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Presidential Welcome / Alumni Events
Preparations are under way for alumni and friends to welcome President Dick Valentine and his wife, Lorna, to our campus community.
Welcome to the PawPrint The PawPrint
is the electronic newsletter created for alumni/ae of Culver-Stockton College. The newsletter highlights upcoming events and shares success stories of C-SC students, faculty, staff and alumni. Enjoy the news, stay up to date and reconnect with your fellow Wildcats! We want to hear from you. Please share your stories, submit photos, and tell us what's new in your lives. Send your information to
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Have you checked out the new and improved Alumni and Friends website? If not, you're missing out. Go to www.culver.edu/alumni/ and check it out!
Looking for that girl who sat next to you in freshmen English class? Curious to know who's living in your hometown? Find old friends and make new connections with the C-SC Alumni Directory. Use the online e-mail directory today to reconnect.
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Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity: Alumni BBQ, Saturday, September 26, right after the Homecoming parade @ chapter house.
Chi Omega Sorority: Alumni Open House, Saturday, September 26, right after the Homecoming parade @ chapter house.
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity: Alumni BBQ, Saturday, September 26, right after the Homecoming parade @ chapter house.
Sigma Kappa Sorority: Alumni Open House, Saturday, September 26, right after the Homecoming parade @ chapter house.
Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority: Alumni BBQ, Saturday, September 26, right after the Homecoming parade @ chapter house.
Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity: Alumni BBQ & Alumni Ritual Ceremony, Saturday, September 26, right after the Homecoming parade @ chapter house.
Residents invited to “Community Day” September 12, free football and fun.
Culver-Stockton College invites all area residents to Ellison Poulton Stadium for “Community Day” and the first home football game of the 2009 season on Saturday, September 12. Read the full story online.
Two Steinway pianos donated by 1931 alumna
Culver-Stockton College received two Steinway pianos recently from the estate of C-SC alumna Dr. Rita J. Hutcherson, who died in Boca Raton, Fla., at the age of 100 last December. Read the full story online.
Ready to sport some new Wildcat gear?!
You're in luck! The Logo Shop and Bookstore is online again! Check out the selection at https://secure.culver.edu/bookstore/displaycatalog1.asp?cat=6&catn=Apparel
Dust off your pom-poms and cheer for your fall Wildcat athletic teams as they take on their competitors! Watch the men's and women's cross country team run like the wind; witness a wicked bump, set, spike from the Lady Wildcat volleyball team; revel in the speed and agility of the men's and women's soccer teams; come early to get a good seat at the grid iron as the Wildcat football team kicks off their 100th season!. Don't miss the action! The full athletic schedule is available at www.culver.edu/athletics/ GO WILDCATS!
Are you coming back?! We'd love to have you. Join us September 24-27 for Homecoming 2009! Theme for the festivities is "Wild with Pride." We are featuring reunions of C-SC graduates who are ministers and those from C-SC baseball and volleyball. Special reunions for the classes of 1949, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2007.
Call the Alumni Office at 800-755-2287 with any questions you may have about Homecoming and be sure to check out the Homecoming tab on the Alumni and Friends webpage to register! Go to www.culver.edu/homecoming for all the details! See you on the Hill for a Wild good time!
*Rooms Still Available at:
Holiday Inn - Quincy, IL 217-223-7800 *ask for the C-SC Homecoming rate
Stoney Creek Inn - Quincy, IL 217-223-2255 *ask for the C-SC Homecoming rate
Country Inn & Suites - Quincy, IL 217-222-8949 *ask for the C-SC Homecoming rate
Please note that all remaining rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to make your reservations today!
Culver-Stockton College Distinguished Alumni Honorees:
Bob Ayers '53 / Rick Reisinger '76
Culver-Stockton College Education Hall of Excellence Inductees:
Ray Scheiter '58 / Kitty Oxholm '59 / Tom Spoerner '60 /
Betsy Fair '68 / W.T. Johnson '73 / Gary DeClue '74
Culver-Stockton College Athletic Hall of Fame /Athletic Great Inductees:
1939 Football Team / 1949 Football Team / 1998 Baseball Team / Jacob Schneider '99 Men's Soccer
C-SC Betu Nu Alpha Xis
gathered in Quincy, Ill., on April 24 to attend the third annual Friends of ML fund raising event. This event is organized to promote awareness and raise money for research in the fight against ovarian cancer. Members made arrangements to attend this event in support of their sorority sister, Maribeth Wagner '85, who surrvied ovarian cancer,. With Maribeth from left, are: Mary (Funderburk) Opich, honoree Maribeth Wagner, Marti McKinney, Kathy (Wright) Bauwens, Mary Gibbons,"Inky" (Connor) Shover and (front) Gina (Hagen) Driscoll.
