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Summer 2008 www.culver.edu 1▼ Perspective Where to? View map. must always be taking. Culver- the campus map, though also the Stockton College is like a city on a constant presence of a red-brick hill, that is, a city on a map that is classical order. In other words, our always changing, renovating, and location remains superb. building. The campus map of five Today, we have some of the best years ago is already out of date and in advantages of any college in another five years, today’s map will be America—rural, but not isolated, filed in the college’s archives. And especially in understanding the global that fact of college life is the central economy. We are a safe community; message in a master plan, the first though perhaps never perfectly dual-purpose map of Culver-Stockton secure, the percentages here favor the in two generations. And yet, there are deepest concern of every parent with other implicit messages as we a student going away to college. introduce our alumni, friends, and Moreover, we are in a region that future students to the larger picture gives students a chance to explore we have sketched for ourselves. with some abandon (one of the My family, always vigilant in named tenets of our new EXP@CSC reminding me that some of my academic program), which is exactly personal technology is “retro” (witness what our college founders intended. William L. Fox my fountain pen and no-battery So, the master plan makes a positive wristwatch), gave me a GPS receiver statement about where we are; we President for the car. Every time I turn the take pride in our sense of place and A college of our ambition and ignition, the screen fires up four words: “Where To” and “View Map.” the unique qualities found here and not in very many other communities. direction ought to possess two maps. Behind those overlapping choices, Where are we going? The master One map shows the way things are however, are four major questions, plan says that the college of our best placed today, which will feature the really the essential issues of life, seeking will have additional green stately buildings, lawns, and paths. which a map must always answer if it space features, become more The other map presents the college as is to be useful and trustworthy. pedestrian-friendly, and be it must some day become—a library Where are we? Where are we going? increasingly mindful of energy properly fit to the age of information, How do we get there? What sustainability. Students will soon call the signature white colonnades with surrounds us? for different residential choices re-purposed spaces behind them, and emphasizing common and private the landscaped overlook that lets the eye sweep the Mississippi Valley for Where are we? space in new configurations. The campus entrance will return as a miles and miles. Where are we going? formal gate at the base of the The new Culver-Stockton Campus How do we get there? Concourse and the streetscape along Master Plan has just been rendered What surrounds us? Washington will set the tone for the after a year-long process of intense campus interior with attractive study and discussion. It is a multi- lampposts, sidewalks, and banners. Where are we? The college’s layered document that projects two How do we get there? The master master plan shows more than a one- kinds of maps simultaneously—it plan, as now conceived, is organized hundred foot rise from the banks of gives the actual appearance of today around three phases on a timeline the Mississippi River to the college and also the vision of tomorrow in that extends from now until the year hill. The campus, like the symbolic the shadings of imagination and 2020 and beyond. It will take double-headed eagle of the ancient possibility. resources the college absolutely Roman Empire, faces both east and If our students are to understand deserves to acquire. And this means west. It is high ground upon a the college experience as a journey, so not only the large ambition of raising beautiful rolling countryside. At one that their studies and activities form a capital and endowment funds, but time, as an old photograph shows, map of that individual trek, then the also raising the level of confidence cows grazed on the quad near the well college itself also needs a good map that Culver-Stockton can be the that supplied the college its fresh for the journey that an institution difference-maker in thousands of lives water. This one image is enough to confirm the frequency of changes to not yet born or yet old enough to be continued on page 3... ▼2 www.culver.edu C-SC Chronicle 14 Inside this issue Chronicle Culver-Stockton Summer 2008 Volume 18 Number 2 2 President Fox’s Perspective - Where to? View Map. 4 Flood fight forges strong parnership 8 Culver-Stockton Chronicle is published between campus and community two times a year by the C-SC Communications Office for alumni and friends to inform readers of 6 News Briefs campus happenings and give insight 189 receive bachelor’s into the mission and philosophy of the 8 degrees from C-SC college and the expertise of its leaders. 