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May 2014
Issue No. 14

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

Allan Loeb '70
April 20, 2014
Edmond, Okla.


Barney Conrath '57
April 23, 2014
Charlottesville, Va.


Nick Davis '63

May 12, 2014

Quincy, Ill.





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C-SC Welcomes a New President
Dr. Kelly M. Thompson
A reception is being planned for the campus community, alumni and friends to welcome Dr. Thompson to "the Hill" on Thursday, June 19.  More details about the event will be provided soon. 
On May 16, 2014, the Culver-Stockton College Board of Trustees elected Dr. Kelly M. Thompson as the twenty-sixth president of Culver-Stockton College.  President Thompson will begin her duties July 1, 2014. 
Thompson, the College's first woman president, replaces, Richard Valentine, the College's first alumnus president, in this position.

Dr. Thompson comes to Culver-Stockton from Barton College in Wilson, N.C., a sister Disciples of Christ-affiliated institution, where she has served as Vice President for External Relations since 2008. 

At Barton College, Thompson was responsible for leading and providing the strategic direction for the division of external relations, including major gift fundraising, campaign management, annual fund programs, planned giving, marketing, alumni and parent relations, admissions, and financial aid.  Thompson's accomplishments at Barton include raising $3.5 million for a new theatre, raising $1.6 million for a new entrance, increasing the College's net tuition revenue by $2.4 million and raising the academic profile of incoming students.  She has also held leadership roles at Davenport University, National-Louis University and the National College of Education.   
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. 
Available halls are Stone Residence Hall (formerly Ziegler Hall), Wood Hall, Johnson Hall and current Greek Houses on campus. Greek organizations that are currently without houses will be assigned areas or floors for their groups.  The weekend fee 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) 

Rates increase after June 1 to: 
Weekend ($175)     Saturday Day Only ($79)   Couples Rate ($275)

Registration is available until June 18. 
Click to Register.

President Richard Valentine Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree
Commencement 2014

In recognition of his lifelong commitment to the betterment of society, Culver-Stockton College honored Richard D. Valentine with the degree Doctor of Humane Letters.  


President Valentine is an enduring advocate of Culver-Stockton College, and the College has advanced greatly under his leadership and guidance. He has dedicated his career to the progression of higher education, and at Culver-Stockton College, he has persistently worked to create meaningful experiences and unfailingly provided his wisdom and experience for the benefit of the students in his care.


It is in tribute to his many years of leadership, education and community service that
the Board of Trustees took great pleasure in conferring upon
Richard D. Valentine the degree Doctor of Humane Letters during commencement May 17, 2014.

Campaign Success
During a celebration hosted on campus May 15, students revealed that the College's comprehensive campaign raised $13.05 million, exceeding the original $10.4 million goal by 25 percent. This was the College's first comprehensive campaign in over two decades.


"A Vision for Our Future" outlined fundraising goals in five major areas -- building a new recreation and wellness center, growing the endowment, renovating the Carl Johann Memorial Library, growing the C-SC Annual Fund for Student Scholarships, and campus beautification including roadway improvements. Many of the improvements already have been finished, transforming the look of the campus. The campaign, which kicked off in July 2011, officially ends June 30, 2014.  We still need support in the campaign, as the need for student scholarship support is reaching an all time high on campus. 


Mid-Missouri Presidential Update
May 10, 2014
From L to R: Kevin Dingman '86, Lorna Valentine, President Richard Valentine '70, Jimmy Spear '97, Sally Robinson '83, Mark Hunsaker '84, & Pam Hunsaker '83
Charlann Schwan Parkway Dedication 
Friday, May 16, 2014
Schwan Family
Joseph '59 & Charlann Schwan have been instrumental in transforming the campus, including reshaping its "first impression" by supporting a new entrance to the campus.  In the summer of 2013, Charlann passed away unexpectedly and through the College's partnership with the City of Canton, the new roadway was dedicated in Charlann's honor and loving memory.  
Check out additional photos from the dedication
Himsl Softball Field Dedication
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Charlotte Himsl receives signed softball from the 2014 Lady Wildcats.
Charlotte Himsl and her family were on campus this month to dedicate C-SC's newest athletic facility, Himsl Field. Charlotte was a longtime C-SC trustee, who retired during the spring 2014 Board Meeting. Her parents, Reynold and Mabel Johnson, met as students at Culver-Stockton in the 1920s, and Charlotte has generously continued their loving tradition of supporting the College. Click here to see additional pictures.
C-SC Men's Golf & Baseball Play in National Tournament

The Culver-Stockton College men's golf team completed the final round of the NAIA National Championships at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. 

