The Gustavian Weekly

Gustie of the Week

Gustie of the Week: Patricia English

Professor English enjoys traveling abroad during her free time.

Patricia English, an Associate Professor in the Communication Studies Department, is currently celebrating her eighteenth year teaching at Gustavus. Well-beloved on the Hill, she is known among her dear colleagues and students as Patty. On campus, Patty teaches Intercultural, Interpersonal, […]

Gustie of the Week: Mandii Braun

In her spare time, Mandii enjoys playing the ukelele.

At the age of nineteen, college sophomore, double major, double minor, Amanda or Mandii Braun heads to meeting with politician, Jeff Brand.  For her, this is a normal Tuesday afternoon.  Braun grew up in the suburbs of the Twin Cities. […]

Gustie of the Week: Rafay Arshad

Rafay’s four years on campus have been filled with friendship and fun.

Senior Rafay Arshad came to Gustavus from Pakistan three years ago, aspiring to endeavor in the unknown and his understanding of different cultures and people. Since coming to Gustavus, Mr. Arshad has developed multiple meaningful relationships and participated in several […]

Gustie of the Week – Joyce Amakoue

Fun fact: Joyce loves to read, listen to music, and spend time with friends.

Junior Joyce Amakoue is the epitome of a person who makes the most of every day. Originally born in the West African nation of Togo, Joyce and her family came to Minnesota in 2002, and currently reside in the city of […]

Gustie of the Week – Darsa Donelan

In just a few short years as a physics professor at Gustavus, Dr. Darsa Donelan has become a pillar of the Gustie community. Her excellence in the physics field, dedication to her students, and altruistic engagement in campus life make […]

Gustie of the Week – Patrick Whaling

From the tennis court to excelling in his classes, Patrick Whaling is a great example of a Golden Gustie. Patrick is currently a Junior business management major and coaching minor on campus and is an active member of the Gustavus […]

Gustie of the Week – Elise Stepka

As a tour guide for the admissions office, Elise Stepka is an expert in all things Gustavus.  When prospective students ask about her favorite aspects of college life, Elise is proud to always have an answer ready due to her […]

Gustie of the Week – Cody Horman

Tech-savvy and friendly face around campus, Cody Horman is a junior computer science major who has, and continues to, contribute to the Gustavus campus and community in enormous ways. Cody is a percussionist in the Gustavus Wind Symphony and loves […]

Gustie of the Week – MJ Johnson

There is a high probability you have seen Megan “MJ” Johnson during your time at Gustavus as she is involved almost everywhere on campus .  MJ is a senior double major in English and history and a double minor in […]

Gustie of the Week – Tanner Sonnek

Junior Tanner Sonnek made a splash at swim nationals this week as he represented Gustavus in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke. Ranked third and fourth in the nation for his two events prior to nationals, Tanner took on the […]