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It's really tough to pick one single memory from my time at Culver Stockton. I suppose I will always recall hanging out at the River (along with most other students). Many runs up to the Palace in Keokuk and getting into all sorts of mischief up there. Just hanging out with my Hawk Brothers at our old house (606 N. 7th Street) was always a great time. Some of the more memorable characters were Dave Mobley, Jeff Zimmer, Sam Hargrave, Jeff Steurman, Dave Perkins, Sam Pulliam, Rodney Roberts, Bill Hugenberg, Greg Gordley & Scott Wade...way too many to mention. They all made a great impression on me. I recall driving through the campus - making roads out of walkways. Going to dinner dances. Working on our tans on the roof of the Hawk House. Driving to the radio station (KQCA) late at night and "winning" T shirts, and hats from T Shirts + at the Quincy Mall. Battling with the other fraternities both on the intermural fields and in the streets. After graduation, it was difficult for me to return to visit as there were so many great memories and I knew it could never be the same. A few years ago, my wife and I decided to attend homecoming and we had a total blast. At halftime, I think half of the CSC graduates my age hit the river and it was like old times down there. Groups of Hawks, TKE, ATO and Sig Eps hanging out with the Chi O's, Alpha XI and Sig Kap girls (I know there are different houses now but those were my era). A couple of people opened their trunks and cranked up the tunes....and we all waved at the barges as they went through the lock & dam. Really great time! Kurt Sangmeister - 1984
I have so many fond memories of C-SC: meeting my husband-to-be (on a bus to a choir event), mattress surfing during I-Week with my Sigma Kappa sisters, Prank Wars with my hubby and his brothers at the Delta Upsilon house, and doing all-nighters in the music lab studying for Doc Carol's famous Music History exams (yes, I passed them). My current favorite memory happened right before my senior recital. As any music major knows, you spend months preparing every piece, getting all the programs together and picking out your attire, so your recital becomes the biggest performance you will do at C-SC. My family, who lived in San Diego, was coming to see the performance, but Aaron, my fiance at the time, was working on his Master's thesis in Arizona and couldn't afford the flight. Or so I thought. 2 days before the performance I got a call from his brother's cell phone (he was also attending C-SC), but it was Aaron on the line. I was working at the Cat's Pause at the time and the noise level was hitting top decibels so, needless to say, I was very confused. Until it hit me: he was on campus! As it turned out, Aaron had flown in the previous night and had driven up to campus that morning with his brother. It was the best thing that could have happened right before the biggest performance of my college career. He and my family got to see my senior recital after all. After 9 years together he can still surprise me, much like he did those 2 days before my recital. Jennifer (Ransdell) Fults - 2008
My work-study job on campus was in the dining hall. Each meal I was to check off the names of those who came through the line to make sure they were on the “paid list” or to charge them if they weren’t.
So after a short while I got to know most everyone by name.
The first week of school my senior year I once again found myself in the same role greeting the returning students, and meeting incoming freshman and other new students.
A bootstrapper named Pat Kelly who I was familiar with, came through the line up to my desk with his new roommate Stephen Smith. Pat introduced us and Stephen took my hand and with a charming voice said “ I kiss the hand I love”. It happened so fast and so unexpectedly that I was at a loss for words when Stephen took my hand towards his mouth and at the last second turned my hand and kissed his own! His sense of humor and sense of timing won me over immediately. At that time I was not dating and not really looking for anyone to date, but moments after leaving work that day I bumped into a fellow art student and told her that I just met the man I am going to marry.
Two years later, on the afternoon of Stephen’s graduation from Culver-Stockton, we were wed in the Dames Garden just outside of the Gladys Crown Student Center and approximately 500yards from where we first met.
That was 35 years ago. We are both very happily married and I am also happy to report that Stephen still makes me laugh.
