GACTALKS Spotlight #3

Posted on March 20th, 2014 by

Today we are featuring Sheng-Ping Yang, Sean Hinnenkamp, Nicole Ektnitphong and Erik Anderson, and Andrea Junso.

Sheng-Ping Yang: Finance Basics: Turning Money into Wealth

Sheng has been teaching since 2011 at Gustavus, he founded the Gustavus Finance Club and is actively involved with research to support financial wellbeing. He is originally from Taipei, Taiwan, and has lived in the United States for 23 years, teaching for 15 of those years.

Sean Hinnenkamp ’17: The American Dream: How to Revive this “Dying” Idea

Sean is a first-year student at Gustavus, he is double majoring in Psychology and History with a minor in Management. Around campus he is involved in Student Senate as a Norelius Hall representative and serves on Hall Council. Fun fact, Sean has a twin brother named Timothy, who attends Bethel. Sean’s topic stems from an essay he wrote for a contest hosted by CNN Reporter, Fareed Zakariz, where he placed in the top twenty.

Nicole Ektnitphong ’15 & Erik Anderson ’14: Listening: The Key to Sustainable Social Change

Nicole is a junior Political Science major from Worthington, MN. Erik is a senior Chemistry major from Appleton, WI. Nicole & Erik both participated in the FTS: The Politics of Homelessness, the Servant Leadership Program and the Semester in India: Social Justice, Peace and Development.

Andrea Junso: Master of Ceremonies

Andrea Junso has worked at Gustavus Adolphus College since the Fall of 2007. Andrea is responsible for the advising of the Campus Activities Board, co-directing the G.O.L.D (Gusties in On-going Leadership) Program, the planning and implementation of Orientation, and the oversight of the Jackson Campus Center and Johnson Student Union.

During the academic year Andrea stays very busy meeting with students, planning programs, and advising CAB and the Gustie Greeters. Andrea is certified in both Strengths Quest and Student Leadership Challenge facilitation.  Just recently Andrea was published in “The Student Leadership Challenge: Activities Book” by  By James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner, Beth High, Gary M. Morgan.

Above all, Andrea’s proudest accomplishment is raising her two sons Cole and Kellen with her husband TJ.




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