Spring 2014


Culver-Stockton College

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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Message From the Dean
Dean of Student Life, Chris Gill

I hope that your sons and daughters have had a successful, relatively hassle-free Culver-Stockton experience this academic year!  It is likely though, that there have been some doubts, fears, mistakes and frustrations along the way. Ideally, these will prove to be valuable learning experiences, not obstacles to achieving their goals. Please remember that Student Life Offices are open throughout the summer.  In addition, this is an excellent time for students to talk with the Coordinator of Career Services to design an action plan to identify the experiences and skill-sets that support their class work and their occupational goals.  In addition, the Financial Aid Office is ready to try to help if there are changes in family finances.


I hope you found the parent newsletter to be a valuable resource for you and that it provided you with important information on what was happening at Culver-Stockton College.


On behalf of Culver-Stockton's faculty and staff, I wish you all a happy and healthy summer!


D. Christopher Gill, Ph.D.

Dean of Student Life



Presidential Search Update
Progress Report
We are pleased to report that the search for the College's next president is progressing well and on schedule.  The Presidential Search Committee recently met and began the multistage vetting process to identify candidates whose backgrounds and experiences seem especially consistent with the qualities and qualifications established for the search. 
The committee faced difficult choices as it reviewed the applications of a broad pool of accomplished leaders and chose to advance a select group for initial reference checks.    
Summer: Ideal Time for Students to Plan for the Road Ahead
Career & Internship Services

After a winter like this, it's no surprise that we all, students especially, are ready for summer. As the school year comes to an end, I encourage you to help your student use the break from classes and extra-curriculars to focus on preparing for the future. Simple steps taken now will prepare your student to return in the fall ready to make the most of their experience, whether they are returning as a sophomore or senior. And, I promise, there will still be lots of time for fun and sun!


Student's returning as sophomores are encouraged to...

  • Begin work or revise a resume. I am happy to provide many resources to your student to help them develop this important document over the summer. Please send them my way!

  • Consider what jobs relate to their major and are a good match for them. Career tests can be completed virtually and can be a helpful for your student. I would be happy to recommend a test that will help your student learn more about potential career paths.

Student's returning as juniors are encouraged to...

  • Explore internship opportunities and begin applying for positions. In some cases, applying for and securing an internship can take up to 6 months, so it's important that students begin looking for opportunities early. Finding an internship is great "batting practice" when searching for full-time jobs in the future.

Student's returning as seniors are encouraged to...

As always, I hope you'll reach out to me whenever you'd like to know more about how we prepare your student for opportunities after graduation.


Heather Keller-Giltner

Coordinator, Career & Internship Services



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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Culver -Stockton College Celebrates Athletic Successes
Athletics Are Rising at C-SC

As the close of the school year draws near, the Culver-Stockton College Athletic Department has had a lot to cheer about.


The highlight of the athletic season, so far, has to be the men's basketball team and its return trip to the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Men's Division I National Tournament in Kansas City.


The Wildcats battled Benedictine to the final day of the regular season for the Heart of America Athletic Conference championship, only to come up a game short and place second behind the Ravens.


However, that second place finish was good enough to get the Wildcats an automatic berth to the national tournament, where they found themselves receiving the 16th and final seed out of the 32-team field. The tournament appearance was the second straight for the Wildcats, who ended a 54-year tournament drought in 2013.


C-SC opened the tournament with an impressive 101-83 victory over Arizona Christian University, setting up a date with California State University-San Marcos, the No. 1 team in the nation.


The Wildcats battled the Cougars to the final seconds, and had a chance to tie the game at the free throw line with 0.6 seconds remaining, before succumbing 92-91 and ending their season with a 24-8 overall record.


The 2013-14 Wildcats was an exciting group, setting school records for points scored in a season and topping the 100-point barrier nine times. They also set a school record for blocks in a season with 102.


James Johnson led the Wildcats, averaging 19.4 points per game. He was named to the All-HAAC first team and the NAIA All-America third team.


The fall season saw the women's volleyball program record its first winning season and top the 20-victory plateau for the first time since 2004, ending its season with a 22-11 overall record.


Kamrin Gold was an all-around threat for the Wildcats, leading the team in kills and placing second in digs. She led the HAAC with 474 kills, earning All-HAAC first team honors in the process. She was also became the first Wildcat player to earn NAIA/AVCA All-America honors, netting third team accolades.


Football is slowly climbing back to respectability and had six players named to the all-conference team, including sophomore defensive end David Marcinko, who became the first Wildcat gridder to earn first team accolades since 2007.