12 Picturing the future 4 Editorial Staff 14 Master Plan phase III layout Monica Bayer Heaton Director of Communications 16 Class Notes Kimberly J. Guenther 24 Spring Sports Assistant Director of Communications John G. Schild Sports Information Director its students. It is a journey upon roads leave a place devoted to thinking, defined every mile of the way by our learning, and doing. Such is the place, Kyle Trudell distinctive mission to educate students its representations and immediate E-Communications Director of promise, many of them the first in surroundings—farm homes, Indian Lucy Ballard their families to attain a college degree landmarks, the heritage of a one-room Class Notes Writer accompanied by a life-changing African-American school, river barges, experience. and Amish buggies—that also tie our What surrounds us? It is both a college master plan to a world the nearby and a far-away question. Canton is, of course, our immediate college keeps close as it also changes. Maps hold a strange familiarity and 22 point of reference. And Canton is the attraction, which may explain why a quintessential American hometown, the master plan for Culver-Stockton is Culver-Stockton College “Mayberry” that many young people infused with the spirit of adventure. A One College Hill from urban communities dream of book that changed many lives, and Canton, Mo. 63435-1299 www.culver.edu claiming as their own. Were it not so, persuaded many of us of the excitement would we have witnessed earlier this found in mere reading, was Treasure Main Switchboard summer the scores of alumni from Island. Young Jim Hawkins, the son of a 573-288-6000 miles away rushing back to Canton to Admissions Office single mother running a tavern, found a 800-537-1883 help secure our levees against the packet of papers in a sea chest left Advancement Office terrors of the river? Meanwhile, with behind by an old sailor who had just 800-755-CATS renewed vitality, Canton itself enters a died. He takes the bundle to a trusted Donald K. Gnuse ’56 new day of mapping and planning for physician and, thus, begins his story: Chairman of the an improved downtown, signaled this “The doctor opened the seals with great Board of Trustees spring by the opening of the restored care, and there fell out the map of an William L. Fox Lewis Street Playhouse. island, with latitude, longitude, President Going further philosophically, the soundings, names of hills, and bays, and college also owes its students another inlets, and every particular that would R. Joseph Dieker perspective on the question of be needed to bring a ship to safe Vice President for Academic Affairs surroundings suggested by a new map. anchorage upon its shores.” In Dean of the College Theologians and astronomers often figurative terms, the campus master share the same wonder about the plan is also a map of island topography. Melik Peter Khoury Vice President for Enrollment universe that frames us. Is it friendly? And upon it is stamped the words of Management and College Do I matter? What can I do to tender Robert Louis Stevenson’s most famous Marketing the world a better place for my having story, “Bulk of treasure here.”—WLF lived? Those are questions that never Summer 2008 Summer 2008 www.culver.edu 3▼ Flood fight forges strong partnership between campus and community ▼4 www.culver.edu C-SC Chronicle Members of the National guard worked Waters reached 27.73 feet at its highest Jobs were available for all ages, young side-by-side with local community crest, falling just .15 of a foot below the and old, from filling sandbags for the levee members, Amish, low-risk inmates, and record set in 1993. to passing out water to workers. other volunteers. Culver-Stockton College faculty, members of the neighboring Amish and Mennonite communities, church groups, efforts. Nearly one million sandbags were placed on the levee. staff, students and alumni played a groups from the Christian Church “This is our community. This is our pivotal role in flood-fighting efforts in (Disciples of Christ), college alumnae, home. It is an inspiration to see the better Canton, where the Mississippi River youth groups, and other area angels of the human community come reached two near-record crests in June. organizations. Residents from the Canton together and to see professors working The river crested at 27.73 feet early Senior Housing Authority also found safe beside farmers and city dwellers from Wednesday morning, June 18, and again ground on campus. St. Louis and Chicago joined with people at 27 feet on Sunday afternoon, June 22. The flood-fighting effort was directed from small town America,” said William (The record crest was 27.88 feet on July from the Canton Emergency Operations Fox, college president. “Canton held this 9, 1993.) Center (EOC), located on campus and led levee during the flood of ’93, and we were The battle against the Mississippi by Jeff McReynolds ’81, Canton able to hold back the river’s force again in floodwaters pouring out of the saturated emergency management director. Several 2008.” upper Midwest appeared to be ending at businesses from the city temporarily The City of Canton greatly appreciates press time, although the river may operated from locations on campus, the college’s hospitality and hard work continue pressuring Canton’s levees until including two banks, the local newspaper, throughout this flood crisis,” added sometime this summer. Emergency and the Canton school district’s summer Canton Mayor Joe Clark. “We have a management officials cautioned that program. To help make room during the strong team of police, fire and emergency rainfall north of Canton would continue event, Culver-Stockton postponed its management officials in Canton, and the to affect the Mississippi River levels, summer sports camps and its Registration college has put its resources at their warning that the river could “yo-yo” all and Orientation program for new disposal. College leaders have become part summer. students entering this fall. One of those of our united effort to maintain our levee C-SC and Canton have battled the freshman students came 100 miles to system thereby preventing a devastating elements of nature together several times volunteer anyway. flood. Especially in a small community – during the flood of 1993 (when the Campus leadership pitched itself into like ours, it is important to know that we levee held) and