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.

 

Jace Riggin '16 

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”.

MJ Sun '15 

MJ Sun ’15 Takes Unique Path to Veterinary School

Gustavus Adolphus College senior MJ Sun '15 will graduate on May 31 with degrees in nursing and biology. In the fall, she will begin veterinary school at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Gustavus Adolphus 2011 Commencement 

Commencement Scheduled for May 31

At 2 p.m. Sunday, May 31, members of the class of 2015 will receive their bachelor of arts degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College during commencement exercises at Hollingsworth Field. Senior Rosalie Repke of Orono, Minnesota, will deliver this year’s commencement address.

Dr. Darrin Good 

Dr. Darrin Good Named VP of Academic Affairs at Whittier

Gustavus Adolphus College Provost and Dean of the College Mark Braun announced Monday that Dr. Darrin Good would be leaving his post as Associate Provost and Dean of Sciences and Education in mid-June to assume the role of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Whittier College in California.

Chloe Altmann '15 and Danielle Kirchner '15 hoist the winning check from this year's Gustie Entrepreneur Cup. 

Students Compete in Inaugural Gustie Entrepreneur Cup

This spring, students in Professor Marta Podemska-Mikluch’s upper level Entrepreneurship course developed original entrepreneurial ventures, wrote and submitted business plans, and pitched their projects to a panel of invited judges as part of the inaugural Gustie Entrepreneur Cup.

 

Video: April at Gustavus in Pictures

April has come and gone and that means there is less than a month left in the 2014-15 academic year. In just a few weeks, the class of 2015 will receive their diplomas on Hollingsworth Field.  There are plenty of exciting events left in the month of May, but take a moment to watch this video slideshow produced by Caroline Moynihan ’17 to reflect back on some of things that happened on campus during the month of April.

Lisa Heldke '82 

Lisa Heldke ’82 Receives Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award

Professor of Philosophy and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, Lisa Heldke, received the 2015 Faculty Scholarly Achievement Award on May 2 at the College’s Honors Day Convocation.

Dr. Chad Winterfeldt 

Chad Winterfeldt Awarded Swenson-Bunn Teaching Award

Chad Winterfeldt, Cantor of Christ Chapel and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College, received the 2015 Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence at the College’s Honors Day convocation on Saturday, May 2. The award, which is nominated and selected by students, has been presented annually since 1990.

Karin Nordin '15 

Karin Nordin ’15 Wins Nation’s Oldest Speech Competition

Gustavus Adolphus College senior Karin Nordin ’15 won the prestigious Interstate Oratorical Association (IOA) National Contest on April 24-25 at Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia. Nordin is the fourth Gustavus student to win the 141-year-old competition and joins previous Gustavus champions Ronald Brown (1953), Jean LeVander (1964), and Ronald Ford (1974).

 

Campaign Gustavus Reaches $145 Million Following Philanthropy Dinner Announcements

Gustavus Adolphus College Board of Trustees Chair George Hicks announced Friday, April 24, that Campaign Gustavus has reached $145 million in total commitments toward its goal of $150 million. Hicks made the announcement at the College’s annual philanthropy dinner—a gala event held to show appreciation for many of the institution’s top donors.