recently recognized by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal for professional achievement, leadership qualities, and contributions to the broader Twin Cities community.


Looking Ahead to the 51st Nobel Conference

The 51st Nobel Conference, which is titled “Addiction: Exploring the Science and Experience of an Equal Opportunity Condition,” will take place Oct. 6-7, 2015. Tickets for this year's Nobel Conference are now on sale and can be purchased online at or by calling 507-933-7520.


Junior Eric Hanson ’16 Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Gustavus Adolphus College junior mathematics major Eric Hanson ’16 is the recipient of a 2015 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the premier undergraduate award for students pursuing careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.


Jean-Paul Noel ’12 Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Gustavus Adolphus College alumnus Jean-Paul Noel ’12 is the recipient of a 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF). The fellowship will support Noel’s research through the Neuroscience Graduate Program at Vanderbilt University.


Jace Riggin ’16: A Champion for Justice in His Home State

While growing up in Devils Lake, North Dakota, Gustavus Adolphus College junior Jace Riggin ’16 says he was an “outsider” for many reasons. Today, Riggin is using his life experiences and passion for justice to help others in his hometown who might consider themselves as “outsiders”.


Board of Trustees Recognized by AAUP for Shared Governance

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) announced Monday, June 8 that the Gustavus Adolphus College Board of Trustees, including President Rebecca Bergman, would receive the Association’s Ralph S. Brown Award for Shared Governance.


Video and Photos from Commencement Day

On Sunday, May 31, the 616 members of the Class of 2015 walked across the stage at Hollingsworth Field to receive their bachelor of arts degrees. You can relive the day by watching a number of videos or browsing through a gallery of photos.


Vice President Westphal Receives Honorary Degree

Gustavus Adolphus College Vice President for Finance and Treasurer Ken Westphal received the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, at the College’s commencement exercises on May 31. The honor was conferred to Westphal by Gustavus President Rebecca Bergman.


Commencement Recap: 616 Graduates Receive Degrees

Near perfect weather graced the Gustavus Adolphus College campus on Sunday, May 31 for the College's 2015 commencement exercises. Six hundred and sixteen seniors walked across the stage and received their degrees at Hollingsworth Field.


David Obermiller Receives Edgar M. Carlson Award

Gustavus Adolphus College Associate Professor of History, Environmental Studies, and Japanese Studies David Obermiller, received the 2015 Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching during the College’s commencement exercises on Sunday, May 31.