the tornado of 2003 the total endeavor to feed and house can count on each other. (when the campus and parts of the city volunteers, support other agencies “The college was fantastic in meeting were heavily damaged). assisting with safety and the relief our needs,” said McReynolds. “We moved In the current flood-fighting effort, planning effort, as well as assisting the up here and started filling up the campus, Culver-Stockton opened its campus to media, sustaining relocated businesses, and everyone at the college worked with house key volunteers – the National and supporting EOC operations. Others us to make sure we got everything we Guard, first responders from around the helped by volunteering daycare services needed. It might be 7 p.m. and I’d ask for state, AmeriCorps, the Red Cross, a group for levee workers, checking in volunteers, 45 more beds for the National Guard, of Mennonites from the Ozarks, and even making sandwiches, taking food and and the college made it happen. It might low-risk inmates from the Missouri State water to front-line workers, and helping be 7 a.m. and I’d need workers on the Correctional System, to name a few – as their neighbors evacuate. levee, and the college found some. You well as to host a Red Cross-operated Countless hours were spent couldn’t ask for a better neighbor.” emergency shelter for local residents. sandbagging and building up the three Lewis County was declared a federal Nearly 3,000 volunteers came to miles of levees with numerous Culver- disaster area on Wednesday, June 25. Canton’s aid, including dozens of Stockton staff members leading the on-site www.culver.edu Photo lower left: C-SC President Bill Fox and Missouri Governor Matt Blunt assess the rising water. Summer 2008 www.culver.edu 5▼ culver-stockton news briefs culve Students receive awards at C-SC Survey gives high marks to C-SC Honors Day Convocation ”Today is a day that stands out like silver in the teacher education sun,” said Dr. William L. Fox, Culver-Stockton College president, as he opened the annual Honors Day ceremony to honor the accomplishments of C-SC students. Awards, prizes, and trophies were awarded. Fox urged returning C-SC students to “become inspired” and to set their sights on earning and receiving their own honors during their academic career. The 2008 C-SC student teachers gather for a group photo during More than 77 graduating seniors and other the semester. outstanding students were honored. The Culver-Stockton College teacher education program received high marks in a survey by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The survey was given to first-year teachers and their principals. Culver-Stockton’s results showed many areas measured were at or above the state average. The survey rated the quality of college/university Award winning graduates line up on stage to receive their teacher preparation programs in the state based on the honors. responses from both principals and from first-year teachers, rating their own preparation. Culver-Stockton ranked significantly higher, by 10 or more percentage points, in facilitating higher levels of For these complete stories and more learning by employing a variety of instructional news, see the news archives online at strategies, using communication skills to effectively www.culver.edu foster learning, and using ethical instructional practices. C-SC receives funding for DNA sequencer Culver-Stockton College has been awarded matching funds to acquire a DNA sequencer package for students’ use thanks to a $37,654 commitment from LI-COR Genomics Education Matching Funds (GEMF) program. College funding used to acquire the match was provided by a gift from the James O. Weldon family. The package will allow students to conduct research that requires DNA sequencing of single stranded, double stranded or polymerase chain reaction products. The technology will expose students to more practical molecular and cellular biology, thereby providing opportunities for developing greater critical thinking skills in an active learning environment. The DNA sequencer should be installed on campus this fall. ▼6 www.culver.edu C-SC Chronicle ulver-stockton news briefs culver-stockton news briefs culver-stockton news briefs IMA honored for “Outstanding Student Chapter” and “Best Practices” The Culver-Stockton College Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Student Chapter is one of four chapters nationwide to be named a 2008 Award of Excellence/Outstanding Student Chapter. The chapter was also recognized for the second consecutive year for the Best Practices Award for its strategic plan and will be presented with a trophy this summer. In addition to the trophy and plaques, C-SC will receive a monetary award of $1,000 for being an outstanding student chapter and $500 for its best practice award. Several C-SC students also received Dr. Dell Ann Janney, far left, stands with national scholarships from IMA. members of the IMA at the 2008 National IMA banquet. C-SC dedicates Scholarship recipients, Irwin donates artwork Mathieson Physics donors “do lunch” to C-SC Resource Room Culver-Stockton College held its Culver-Stockton College has The Robert Mathieson Physics Annual Scholarship Luncheon in received 11 works of art from the Resource Room in the C-SC April. Students, parents, and staff collection of George M. Irwin, Science Center was officially were in attendance to honor Quincy, Ill. The artwork is the third dedicated April 17, in honor of Bob scholarship donors. During the donation to the college from Irwin’s Mathieson, professor emeritus of event, donors were able to explain collection including painting, physics and computer science, who why they decided to fund drawing, watercolor, etching, and died in September 