Thursday, September 30, 2010
Culver-Stockton honors Distinguished Alumni
Culver-Stockton College is proud to announce its Alumni Honorees as part of the 2010 Homecoming celebration. Two Culver-Stockton graduates have been named this year's Distinguished Alumni, Joseph Knittig '93 and Major General Gary T. McCoy '75. Joseph Knittig '93 received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Culver-Stockton College and his Juris Doctorate from University of Missouri-Columbia Law School in 1996. Knittig now serves as the CEO of The Global Orphan Project, Inc., an organization dedicated to building sustainable orphan villages in the poorest areas of the world. The Global Orphan Project also helps ensure children living in the villages have access to a school and basic health care. Prior to his work with The Global Orphan Project, Knittig served as a litigation attorney for Husch and Eppenberger, LLC. He was also a founding partner of Seyferth Knittig, LLC. Knittig was also voted "Best of the Bar" by his peers and was named "Superlawyer" for the Missouri and Kansas areas. Major General Gary T. McCoy received his Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Culver-Stockton College and his Master of Arts from University of Redlands, Calif.; he also completed several education programs during his career with the United States Air Force. McCoy currently serves as the commander for the Air Force Global Logistics Support Center at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. An Air Force Materiels Command sustainment center, the AFGLSC executes the Air Force supply chain by integrating enterprise-wide planning and strategy with global command and control serving as the single focal point to the war fighter. During his career with the Air Force, McCoy has received the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with silver and bronze oak leaf clusters and the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster. Knittig and McCoy will be the featured speakers at the Distinguished Alumni Panel Friday, Oct. 1 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Gladys Crown Center on the campus of Culver-Stockton College. The event is free of charge and open to the public. C-SC will also honor alumni and friends of the college at the Education Hall of Excellence Reception, Athletic Hall of Fame Recognition Dinner and Distinguished Alumni Banquet. Those honorees include: Amy Ward '01, Young Alumni Award; Edward Schoenfelt '78 and Jennifer (Brown) Leftwich '90, Education Hall of Excellence; Robert Vashinko '70, Bruce Rowe '70, Rod Walton, The 1991-92 Women's Basketball Team, Kim (Kipling) Bushmeyer '99, Athletic Hall of Fame; and Susan McReynolds '95, Nursing. A complete list of Homecoming events and activities is available online at www.culver.edu/homecoming.
Irene Ryan nominations lead to a C-SC theatre first
Culver-Stockton College theatre students have been nominated to compete in the Kennedy Center for American College Theatre Region V Festival (KCACTF) for acting and design in the C-SC productions of The Riding Club and The Foursome. KCACTF has recognized the work of five students as outstanding for their acting roles in the productions and they will be competing for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship at the festival. For The Riding Club, Whitney Colston, senior theatre major from Neosho, Mo.; Jerica Exum, senior arts management major from Chicago, Ill.; and Meghan Townley, sophomore arts management major from Quincy, Ill. For The Foursome, Patrick Parsons, senior criminal justice major from Memphis, Mo., and Travis Dahlhauser, senior speech and theatre education major from Rockford, Ill. Three students were also nominated to compete with their production designs. For The Riding Club costumes, Whitney Colston has been nominated to participate in the Barbizon Costume Design competition. For The Riding Club sound design, Joey Burbach, junior theatre major from Grant City, Mo., has been nominated to compete in the Sound Design Competition. For The Foursome costumes, Jennifer Smith, senior religion and philosophy major from McLeansboro, Ill., has been nominated to compete in the Regional Costume Design Competition. Tonight's performance of the Foursome at the Lewis Street Playhouse in Canton, Mo., marks the first time in C-SC theatre history that each actor in the production was a current Irene Ryan Acting Competition Nominee. All acting and design competitions will take place at the KCACTF Region V Festival in Ames, Iowa in January 2011. For more information on KCACTF, please visit www.kcactf.org. To learn more about C-SC theatre, visit culver.edu/finearts.
Late goal earns Lady Wildcats tie with Lindenwood
Kaylie Erickson settled a loose ball about 25 yards out and lifted it over the out-stretched hands of the Lindenwood goalie to give Culver-Stockton a 2-2 tie Wednesday afternoon at Ayers Field. The Wildcats opened the game strong and jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the seventh minute when Natascha Lord beat the Lion keeper after a re-start near midfield. Sydney Hase found the foot of Erickson near the top of the penalty area and Erickson slid a pass to Lord who buried it in the back of the Lion net for a 1-0 lead. That lead was short-lived as Lindenwood answered swiftly with a goal in the 10th minute to tie the game. The score stayed that way until the 58th minute when the Lions took the lead. However, a late flurry by the Wildcats created a scramble for the ball and Jordan Sergi came out of the pack and found Erickson for the game-tying goal. Lindenwood had several opportunities to extend their lead prior to Erickson's heroics, but goalkeeper Lina Schiel-Madsen made several key saves. In the overtime, Lindenwood controlled much of the play, out-shooting the hosts 6-0, but goalie Jacqui Porter, who played the first half and the two overtimes, was able to save both shots on goal. The Lady Wildcats, now 5-1-1 overall and 0-1-1 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, will play a non-conference game at Mount Mercy College on Friday, Oct. 1. Game time is 4 p.m. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
C-SC "True to Blue" for Homecoming weekend
Culver-Stockton students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends will be "True to Blue" for this year's Homecoming celebration. Homecoming events begin today, Sept. 30 with an Art Gallery Exhibit and Reception in Herrick Foundation Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Art will be presented by C-SC alumni Kent Kriegshauser '81, Ken Mitchell '84 and Kevin Dingman '86. The Culver-Stockton College Theatre Department will also present its production "The Foursome" at 8 p.m. on Thursday. The production will be held at the Lewis Street Playhouse in downtown Canton. This performance contains adult themes and language which may not be suitable for children. On Friday everyone is invited to Meaders Lounge inside the Gladys Crown Center for the Distinguished Alumni Panel, held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Hear distinguished alumni Major General Gary T. McCoy '75 and Joe Knittig '93 discuss life lessons. Also on Friday, the annual golf outing will take place at the Quincy County Club. Registration and lunch is from 11-11:45 a.m., tee off is at Noon. Friday evening, Culver-Stockton College will hold its 2010 Education Hall of Excellence reception from 3-5 p.m. at the Lewis Street Playhouse in downtown Canton. The Athletic Hall of Fame Recognition Dinner will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Gladys Crown Center Dining Hall. An alumni and friends mixer will follow at the Lewis Street Playhouse. On Saturday, Oct. 2, Homecoming highlights include the 5K Wildcat Fun Run/Walk at 7 a.m., the Homecoming parade through downtown Canton beginning at 10 a.m., and the Homecoming football game versus Baker University at 2 p.m. at Ellison Poulton Stadium. Pregame ceremonies begin at 1:30 p.m. Alumni and friends are also invited to take part in a variety of other activities during Homecoming weekend including the Wildcat Huddle Alumni and Friends Cookout, campus tours, and the Blue and White Honors Banquet. A full schedule of events is available at www.culver.edu/events. The weekend comes to a close on Sunday, Oct. 3 with a Memorial Service in Merillat Chapel in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center.