The Wildcats finished 27-over 315 in the final round. Overall, C-SC carded a three-day total of 80-over 944 and placed 29th in the 29-team field.


Read More on Men's Golf at C-SC Athletics


Culver-Stockton College's baseball team finished the season with a National Tournament appearance.  The Wildcats successful season ended in a close match-up with Bryan (Tenn.) College resulting in a 5-4 loss in the opening round of the NAIA Baseball Championships.

The Wildcats finished their season with a 30-28 overall record.
Read More at C-SC Athletics

Kansas City T-Bones Game-Tickets $35
June 7, 2014
Join fellow Culver-Stockton College Alumni at the Kansas City T-Bones Baseball game.  Tickets are $35 and include a barbeque meal, two non-alcoholic beverages, and a reserved seat.  Tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis, so do not delay! Game starts at 7:05 p.m. and concludes with fireworks.   Sign up here.

 Kansas City T-Bones
. Community America Ballpark .
1800 Village West Parkway . Kansas City, KS. 
Kane County Cougars Baseball Game- Tickets $35
June 7, 2014
Chicago Students

Kane County Cougars Game 2013


Chicago-area alumni are getting together Saturday, June 7, to hang out at the ballpark.  Tickets are $35 a person and include food and drinks.  Tickets are limited, so get your ticket today!  Register here.

Professional Networking Happy Hour
Kansas City, Mo.
The Brass Rail
4940 NE 81st St
Kansas City, Mo.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
4-8 p.m.
Come join fellow C-SC alumni after work to network professionally in the Kansas City-area.
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, the day ends 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)
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 just completed our first semester of the program with 13 mentorships.  
If you are interested in participating, submit an application for the 2014 September-May Session.  Partnerships will be assigned by Sept. 1. Deadline to apply for the program is Aug. 25. 

For more information, check out, or email Jennifer Sousa at
C-SC Sustainability and International Corporate Finance Class
Visit with Scott Cisel '75, Ron Freeman '74 and Caterpillar
C-SC students with Scott Cisel '75

Thirty six students from the Sustainability and International Corporate Finance classes traveled to Peoria, Ill., May 5, to visit Caterpillar, a world leader in pro-environment practices. A member of the headquarters sustainability team met with the group and shared insight about the company's dedication to the productive use of all forms of capital: human, financial, and natural.

The Peoria visit also featured Mr. Scott Cisel '75, C-SC alumnus and the senior advisor to Accenture. He spoke to the group about energy sources and pipeline practices, as well as his successful career path from meter reader to executive. Student Chris Neal noted, "The trip had lots of variety and touched many different areas of interest, whether it was seeing the multiple story tall mining truck or going to the beautiful Peoria Chiefs Stadium."

Ron Freeman '74 on his ranch.

Mr. Ron Freeman '74, C-SC alumnus and nationally recognized organic beef rancher, hosted the group at his ranch in Jacksonville, Ill., May 6th. Mr. Freeman discussed the natural predator-prey chain of like and why adhering to Mother Nature is the path to follow.

"It amazes me that someone can just let the land do everything for them without help from chemicals," observed Marissa Anderson about the Freeman Brothers operations. Tyler Barr noted that he enjoyed seeing "how the cattle are rotated from pasture to pasture."

Both alumni offered invaluable advice and wisdom about their personal values and personal success. Both Mr. Cisel and Mr. Freeman give high praise to Culver-Stockton College for providing them with excellent educational backgrounds. Dr. Susan Deege and Mr. Eric Larson were the faculty leaders. 

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 create a new alumni directory and help alumni update email, phone numbers and other pertinent contact information.

You should be receiving 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. 
C-SC Student Interns at Missouri State Capitol
Ian Hoffman '16
State Representative Bryan Spencer '90 (right), and Craig Redmon '82 (left), celebrate the successful completion of sophomore Ian Hoffman's (center) internship at the Missouri State Capitol - House of Representatives. 
Human Geography Class in Chicago
Gene Curran'70, Scott Clodfelter '85, & Kathleen March '89 Volunteer
Dr. Scherer's Human Geography Class headed to Chicago this year during the three week session.  They were able to visit several organizations with the help of our area alumni.  Students visited the Hellenic Museum, Chicago Art Institute, Board of Trade Center, Islamic Center, Argentina Consulate, Brazilian Consulate and more. 
Upcoming Alumni Events
Mark Your Calendars..........
June 7          Kansas City T-Bones Baseball Game
June 12        Professional Networking Happy Hour at the Brass Rail in Kansas City, Mo.
June 20-22   Alumni Summer Weekend
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
Aug. 16        Men's & Women's Alumni Soccer 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, 2014
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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