2007. Mathieson, scholarships. Students also had the lithograph, which will be put on who taught at Culver-Stockton opportunity to meet with their permanent display at the college. College for 41 years, from 1963- scholarship donor and thank them Irwin, a native of Quincy, founded 2004, was remembered fondly by personally for their contribution. the Quincy Little Symphony, which friends, family, and co-workers at This event allowed for donors and was later expanded and renamed as the dedication. recipients to make a lasting the Quincy Symphony Orchestra. Mathieson’s wife, Dr. Carol connection. Irwin also served on the Culver- Mathieson, professor of music, ”It was nice to finally meet my Stockton Board of Trustees from unveiled the plaque that hangs donor, in person, and to thank that 1966 to 1981. outside the resource room. person for helping me pay for my education,” said Jim Varner, sophomore at Culver-Stockton. Revamped full-day Summer Registration and Orientation programs are packing the Hill as redesigned sessions provide more information to new Mathieson’s family members unveil the students and their families. new plaque at the dedication. Summer 2008 www.culver.edu 7▼ 189 receive bachelor’s degrees from C-SC C ulver-Stockton College presented president of First Bankers Trust Co., Prize for Innovation in Student Learning. bachelor’s degrees to 189 students during Quincy, Ill, The Reuling Prize was created this year to the 152nd annual commencement William L. Fox, college president, also honor former Culver-Stockton President ceremonies on Saturday, May 10. addressed graduates, reminding them of Walter S. Reuling, who died in March Donald M. Claycomb, president of his welcoming remarks during their 2007. The cash award goes to a faculty Linn State Technical College, Linn, Mo., freshman matriculation ceremony and member selected by his or her peers. delivered the commencement address, adding, “The story of this class is just Kimberly A. Gaither, assistant professor of urging students to “dream, work, trust beginning. We are already very proud of finance, received the 2008 Helsabeck God, and never forget.” He told graduates you. And over the years, we will be Prize for Excellence in Teaching. The cash that by practicing the “six simple words” keeping an eye on you, just as I award goes to a faculty member for a lifetime “you will be happier as well as promised when you arrived.” nominated by students and faculty. the world being a better place.” Culver-Stockton honored two faculty Three members of the Class of 2008 Claycomb, who serves on the Culver- members during the event. Robert A. received “honors scholar” medallions for Stockton Board of Trustees, was one of two Sadler, professor of physical sciences, completing college honors program members of the board to receive honorary received the 2008 Walter S. Reuling requirements, and 68 students graduated doctor of humane letters degrees from the with honors distinctions (cum laude, college. Also honored was Donald Gnuse, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude). chairman of the C-SC Board, and retired The 2008 C-SC Honors Scholars were Phil Anciaux, biology major from Iowa City, Iowa; Jillian Bentley, business major from Homer Glen, Ill.; and Michael Zehnle, math major from Center, Mo. ▼8 www.culver.edu C-SC Chronicle Grads head out to the world Members of the C-SC Class of 2008 fanned out into the world following commencement exercises this spring, headed to careers as teachers, nurses, managers and a variety of other positions. Many also headed to graduate school to continue their education. Here’s a sampling of next steps for graduates: · Kristin Allen, graduate school, physical therapy, Rockhurst University · Phil Anciaux, graduate school, pharmacy, University of Iowa · Jillian Bentley, intern, Arthur J. Gallagher · Erica Coffman, match specialist, Big Brothers/Sisters · Kyle Daugherty, graduate school, business, Ohio University · Tracy Elliott, elementary music teacher, Hannibal Schools · Melissa Goehl, 2nd lieutenant, United States Marine Corps · Chris Haverstick, lender, Martinsburg Bank · Heather Meyer, graduate school, theatre, Oklahoma State · Jessica Norman, registered nurse, Mayo Clinic · Kyle Otten, graphic designer, Reed Media · Joseph Rue, special ed teacher, LaSalle Peru High School · Melinda Schneider, cost accountant, Knapheide · Matt Silvey, assistant manager, Walgreen’s · Katie Truster, high school English teacher, ROWVA Schools · Rebecca Wendle, graduate school, human services, University of Illinois · Ashley Wort, staff accountant, Caterpillar Summer 2008 www.culver.edu 9▼ Rev. Brent Reynolds A source for faith and support on campus By sophomore Sarah Frazier For many, college is a time to start religious life. This past year, he offered students a variety of opportunities to get over. It is a chance to get away from everything and everyone you know and involved with spiritual life, through explore other ways of thinking, other contemporary worship services, morning cultures, and different beliefs. In college Bible studies, and lunchtime meditation. you get to make your own choices. These All are available to students with different choices may be bad, good, or have little religious backgrounds, from the avid effect on your life whatsoever; the point is Christian to the agnostic. He wants you make them. You have the choice to go everyone to have the chance to explore his to class or sleep-in. You have the choice to or her faith. do your homework or go out partying. Reynolds said his biggest success of the You also have the choice to go to church or year was the C-SC mission trip to Mexico spend your time on “Facebook.” The good over spring break. Reynolds, along with news is Rev. Brent Reynolds is here to help 12 