June 2010

From the C-SC Alumni Office | www.culver.edu/alumni/

Welcome to the PawPrint
The PawPrint is the electronic newsletter created for alumni/ae of Culver-Stockton College. The newsletter highlights upcoming events and shares success stories of C-SC students, faculty, staff and alumni. Enjoy the news, stay up to date and reconnect with your fellow Wildcats! We want to hear from you. Please share your stories, submit photos, and tell us what's new in your lives. Send your information to ealumninews@culver.edu or mail your information to Jennifer Hiller, Culver-Stockton College Alumni Office, One College Hill, Canton, MO 63435.  

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Presidential Welcome / Alumni Events
Preparations are under way for alumni and friends to welcome President Dick Valentine and his wife, Lorna, to our community.
  • Northwest Indiana Event 
    Sunday, July 11  2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Valparaiso Country Club
    2501 Country Club Rd.
    Valparaiso, IN 46383

    Hosted by: Susan (Pogue) '68 & Reggie Syrcle

    Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments

    Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 6 at 800-755-2287 or at www.culver.edu/alumni/events.asp


On Campus Events: 

  • C-SC Alumni and Friends Day of Service 
    Saturday, August 7, 2010
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    After a great day of hard work and fellowship, the President and Mrs. Valentine welcome you to their home for a barbeque!  Bring the family and enjoy a fun filled work day on campus. Contact the Alumni and Advancement office to sign up for the work day at 800-755-2287. See you soon!

Congratulations to the class of 2010!
We welcome you all to the alumni family! Be sure to keep us posted on where you are and what you're up to.
Click here to update your alumni profile today and become involved with the alumni association today! 
We can't wait to hear from you!

Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks....

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Do something different, and join C-SC at the ballpark. We're taking to the road and heading to Chicago, and St. Louis this summer for alumni events and major league baseball.
Tickets sold on a first come - first serve basis.

*If you are attending the Cubs game, your name will be added to the guest list at The Skybox on Sheffield.
No tickets will be mailed. 
Go directly to The Skybox on Sheffield, 3627 N. Sheffield, Chicago, Ill., to gain entry to the event.           

*If you are attending the Cardinals game, all game tickets will be distributed at the pre-game event at Mike Shannon's Steak & Seafood Restaurant (VIP Deck), 620 Market Street, St. Louis, Mo. No tickets will be mailed
Click here for all the details and to register to attend!  

Homecoming 2010 October 1-3
Plans are underway for a wonderful fall weekend on the Hill. Check the alumni webpage often for updates and details on events as they unfold. Special reunions for Bootstrappers, Football and Nursing. Celebrating the reunion years of: 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1985, 1980, 1975, 1970, 1965, 1960, 1955, 1950.  Arriving in your mailbox this summer - a Homecoming brochure and schedule of events! Contact the Alumni & Advancement Office with any questions you may have, 800-755-2287 or email us a alumni@culver.edu
We look forward to seeing you!


On May 5, 1958 Ronald Reagan was on campus to speak at the Goodwill Banquet.  You can listen to an interview at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBZbaBjRCGE.  Several alumni called or e-mailed to let us know that the lovely lady conducting the interview was Barb Grimmer Rowell ’58.  The first to respond was Joel Campe ’60.  Some other comments were:

I can't tell from the voice but the picture sure looks like Barb Grimmer Rowell.  I am attaching a photo taken at Mr Reagan's speech that night. (see above) I remember it well since like all events back then, I was responsible for the lighting and sound.  I worked many shows with Barb during our years at Culver." - Bob Gray '59

“I graduated in 1958 and remember when President Reagan visited Culver-Stockton. I believe Barbara Grimmer did the outstanding interview. It was a great day for all of us.”

I was a Junior at Culver-Stockton College in 1958 when Ronald Reagan visited the campus.  Because he was a former room-mate of our Choir Director, J. Leslie Pearce, Mr. Reagan visited our choir rehearsal and met all of us as we prepared to sing at the event where he spoke.  His popularity on campus was mixed but he brought a very large audience and a very pleased J. Leslie Pierce.  It was nice to see the interview again." - Ron Frazier, '59

"That is Barbara Grimmer conducting the interview.  Barbara was accomplished in the dramatic productions on campus and involved in the radio/tv spots for CS in Quincy. Fred Helsabeck was President at the time.  Dave Steinbeck was the coordinator for Reagan's visit and transported the guest in style. Dave chauffeured Mr. Reagan from the airport, through the classic parts of Quincy, and along the scenic river road approach to our campus on the "Hill."  Dave was driving his personal, immaculate, baby blue, Cadillac convertible.  I assisted Steinbeck with details and helped move Mr. Reagan through the crowd into the "Harrington" gymnasium for his campus appearance." 
Richard Jackson '57

The young lady interviewing Mr. Reagan is Barbara Grimmer Rowell of Quincy, Ill.  One of the best directors at the Golden Riverboat Dinner Theatre in Canton and Quincy Little Theatre in Quincy I was privileged to work for."  - Barbara Nelson Haupt, class of '56 and '85

"Barb and I were on campus when Ronald Regan was there. Barb Grimmer is the interviewer." -Joe Charles '60

"I had the pleasure of meeting and shaking hands with Ronald Reagan during the Dinner that was held in his honor.  I was the head waiter and standing, as I recall, in the gymnasium and greeting Mr. Reagan and others as they came into the area.  As I stood there he approached me and said "you are a football player aren't you?".  I said yes.  He asked what position I played to which I replied tackle.  He said he played end at Eureka College. I said welcome to Culver Stockton College and escorted him to the food line. Not knowing a lot about him some of our football team thought his son was current playing football at Eureka. Many years ago but very memorable." -Ray Scheiter '58


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Alumni Newsmakers

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Michele Crider '84

Following her performance of Madama Butterfly on Sunday May 30th, 2010 Culver-Stockton College, the Muddy River Opera Company and Terrell and Vicki Dempsey co-hosted a reception in Michele's honor. The performances over the weekend allowed Michele the opportunity to return "home" and the reception provided a great space for her to spend time with so many Culver-Stockton College friends who have had a significant impact on her success.