Mu Gama Chi Omega Runion:
This group of alumnae met at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas in March. All Mu Gamma Chi Omegas, from the 1960's, are invited to the reunions which are held every two years. They're headed for Tennessee in 2011. Previously in 1999, in Canton/Quincy; '01 Colorado Springs, Colo., '03 St. Charles, Ill., '05 Washington D.C., and '07 Farmington, Mo., they met. (Front row) Carolyn Hadsell Peter, Laura Doran, Trenna Pickett, Kay Leftwhich Ward, Donna Crouch Benton, Betsy Fair, Susie Shaw Harris, Barb Yates Yamanishi, Beverly Nichols Dunn, Lola Sapp Garrison (Back row) Carol Smith Russell, Ardthe Sommerville, Sue Kovalick, Mary Sue Wildman, Ann Johnson, Brenda Azinger.
|Alumni Regional Gatherings|
Alumni, friends, faculty and staff rejuvenated their Wildcat pride by attending and enjoying the alumni regional gatherings shown below. Join the Wildcat fun and fellowship at the next set of alumni events coming to a city near you!
Jeff Stuerman '82 and his wife Susie, hosts of the St. Louis Student
send-off event at the Butterfly House and Presidential Welcome
event in July.
Alums Nate Zelinske '99, John Dattilo '04 and Matt Luebers '00
enjoy their time together at the St. Louis Presidential Welcome
Dr. Tom Wiltshire '63, Porter Evans '60 with Ed Cohn '61,
who hosted the Indianapolis Presidential Welcome event at
the Brickyard Crossing on July 30.
Scott Taylor, Sherry Taylor '76 and Mary Ellen Todd '48
enjoying their time at the Canton Presidential Welcome event
at the Lewis Street Playhouse on August 11.
President Dick Valentine '70 with wife Lorna and the hosts of the
Quincy Presidential Welcome event, Ross & Carolyn Peter '66
at Spring Lake Country Club on August 13.
(L-R) Baseball coach Chris Terry, football coach Christan Guenther,
alum & golf aficionado Rob Meldrum' 97; football coach Bryan Hiller
hittin' the links at the football golf outing at Norwoods in late July. Fore!
Do you remember your matriculation ceremony?
Bagpipers led faculty and students in the traditional
Kellie (Cox) Capps '86 with Dr. Terry Sherer.
Dr. Dieker and President Valentine offer words of wisdom
to the class of 2013.
Legacy student, Kyle Ellison, son of Marjorie Ellison '90
receives his penny to toss into the fountain for
good luck. Each new student received a penny, for the
wishing ceremony, which launched a new matriculation tradition.
Alumni Board Spotlight The Culver-Stockton Alumni Board has 16 members; and the PawPrint will feature a different board member each month.
|Gina (Hagen) Driscoll
||How did Culver-Stockton help get you where you are today? C-SC offered me a wide variety of experiences, both in and out of the classroom, which gave me a workable foundation for various positions I've enjoyed with State Farm for the past 23 years. I was offered and experienced leadership positions on campus and in my sorority, which I don't think I would have happened at a larger school.
What's a special memory you have of your time on campus? Pledging Alpha Xi Delta; running across campus to the house on bid day. At that time, I had no idea how impactful those other women would be on my life!
|If you or a C-SC alumnus/a you know is interested in serving on the board, please contact Gina Driscoll, alumni board president, at email@example.com for more information.|
|1983/BS in Business Administration |
Hobbies / Interests:
|Cooking, jogging and gardening. I like volunteering, and am always looking for opportunities to connect with people who can get things accomplished. |
|I am an agency field specialist with State Farm Insurance. I offer support to agents and their team members through various State Farm programs and processes. |
Where has your C-SC gear/pennant been?