students, three staff and alumnus Mike make decisions easier. Snell, ’90, went to Los Villareales, a small, Reynolds became chaplain at Culver- poverty-stricken village in northern Rev. Brent Reynolds stops for a photo in Stockton College in July 2007. An Mexico. During the week, the group Los Villareales, Mexico. experienced pastor, C-SC is his first painted a church, roofed a pavilion, college-related job. brought food and water to the you can actually feel the Holy Spirit in “I wanted to work at a college because I community, led Bible studies and prayer the room. We have so much, and yet she have a love for education, for the college services, and served community meals. is saying thanks to God for all that he has experience, and for college students,” Bradley Baker, a sophomore from given her.” Reynolds said, “I want to help students Kansas City, Mo., talked about how For the future, Reynolds’ goals are to explore spiritual questions and connect emotional the prayer sessions were. “One continue to be a positive presence on faith with action.” sick and frail woman stood up, barely, and campus, offer more varied religious One major obstacle Reynolds has had to prayed deeply. It was very hard to watch opportunities, and increase the level of face is trying to get students involved with because she would cry and say, ‘Give religious thinking on campus. thanks to God.’ It’s times like these that Culver-Stockton College students traveled to Mexico over spring break to work in the village of Los Villareales. ▼ 10 www.culver.edu C-SC Chronicle EXP@CSC changing academic Student applauds landscape expanding green business have been reconfigured to space in plans for At the same time the master plan is include finance, accountancy, and future of campus proposing a new look business (with six specializations). For senior Nicole Gravedoni, the for the Hill, the Biochemistry and political science have master plan’s attention to preserving and EXP@CSC program is been added as majors. expanding green space on campus is one reshaping the STUDY-ABROAD COURSES – of its most important features. academic landscape on The C-SC study abroad program also has “Maintaining the green on campus campus. The academic been enhanced. Rather than one, three- helps us keep our identity as ‘the college calendar has been restructured; courses week trip annually, C-SC now offers a on the hill,’” said Gravedoni, a senior have been changed; support programs three-week study-abroad course every biology major from Linn, Mo. “The plan have been built; and faculty and students semester. Each three-credit course will is based on evaluating what space, indoor are looking forward to the launch of the meet academic goals and objectives. and outdoor, we have on campus new curriculum this fall. Scheduled currently are courses in Turkey currently, how it is utilized, and what we “We are really pleased with the way this (Fall ’08), the British Isles (Spring ’09), still need to provide for the campus new program is rolling out and how Egypt (Fall ’09), and the Netherlands community. students are responding to it,” said (Spring ’10). Students can accrue up to “The plan equally focuses on buildings William L. Fox, college president. “We $1,500 through the EXP@CSC Rewards and on the aesthetic and functional had an excellent turnout by returning program to help pay for these courses or qualities of our green spaces on campus. It students for registration, and incoming pay fees related to other experiential shows that the college places a great deal students were eager to reserve space in courses. of importance on green space because we their favorite FYE course.” FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE are doing a lot of work to regain green C ALENDAR – C-SC will retain the COURSES – Under EXP@CSC, every space that is now taken up by roads, two 15-week semesters, but each will be incoming freshman and any transfer parking, and sidewalks, which break up divided into a 12-week long-term and a student with less than 24 credit hours the beauty of our landscaping. The new 3-week short term. During registration for must take a First-Year Experience Course. green space is going to improve outdoor Fall 2008 classes, students have been Each course focuses on a different topic gatherings, recreation, and the overall selecting three or four courses to take but works on achieving identical appearance of our already beautiful during the long term and, typically, just academic objectives. In addition, the campus.” one course to focus on during the short course helps new students learn about Although the new plan ultimately term. The new calendar shifts final exams available resources on campus. Each relocates most of the parking away from for the 12-week courses to earlier in each course includes an intensive writing the center of campus, Gravedoni said that semester, lengthens the Thanksgiving component and an emphasis on critical any inconvenience will be offset by break, and ends classes in the spring on thinking and problem solving. parking improvements such as paving and the day before commencement. The GUIDED PURSUIT FOR increased surveillance. “Once paved complete 2008-09 academic calendar is SUCCESS (GPS) – Designed for the continued on p. 12 online at www.culver.edu/administration/ student who hasn’t declared a major, the registrar/acacalendar/. GPS program works in tandem with the COURSES – Redesigning the C-SC Career/Internship Center to help curriculum meant reconfiguring C-SC students identify their skills and interests, courses to fit into the new schedule and pick a major, decide on a career, and learning how to teach a three-week course. graduate in four years. C-SC faculty have worked together in seminars as well as visited other campuses