Archive for June, 2008

Ohle Officially Takes Office as College’s 15th President

Tuesday, July 1 officially marks the beginning of Jack R. Ohle's tenure as the 15th president of Gustavus Adolphus College. Ohle replaces James L. Peterson, who retired after serving as president of the College since July 2003.

Gustavus Student Competes at Olympic Trials

Gustavus Adolphus College student athlete Lisa Brown capped off an exciting track and field season by finishing 13th in the javelin throw at the United States Olympic Track and Field Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday, June 28.

Gustavus Alumnus Named Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Gustavus Adolphus College President-elect Jack R. Ohle has named Thomas W. Young, a 1988 Gustavus graduate, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Young, who currently serves as Interim Co-director for the fundraising unit at the College, will assume his new duties on July 14, 2008.

Gustavus Exceeds Fundraising Goals

Gustavus Adolphus College surpassed its fundraising goal for the fiscal year, raising $12.07 million by May 31, 2008.

James and Susan Peterson Receive Greater Gustavus Award

Gustavus Adolphus College President James Peterson '64 and his wife, the Rev. Susan Pepin Peterson '65 received the Greater Gustavus Award Saturday, May 31 during the Alumni Banquet as part of the College's 2008 Reunion Weekend.

Gustavus Honors Distinguished Alumni

Gustavus Adolphus College presented Craig Johnson '69, Talmadge King '70, and Barbara Leonard '63 with Distinguished Alumni Citations Saturday, May 31 at the College's Alumni Banquet as part of the 2008 Reunion Weekend.

Linnaeus Arboretum to Host Summer Garden Tour

Friends of Linnaeus Arboretum at Gustavus Adolphus College will host a Summer Solstice Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 22. The tour will begin and end at the Linnaeus Arboretum in St. Peter with stops scheduled in New Ulm, Minn., at the August Schell Brewery, Museum, and Gardens and the Gigi and Scott Rysdahl Residence.

Richard Leitch Receives Edgar M. Carlson Award

Richard Leitch, Gustavus Adolphus College Associate Professor of Political Science, received the 2008 Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching during the College's commencement exercises on Sunday, June 1.

589 Seniors Receive Degrees at June 1 Commencement Ceremony

On Sunday, June 1, 589 seniors received their bachelor of arts degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College. It was the first commencement ceremony held at the new Hollingsworth field and the final commencement ceremony with James Peterson serving as President of the College.