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March 2014
Issue No. 12

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

Ron Oney '58

July 9, 2013

Webb City, Mo.


George "Michael" Chase '84
Oct. 7, 2013

Waukegan, Ill.


Jerry Needham '76
Nov. 9, 2013
Crescent, Iowa


Pat Van Tyne '48

Feb. 24, 2014

Wellsville, Mo.


Herb Jackson '86

Mar. 2, 2014

Quincy, Ill.


Horace Gibson '46
Mar. 4, 2014
Gary, Ind.


Annadell Kleinsorge '42 

Mar. 8, 2014

Wellsville, Mo.


Larry Gulotta '69

Mar. 24, 2014

Schererville, Ind.


Jim Hubbard '69
Mar. 24, 2014
Kirkwood, Mo.

Click  here to see all  C-SC Athletics Schedules
Campaign Success-Thank You!
Future Recreation & Wellness Center at C-SC
Brandon Pezley '16, Lei Alena Dagat '18, Lorrie Peters '14, President Valentine '70, Ron Leftwich '64, Larry Gorrell '69, and Chuck Scholz at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Recreation and Wellness Center, March 27, 2014.
Culver-Stockton College is pleased to announce it has met the Mabee Foundation project completion challenge to attain a generous grant for construction of a Recreation and Wellness Center on campus.


The Recreation and Wellness Center is the capstone project of the College's comprehensive campaign, "A Vision for Our Future," which runs through June 30, 2014.  Construction on the new facility begins in the summer of 2014 with construction scheduled to be completed by late 2015.  A formal dedication will occur at that time.      

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C-SC Partners With PCI
Be Ready to Update Your Alumni Record
Culver-Stockton aims to keep our alumni connected with the College and each other. To best achieve this goal, C-SC is partnering with Publishing Concepts (PCI) to help C-SC alumni update email, phone numbers and other pertinent contact information to create a new alumni directory.

Over the next few months, you will receive emails, postcards and phone calls from PCI requesting your updated information. We encourage a response from you. Once the necessary data is collected, PCI will compile it and create a new alumni directory available for purchase. 
Alumni Summer Weekend
June 20-22, 2014
You are invited to join fellow alumni back on "the Hill!" Get a group of friends together and sign up today!  Return to campus to see the many recent changes and enjoy reminiscing and relaxing with friends. You have the opportunity to stay in your former fraternity/sorority house or residence hall.  
C-SC Alumni at the NAIA National Tournament

Available halls are Stone Residence Hall (formerly Ziegler Hall), Wood, Johnson and current Greek Houses on campus. Greeks currently without houses will be assigned areas or floors for their groups. 

The weekend includes all meals, activities and linens (fitted sheet, flat sheet, wash cloth, and a towel). 

For more information, check out the Alumni Summer Weekend website.

Early Bird-Rate (Deadline June 1):   Weekend ($150)   Saturday-Only ($69)  Couples Rate ($245) 

Registration will be available until June 18. 
Click to Register.

Four C-SC Beloved Faculty & Staff Members Set to Retire
Help Us Say Farewell and Good Luck to Family


Carol Mathieson
Terry Scherer
Sharon Upchurch
Richard Valentine '70

As the school year concludes, we are saying farewell to part of the C-SC family, but know they will still visit the campus often. Carol Mathieson, Terry Sherer, Sharon Upchurch, and President Richard Valentine will be entering retirement after their years of service to Culver-Stockton College. Please send any cards or well wishes to the Culver-Stockton College Alumni Office to show your appreciation for a card shower. They will be greatly missed and we wish them luck in their retirement!

Upcoming Presidential Updates
Kansas City, Chicago, and Columbia, Mo.
Join us at our upcoming Presidential Updates throughout Missouri and Illinois as President Valentine shares the excitement happening on campus. Join us in celebrating the momentum of the College and wishing President Valentine well in his upcoming retirement. The schedule of events are as follows:

April 5      National Golf Club of Kansas City
April 13    Chicago-Area at Arrowhead Golf Club
April 29    First Christian Church-Bethany Hall
                 (Columbia, Mo.)
Alumni Softball Day
Saturday, March 29, 2014

The C-SC women's softball team will take on Missouri Valley at 2 p.m. All C-SC women's softball alumnae are invited to attend the game.  Come early for a ballgame style lunch on the Hill by the new Himsl Softball Field Complex. Food and refreshments will be served starting around 12:30 p.m. by the press box. We hope you can make it out to support our current C-SC Women's Softball Team and visit with former teammates.   


To RSVP go to  Go Wildcats!

