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James Freetly (2012)

James is, well, what can we say? He’s a comedian, writer and “online humor content writer” in Chicago, where he works with Chicago Comedy Theaters. What can we say???

Megan Maricle-Roberts (2014)

Megan is currently enrolled in the MSW program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She will complete her degree in 2016

Garret Zayic (2001)

Garret is a proposal project manager for United Healthcare. After Gustavus, Garret spent three years in the Peace Corps, before completing an MFA in creative writing at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.

Melissa Bruninga (’90)

Melissa writes: I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor of History at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee, where I teach everything but US history. One of the classes I created is History of Gender, and I find myself returning again and again to ideas I learned at Gustavus, in classes such Dr. Kate Wittenstein’s Women’s History […]

Amanda Hochstatter (12)

Amanda Hochstatter teaches math and physics at a public high school in New York City. Her school is one of the most integrated schools in the city and has a strong special education program especially for students on the autism spectrum. She uses her philosophy degree to guide her thinking while designing curriculum that specifically addresses […]

Samantha Manick (15)

Samantha Manick is working as a baker at River Rock Cafe in St. Peter, a community institution much beloved for its excellent homemade treats. Sami follows in the footsteps of fellow philosophy graduate Kate Goodpaster, who also began her baking career at River Rock. (Kate now is the (philosopher) queen of the laminated dough machine, […]

Austin Conrad (15)

Austin writes: “I’m currently working at the Leo Hoffmann Center [in St. Peter] as a Night Youth Counselor. My primary job responsibility is providing supervision at night (doing bed checks, etc.) while the kids are sleeping. The Leo Hoffmann Center is a residential treatment center for male adolescent sex offenders. Apart from night supervision, most of what […]

A few of our graduates…and most of our faculty

  Three of our twelve (TWELVE!!!) graduates gathered with their profs before graduation, 2014. Pictured in the front row are Sam Hoppe, Elizabeth Spaulding  and Dan Gronau. Alas, not pictured are Jill Smith, Megan Maricle-Roberts, Kyle Hilding, Stetson McAdams, Darailia Evans, Eric Gazette, Adam Larson, Sam Olson-Anstett and Weston Kloster. As for the Motley Crue […]

Joshua Broady Preiss (’99)

After teaching for three years at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, Joshua Broady Preiss returns to the Minnesota River Valley as Assistant Professor of Philosophy and the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Minnesota State University, Mankato.  Preiss received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.  He specializes in Moral, Social, and Political Philosophy.

Tad Marinac (’87)

Tad writes: “Following graduation from Gustavus I found myself without graduate school, or job prospects. What followed was a series of low paying andless than satisfying jobs, that included union stagehand, bouncer, computer operator, temporary accountant, tax preparer, computer assembly, salesman, loan officer, branch manager for a financial institution, and staff appraiser. Along the way, […]