Nanci Schrieber-Smith ‘75
Stephen Schrieber-Smith ‘76
Nanci Schrieber-Smith'75 & Stephen Schrieber-Smith'76 - 1975 & 76
My memory consist of four fantastic, significant years in my life. In the fall semester of 1955, I and four other (black students) matriculated into student life at Culver-Stockton College. It was a rather disturbing situation experience, because we didn't know what to expect. Well, it wasn't as frightening of an experience as expected, the treatment from other students was great. I was on a basketball grant-in-aid, and went on to participate, under the leadership of Coach W.A.Herington, for four years. I went on to graduate in May of 1959, with a Bachelors degree in Biological Science. I don't know if I was the first fulltime Black student to graduate from the college or not. It was a great opportunity to experience. Walter E. Richardson Jr. - 1955-1959
There are too many memories to list just one, so I thought I would mention any memory that comes to mind. Moleland at the Sig Ep House, sledding on the cafeteria trays, slider & fries from Ayerco on Sunday nights, van brawls on C-SC baseball trips, 5:30 am baseball practices, Coach Lemke's 9 am swimmng class, social gatherings at my apartment's rooftop next to Canton police station, Wednesday night Keokuk trips, Mr. Bursewicz' science classes, pickleball/racquetball games on weekend mornings, and IM basketball games. Eric Zanger - 1990
My favorite memory was in Early Modern European History with Dr. Edgar. We were working on The Renaissance and in paticular the colors of The Renaissance and the meaning they each had.
It was a crisp fall afternoon on "The Hill" and Dr. Edgar strolled into class and slammed the door shut. That meant class has started. He was wearing a navy blue sport coat, a white shirt, and gray slacks. Dr. Edgar began his lecture and removed his coat and then began to remove his shirt. At first we all thought he had finally lost it. We soon discovered he was wearing a royal blue shirt under the white one. He went on about royal blue for a moment and then took that shirt off. Next up was green, after that, yellow, after that, orange, after that, red, after that the final shirt was navy blue and then back to a white shirt. While I cannot remember what the colors stood for, I can vividly remember them, and all of us got that question correct on the final exam. I am honored to have been one of his students as he opened my mind to new ways of thinking. Larry Gooud - 1988
I had so many,but coming back to Culver 1969, after flunking out the year before. I talked to a beautiful women over the phone then and when I finally met her September 1969. I was speechless as I saw her walk down the steps at Culver Hall. I finally said, when she got to the bottom of the steps. We our going to get married and she laughed and said right.She changed my whole life and taught me about God, life and how to study.The first time in my life I had good grades and did exceptionaly well on the gridiron.I held many records on the football field but she made me realize God,education and family our more important. I never finished my senior year because I got drafted that summer of 1969. I spent the next 21 years in the USAF Air Force, where I made All Service in football basketball and softball. Oh,yes we have been married 42 years now and I came back from Vietnam in time to see her graduate from Culver June of 1970.We have a son who is married have 2 children and is a Minister in Homewood Illnois. A daughter married with 3 children and is an Analyst for University of Chicago.Culver helped me to grow up,be a better person and set goals for myself that I wouldn't have gotten anyplace else. Friends,coaches and memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Keith J Alexander - 1966-1969
I have 2, the first was in August 1969 when I gathered a ton of guys at the bottom of the hill and led a panty raid on the girls dorm at the top of the hill. I can't remember the Dean of students back then but he was chasing guys left and right.
The 2nd was in the spring of 1973 and I threw what was believed to be the first no hitter in C-S baseball history against Iowa Wesleyan College. I was named MVP that year. Dar Cox - 1973
Tom Wiltshire (sophomore) saw Cindy Wilcox (freshman) in a student publication article on incoming students. He liked what he read and the picture was OK, too. Cindy saw Tom and liked what she saw. With the help of a fraternity brother, Bill Austin, Tom (TKE) finally found Cindy (AZD). Both already had dates for Homecoming, but it was the last time either one dated anyone else. We were married three years later and both graduated despite Miss Bays’ warning that she’d never seen an on-campus student marriage work! Until her death we reminded her of her statement and she always said, “It’s not over yet.” On September 1, 2011 we will celebrate 49 years of marriage. Other C-S alums in our wedding: Bill Austin, Jo Ruth (Hayward) Helsabeck, William Phillips, Roger DeLacey, Steve Kuntz and Lee Woods. Tom and Cindy Wilcox Wiltshire - 1963 1964
John and I Alice (Hagan) Bolen met at Culver Stockton in 1967. He was working in the cafeteria under what was then Culver Hall where I lived. Our first date was the Valentine's Dance which was called the Sadie Hawkins Day Dance. I asked him, I was a sophomore and he was a freshman. The Sadie Hawkins Dance was the first of many dates. John was a pre-ministerial student and I worked in the library. I would go with him every Sunday out to his two student churches in Monticello and Williamstown, MO. John says he knew I was the girl for him because on nights he had no money for dinner or a movie I was willing to just walk down the hill kicking a rock and talking. I knew he was the guy for me when I beat him at bowling and he was okay with that. We were married one week after my graduation from Culver-Stockton in June 1970 and moved into a little apartment in downtown Canton. I worked at the Veterans Home in Quincy while John finished his senior year and then we moved to Indiana for him to attend seminary at CTS.