that offer three-week classes to learn from For more information on EXP@CSC visit www.culver.edu/exp. best practices. Majors in the division of Senior Nicole Gravedoni relaxes on the Quad - some of the college’s current “green space.” Summer 2008 www.culver.edu 11 ▼ Picturing the Future Master Plan crafts new vision for campus on the Hill T o support future growth, the Culver-Stockton have had significant senior associate with The Collaborative, Master Plan developed for Culver- input into this plan,” said Michael said that involvement of the Culver- Stockton College places the top priority DiNardo, architect and partner for The Stockton community throughout the on students, re-emphasizes the human Collaborative Inc., consultants to the planning process was crucial. element on campus by moving motor project. “This plan is not what any of us vehicles to the perimeter, “triples or expected when we started, but this is the “It became obvious through quadruples” the green space, and re- plan that C-SC collectively created and it purposes many of the existing buildings makes sense for Culver-Stockton. We feel town hall meetings that the to “right size” classrooms to meet academic really great about the final outcome.” focus needed to be on the DiNardo and his colleague Philip G. needs. needs of students...” “The students, faculty, and staff of Enderle, who is landscape architect and “This was an inclusive process that was thoroughly embraced by the college,” DiNardo said. “You must have that participation or there is no ownership of the plan. The process allowed input from 300 to 400 people and, without it, the plan wouldn’t have made as much sense or been nearly as good.” Input from students, faculty, and staff not only altered specifics from the first to final drafts of the plan but shifted the overall concept as well, they said. Initially, the college had a new academic building as its top priority for a master plan. “It became obvious through town hall meetings that the focus needed to be on the needs of students – residence halls, etcetera. The college needed to end the ‘suitcase campus’ image where you never unpack because you go home every Campus landscaping - Creating more “green space” on campus is important, as the weekend,” he added. “Now student needs Master Plan looks to re-emphasize the human element. Shown are Phase I plans. dominate Phase One of the plan. That was continued from page 11... Campus Beautification and Recycling possible,” Gravedoni said. “The SGA’s goal is parking lots with security are available for committees have assessed what recycling to have campus-wide recycling in the all students, I think the issues with facilities are available in the area and residence halls and Greek houses by Spring parking spaces will become a thing of the what are the best options for campus 2009.” past regardless,” she added. recycling. Other SGA efforts include campus clean- Gravedoni, is president of the Student “It’s going to take a lot of cooperation up days, Earth Day observances, and Government Association and has been a between the campus community and the providing reusable polycarbonate bottles for leader in the effort to increase recycling on city of Canton to make recycling all students to use in the Cat’s Pause starting campus. Under her leadership, the SGA next fall. ▼ 12 www.culver.edu C-SC Chronicle the importance of getting student input.” One element that has remained constant throughout the planning process, according to Enderle, is the emphasis on removing roadways from the center of campus, pushing parking to the perimeter and maximizing green space to create a much more pedestrian-focused campus with “a real collegiate atmosphere.” “From the very first, the core committee embraced the idea of replacing the roads through campus with a loop road around campus; but it was a staff member who had the idea that we’re going with—to take advantage of the existing road by Greek housing and extend the loop road north and back to campus,” DiNardo added. “It was a great idea. “The process was great. Most of the major changes came through committee Phase II includes enhancing and repurposing buildings like Herrick, Johann, work, through four focus groups, and and Shannon. through our town hall meetings,” he said. “They were very committed to the process, and student activities space. We decided is designed for people, and we think that’s very responsive, enthusiastic, and excited. there is enough classroom space on a tremendous improvement.” They didn’t hesitate to question, to campus if you use it better and ‘right For the landscape architect, the “rebirth challenge, and to suggest. I have a lot of size’ it,” he explained. “That led to the of Herrick” takes high marks. “From a confidence that in 10 years there will be decisions to convert Shannon Hall, building standpoint, giving the old significant improvement because the people which is ideal for the smaller classes and gymnasium a new life is remarkable,” who were involved took ownership and conference rooms needed for the new Enderle said. “It is a classic building with want to see it happen.” curriculum, and to add new residence an immense volume of space not being “There was a wonderful receptivity to halls in order to improve housing stock utilized. To be able to re-purpose it as a look at things differently and to take and create a better configuration of student center, to reopen that space and advantage of the amenities you have. For living space. Without increasing space connect through all the old levels will be example, the presence of the river. No one and with this plan as an impetus, we can something to get excited about.” else has that great view you have, and it grow and sustain the campus to 1,000 “What’s neat about a