Rev. Bill Spangler-Dunning '90
Rev. Bill Spangler-Dunning '90 returned to Culver-Stockton as the key-note speaker for the 154th Annual Baccalaureate program. He graduated from Culver-Stockton in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Philosophy, after which he went on to graduate from the Lexington Theological Seminary. After seminary, Rev. Spangler-Dunning served as a youth minister in Glasgow, Ky., and as a part of a "team ministry" at the First Christian Church in Owensboro, Ky. He moved on to serve as the West Area (of Kentucky) Youth Coordinator where he found his calling to find ways to bring churches and individuals together through camps and retreats. Rev. Spangler-Dunning was instrumental in creating connections between churches and was asked to serve as the Associate Regional Minister for the Chrisitan Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Upper Midwest, where he continues to serve to this day.

Bob Magee '59
Bob Magee ' 59 was recently honored by the Rotary Club of North Kansas. He recieved the Service Above Self Award, an honor that has long been recognized by Rotarians who understand the power and reward of heping their friends and neighbors in need.  In 1991, the RI Board of Directors created the RI Service Above Self Award to recognize those Rotarians who truly embody Rotary's principal motto. While many Rotarians distinguish themselves through service, Bob was recognized as an outstanding member who has indeed made service a way of life.
Phyllis (Mohn) Smith '54
Phyllis Smith recently received the 58th annual Golden Deeds Award by the Quincy Exchange Club. She recieved the honor at a luncheon that recognizes people who make differences in their communities. Smith recently returned from a whirlwind trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan to see her grandson graduate from the University of Michigan. She also recently attended the State Conference of the American Revolution and a 10-day bus trip to Texas.

Connected Campus!
Do you know of someone who is interested in finishing his or her degree? Culver-Stockton College's Connected Campus provides students a convenient online format offered in accelerated 8 week terms. Our program is taught by Culver-Stockton's own full-time faculty who are interested in helping students succeed. With the on-line format, students can attend class wherever and whenever they want.
Click here for further details.

C-SC Alumni Club - St. Louis
Have you lost touch with your classmates? Ever wonder what happened to someone after they left campus? Now's your chance to find out if you live in the St. Louis area!
We are in the early stages of organizing an alumni club in the St. Louis metropolitan area. One of our missions is to provide professional/social networking for the estimated 800 Culver-Stockton alumni in the area. Presently, we have a core group that is building this club from scratch, developing our mission, by-laws, and initial events.

Our first (social/networking) event will be this summer at the St. Louis Cardinals Game Alumni and Friends pre-game event  Friday, July 16th at Mike Shannon's Steak and Seafood restaurant VIP Deck 620 Market Street, St. Louis, Mo. If you're interested in attending the Cardinals game as well, you must purchase tickets for the game seperately. Please see details for the game above. *Only 12 tickets remain for the Cardinals game. First Come-First Served.

If you'd like to join the pre-game event only, please RSVP for the event by contacting the Alumni office at 800-755-2287 or email Jennifer Hiller at jhiller@culver.edu with questions.  
Our first formal club meeting with take place this spring. If you are in the St. Louis area, we would love to reconnect with you. To keep you up to date on our progress, you can find us on LinkedIn and Facebook.

We are seeking your input as we forge through unchartered waters to develop this group. We are also looking for more people to help get the club running. If you would like more information about joining the alumni club or getting involved, please contact Nate Zelinske '99 zelinsken@wustl.edu or Alison (Leitch) Liley '98 aliley@brownshoe.com.

We look forward to reconnecting/meeting everyone in the near future!
Nate Zelinske and Alison Liley
Go Wildcats!

Alumni Board Spotlight  

The Culver-Stockton Alumni Board has 17 members; and the PawPrint features a different board member each month.
Betsy Fair, Ph.D.

How did Culver-tockton help you in your career?
Culver gave me a strong diverse liberals arts backgound that served me well in my advance studies. The small school setting, qualified professors, and Greek life molded a strong foundation to reach my goals and aspirations.

What's a special memory you have of your time on campus? 
There are really three memories: becoming a cheerleader, having a role in a play, "Ondine", attending and performing at the National Thespian Convention in Los Angeles with Gwen Anderson and other C-SC theater students.

What do you enjoy about being on the alumni board? 
Since I am a new member this year, I hope to encourage and influence more alumni to give to Culver-Stockton and get more young people to choose C-SC as their college.

If you or a C-SC alumnus/a you know is interested in serving on the board, please contact Gina Driscoll, alumni board president, at sgdriscoll@comcast.net for more information.
Graduation Year/Degree:
1968 / Bachelor of Arts 
Wilton, Iowa
Hobbies / Interests:
I enjoy traveling, going to flea markets/craft shows, searching for collectibles, looking for antiques, spending time in Colorado with family, and working in my yard.
Drake University MAT, University of Iowa, Ph.D. District U-46, Elgin, Illinois, 27 years teaching English/Theater; Davenport Community Schools, Davenport, Iowa, Curriculum & Instruction Coordinator 9-years; Associate Principal, 4 years.

PawPrint contact information:
Jennifer Hiller

One College Hill
Canton, MO 63435