Since then John received a MDiv., DMin. and a PhD and is on the faculty at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. In December, 2010 John completed 9 years at Registrar and Associate Academic Dean at Simpson. I received my MDiv from United Theological Seminary in Minneapolis. I am celebrating my 9th year as Pastor of Runnells Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on March 1. We have two wonderful children and six grandchildren.
We are grateful for the good education we received at C-S and for finding the loves of our lives there.
Alice (Hagan) Bolen '70 & John Bolen '71 -
We met on a blind date at C-S in the spring of 1953, we were married in August of '53. We lived in Canton and Connie taught 8th grade at Gravel Hill school, just north of Canton while Jerry attend C-SC. Some of our favories memories are visiting Don and Katie's drug store to have a Hawkshaw, subbing at C-SC for Miss Bays and having Jerry as a student! Wm. J Jerry & Connie (Johnston) Davis - 1953
We were married our senior year, sixty years ago this August. Happy years in college, happy years in marriage and many good friends from Culver-Stockton! Don and Marilyn (Herbertz) Payne - 1952
I am from N.W. Missouri and entered my freshman year at C-SC in 1960. I attended Culver-Stockton one year, then transfered to an electronic school is St. Joseph, Missouri the following fall. However, my C-SC roommate, Russ Stice, began calling and encouraging me to return to Culver-Stockton. He told me I needed to meet a girl who sat at the same meal table with him. At that time, we had our meals served family style in the basement of Culver Hall and were assigned seating. I returned to C-SC the next semester, met the girl at the table, Gloria Frazier, and we were married in 1963. We lived in Green Lawn Trailer Park while attending college. Gloria worked part time at the Canton IGA store, and I worked at the Lewis County Motors Ford Dealer. The Ford Mustang debuted in April of 1964 at Lewis County Motors, and they also had Mustang pedal cars for sale at $12.50 each. I wanted to buy one for our first daughter for Christmas, but Gloria thought the stroller she had spotted at the Western Auto store in Canton also for $12.95 would be a more practical gift. We bought the stroller. We now have four grown daughters, live on a farm north of Quincy, and yes, we do now have a Mustang Pedal Car that cost us $200. We also have a collection of 1964-1970 Mustangs. Larry & Gloria (Frazier) Jenkins - 1965
Our kids tell us “our” story is like a “storybook” and that “it’s not real life and doesn’t happen like that”! But we’re living it! I noticed Julie on our first day on campus in the Fall of 1977. I was with my parents standing in line waiting to get into orientation. I saw this “hot babe” with her dad in line and I thought, “poor girl must not have a mom”. Wow was I wrong! I learned later that mom was home in LaGrange, IL caring for Julie’s younger brother who was suffering from Mononucleosis.
As luck would have it, we shared a Foundations I class with Al Beck at the Art Barn and offered greetings to/from class on occasion until…we met at an ATO fraternity party “at the punch bowl”! From what we remember… that was when our sweetheart relationship started and it continues!
We’ve had a whole bunch of fun through our college experiences and affiliations with our Greek organizations Alpha Tau Omega and Chi Omega. We’ve taken advantage of the opportunities to visit the campus at Homecoming and other events when possible.
We cherish the “old days” and look forward with great anticipation to future fun with our C-SC friends.
The friendships we built then and through the years prompt us to continue to support C-SC, ATO, and XO.
We’re looking forward to visiting old and new friends this Fall at Homecoming!
With “Sweetest” regards...