campus master became a stepping stone to the whole plan,” students.” plan is the sense of confidence in the Enderle added. future,” DiNardo concluded. “What’s Another theme that became pivotal to exciting is that Culver-Stockton now has a the plan is to build as little new as possible. “This new plan is designed picture of the future and everyone can Noting that Culver-Stockton is challenged for people...” move forward for the next 10 to 15 by a limited amount of flat ground on years.” campus, DiNardo said the planning DiNardo’s favorite element of the committee focused on using existing space master plan is the greening of campus better and differently. and “taking it back from the automobile. The layout on the next page “We did a study on space utilization, If we take down vegetation, we’re provides an overview of the full assessing what C-SC currently has for plan as received by the Board of interested in replacing it. This new plan classrooms, office space, residential facility, Trustees June 7. Summer 2008 www.culver.edu 13 ▼ Master Plan Highlights The new Master Plan is designed as a three-phase plan that could take as long as 25 years to fully implement. The first phase (2-6 years) is expected to improve student housing, add curb appeal, and beautify campus. The second phase would encompass the major construction initiatives, and the third phase would complete the remainder of the plan. Consultants DiNardo and Enderle note that most organizations assess the master plan after five years and continue to assess implementation periodically to ensure the plan remains aligned with changing needs. Although specific priorities undoubtedly will alter over the lifetime of the Master Plan, the following list summarizes some of the major projects: Student Life · Re-purpose Herrick Hall to create a new Student Center · Raze Ziegler and McDonald · Build three residence halls · Construct new Greek house Academics · Re-create Shannon as an academic building · Build major addition on Johann · Convert Crown Center to academic use Campus Circulation · Create loop road and eliminate interior roads · Move parking to perimeter and near new residence hall area · Re-emphasize Concourse as main entrance · Add lighting and banners · Expand green spaces and enhance landscaping Athletics · Create Athletic Gateway · Add stadium lights, and new turf · Add softball field Campus Core · Create overlook to Mississippi River view · Enhance Henderson as an all-administrative building Sustainability · Create additional landscaping and greenspace · Reduce water consumption · Build in passive solar energy in new buildings · Utilize “green” building materials · Reduce impact of motor vehicles on campus · Add recycling stations Date: October 1959 A C-SC Master Plan, drafted more than 40 years ago proposed a new look for campus that included a student union, a fine arts complex, and a chapel. The plan was revised over the years, with substitutions like the Science Center, the Field House, and the Performing Arts Center. Residence hall additions and other renovations were completed as planned. Note that this rendering of the proposed master plan increased access for cars throughout campus, appropriate for a time period that emphasized the convenience of the automobile. Under the new Master Plan, green spaces would replace many of the interior roads, in keeping with today’s emphasis on ecology and the environment. Class Notes paintings. She does solo and choral Collinsville, Ill. He and his wife, Jane, work with her church and loves water live in Edwardsville, Ill. aerobics. Barb and her husband, William, live in Leesburg, Ga. William J. Pieper ’66 retired after 34 ’50s years teaching at Monmouth Public Frank Nardi ’58 retired from Schools. He and SuzAnn have three Audrey (Maas) Finney ’50 is retired education after 49 years. He lives in sons, Scott, Erik, and Aaron, who all from teaching junior high for 20 years. Goodyear, Ariz. joined Lambda Chi Alpha. William Audrey lives in Lansing, Ill. and SuzAnn live in Monmouth, Ill. Bill Swinford ’58 is retired. He lives Nancy (Slogenhop) Klein -51 teaches with his wife, Phyllis, in Easley, S.C. Art Zimmerman ’67 retired in June art at a lifelong learning college for 2008 after 30 years at GE Trailer Fleet seniors. She lives in Lady Lake, Fla. Charles Watts -58 has held various Services. He and his wife, Sharon, engineering and operations positions reside in Bolingbrook, Ill. Phyllis (Niemann) Simmons ’53 and with General Telephone, TWA and her husband, Ronald, have five Finley Engineering. He is now Peggy (Leamer) Dagley ’68 is children, Terry, Toni, Ted, Todd and president of Communications director of Professional Education Tom. They have six grandchildren. Engineers, Inc., a company he Services at Auburn University in Phyllis and Ronald live in Cottage founded in 1979. Watts is a member Auburn, Ala. She and her husband, Grove, Minn. of the National Society of Professional John ’64, live in Auburn, Ala. Engineers and the Institute of Charles Staff ’54 is the director of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Joyce M. Martello ’68 was a recent food processing at the University of He is also the president of the recipient of the Neal Bishop Award Louisville, Ky. He and his wife, National Association of from the Colorado Chiropractic Glenda, live in Louisville. Communications Engineers. He is the Association. The award is given to an brother of Wade R. Watts, DMD ’54 individual who has provided service to Carol (Bodeen) Blair ’56 has been and the late David L. Watts, -60. the association and profession above married to her husband, Rolland, for Charlie and his wife, Pat, live in and beyond the call of duty. Joyce 51 years. They celebrated with an Springfield, Ill. married her high