We want to know! Where you have shown off your BLUE-AND-WHITE PRIDE? Have you proudly waved your C-SC flag in an exotic place? Did you and your family take your C-SC gear on vacation? Where in the world has your C-SC gear been? E-mail a photo that shows you in Wildcat gear or with a C-SC pennant to firstname.lastname@example.org (maximum 4 MB per e-mail), and we'll use it in the e-newsletter and online. You can also "snail mail" photos to Jennifer Hiller, C-SC Alumni Office, One College Hill, Canton, MO. 63435
Class NotesVisit the Culver-Stockton alumni news area of the website online to update your bio and share your news about job changes, relocations, weddings, births, and other major events.
- Robert Granville Lanye ’50 and his wife Brenda live in Gainesville, Ga. He has been retired for 21 years.
- Nancy Susan (Cramer) Brassea ’52 is retired and lives with her husband, Donald, in Tempe, Ariz.
- Bert Edward Stanley ’52 is retired and lives with his wife, Molly, in Canton, Mo.
- Dr. Victor (Vic) Gragg ’54 and his wife, Norma, live in Independence, Mo. He is retired.
- Clark A. Reid ’55 and his wife, Nancy, live in Huntley, Ill. He is retired.
- Ira Hank Fields ’59 resides in Sun City West, Ariz., with his wife, Betsy (Hooker) Fields ’60. He is enjoying retirement and recently joined a silver club to learn how to make jewelry.
- Dr. Don E. Siegal ’59 lives in Lemoore, Calif., and is a volunteer physician for the Department of Defense Lemoore NAS, CA. In January 2008, he was awarded the Department of Defense community service volunteer of the year award. The award citation was signed by Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.
Don also serves as the director for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) at his local Roman Catholic parish, St. Peter's Lemoore. He completed a nine-month ministry formation course from the diocese of Fresno Calif., in June 2008 as preparation for this position. He has worked in the adult Christian initiation process since 1992 and became the director in 2007.
- Charles D. Fischer '54 has retired and moved to Divide, Colo.
- Phyllis Anne (Abrams) Parsons ’61 lives in Saint Charles, Mo. Now semi-retired, she works two days per week as a hospital discharge planner. She enjoys traveling and reconnecting with Culver-Stockton classmates. She also does advocacy work for people who are deaf and hearing impaired on a volunteer basis and is very active in her church.
John H. Bennett ’62 lives in Jefferson City, Mo., and is retired clergy. He received a B.D. degree from Lexington Theological Seminary in 1966 and a D.Min., degree from LTS in 1989. He served pastorates in Lexington, Ky., Kansas City, Mo., Enid, Okla., and Lebanon, Mo. He then served as an associate regional minister for the Disciples Upper Midwest Region, with offices in Des Moines, Iowa, and as Director of the Missouri School of Religion Center for Rural Ministry, Jefferson City, Mo.,
from which he retired in 2005. In retirement, he’s involved in social justice advocacy with Missouri IMPACT, an interfaith legislative advocacy network and enjoys being a grandparent.
- Roberta Ann (Long) McDaniel ’63 is retired and lives with her husband, William, in Apple Valley, Calif., they have a daughter, Jennifer, and two grandchildren, Kendal and Keizer.
- Larry Paul Sutton ’63 is retired. He lives with his wife, Giuli, in Umpqua, Ore.
- Richard L. Potts ’64 and his wife, Shirley, reside in Kansas City, Mo. He retired as the CIO from AAC Inc. Richard and Shirley have four children: Rick 46, Lisa 43, Scott 42 and Susan, 37, and five Grandchildren: Zachary, 19, Emily, 14, Haeley, 13, Chloe, 12 and Olivia, 9.
- Glenn Geralds ’65 and his wife Lois live in Hixson, Tenn. He is a licensed psychologist with New Beginnings Counseling Center in Chattanooga.
- Susan K. (Kocher) Kraabel ’65 and her husband John live in Twin Mountain, N.H. She retired in 2008 as administrative assistant to the town of Carroll. She currently holds the elective position of Treasurer for the town of Carroll.
- Carmen E. (Tipling) Lyons ’65 lives in Kingston, Jamaica, and works for the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), a Jamaican multi-organization with 24 branch offices across the island and several overseas offices.
- Elaine (Ewell) English ’67 is a retired school administrator. She and her husband, Floyd, live in Port Isabel, Texas.
- Charles "Max" Harding ’67 lives in Weeki Wachee Gardens, Fla., and is a Lifeguard on the Weeki Wachee River. He invites all to come see him when you can.