Duane and Julie (Foster) Waite - 1981
We met our freshman year ’52-’53 while dating one another’s fraternity & sorority members. We became a couple near the end of our freshman year, “parked” on the Mississippi River Levee, swam at the Sand Pits, met between classes in the Cat’s Paw, and walked down the Hill to the movies and afterwards to the downtown coffee shop. Our wedding was between Chuck’s Junior/Senior year and I worked in the Registrar’s Office my Senior year. This love found “on the Hill” is still going strong 56 years later. Charles & Colleen (Roegge) Burlingame - 1956
The first time I met Michael, he happened to be dating my freshman year roommate. I definitely had an instant crush on him, but I didn't think he would ever feel the same way for me. The second semester of the 2005-2006 year, we ended up taking the same graphic design course. I was so excited when I walked in and saw him sitting there! The teacher was going to assign seats for us and I hoped that I would get to sit next to him. I guess it was meant to be, because the teacher sat us together! I decided to strategize to grab his attention, so even though the class was at 8 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, I got up extra early to dress up hoping to catch his eye. We flirted with eachother constantly for the whole semester. We would meet up in the graphics lab outside of class to work on our projects together, instead of working, we ended up spending most of our time talking, flirting and really getting to know eachother. I always felt comfortable around him from the moment we met. Eventually the relationship ended with him and my roommate, but I was already dating someone else. It never seemed like it was going to work for us, because when one was single, the other was dating. However, regardless of who we were dating, we couldn't fight the chemistry between us. I always knew in my heart that Michael was the one for me, but we both dated other people for a while. We both saw what else was out there in the dating scene, but we never felt like the relationships were going anywhere. Finally in the summer of 2006, Michael asked me out on a real date! We were both single at the same time and it was an instant relationship! We were inseperable for the entire summer of that year and the rest of our time together at school. We spent all of the free time we had together and knew we had found who we were supposed to spend our lives with. In the Spring of 2008 on a Tuesday after class, Michael took me on a surprise drive to a park where he asked me to marry him! And of course, I said yes! We got married in June 2009. Today we currently have a 2 month old baby boy named Rhylan and own our first home. We couldn't be happier with the way our life together has turned out. I definitely think that I was meant to go to Culver to meet Michael and I am so glad that I did!
Crystal (Epley) Zehnle - 2009
My favorite memory at Culver was sliding down the the big hill in the snow. We used lunch trays to slide down the big hill in front of Culver Hall. I also had fun staying up late at night pulling pranks on my classmates. Dr McSpadden really played an important part of life, when we went on tours during spring break singing with the choir and CSC Singers. I still sing and I probably will keep singing until I'm in a rocking chair. deborah cunigan - 1976
I have many memories of C-SC. My favorites are of my Sigma Kappa life. Especially the 2am Wheeler runs. My favorite is of getting ready for Bid day and being in a hurry. With my car full of sisters, I decided to take a short cut at the park and drive through the grass to get to the street. Well.. There is a big rock in front I didn't know about. I got stuck on top of it. These nice guys who were putting their boat in the water helped pull us off! I have never lived it down but it always makes me laugh. Chantel Heeres - 2008
I’ll never forget watching the sunrise from my top floor corner room facing east in the old Wood Hall dormitory while I studied for an exam, or finished an all night of term paper typing on my manual typewriter. The view from C-SC’s berth on the Canton bluff, with just a small glimpse of the Mississippi River in the distance, is unforgettable. I also remember the train whistles from the old Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy railroad (now Burlington Northern) trains as they passed through Canton along the riverfront during my all-nighters. Little did I know then about the required whistle pattern (2 longs-1 short-1 long) of all trains approaching any road or street crossing. I’ll also never forget trudging to the downtown train station, lugging my suitcase through the Canton streets deserted by everything except stray dog packs at 4:00AM for a holiday commute to my home in St. Louis. In that era, the classic routine of the station master was to arrive and open the station 15-20 minutes before the scheduled 4:30AM arrival of the passenger train. In the winter he would first stoke the coal-fired station heater, and then teletype a message up the rail line advising that there was a “flag stop” passenger waiting to board the train in Canton. Otherwise, the train would simply pass by the Canton station while snatching the daily mail sack from a trackside hook. Nor will I forget my occasional strolls along the railroad tracks to the riverfront park and the Canton lock and dam. Several of my visits to the lock had fortunate timing for witnessing the passing of a paddle wheel steamer or barge tow. Ahhh, nostalgia! Robert L. (Bob) Carpenter - 1965
In the Cat's Pause, of course, I stopped to talk to my pledge daughter and glanced into the most charming, blue-eyed, near-sighted gaze of the guy sitting across from her in the booth.
After I left she told him, "You should ask her out." That he did.
We celebrated our 51st anniversary last month.