The winter saw a new sport arrive on campus, as men's volleyball made its debut as an intercollegiate sport. Playing with a roster full of freshmen, the Wildcats suffered through some growing pains and ended the year with a 4-25 overall record.


The final record didn't diminish the impact the new sport had on campus as students and fans alike were rewarded with a fast-paced, powerful brand of volleyball not seen on this campus in quite some time.


The spring sports are in full swing and two student-athletes, Jermaine Jones and Logan Holmer, have already qualified for the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in May. Both qualified in the high jump, with Jones reaching the provisional qualifying mark March 22, and the Holmer claiming his spot on March 29.


Baseball got off to a slow start but is now starting to get hot at the right time as the Wildcats get in to the meat of their conference schedule. Danny Carroll, Jacob Angelo and Cody Jacobson have provided the offense, while Craig Bastert, Cyrus Wimberly, Dylan Gadberry and Zach Engelbrecht have turned in strong pitching performances.


Men's golf is hoping to take the next step and capture a conference title for the first time since 2000. The Wildcats, after a solid fall season, are off to a pretty good start this spring, placing fourth in the 11-team Graceland Spring Invitational.


Through the winter season, 19 student-athletes had earned all-league honors and 14 had received accolades from the NAIA as scholar-athletes.


Thank you to all who came out and cheered for the Wildcats!


Greg McVey

Athletic Director



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

At the conclusion of this school year, we are saying farewell to part of the C-SC family (though we 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!

Greetings from the Admission Office on "the Hill"!
Be a College Ambassador

You are such an important part of impacting students' lives and I hope that your son or daughter's experience is one that you would share with prospective students and their parents in your area.  One of the best ways to give back to the College is to refer a student. Do you know someone that would benefit from an education at C-SC? Let us know! Be an ambassador for the College and refer a student here!


As our enrollment continues to grow, we hope that you would want to be part of this exciting step in Culver-Stockton's expansion. We are always looking for additional help in communicating the benefits to a C-SC education with students and families. This can be achieved through joining us at college exhibits, on- and off-campus events in your area. Many of you have reached out to me, willing to participate in recruitment, and we are eternally grateful. However, the more - the merrier! Also, if you know of events in your area that you feel C-SC should be represented, please let us know.


Misty McBee

Director of Admissions



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)
Residence Life Updates
Residence Hall Closing Information

As the academic year comes to a close, please note the following residence hall closing information.


For students not involved in commencement, the residence halls close Tuesday, May 13, at 6 p.m. For students participating in the commencement celebration, the residence halls close Saturday, May 17 at 6 p.m.


Student check-out procedures involve moving furniture back to its original set up and turning in keys. Detailed instructions for checkout will be distributed to your student. Students requesting to live on campus over the summer can pick up an application in the Office of Residence Life.


If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Residence Life Office. Wishing you and your student a blessed and safe rest of the academic school year and summer.


Megan Catalano

Director of Residence Life



C-SC Total War Class
Class takes trip to see WWII collection
David '61 & Marsha '62 Kaczmarek with C-SC's Total War Class.
Last month, eight students from Dr. 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.

Help Wanted
Parent's Council Now Has Openings
With spring upon us, our beautiful campus will soon come alive with regeneration and new growth. If you have not seen "the Hill" during the spring, I can assure you it's a treat. As the director for Advancement of Parent Programs, I have begun the planning process for the students' return this fall. I know it's hard to believe we are already planning for this fall. There's a lot of work to do and the sooner we get started, the better. Over the next several weeks, one thing I will be focused on is increasing parent involvement and the effectiveness of the Parent's Association. Parent engagement is important to our students as we work to enhance their experience. With increased parent involvement, we hope to identify projects that the Parent's Association can tackle. Please contact my office if you have an idea or project you would like to see the Parent's Association address.


Between now and the start of school this fall, I will be looking to parents past and present to help fill positions on the Parent's Council. This is the governing group for the Parent's Association. If you are interested, please contact me at smiller@culver.edu or at 573-288-6440.


I would also like to thank everyone who made a gift to the Recreation and Wellness Center. Culver-Stockton Parent's contributed over $3,000 to this important project. We should break ground this summer.


I hope everyone has an enjoyable spring and a cool summer. If you find yourself on campus, please come by the Advancement Office. We always like to meet the parents of Culver-Stockton students.


Steve Miller

Director for Advancement for Parent Programs



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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