Shirley V. Hoogstra ’86 was the commencement speaker at Mid-Atlantic Christian University’s graduation ceremony on Saturday. Hoogstra has been the president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities since 2014, where she has overseen the introduction of various initiatives.
Cynthia Thornton ’86 Promoted to Colonel
Cynthia Thornton ’86 was promoted on Sept. 11, 2021, from lieutenant colonel to colonel in the Delaware Air National Guard, which she serves as a reserve judge advocate attorney. She is the first female JAG officer and the first minority woman to reach the rank of colonel in the history of the Delaware Air National Guard. In civilian life, her law practice specializes in domestic and immigration law.
Michael Gustafson ’86 Nominated to Connecticut Superior Court
Michael Gustafson ’86 had been nominated to fill vacancy on Connecticut Superior Court. Gustafson is currently an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut and specializes in violent crime prosecutions. Previously, he served as First Assistant United States Attorney and Chief of the Criminal Division.