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November 2013
Issue No. 8

Culver-Stockton College

Alumni & Advancement Office e-Newsletter

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Culver-Stockton College

Alumni & Advancement Office

One College Hill

Canton, MO 63435

 (800) 755 - 2287
Mission Statement

The mission of Culver-Stockton College is to provide students of promise a superb education within an active learning community founded upon integrity and the best values of faith and the human spirit.

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In Memoriam

Carl Robinson '43

Oct. 21, 2013

Ojai, Calif.


Rhoda Gibson '42

Oct. 23, 2013

Collinsville, Ill.


Karen DeWitt '71

Nov. 9, 2013 

Cuba, Ill.


Ronald Rusch '54

Nov. 11, 2013

Hoffman Estates, Ill.


Charitable Giving


On December 31, 2013, the following provision is currently set to expire:  Individuals who are 70 1/2 years of age or older and a traditional, rollover, or Roth IRA owner can transfer up to $100,000 in a single year from an individual retirement account directly to qualified charities, such as Culver-Stockton College, without recognizing the transferred assets as taxable income. Contributions must be transferred directly from IRA accounts to the College.


For more information about this gift opportunity, contact Eric Barkley in the Office of Advancement at (800) 755-2287 or


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President Valentine
Announces Retirement
Richard Valentine, the 25th president of Culver-Stockton College, has announced that he will retire effective June 30, 2014. Valentine has been president of the College since 2009 and served as the first alumnus president in the 160-year history.

"I feel blessed each day to be given the responsibility as leader of the College, however I need to start a new chapter in my life with my family," Valentine said. "Nevertheless, I will miss all of the wonderful people who are so committed to our College."

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Scholarship Luncheon
Giving the Gift of Education
Jeff McReynolds '81, Mary Eunice McReynolds '45 & Marissa Anderson '15 celebrating the gift of education through the Mary Eunice (Stephenson) McReynolds '45 Endowed Business Scholarship.
Every year we recognize our scholarship donors who help make an education for our students possible. Donors and scholarship representatives enjoy meeting their recipients during the luncheon. 
Alumni Spotlight
Robert Stone '71
Robert Stone graduated from Culver-Stockton College in 1971 with his degree in sociology. Since his graduation, Robert started AMS Environmental, Inc., a successful waste management company. He has spent the last 35 years building his company, and has enjoyed himself during the process. "After 35 years of business, I have gotten to see how many things are made and have gotten to meet everyone from the owners to the maintenance teams," said Robert. "I love my job. There is always something new, and I have made so many friendships."

Take a Look at C-SC's Future Recreation and Wellness Center

Accept the Mabee Foundation Challenge

The cost of a new recreation center at C-SC is $3.5 million. So far, $1.933 million has been raised. If the Culver-Stockton community can raise an additional $866,000 by April 9, 2014, the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Okla., will donate the remaining $700,000 to complete the project. Donate now!
C-SC 'Advantage': Follow Students in CUBA!!
Travel Blog with daily updates, photos and video clips

By now you have heard about the awesome Travel Opportunities that C-SC students get to experience as part of the 12/3 semester. You may have even experienced one firsthand. Whether you are wondering about what goes on during a 3-week trip, or you are nostalgic for the times you spent studying with your entire class in another country, we have an exciting solution. Follow students as they take a government and music trip to CUBA, Dec. 5-12!

During the Travel Study, students get to take a walking tour of Old Havana, enjoy dance performances by Regala Folkloric group, go to Ernest Hemingway's home, visit the studios of famous Cuban artists, enjoy music at Club La Zorra- Havana's most famous jazz club, visit local schools and more! This is a Travel Study like never before, and we want to share it with you.

The Quincy Herald-Whig is hosting a travel blog of the students' time in Cuba. We are sending C-SC staffer Jen Roberts along to take photos, write blog posts and capture video clips of the students experiencing Cuba. Watch the Quincy Herald-Whig news, the Alumni Facebook or Twitter, or the C-SC website for information.  The coverage of this adventure begins Dec. 1.

Don't forget as alumni you can experience today's C-SC 'Advantage' as well by joining the Germany/Austria Travel opportunity in May.  If you would like to receive more details please contact Patrick Hotle at
Give Your Thanks Today!
Reunion Groups Continue to Work on Class Gifts

First group picture of the Class of 1983

2013 Homecoming Blue & White Mixer

Several of our reunion groups are making donations as part of a class gift to the Annual Student Scholarship Fund.  This year the Class of 1983 raised $500 at Homecoming by selling barbeque sandwiches before the football game in the new tailgating area.  This is just one amazing way reunion groups are helping current students.  Help your reunion group give the gift of education.  Each group is raising funds until June 30th, 2014, so it is not too late to get your gift in today.  Reunion Classes this year are the classes of 1953, 1963,1973,1988,1983, and 2003. 
Special thanks goes out to all of our class reunion leaders who have been working hard on getting your classmates to help make a difference!
C-SC Alumni Wanted
Teach a Class to Fellow Alumni
We are organizing a Summer Alumni Weekend June 20-22, 2014, and we need your help.  Do you make jewelry, know C-SC history, make your own wine, cook with an international flare, or more?  We are looking for alumni with talents, professions, or hobbies that would like to teach their fellow alumni how to make, mold, cook, or sculpt. Everyone is invited to share their talents. 
We are limited to 12 class options with each class lasting an hour and fifteen minutes.  If you are interested in sharing your talents, please e-mail Jennifer Sousa at with your name and talent.

