C-SC Homecoming recognition dinner to be held October 3
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
CANTON, Mo - Culver-Stockton College will host an alumni recognition dinner Friday, October 3, at the new Holiday Inn in Quincy, Ill. The event will recognize the Outstanding Alumni, those being inducted into the Education Hall of Excellence, and the Athletic Hall of Fame.
The outstanding alumni honorees include Ronald W. Leftwich, Carolyn Peter, and James Rouner. Leftwich received a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Culver-Stockton College in 1964. He retired in 2002 as treasurer from Shell Oil Company after nearly 39 years with the company. He is a member of the Sigma Epsilon fraternity and has been a member of the Culver-Stockton Board of Trustees since 1990.
Peter received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Culver-Stockton College in 1966. She has worked as an elementary school teacher and served on the John Wood Community College staff for 21 years as an academic advisor, faculty member, and coordinator of placement services. In 1994, she was named director of the John Wood Community College Educational Equity Program. She has been involved with the “Blues in the District,” Chi Omega Sorority Board, Great River Chapter American Association of Women in Community Colleges, and the American Association of University Women.
Rouner earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at Culver-Stockton in 1958. He has worked in research and quality control for a pharmaceutical company and worked to develop viral vaccines and tissue culture systems for hospital and research markets. Rouner developed a proficiency in horticulture technology while a volunteer at Tollgate Education Center of Michigan State University. He was a member of the Michigan State University Advanced Master Gardeners.
The following are being recognized as members of the Education Hall of Excellence: William Connell, class of 1991, currently athletic director and football coach at Quincy Notre Dame High School; Victor Gragg, class of 1954, former superintendent of the Highland, Mo., school district; Mary Ingmire, class of 1993, former classroom teacher and middle school principal and currently curriculum director for the Troy, Mo., school district; Kimberly Kirchner, class of 1985, former principal and curriculum director for Central Lee High School, Donnellson, Iowa, and currently part of the area education agency in Burlington, Iowa; Susan Newburger, class of 1974, retired, a Missouri Taft Award for journalism teachers’ recipient; Claudia Newman, class of 1966, retired, principal and classroom teacher in Chicago; Richelle Rader, class of 1978, special education teacher in the Kansas City, Mo., area; Binaya Subedi, class of 1991, originally from Nepal, a professor at Ohio State University where he earned his Doctorate. Mary Ellen Todd, class of 1948, retired, taught elementary music in Quincy, Ill., for many years; and Fred Tokowitz, class of 1969, retired, former reading coordinator for the Evanston, Ill., school district.
Those being recognized as members of the C-SC Athletic Hall of Fame include: Jana (Larkin) Gundenkauf, class of 1991, volleyball and tennis; Sheila (Suddarth) Meny, class of 1991, basketball and softball; Kevin Wiley, class of 1990, football; and Steve Zimmerman, class of 1998, baseball. For details about the athletics honorees, go to www.culver.edu/athletics.
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