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Gustie of the Week: Ryan Guenther

Guenther works at the Bluebird Cakery in Mankato.

Ryan Guenther proves that it doesn’t take long to find your fit at Gustavus. Guenther transferred from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire to Gustavus this fall to begin his junior year. He is a Physical Education and Health major from […]

Gustie of the Week: Megan Witte

Witte stretches at the barre before her jazz dance class.

Throughout her time at Gustavus, sophomore Megan Witte has tried to make the most of her college experience by sticking to the passion she loves most: dance. Witte is from Cloquet, Minnesota which is three hours away from campus up […]

Gustie of the Week: ReAnn Eidahl

Eidahl enjoys participating in music and leadership activities.

Junior ReAnn Eidahl is pursuing a communication studies major and double minors in management and history. She feels honored to represent Gusties as Gustie of the Week. She is a tour guide for the admissions office, Vice President of Marketing […]

Gustie of the Week – Zach Diedrich

Zach’s favorite part of the Gustavus community is the sense of connection.

The Gustavus community is fortunate to have well-rounded students who live up to the five pillars of the college: excellence, community, justice, service, and faith. Junior Zachary “Zach” Diedrich adheres to all these values, as he is an accurate representation […]

Gustie of the Week – Shaun Gilyard

Shaun has taken piano lessons for fifteen years and considers music a passion.

Shaun Gilyard is about as active on campus as any Gustavus student. Shaun is a senior Economics major, specifically focused on financial economics, who is truly engaged in the Gustavus community. Lately, Shaun has been focused on off-campus research. He […]

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 […]