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December 2013
Issue No. 9

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

Julia (Lantz) Heiden '59

Oct. 28, 2013

Ashland City, Tenn.


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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Record Breaking November
Culver-Stockton College
With the spirit of giving in full swing following national "Giving Tuesday," we wanted to share the enthusiasm surrounding year-end giving, resulting in a record-breaking November.
Gifts received for the month totaled $371,000, which is $44,000 more than any other November on record. The majority of donations went to support the Mabee Challenge for our future Recreation and Wellness Center, the Annual Fund for Student Scholarships, and our endowment- each major areas of focus in our campaign. A total of 581 donors made gifts during the month.  Let's finish 2013 strong by supporting our students and their experience on campus.
C-SC 'Advantage': CUBA
Did you see the travel blog, photos & video clips?

By now you have heard about the amazing Travel Opportunities that C-SC students get to experience as part of the 12/3 semester.  

Students recently had the rare opportunity to complete a Travel Study course in Cuba. While there, they took a walking tour of Old Havana, enjoyed dance performances by Regala Folkloric group, went to Ernest Hemingway's home, visited the studios of famous Cuban artists, enjoyed music at Club La Zorra, visited local schools and more! This was a Travel Study like never before!

The Quincy Herald-Whig hosted a travel blog of the students' time in Cuba, written by C-SC staffer Jen Roberts. She accompanied the students to Cuba and documented their experiences by taking photos, writing blog posts and capturing video clips. Check the blog out at  

Want to go on your own C-SC Travel Study?  Alumni and friends are invited to join the Germany/Austria Travel Study in May.  If you would like to receive more details, please contact Patrick Hotle at
Alumni on Campus
Kenton Bowles '95 Speaks to Students
Kenton Bowles '95
Kenton Bowles shared some of his real world experience when he spoke to an auditing class, Nov. 11.  
 Kenton graduated from C-SC with a Bachelor of Science in accountancy and business administration. He is currently the owner of Blue Horizon Tax Consulting, which provides state and local tax services and solutions to accountants, attorneys, private and public companies and non-profit organizations.  


Kenton shared the benefits of starting an accounting career in the auditing field.  He explained the importance of learning various aspects of the accounting field in order to broaden students' career opportunities.  


"If students start their career in the auditing field, they will learn about all of the functions of an organization and get the opportunity to meet a lot of CFOs and controllers of various organizations," said Kenton. 


He also provided his advice on how to best transition from college life to a career.

Future Recreation and Wellness Center

Accept the Mabee Foundation Challenge
We need your help! The cost of a new recreation center at C-SC is $3.5 million. 

So far, $2 million has been raised. If the College can raise an additional $798,812 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!
Experts Wanted!
Teach a Class to Fellow Alumni
The Summer Alumni Weekend is planned for June 20-22, 2014, and you are invited to teach a special class based on your interests.  Do you make jewelry, know    C-SC history, make your own wine or cook with an international flare?  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 one 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!

Planned Giving Initiative Announced
Meet Steve Miller

The Office of Advancement is pleased to welcome Steve Miller as the director of Advancement and Planned Giving. Steve comes to the College from Hannibal-LaGrange University, where he served as vice president of Institutional Advancement. Steve has also worked for Culver-Stockton College as a development officer.


"A planned gift requires much more thought on the part of the donor. Many people are reluctant to create a simple will. In the United States, 55 percent of adults pass away without a will. I hope through my efforts, I can help inform and educate the Culver-Stockton community about the planning process and demonstrate how a planned gift can benefit both family members and charities like Culver-Stockton College," said Steve Miller.

The Lighthouse Restaurant
January 8, 2014
Fort Myers, Fla.
Join President Valentine for appetizers and refreshments at the Lighthouse Restaurant, which overlooks the entrance to exclusive Connie Mack Island.  Meet fellow alumni in the area and learn about all of the exciting changes to campus. Reservations are required for attendance. Please register by Jan. 4 if you are planning to join us.
Inaugural Men's Volleyball Game
Jan. 14, 2014
Join us for the first men's volleyball game on "the Hill" to be played in the Joe Charles Field House, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m.  Free hot dogs and bottled water will be available to all attendees.  Come celebrate this historic event for C-SC as we usher an exciting new sport onto campus.
MMEA & National Cathedral Performance
Music Department Kicking Off a New Year!

Calling all music educators! Culver-Stockton is hosting a reception for our alumni and friends attending the MMEA conference in the Lake of the Ozarks! Join us from 5 - 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, for fun and refreshments at 268 Hopetown Drive, Osage, Beach, MO 65065 in the Tan Tara Estates. Gate codes can be received at the Culver-Stockton College information table at the conference.

The Music Department then takes their show on the road with the Annual Music Tour, Feb. 26 through March 3, 2014. The Culver-Stockton College Choir will be singing the choral prelude before Evensong Sunday, March 2, at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Evensong is sung by the Cathedral Choir. The choral prelude consists of a 25-minute program of sacred music from 3:30 to 3:55 p.m., just prior to the 4 p.m. service. The prelude itself is regarded as an integral part of the service.  

More will follow regarding the band and choir schedule for the week and locations they will be visiting. RSVP on Culver-Stockton College Alumni Events to see others who are planning to attend. 
Men's & Women's Alumni Basketball Game
Jan. 25, 2014 
1997 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

Upcoming Alumni Events
Mark Your Calendars..........
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 
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!
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.
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