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Vice President Ken Westphal (far right) is congratulated by President Bergman and Board of Trustees Chair George Hicks. 

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.

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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.

Mimi Gerstbauer 

Professor Mimi Gerstbauer Serving as Fulbright Scholar in Poland

Dr. Mimi Gerstbauer, Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College, has spent the last several months in Poland, after being awarded a U.S. Fulbright Scholar grant for 2014-15.

Rosalie Repke '15 

Senior Rosalie Repke Chosen as Commencement Speaker

Gustavus Adolphus College senior Rosalie Repke has been chosen by a committee of faculty, staff, and students to speak at the College’s commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 31 at Hollingsworth Field. A native of Orono, Minn., Repke will graduate with degrees in management and political science.

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”.

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.

Hannah Enright ’15 (Photography by Annie Galloway ’15) 

Ruhl’s In the Next Room Opens in Anderson Theatre on Thursday

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Gustavus will present its final main stage performance of the year, Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room, May 14-16 at 8 p.m. and May 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets for the Anderson Theatre production are available online at gustavustickets.com.

Carolyn Draayer '15 

Carolyn Draayer ’15 Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Gustavus Adolphus College senior Carolyn Draayer is one of 58 winter sports student-athletes to receive a postgraduate scholarship from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Draayer is the 36th Gustavus student-athlete to receive an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.