Softball Alumni
Alumni Softball Day 2013
C-SC Athletic Hall of Fame & Golf Classic
July 25, 2014
Join us to support the Culver-Stockton College Athletics Program this summer at the C-SC Athletic Hall of Fame & Golf Classic in Quincy, Ill.  We will be teeing off at Spring Lake Country Club around 12:30 p.m. Get your team of four together now to join us for the day. Lunch will be available around 11 a.m. and after a round of golf we will end the day with the Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet at 6:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse.  Join us all day or just for dinner to support C-SC Wildcat Athletics.  
Cost: $100 Golf & Lunch (golf cart included & six beverage tickets)   
         $30 Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
         $125 Golf, Lunch, & Banquet (Entire Day)
MLS Game: Sporting KC vs. Salt Lake (Kansas City, KS)
April 5, 2014
Join us for a day of MLS soccer action in Kansas City, Kan., as the Sporting KC take on Salt Lake in a rematch after last years championship game! We currently have only 11 tickets left! If you'd like to join us, register online at or call Jennifer Sousa at (573) 288-6457 or email
Education Week & Visit Days on Campus
March 18-26, 2014
Brian Kurz '02 Superintendent at Community Unit School District 4 in Illinois shaking hands with one of his C-SC student teacher's
Grant Fricke '14
Culver-Stockton College has been very busy the last couple of weeks with alumni visiting campus and bringing their students to see their alma mater. 
We have had the following alumni help with programs or bring their classes to campus in the last two weeks:
Brian Kurz '02, Myles Keough '08, Beth Anderson '12, Brendan Mann '06, Grant Stephenson '09, Brad Hudson '99, Brett Myers '99, Ryan Christian '03, Jessi Sparks '08, Brittany Darnell '10, Josh McCurdy '08, James Zimmerman '01, Kelsey Gervler '12, Lindsay Uhlmeyer '04, Amy Shirey '05, Adam Gunterman '12, Alison Robinson '09, Jennifer Bryan '05, Nicole Abel '06, Nancy Holden-Nims '94, Tracy Fountain '07, and Heather Gibbs '13
Thank you all for helping us continue to make C-SC a top ranked college!
Kaczmarek's and WWII
C-SC's Total War class takes trip to see WWII collection
David '61 & Marsha '62 Kaczmarek with C-SC's Total War Class.
Last week, eight students from Professor Chad DeWaard's Total War class visited David '61 and Marsha '62 Kaczmarek.  The Kaczmarek's displayed their WWII collection for the students to observe and C-SC students shared prepared presentations regarding WWII uniforms and bombers with the couple.


The class traveled to Rock Island Arsenal, March 25 and on to Leaf River, Ill., to the Kaczmerak's, March 26.

St. Louis Presidential Update Photos
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Pat Loesch '73, Steve Miller, Duane Evans '59, Scott McGaughey '84, & Nikki (Mercer) Fettig '00 at the St. Louis Presidential Update 2014.
Check out more photos here!
Be sure to join us at our next St. Louis Alumni Association Event:


Professional Networking Happy Hour Schneithorst's
Schneithorst's (Lindberg & 40)
1600 S. Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, Mo.
Thursday, April 10 
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  
Men's Wildcat Basketball Team
Second Appearance at the NAIA National Tournament
2014 Men's Basketball NAIA Division I National Tournament
The Wildcats finished the 2013-14 season with a 24-8 overall record, advancing to the second round of the 77th Buffalo Funds-NAIA Men's Division I Basketball National Tournament in Kansas City. This is the team's second consecutive trip to the Buffalo Funds- NAIA Tournament.  The Culver-Stockton College Men's Basketball Team had five players recognized as 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Division I Men's Basketball Scholar-Athletes by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. 
Congratulations Men's Basketball on a tremendous season!
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. The mentorship program is one of the most rewarding ways C-SC alumni can stay involved.
Our next launch is in September 2014. We are currently going through our first semester of the program with 13 mentorships in progress.  If you are interested in participating, submit an application for the 2014 September-May Session.  Partnerships will be assigned by Aug. 1, 2014.  For more information, check out more at, or email Jennifer Sousa at
15th Annual Kappa Mu Klassic
April 25, 2014
Delta Upsilon Fundraiser/Alumni Weekend
Breakfast on the Avenue
Breakfast items include bacon, sausage links, hash browns, scrambled eggs, and much more. 
DU alumni, come join your brothers for DU Alumni Weekend, April 25-27 on the C-SC campus! Don't miss this chance to come back and reconnect with fellow alumni and new brothers.
Upcoming Alumni Events
Mark Your Calendars..........
March 29     Alumni Softball Day 
April 5          Presidential Update at National Golf Club of Kansas City
April 5          Sporting KC vs. Salt Lake Soccer Game (Kansas City)
April 10        Professional Happy Hour Schneithorst's (St. Louis)
April 12        Afternoon with President Valentine, Hyatt Regency (Chicago)
April 13        Chicago Presidential Update at Arrowhead Golf Club
April 25        Lambda Chi Golf Outing
April 25-27   Delta Upsilon Alumni Weekend
April 29        Presidential Update at First Christian Church- Bethany Hall (Columbia, Mo.)
May 3            Alumni Day of Service
May 5            Peoria Chiefs Baseball Game
May 10          Les Bourgeois Winery (Rocheport, Mo.)
May 13          Canton Presidential Update at The Lab
June 1          Hannibal Presidential Update at Robin & Kenny Greger's
June 7          Kane County Cougars Baseball Game (Geneva, Ill.)
June 20-22   Alumni Summer Weekend
July 13         Kansas City Zoo Student Send-Off/Alumni Event
July 26         River City Rascals Baseball Game (O'Fallon, Mo.)
July 27         Columbia Yacht Club Student    
                     Send-Off/ Alumni Event
August         Mid-Missouri Alumni BBQ. 
                     Date TBD
Aug. 2          Alumni Work Day
Aug. 6          Whittaker Music Festival,
                     Missouri Botanical Garden
Aug. 16        St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego
                     Padres Baseball Game
Sept. 12-14  Family Weekend
Sept. 19       Professional Happy Hour, Patrick's Bar and Grill (St. Louis)
Oct. 24-26    Homecoming 2014
All events in bold require ticket purchase or event fee.
Save-the-Date: Homecoming 2014
"Tune in to the Hill", Oct. 24-26
Homecoming is fast approaching and it is time to Tune In.  
This year we are celebrating the following class reunions: '54, '64, '74, '84, '89, '94 & '04.   Our special reunions are for Band, Cheerleading, Pillar's Scholars, Alpha Xi Delta, Kappa Alpha Psi (40-Year Anniversary), & Tau Kappa Epsilon (55-Year Anniversary).   

Watch for more information regarding tailgating, banquets, alumni games and more coming soon!
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