Commencement 2014

Posted on June 24th, 2014 by

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Rain forced Gustavus Adolphus College commencement exercises indoors on Sunday, June 1, but that didn’t dampen the mood on campus as 553 seniors received their degrees inside Lund Arena.

Seniors Victoria Clark and Valentina Muraleedharan delivered this year’s commencement address. Clark, a native of St. James, Minn., graduated with a degree in English. Muraleedharan, a native of Tlokweng, Botswana, will graduate with a double major in communication studies and gender, women, and sexuality studies.

This year’s graduating class also includes includes James Trevathan, a Goldwater Scholarship winner and a Rossing Physics Scholar. Alyssa Tinklenberg, the recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, earned her degree in public accounting. The class also includes Laurel BomanAva Goepfert, and Megan Wika, who all graduated Summa Cum Laude and were featured on the Gustavus website for their academic work during the past year.

Associate Professor of Classics Matt Panciera received this year’s Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching.

The entire video of this year’s commencement ceremony is available on the Gustavus YouTube channel.

A large gallery of photos from commencement day is available on the College’s Flickr page.


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