More details on the weekend to come so save the date!
Upcoming Alumni Events
Mark Your Calendars..........
Dec. 1          Dinner with the Mid-Missouri Alumni Association at Settler's Inn
Dec. 19        Holiday Party at C-SC (The Lab)
Jan. 8           Appetizers with President Valentine,
                     Lighthouse Restaurant, Fort Myers, Fla.
Jan. 14         Inaugural Men's Volleyball Game
Jan. 24         MMEA Reception, Osage Beach, Mo.
Jan. 25         Alumni Basketball Game
March 2       National Cathedral Choir Performance, Washington, D.C.
March 29     Alumni Softball Game 
May 3           Alumni Day of Service
May 17         Commencement 
June 20-22  Alumni Summer Weekend (Details Coming Soon!)
July 13         Kansas City Zoo Student Send-Off/ Alumni Event
July 27         Chicago Yacht Club Student Send-Off/ Alumni Event
Aug. 2           Alumni Work Day
Sept. 13       Family Weekend
Oct. 24-26    Homecoming 2014
Don't forget to register for your area event by clicking on the link below!
C-SC Reducing Carbon Footprint
On-Campus Recycling
Culver-Stockton College is taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint by implementing several environmentally friendly programs, including one that was initiated by students at the start of the fall semester.

The college has expanded its on-campus recycling program through a partnership with Quincy Recycle, which donated cardboard recycling bins for every student room on campus. According to Dr. Chris Gill, C-SC's dean of student life, that's a total of about 640 bins.


Students now collect their own recyclables and dump their bins periodically into larger 40-gallon containers -- also donated by Quincy Recycle -- set up in each building. Then several times a week, students involved in the College's work-study program collect the recycling from the containers in each building and take the material to the college's recycling dumpsters. Gill said more than two tons of recycling material has been collected through the program this semester.


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Men's & Women's Alumni Basketball Game
Jan. 25, 2014 
1945-46 Basketball Team
Are you a basketball alumnus?  Then mark your calendars for the Alumni Basketball Games, Jan. 25, 2014.  RSVP as soon as possible to let us know if you will be able to attend.  

The schedule for the day includes:

11 a.m. C-SC Women's Alumni Game

12 p.m. C-SC Men's Alumni Game

1 p.m. Complimentary Lunch Reception for Alumni            Basketball Players (Meaders Lounge)

2 p.m. C-SC Women vs. Avila

4 p.m. C-SC Men vs. Avila

Holiday Gifts for the Friends & Family
Bring in the season with C-SC!
Get your 160th Celebration shirts or commemorative basketball program today!  The 160th shirt is a historical look at the Wildcat logo over the years.  Long sleeved shirts are $20 and short sleeved shirts are $15, with part of the proceeds going to support the Student Scholarship Fund.  The Celebrating 100 Seasons of Men's Basketball Program is $2 at the door of athletic events and $5 if you would like it mailed.  If you would like your shirt mailed, please add $5 to the price listed above. To purchase a shirt or program, stop by the Alumni Office in Henderson Hall or call 1-800-755-2287.
Alumni Survey
Share Your Opinion and Feedback with Us
The Alumni Board has launched a survey soliciting feedback on what we can do better to meet the needs of our alumni base.  Once you complete the survey, you are automatically entered to win a $50 Visa gift card.  Deadline for completing the survey is Dec. 5.
Many of the questions tie directly to our strategic objectives for the board. We want to get as many grassroots responses as we can, so please take time to complete the brief survey.
2013 Alumni Survey
C.A.T.S.- Culver-Stockton Alumni Transitioning Students
Mentoring Program
CatsThe mission of the Professional C.A.T.S. (Culver-Stockton Alumni Transitioning Students) Mentoring Program is to pair students and recent graduates with business professionals who will contribute to their career success through personal relationships.
New this year, the mentorship program is one of the most rewarding ways C-SC alumni can get involved.  We have currently launched this year's program.  Therefore if you are interested in participating you can submit an application for the 2014 September-May Session at this time.  Partnerships will be assigned by Aug. 1, 2014.  If you are interested in being a mentor or mentee, check out more on our website or email Jennifer Sousa at
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