GUSTIE of the WEEK: Rachel Erickson

Samantha Raghu – Staff Writer Junior Rachel Erickson, a Financial Economics and Spanish double major, as well as a magnificent baker, is this week’s Gustie of the Week. Erickson’s journey to Gustavus was predestined as her siblings were former Gusties, along with her previous participation in Gustavus’ summer swimming camps. “My sister graduated from Gustavus in 2019, so that was a big factor in deciding where … Continue reading GUSTIE of the WEEK: Rachel Erickson

Gustie of the Week: Meet Jordan Oleson

Michaela Woodward – Staff Writer Originally from Woodbury, Minnesota, Junior Jordan Oleson was immediately drawn to the community at Gustavus and now he has found himself to be an integral part of it. “After having visited many big campuses and some other small ones as well, Gustavus just felt most at home. I felt comfortable the second I stepped out onto the guest parking lot. … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Meet Jordan Oleson

Gustie of the Week: Audrey Ochtrup-DeKeyrel

Samantha Raghu – Staff Writer From the small and still town of Lanesboro, MN., Junior Audrey Ochtrup-DeKeyrel was recognized as the campus’ Gustie of the Week. As an individual who grew up in the rural, southeastern parts of Minnesota, Dekeyrel was initially ecstatic about relocating to a more densely populated space after high school. “When it came to figuring out where I wanted to go, … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Audrey Ochtrup-DeKeyrel

Gustie of the Week: Luke Yang

Students may already know this week’s Gustie of the Week as “the guy with the camera.” “I got better and better at taking photos and I think at one point I kind of became synonymous with the camera, like ‘he’s the dude around campus with the camera,’” Junior Luke Yang said. A Communication Studies major and English minor, Yang dedicates much of his time to … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Luke Yang

Gustie of the Week: Lynnea Eckhoff

This week’s Gustie of the Week is faculty member Lynnea Eckhoff. Eckhoff is the Manager of Music Tours in Gustavus’ Fine Arts department, and is originally from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Eckhoff’s position as Manager of Music Tours entails picking out locations for Gustavus’ music ensembles and marketing work. Eckhoff works with the conductors to decide on the locations of performances and secures passports, lodging, … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Lynnea Eckhoff

Gustie of the Week: Thomas Prahl

This week’s Gustie of the Week is known to many as a prolific French horn player, a talented artist, a loving dog owner, a great friend, a plant aficionado and a dedicated future educator. Senior Instrumental Music Education major Thomas Prahl is busy on and off-campus. While at Gustavus he’s been in all three bands, horn choir, jazz band, choir, orchestra and chamber ensembles. For … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Thomas Prahl

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Gustie of the Week: Nathan Thompson

Senior Nathan Thompson is this week’s Gustie of the Week. Thompson is a Music Education major and serves as the Gustavus Choir’s (G-Choir) vice-president. Thompson is from Roseville, Minnesota– roughly an hour and a half away from Saint Peter. When deciding on a college, Thompson did not have any colleges in mind. He did not have a set path and was introduced to Gustavus Adolphus … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Nathan Thompson

Gustie of the Week: Andrew Dooley

This week’s Gustie of the Week is Junior Andrew Dooley, a double major in geology and environmental studies from Blaine, Minnesota. Dooley lived away from home and worked during summers in high school before coming to Gustavus, so he was used to the increased independence that came with the transition onto a college campus. “There were some differences… new experiences, having to learn how to … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Andrew Dooley

Gustie of the Week: Katie Rhoten

Senior Katharine “Katie” Rhoten is a double major in both Dance and Psychology. She is the co-president of the Gustavus Dance Company, the Gustie Greeter programs chair and the education director for the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. Rhoten is from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, two and a half hours away from Gustavus. Rhoten chose Gustavus after touring the campus three times. At first, she did not … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Katie Rhoten

Gustie of the Week: Ace Schwartz

Despite his many achievements, getting recognized for the Gustie of the Week profile was the most surprising for this weeks’ feature, Junior Ace Schwartz. “Getting picked for this when I don’t consider my involvement to be the most visible…apparently I’m doing something right,” Schwartz said. Originally from North Branch, MN, Schwartz found himself at Gustavus after talking with his uncle, an alumnus, and taking a … Continue reading Gustie of the Week: Ace Schwartz