Mary M (Maggi) Alexander Henthorne - 1959
I have so many great memories of C-SC. Popcorn; movies at President and Mrs. Brown's home on Sunday nights, sledding down the hill on cafeteria trays (I always made sure they got back to the caf when the snow was melted.) Saturday afternoon football games (even if most of them were losses). Getting initiated into C-SC life by being thrown into the fountain next to Johnson Hall are just a few. C-SC and many of the people I met there will always have a special place in my heart. Debbie Munoz Riddle - 1987
There are so many great memories, but when the flood of '93 hit Culver and Canton...I remember being there that summer taking a Chemistry class and coming together with others. I remember the townspeople, the Culver community, and anyone else that could spare time to help, come together to fight and save a small town on the Mississippi River. I want to say that all the sandbags filled and placed on the levee helped save Canton, but I think there was someone watching out for that town and its people. I remember being so proud of all the people that came together to help, and being able to brag to all my friends and family how diversity inspired and saved a great litte community in Missouri. Each time I stand on the "Hill" I always remember the time I spent in such a great community. Kenton Bowles - 1995
It's much easier to simply list some of the best memories: Concert Choir, Alpha Xi Delta sisters and second story visits, Larry McSpadden, Emma Neale King, Al Beck, Greek parties, four o'clock club, and more. If you were there in the 70's you know about places like the roost, the river, and Cliff and Norms. There was something special about the sound of the cannon firing after a touchdown on a beautiful autumn day, and the chimes ringing across campus. Sherry Stephenson Taylor - 1976
Hi Everyone From Culver,
I had so many memories from my Culver days it's hard to limit it to one. My most lasting memory to date is having met my best friend
the first day of school. While sitting on the "HILL" Nancy Baloun and I met and have never stopped being best friends to this day.
How cherishing is that memory? You can't beat that one.
Of couse, I was named the first Homecoming Queen that was not a
sorority girl. To this day I don't know if that is still true.
I am now in contact with my hero from day one too! Al Beck...
What a winner he is for me and for anyone that had the privledge of getting to meet him and getting to know him.
Thanks for the memories!
Barb Wall Weymouth Barbara Wall - 1970-1974
ONE OF MY FAVORITE CSC MINUTES WAS WATCHING MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER, DR. ASHLEY K. MCFALL RECEIVE HER PHARM-D DEGREE FROM DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY THAT TOOK HER SIX YEARS, AND REMEMBERING MY FEELINGS RECEIVING MY BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEDREE FROM CSC WHICH I COMPLETED IN FOUR YEARS. LARRY E. MCFALL PROUD GRADUATE CLASS OF 1973. LARRY E. MCFALL - 1970-1973
One summer I was working at my work-study job in the library office, when Dr. Lin, the head of the library, came into the office with a friend. He pointed to the friend with a flourish and said for the very first time ever, "DOCTOR Wiltshire!" Denise (Bontz) D'Arca - 1974
My favorite momement came when I realized that the love I wanted to share with the rest of my life was with my best friend, Marcia McDonald. I remember our first kiss was just outside the Chi Omega house in a sweet little garden that had a bench. There has never been a feeling quite like that momement in my entire life. This is how I wanted my new life to begin, with my best friend and lover. And what came out of that friendship were two beautiful daughters, and just recently a granddaughter. What more could any man ask for. George Richardson - 1979
My favorite CSC moment was when I was able to present my younger sister her diploma at her graduation in 2004 as a member of the CSC staff. While I cherish every moment that I was at CSC and have countless memories, I am most proud of the family bond my sister and I share with the college! Kara (Mandrell) Thompson - 2000
My C-SC Minute would consist of all of the minutes from my four years at C-SC that were spent in the Alpha Xi Delta House and with my AZD sisters. Without that house and those girls, I am not sure I would have made it being away from home for the first real time in my life. I think about all of you all the time and miss you greatly. Xi-Love. Nya (Ragland) Rogers - 1997
My C-SC minute was the admission process and how this college made it happen with all the odds stacked against me. I decided to apply to CSC just a few short weeks before classes started. My first visit and obstacle was literally driving through the flood of 1993. I live in Illinois,and I had to drive through Iowa with water flowing across the highway just to get to Missouri. After I got accepted, I needed a financial aid package and a job. I received a transfer scholarship for my grades, and I got a job in the mail room. My dad wasn't in favor of me going to college because of the cost. When he left me in my dorm room, he could hardly say good-bye because he was crying which is something he seldom does. I kept my scholarship and a job until graduation where I graduated with honors. CSC taught me not to give up trying even when things seem impossible, and this has helped me with my current position as a licensed nursing home administrator. Rubi Teaney Hoots - 1996