- Theodore Lillie ’69 and his wife, Carol, live in Charlotte, N.C. His daughter Celene, 33 is a PHD candidate at Union Theological Seminary. Daughter, Katie, 30 is the deputy directory press advance for the White House.
- Kathleen E. (Houck) Schoeninger ’69 lives in Normal, Ill., and is the benefits assistant at Clemens & Associates in Bloomington, Ill. Kathleen will marry Douglas W. Frank, former Disciples pastor, currently working at State Farm Insurance, Bloomington on Nov. 1, 2009.
- W. Fred '63 and Gidget (Scott) '64 Denton are both retired and live in McGehee, Ark.
Shirley May Byrnes ’70, retired as executive director of the DuPage Library System in Geneva, Ill., at the end of 2008. She volunteers at the Gail Borden Public Library District in Elgin, and at Reruns Too, a resale shop for the Crisis Center of Elgin. She’s the treasurer of the Elgin area American Association of University Women (AAUW), a member of the League of Women Voters (LWV), and national treasurer for Phi Beta, a fraternity for the performing and visual arts. She is also
working on starting a local chapter of Phi Beta in Elgin. She plays bridge through AAUW, likes to travel, and still takes lots of photos.
- Rozella Kay (Newberry) St. Clair ’70 lives in Canton, Mo. She is a part time library aide at the Canton Public Library.
- Cheryl S. (Sullivan) Fox ’72 lives in Hackettstown, N.J. She is a school counselor at South Plainfield High School, in South Plainfield, N.J. She has a daughter, Heather.
- Diane G. Kalman’72 and her husband, Mel, live in Islip, N.Y. She is a retired elementary teacher from the Central Islip School District.
- Kristen Kay (Grandfield) Matter ’72 lives in Round Lake Beach, Ill. She has four daughters and four grandchildren.
- Patricia L. (Landrith) Blackman ’74 lives in Hampton Cove, Ala.. After 34 years of civil service with the U.S. Army, she has retired. Her retirement allows her more time for recreational ice skating and competing at the USFS Adult National Figure Skating Championships each April and at Peach Classic in Atlanta each August.
- John (Jack) Wisner Golden ’74 and his wife, Diane, live in Orange, Calif. He is the chief assistant county counsel for Orange County, Calif., population: 3 million. They have three children, Emily, 29; Natalie 23; and Rachel, 16. He was inducted into Western State University College of Law Hall of Fame in May, 2008.
- Bob Carden ’75 and his wife Deborah live in Visalia, Calif., where he is the chief of police for the Visalia Police Department.
- John F. Hibbs ’75 and his wife, Judy, live in Quartz Hill, Calif. He is a teacher at Quartz Hill Elementary School.
- Christy J. (Thompsen) King ’75 lives in Eastham, Mass., where she is the media communications, graphic designer for the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, Mass. She has a son, David.
- Verona (Bruce) Deemer ’77 and her husband, John, live in Quincy, Ill.
- Richard Lyal Rogers ’78 and his wife Kathryn live in Rose Hill, Kan. He is an aviation maintenance instructor at Wichita Area Technical College. He retired from the Boeing Company after 28 years of service. Richard and Kathryn have a granddaughter and three grandsons living in New Jersey, and a grandson and step-granddaughter living in Andover, Kan.
- R.D. Keep ’79 and his wife, Karen, live in Oskaloosa, Iowa., where he is the education coordinator for Region 5 Education & Exercise.
- Kent Tyler Llewellyn ’80 and his wife, Deborah, live in Brookfield, Ill., where he is a buyer/ planner at Federal Signal Corporation in University Park, Ill.
- Nancy Ann (Davis) DiMarco ’81 and her husband, Rod, live in Glendale, Ariz., where she is the owner of Power-Up Technologies.
- Susan L. (Mayer) Hurt ’84 and her husband, Kevin, reside in St. Louis, Mo. She is a teacher and coach at Mehlville Senior High School in St. Louis, Mo. They have two sons: Ian, 13; and Collin, 9.
- Kevin William Dingman ’86 lives in Columbia, Mo., where he is quality control for MBS textbooks in Columbia. He also works as a part-time instructor in the art department at Westminster College, Fulton, Mo.
- Deborah Jean (Munoz) Riddle ’87 and her husband, Jim, live Greenville, Ill., where she is a substitute teacher at several area school districts. They have two children Laura and Andrew.
- Kevin A. Slonski ’87 lives in Killingworth, Conn., and is a detective in the major crime squad for the Connecticut State Police. He just celebrated his 20th year as a state trooper.
