September 2010

From the C-SC Alumni Office |

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 or mail your information to Jennifer Hiller,
Culver-Stockton College Alumni Office, One College Hill, Canton, MO 63435

2009-2010 Giving to C-SC

The college met and exceeded the 2009-2010 fundraising goals in more ways than one. Our total giving, which includes, alumni, friends and other constituents increased 18 percent over last year, totaling $2.4 million. In the alumni only catagory, overall giving this year soared, increasing 45 percent. The money raised will help Culver-Stockton support student scholarships, development of future educational programs, college operational costs, and needed upgrades in technology and campus improvements. Furthermore, more alumni made gifts to C-SC than in recent years. The alumni gift participation rate jumped from 18% to 21% overall, moving the college close to the national average of 30-35% alumni gift participation at like schools. 

Jeff McReynolds '81 joins C-SC as Director of Alumni Programs
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff McReynolds as director of alumni programs. Jeff joins the Alumni and Advancement team on a full-time basis with a significant presence both on and off campus. Be sure to call or email Jeff to welcome him to the team, or even better, stop and visit us in Henderson Hall! You can reach Jeff in the Alumni office at  
800-755-2287 or

Are we coming soon to a city near you?
Join the fun and fellowship!

Canton Community Event
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2010 7:00 p.m. 
    Lewis Street Playhouse
    410 Lewis Street 
    Canton, MO 63435

    Hear from faculty, staff and students to learn what's happening on the C-SC campus and in the classroom. 

    Hors d'oeuvres and Refreshments

    Please RSVP to 800-755-2287 or at

On Campus Events: 

  • Community Day Football Game
    Saturday, September 18 1:00 p.m.
    Ellison Poulton Stadium
    Join the Culver-Stockton and Canton communities for a fun fall afternoon at the stadium! 
    FREE admission, 1/2 price concessions, face painting and much, much, more! 
    Watch as the Wildcats take on MidAmerica Nazarene.
    Come let your Wildcat spirit ROAR!

Homecoming 2010 September 30 - October 3
Plans are set for a wonderful fall weekend on the Hill. Check the alumni webpage to see who's coming, to register, and learn of  updates and details on events as they unfold. *Affinity Reunions: Bootstrappers, Football and Nursing! 
*Celebrating the Reunion Years: 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005
*Art Gallery Exhibits
*Concert, Chamber and Wind Ensemble Concert
*Theater Production
*Distinguished Alumni Panel
*Banquets, Dinners, Blue and White Mixer
*Parade and much, much more! 
Contact the Alumni Office with any questions you may have, 800-755-2287 or email us at
We look forward to welcoming you home! Register Today! 

C-SC "Pride Pack" is roarin' to go! 
The Culver-Stockton College Pride Pack is back in action this year with a new membership benefits program. There are six different membership levels: White $25, Blue $50, Cat $100, Tom Cat $250, Willie Cat $500, Pack Leader $750+.
All come with awesome benefits. Contact Greg McVey, Athletic Director or Traci Bringer, Athletic Secretary in the Athletic office for more details 573-288-6443.

Do you facebook? If you do and you haven't become a fan of the C-SC alumni facebook page, click and join the conversation today! 
We have 1,000 fans and growing! Spread the word and send us a message today!

Parents/Families Can Stay Involved!
We are excited to offer current and past parents/families an opportunity to stay involved with C-SC through the newly established Parent Association. This group allows current and past parents to stay connected with C-SC serving as a resource for the college. Please, consider assisting the Admission Office, Career Services or participate in special fund raising efforts by becoming active in the new Parent Association. All past parents/families are welcome! Contact Dick Tabb, Director of Parent Programs, at 573-288-6440 or 

Alumni Events 
Check out these Wildcats having lots of fun at the various Alumni events in the past few months! 
If you haven't been able to attend an event lately, we encourage you to attend one soon. Check out the upcoming events on the Alumni webpage. Contact the Alumni office with questions, 800-755-2287. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Alex '03 & Kristin (Chapman) Tabb '02                                 (l to r) Jenkins Davis '70, President Valentine '70 and Gene Curran '70
with future Wildcat Landon, enjoying the                            enjoying Wrigley Field and a C-SC Alumni event hosted by Jenkins and Gene. 
Alumni Event at the Royals game in April!                     

NW Indiana Event 005            
President Valentine '70 with Susan (Pogue) Syrcle '68 and                    All smiles at the Columbia Alumni event hosted by: Pam (Moser) Hunsaker '83,
her husband Reggie, hosts of the Indiana Alumni Event in July.            Mark Hunsaker '84, Sally Robinson '83, Dr. Tom Shrout and Jimmy Spear '97.

Rev. Dr. Murray Frick '76, with Ana Rucker '11. Ana is the daughter    
of Rosman "Roscoe" Rucker '76. Rev. Frick and Roscoe were 
roommates at C-SC. Ana and her classmates visited with 
Rev. Frick and his wife, Elizabeth '76 while on their EXP travel course 
in Brussels last spring.  

Alumni Board Spotlight
The Culver-Stockton Alumni Board has 16 members, this month we are featuring:
Nate with his wife, Anna, their son Isaac
and Delilah.

Name: Nate Zelinske

Graduation Year/Degree: 1999 Accounting

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

Current Town: University City, MO

Hobbies / Interests: Music/Concerts, Outdoor Sporting and Recreational Activities, Traveling, Spending time with friends and family.

Profession: Risk Management Consultant for Protiviti – Protiviti is a global business consulting and internal audit firm comprised of experts specializing in risk, advisory and transaction services.  I assist companies in identifying, auditing, mitigating, or accepting operational, financial, and regulatory risk throughout their operations.  As with most consultants, I work with companies to identify current state root causes, develop desired future state activities, and work with the companies to bridge the gaps.  Being in St. Louis, I get to work with companies in a variety of industries including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and casinos/hospitality. 

How did Culver-Stockton help prepare you for your career? My degree and the liberal arts background prepared me in terms of the knowledge expectations and background needed for my first job and in obtaining my MBA from Washington University – St. Louis.  My experiences in sports, fraternity, and other campus organizations provided me with true leadership training.  Most importantly Culver taught me self-pride, responsibility, and taking charge of situations.

What’s a special memory or memories of your time on campus? I could name many that would mean nothing to anyone that reads this, except for perhaps my classmates that I incriminate.  On a broader term, the memories I enjoy most are the ones that are buried in the recesses of my mind, but can be triggered forward by the most minuscule of things while driving in my car or sitting at my desk.  The memory lasts long enough to give me a smile or an escaping laugh only to return to the past. 

What do you enjoy about being on the alumni board? As a brand new member, I enjoy the excitement and possibility of everything the board can do to support the alumni and the college.  I enjoy working with other alumni both on and off the board to raise awareness to the college, reconnect communications, increase participation, and pay back the support that so many alumni provided while I was a student at Culver.