My husband Sam Cook and I were back on campus for Homecoming this year. We had a great time! We played golf and ran in the 5K with Barb Tripp and Bob Stone. We wish more alumns from the 70's would come back and join us for some fun! Denise (Herdegen) Cook - 1971-1973
By far my C-SC minute came when i was station manager of KCSW-LP and we did our very first radio broadcast of women's volleyball. It was fun because we didn't know all of the volleyball terms so we improvised, also the athletes appreciated the radio station for recognizing their true talent. Plus the Lady Wildcats won the match! Dearion Branch - 2005
My favorite C-SC minute was when I passed the Music History exit exam! Whew! What a relief!!! Tracy Elliott Grove - 2004
Helping to organize the first Hillstock was a blast and I will never forget the downbeat of Maynard Ferguson and Big Bop Nouveau to a packed Alexander Campbell auditorium. Helping to put on a free concert by one of the most well-known jazz trumpeters of the last 4 decades was a resounding success! Phil Forrester - 2007
On 2-7-08, my wife Dr. Gayle Rhineberger-Dunn and I welcomed our daughter, Ava into our home. I am currently the Chief of Police in Fayette, IA, and a Incident Command Structure Instructor for the State of Iowa along with being a Meth Lab Site Safety Officer. My wife is an assistant professor of criminology at University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. Dusty Dunn - 1995
One of my best C-SC moments was when I became an RA for Johnson Hall. I was jumping up and down in my room in McDonald Hall. My suite mate probable thought I had lost my mind. It was a great feeling.
Cassandra Gordon-Fletcher (Cassy) - 1986-1990
Wow there are so many minutes I can reflect on but 2 stick out in my mind the most. The first would be deciding to pledge Chi Omega "suicide" and sitting in my room with roomate praying for that little note to be stuck under my door! I was SOOOOOO excited when that moment came and I joined the best group of sisters a girl could ever have! The second moment would be playing William Jewel in the final basketball game to decide whether or not we go to the national tournament and winning! It was a great day to be a Wildcat and be a part of that history making team. Although we lost our 2nd game of the tournament, it was a time in my life I will never forget! Michelle Moore-Muldrew - 1995
My biggest memory is our varsity volleyball team winning the Heart of America conference for the first time ever. I think it was either homecoming or Halloween weekend 1987. As a special reward that Saturday evening, we spent the night trick or treating at each others hotel rooms. Picture the whole team scrunched in one room watching scary movies!
It was such an amazing feeling to be part of that family and succeed together. Whenever I hear The Outfield on the radio, I think of that time - we would always warm up to their music. Gene Hall was our coach AND surrogate father, he's a very special man. Bonnie Creason - 1989
My favorite C-SC minute was the day I got my bid to the Chi Omega Fraternity. I ran as fast as I could to meet my new sisters. That day will always hold a special day in my heart.
Some of my other memories are all the tours I gave to many of the current students of C-SC (many of which are now my Chi O sisters). It is very rewarding to give a tour and then see those same students the next year starting classes with you. Culver-Stockton gives students the opportunity to meet new people and experience new things. Most importantly, Culver-Stockton encourages students to continue to form a close-knit family which brought many of us to the hill! Katie Truster Jennings - 2004-2008
My favorite minute was when I decided to leave CS and move on to RIT. I talked to my faculty advisor, and he said "Probably a good idea". Then I talked to the Dean of Men and he said basically the same thing. Then I talked to the Dean of Women and she said "You'd leave my girls?" LOL
Bob Robert Polk - 48
Oh there are so many....I would say that my favorite minute would be sitting in Weldon Hall and hanging out with so many different people. I loved Weldon Hall and I have so many memories from that place....good and bad! Christie Mastroianni Hemminghaus - 1997-2001
I went 4 for 4 on Field goals to help the football team win the homecoming game in 2006 against Central Methodist 12-7 Tom McDaniel - 2007
I justed love when Chef Dana would host Big Al's night in the cafeteria. I mean a chef in skids serving nothing but chili dogs, tator tots, and corn dogs. The only thing better would be the double helping of shepard's pie I would have for dessert. Yummy!! Kevin Bittner - 1999
Some of my most memorable minutes occured in the parlor of the Alpha Xi Delta house. From chapter meetings to "Do you love your neighbor". From playing Mancala instead of studying to watching "Days of Our Lives" over lunch. I guess in reality it wasn't the parlor, but times shared with my Alpha Xi sisters that made C-SC so special to me. I think of you all often and miss you. Xi Love! Jenni Sanders (Sheffield) - 1998
