Commencement Recap: 616 Graduates Receive Degrees

Posted on May 31st, 2015 by

18297508436_f45db9b348_bNear 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.

Senior Rosalie Repke of Orono, Minn., gave this year’s commencement address. Anna M. Wiltse of Glenwood Springs, Col., received the R. John Van Deusen Award for persevering through extraordinary personal challenges to receive a college degree. Dr. David Obermiller, an associate professor in history, environmental studies, and Japanese studies received the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching. Vice President of Finance Ken Westphal received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

17701354144_0771bb5d0c_nForty members of the Class of 2015 graduated Summa Cum Laude, meaning their cumulative grade point average was 3.900 or above. One hundred and twenty one students graduated Magna Cum Laude with a cumulative grade point average between 3.700 and 3.899. Another one hundred and nine students graduated Cum Laude with a cumulative grade point average between 3.500 and 3.699.

The entire video of this year’s commencement ceremony is available on the Gustavus YouTube channel.

Photos from commencement day can be viewed on the College’s Flickr page. More photos will be added throughout the week. You can also find posts and photos on various social media platforms by searching for the hashtag #gusties15. Students, alumni, family, and friends are encouraged to share any photos from the day by using the hashtag.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


One Comment

  1. Guillermo Pinto-Einfalt says:

    We were enjoying ceremony. Our son, Al Pinto Fajer, was happy and sad because he will leave this wonderful place, friends and girlfriend…the main point.
    As parents, thanks for everything and always we will have to GAC in our heart.
    Memo Pinto.