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July 2014
Issue No. 15

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

Linda (Ficklin) Weber '47
Feb. 4, 2014
Lombard, Ill.


Barb (Sosey) Norman '47
April 3, 2014
Keokuk, Iowa


Bette (Thesen) Gorton '45

May 28, 2014

Rio Rancho, N.M.


William (Bill) Norris '67
May 30, 2014
Jacksonville, Ill.


W.D. Kennedy '69
June 5, 2014
Kansas City, Mo.


Ken Schuler '60

June 8, 2014

Centreville, Mich.


John Snyder '64

June 15, 2014

Rushville, Ill.


Martha (Smith) Lay '49

June 19, 2014
Macomb, Ill.

Click  here to see all         C-SC Athletics Schedules
Save the Date: 2015 Alumni Summer Weekend 
June 12-14, 2015
Trivia Winners-Young Panther's
This year's Alumni Summer Weekend was a blast! Mark your calendars now to join us next year.  We will have the C-SC Golf Classic and Athletic Hall of Fame Friday, June 12, with Alumni Summer Weekend beginning that evening.  Join us on campus to relive your college days and make new friends.  Still not sure if you want to join us?  Check out how much fun we had this year by browsing our photos!
Smoker BBQ'ing Class
C-SC's New President Arrives
Dr. Kelly M. Thompson
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 began 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. 
Professional Networking Happy Hour
July 9, 2014
Talk of the Town
11922 W 119th Ct
Overland Park, Kan.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
4:30 p.m.
Come join fellow C-SC alumni after work to network professionally in the Kansas City-area.
Kansas City Zoo Alumni & Student Kick-Off Event
July 13, 2014
Join us at the Kansas City Zoo for a picnic in the lower lobby of the zoo's main building.  We will enjoy a lunch buffet from 12- 2 p.m. in the climate-controlled building. Then everyone can head outdoors to check out the zoo with family and friends. 

The cost is $20 a person, which includes your meal and admission to the zoo. Children 12 and under are free, but let us know they are coming! 

Register to join us today!
President Richard D. Valentine Receives Emeritus Status
July 1, 2014

In recognition of his lifelong commitment to the betterment of society, Culver-Stockton College honored Richard D. Valentine with awarding him Emeritus status.  


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 awarding Richard D. Valentine the title of President Emeritus with all the rights and privileges effective July 1, 2014.


C-SC Athletic Hall of Fame & Golf Classic
July 25, 2014
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Join us to support the Culver-Stockton College Athletics Program this month 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 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 & six beverage tickets included)   
         $30      Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
         $125   Golf, Lunch, & Banquet (Entire Day)
St. Louis River City Rascals-Tickets $25
July 26, 2014
Join fellow Culver-Stockton College Alumni at the St. Louis River City Rascals Baseball game, as they take on the Frontier Greys! Game starts at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include entrance to the Dog Pound Area (box seat or picnic table seating), buffet from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and drinks. Food includes: hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, chips, popcorn, & pretzels. Beverages include: iced tea, lemonade, water, Miller Light, and Coors Light. Alcohol will be served until 5th or 7th inning. This is a family friendly event. It is also Bark in the Park night at the ball game as well!!  Get your tickets today!

      River City Rascals
. TR Hughes Ballpark .
900 TR Hughes Blvd  .  O'Fallon, Mo. 
Chicago Columbia Yacht Club Alumni Event & Student Kick-Off
July 27, 2014
Join the Chicago Alumni Association as they welcome you aboard their summer alumni event. There will be friends, food and fun to be had on the 372-foot, former ice-cutting Canadian ferry, housing Chicago's Columbia Yacht Club. Parking can be found at the DuSable Harbor next door for a minimal fee. We hope to see you on the Lake! 

For more information contact Jennifer Sousa at (573) 288-6343. 
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
Christian Youth Leadership Retreat
Aug. 8-10
C-SC is inviting youth from Disciples of Christ Churches to come and join us for a Christian Youth Leadership Retreat on Aug. 8-10, 2014 at the Culver-Stockton College campus.
Students entering their junior and senior years of high school are encouraged to join us. The weekend is free and a schedule of events are located at or you can call (800) 537-1883 for more information. This retreat is sponsored by the Country Club Christian Church of Kansas City.
Join us in celebrating our faith!   
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. 
Upcoming Alumni Events
Mark Your Calendars..........
July 9           Professional Networking Happy Hour, Talk of the Town (Kansas City)
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. 8-10     Christian Youth Leadership Retreat 
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
April 23        Robison Lecture with Sharon Watkins
July 20         DOC General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio 
*All events in bold require ticket purchase or event fee.
Homecoming 2014
"Tune in to the Hill", Oct. 24-26, 2014
Homecoming is fast approaching and it is time to Tune In.  
Check out this year's schedule of events on-line at  Register today to let your friends know you are attending! 

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).   
Free shuttle service available from Quincy to Canton on Friday afternoon and evening.  The shuttle will be picking up at the Holiday Inn, Stoney Creek Inn, and the Oakley Lindsey Center parking lot and returning to these locations later in the evening.  Please refer to the Homecoming Brochure for pick up/drop off times and locations, which will be arriving in your mailbox soon.
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