My C-SC minute was my initiation into the Chi Omega sorority. The time was not only memorable because I was becoming a part of something amazing and long lasting; but because of the true sisterhood. To my surprise, my biological sister who had graduated C-SC eight years prior, made a long journey to be with me on that special occasion and I can still remember the feeling when I first saw her there! This is truly a memory that will last a lifetime for me. Renee Scheiter-Higgins - 1997
One of my favorite CS-C moments took place at the one of many Lambda Chi Alpha parties. My good friend, Cy Wardwell, and all the guys were standing around talking and the girls were in a cirlce talking and dancing. Without a word said to anyone, Cy walks thru the girls cirlce directly up to Jill Dingerson and dazzles her with a famous kiss. He then turns right around and walks back over the guys and never said anything to Jill or us. It was one of those "Cy moments" I will never forget!!! MATT THURMON - 1997
Seeing this cute little girl, Joy Brown, walking across campus. In 1955 we got married, and are still together. Lee Winston - 1955
My favorite minute was our senior volleyball season when we beat Central Methodist for the conference championship! The crowd was huge that night! Kara Buckner - 2005
The minute my parents drove away. That mixture of excitment and fear never left me during my stay at Culver, it drove me to want more and more. That moment was the start of so many others that I will never forget! Emily Sterner Sindle - 1996-97
I'll keep it simple and appropriate for my current weather...
...sledding down the hill from Culver/Johnson Hall on trays from the cafeteria and pieces of cardboard with my newly made college friends during winter of my freshman year. The beginning of 4 great years and many great friendships!
Of course, Dr. Brown giving me a kiss on the cheek at graduation was a nice ending to my college career as well! Gina (Hagen) Driscoll - 1983
When Dave Becker got smashed in a soccer game by the opponent, then the other guy jumped on top of him and started punching him. This was until Kurt Fox, the enforcer, came running in and pummelled the other guy! CSC Pride at its finest. Or maybe it was when our goalie, Rob Meldrum, smashed his face into the goal post saving a shot in practice - there was lots of blood!
Phil Cotta - 1996
One of my favorites was hearing the Alpha Xi honk. It still brings a smile to my face. Blair Vacek - 1998-2001
My favorite minute involves the greatest lie I ever told. I was standing in the cafeteria waiting to dump my lunch tray and I told the girl in front of me "I was going to call you last night." I had never even spoken to this girl before because I was always too nervous. I just blurted out this complete lie about how I was going to call and I tried to act all cool about it. I just said it. She turned around, smiled, and simply said..."well, you should have"...and then she set down her tray and walked away. Her response gave me the courage to call her later that night and we have been together now for 12 years, married for 6. Amidst the trash cans and conveyor belt hung the greatest lie I ever told, and led me to the most beautiful and amazing woman I have ever known. J.J. Huckin - 1993-1997
My favorite C-SC moment is more of an on-going realization that my professors collectively provided me with a solid liberal arts education which has stood the test of time. Mary Oatman - 1979
I have so many C-SC minutes that I cherish!! Even though graduation was a sad time to be leaving all my friends, it was one of my proudest minutes at C-SC. With my degree, I am where I am today! Mary Maxwell Arnold - 1998
At Culver, every choir member will tell you that the last minute of the last song of choir tour is unforgettable. It sums up dedication, teamwork, relief, and true appreciation of music, education and comradery. One of the most emotional and gratifying events in college. Stacy Stout Raith - 1979-1983
My favorite moment at C-SC was the day that I accepted my bid to Alpha Xi Delta. Waiting in my room in Ziegler hall for that envelope to be delivered was one moment I will never forget. I still remember running to that house and being accepted with open arms. My memories of C-SC are what they are because of Alpha Xi Delta. Renee Jarrett - 1998
One of my favorite C-SC minutes was my freshman year on the day we received our sorority acceptance sheets. I remember running to the Alpha Xi house with girls that would become life long friends. Our house may be gone but the friendships I developed with my pledge class and others in the house will be long standing. I miss seeing you guys! Amy (Roberson) LaChance - 1997
My favorite C-SC minute occurs repeatedly, when former students share with me how their C-SC education enriched their lives and led them to productive and satisfying careers. Robert (Bob) Sadler -
My favoite C-SC minute was when I finished my senior music recital this past semester. It was so exciting and rewarding. Annie Neavill - 2007