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Senior Spotlight: Amelia Thompson

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community.  Amelia Thompson is a studio art major from Rochester, Minn. Next fall she is hoping to find a job in landscape design that will allow her to be outdoors. Associate Professor in Art and Art History Kris Lowe says […]

Senior Spotlight: Antoni Soroka

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Antoni Soroka is a music major from Saint Peter, Minn. His future plans include pursuing a master’s degree in music composition. The Douglas Nimmo Professor of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra James Patrick Miller says he met Antoni as a […]

Senior Spotlight: Ryan Huxford

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Ryan Huxford is a theatre major with a minor in political science from Owatonna, Minn. After graduation, he plans on living and working in the Twin Cities area. Professor Emeritus Greg Aune and his wife Julie had the opportunity […]

Senior Spotlight: Mary Nyhus

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Mary Nyhus is a music major and gender, women, and sexuality studies minor from Winona, Minn. After graduation, she will be working while applying for graduate school. Professor Emeritus Greg Aune says Mary’s drive is something that stood out […]

Senior Spotlight: Erin Oberle

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Erin Oberle is a music education major from Mankato, Minn. Next fall she will be student teaching at a middle and high school and then hopes to find a full time teaching job. Associate Professor of Piano Esther Wang […]

Senior Spotlight: Paige Reiners

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Paige Reiners is a chemistry and music major from Stillwater, Minn. In the fall, she will be attending the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry for their DDS program. Professor of Piano Dr. Yumiko Oshima-Ryan says, “Having a student […]

Senior Spotlight: Megan Witte

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community.  Megan Witte is a dance honors major and theatre minor from Cloquet, Minn. Next fall her main job will be teaching at Shooting Stars Dance working with the performing arts company as an instructor and choreographer. Visiting Assistant Professor […]

Senior Spotlight: Jayden Luikens

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Jayden Luikens is a theatre honors major from Savage, Minn. Jayden graduated after fall semester and is currently working to expand his business creating handcrafted props while working as a manager at The Men’s Warehouse. Continuing Assistant Professor in […]

Senior Spotlight: Grant Stramer

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Grant Stramer is a music major from Erhard, Minn. and Robbinsdale, Minn. Next fall he will be attending graduate school for a master’s in music therapy at Montclair State University. Gustavus Wind Symphony Conductor Heidi Johanna Miller says Grant’s […]

Senior Spotlight: Zander Boettcher

The “Senior Spotlight” series honors graduating fine arts majors for their contributions to the Gustavus community. Zander Boettcher is a senior music major from Mankato, Minn. This fall he plans to work full time for the family business, United Team Elite, while he decides what he wants to do next. Gustavus Symphony Orchestra Conductor Ruth Lin […]