He is a former K-9 handler and instructor. He has received three life saving awards, three meritorious service awards, one outstanding police service award; and several unit citations and local police department awards. He enjoys coaching youth football and little league. He has an 11-year-old son.
- Phillip Stine ’87 lives in Birmingham, Iowa. He is a service advisor for Fesler Auto Mall in Fairfield, Iowa. He has a 16-year-old son, Dalton.
- Connie (Klocke) Epperson ’89 and her husband, David, reside in Fulton, Mo. She is the principal of Bartley Elementary School in Fulton. They have three children: Brittney, Taylor and Kaitlyn.
- Dennis Ruth '83 was sworn in as a circuit court judge for the Third Judicial Circuit of Illinois. His chambers and courtroom are located in the courthouse in Edwardsville, Ill. He coninues to reside in Collinsville, Ill.
- Rosemary L. Winner-Johnson ’93 lives in O’Fallon, Mo., and works for CitiMortgage.
- Barbara Jo (Scott) Dawdy ’94 and her husband, Jeff, live in Jefferson City, Mo.
She recently accepted a position as assistant professor in the business department at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo. She will also serve as the marketing, public relations and advertising degree program coordinator. She is on the board of directors for The Little Theatre of Jefferson City and serves as its public and corporate relations chair. She also enjoyed the first gallery exhibit of her ceramics this summer with Capital Arts, and wishes to thank Al Beck for being such a wonderful
and inspiring professor and friend.
- Juanita Johnson ’95 lives in Florissant, Mo. She is a consultant as a validation engineer in the health and beauty industry. She has five children: Jessica, 12; J'lessa; 7, Keiondre; 11, Kameron, 10; and Kareem, 4.
- Dr. David A. Weiss ’95 is a lieutenant commander, medical corps, United States Navy; and resides in Okinawa, Japan. He recently returned from a tour at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan and will soon be leaving Okinawa to start fellowship training in forensic psychiatry at the new Walter Reed National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
- Julie (Kroencke) Mallison ’97 resides in Sunnyvale, Calif. She is the senior billing administrator for Arvato Financial Services in Mountain View, Calif. She has three children: Michael, Amanda and Joshua, and two grandchildren, Stephanie and Jeremiah. She will be graduating with an MBA from Keller Business School of Management, Fremont, Calif., in December 2009.
- Patricia Anne (Kristufek) Johnson ’98 works for CIGNA HealthCare in Carmel, Ind. She and her husband, John, live in Fishers, Ind.
- Alison J. Burkhardt ’99 lives in Chicago, Ill. She is the assistant director/Center for Youth Ministry Studies at North Park University in Chicago, Ill.
- Amber Deanne (Law) Campen ’99 and her husband, John, live in Monticello, Mo. She is a stay-at-home mom and takes care of their three children, Chase, Carter and Brady.
- Matthew A. Filipek ’99 and his wife, Sonya, live in Grain Valley, Mo., where he is the security manager for Union Station Kansas City, Inc.
- Annamarie T. (Costello) Davis ’00 married Charlie Davis on Dec. 30, 2006. They have twins, Emma Rose and Robert Thomas, who were born on Dec. 31, 2008. She is currently teaching at St. Simon the Apostle in South St. Louis County.
- Matthew L Dixon ’00 lives in Bluffton, S.C., and is a veterinarian at the Spay/Neuter Alliance and Clinic in Ridgeland, S.C.
- Barry Alexander Sutherland ’03 and his wife, Christa (Batson) Sutherland, live in Ballwin, Mo. He is the marketing coordinator for HOK in St. Louis, Mo. They have a son, Evan Tyler Sutherland.
- Stephanie (Powell) Fuhrmann ’04 and her husband, Bryce, live in Dodge City, Kans., where she is a youth services assistant at the Dodge City Public Library.
- Tim Fretwell ’05 and his wife, Hyelee Kim reside in Oceanside, Calif. He is a captain in the United States Marine Corps based in San Diego.
- Julie M. (Eaton) Thompson ’05 lives in Hannibal, Mo. She is a contractor for Aflac in Hannibal, Mo. She has a son, Ryan, 3.
- Fay (Barnes) Blevins ’06 and her husband, Michael, reside in Lexington, Ky., where she has been serving as a minister at Central Christian Church. She and Michael married in July.