school sweetheart, extensive car trip across the eastern James A. Laurie, in 2006. The couple United States. Their grandson James reside in Colorado. Anderson is a 2008 graduate, and their ’60s granddaughter Casandra (Anderson) Charles D. Peters ’69 is territory Cass is a 2006 graduate of Culver- Ronda (Scott) Sherrill ’62 has manager for SCI Products in St. Stockton. Carol and Rolland live in published two of her books: The Year Charles, Ill. He lives in Libertyville, Galesburg, Ill. of the New Barn and Going to Long Ill., with his wife, Paulette. Valley, historical fiction for families Barbara (Nelson) Haupt ’56 is an and stories of her father’s boyhood. ’70s artist specializing in equestrian Ronda lives in Neosho, Mo. Ron Donelson ’70 is a consultant for Marlan R. Graham ’63 retired in Deloitte Consulting in Tulsa, Okla. He February 2008 as regulatory and his wife, Linda, have two compliance officer at Archway Sales, daughters, Danielle and Brandy. He Inc. His wife, Jean Ann, retired in and Linda look forward to retiring 2007 as a computer resource specialist soon and moving to Colorado to enjoy at Parkway South High School. They the outdoor activities available there. reside in Manchester, Mo. They currently live in Broken Arrow, Okla. Rocky Lane ’65 is president of From left: John Watson ’56, Dick Gigante Creative Business Forms in ’55, and Chuck Burlingame’56 playing golf in Naples, Florida. ▼ 16 www.culver.edu C-SC Chronicle Jim ’70 and Karen (Hasse) Stickler in the insurance investigation field, Army. In April 2008 she competed at ’71 are owners of Gent-L-Kleen has returned to law enforcement at his her 13th consecutive U.S. Adult Products, Inc. in York, Pa. They enjoy original police department in National Figure Skating boating on the Chesapeake Bay. Raytown, Mo. Larry and his wife, Championship in Lake Placid, N.Y. Sandie, have three children: Robyn, Last year her interpretive program Patricia (Prucha) Weichle ’70 retired Landon, and Troy. They reside in placed second. She is one of the from teaching. She and her husband, Lee’s Summit, Mo. oldest ladies in her bracket. Patricia Richard, have two sons, Joseph and lives in Hampton Cove, Ala. Thomas. They resides in Lisle, Ill. Susan (Black) Moody ’72 has a ranch where she trains and shows cutting Rob Larsen ’74 is sales manager for Clyde Zaver ’70, and his wife, Patte, horses. She has three sons: Chase, the Gates Corporation in Willowbrook, have two sons, Adam and Scott, and C.L., and Cory. Susan lives in Ill. He resides in Westmont, Ill. five grandchildren. Clyde is currently Batesville, Ark. semi-retired. The couple resides in Tom Claxton ’75 is a social science Cortland, Ill. John Vetter ’72 is production manager teacher at Pikeland Community for Aspen Surgical in Caledonia, Mich. School, in Pittsfield, Ill. He and his Thomas Langford ’71 is retired from He and his wife, Christine, live in wife, Donna (Trautwein) ’73, live in government finance for the State and Jenison, Mich. Pittsfield, Ill., and have two sons and Local Government in Springfield, Ill. two grandsons. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Ken Biggs ’73 is a teacher at Springfield, Ill. Schaumburg High School in Woodson Hebert ’75 is chief deputy Schaumburg, Ill. He and his wife, clerk for the First District Court of Sarah (Stine) Yerkes -71 owns Karen (Nordli) ’73, have a son, Kyle, Appeals in Texas. He graduated from Courtney Brook Inc. After 20 years in and live in Wauconda, Ill. C-SC as a part of the Operation corporate life, she now commutes 10 Bootstrap program and retired as a minutes to the Keeping Room, a home Ellyn (Schleiffarth) Bennett ’74 is master sergeant from the U.S. Air Force decor and gift shop in Long Grove, Ill., CEO of the Girl Scout Council of in July 1992. He has a son, Woodson which she purchased in 2001. She and Mount Magazine Area. She and her Hebert II, and is married to Brenda. her husband, Jim, live in Hawthorn husband, John, live in Fort Smith, Ark. They reside in Houston, Texas. Woods, Ill. Patricia (Landrith) Blackman ’74 Rod Pool ’75 is a pilot for American Larry Doty ’72, after his initial career retired in January 2008 after 33 years Airlines. He and his wife Joan live in in law enforcement and then 21 years as a civilian employee of the U.S. Summer 2008 www.culver.edu 17 ▼ Concessionaires, he has achieved and ’80s Class Notes completed the requirements as an Allied concession executive. In June Susan (Frazier) Goderstad ’81 is vice Pleasant Plains, Ill. and have two 2007, he was nominated and accepted president at Builders Finance, Inc. in daughters, Alexandra and Jessica. to the association’s Board of Directors Wayzata. Minn. She and her husband, as the Director of Food Equipment. Todd ’83, have two children, Lindy Ron Dempsay ’76 and his wife, Mary Mark lives in Huntsville, Ala. and Erik. The couple lives in Eden Ann, have two children, Lance, and Prairie, Minn. Tia (Dempsay) Ginter ’95. They Kathy (Stahr) Hertel ’84 lives in have one granddaughter and five Geneva, Ill., where she works part-time Jim Haney ’81 is the administrator grandsons. Ron is a victims’ advocate as a reading teacher. She enjoys for Community Living Options, Inc., for Victims for Justice. They reside in traveling and serving the many in Bethalto, Ill. He and his wife, Joan, Anchorage, Alaska. ministries of her church. She and her live in Glen Carbon, Ill. husband, Paul, have three children, Stacy Taylor ’76 is choral director at Abbey, Matt and Ben. Rick Hesse ’81 is property manager of Unity High School in Mendon, Ill. He Grand Anne Bed & Breakfast in received the WGEM Golden Apple Kurt Sangmeister ’84 is court Keokuk, Iowa. He and his wife, Award for Excellence in Teaching in administrator for the 12th Judicial Cretia, live in Keokuk. May 2008. Stacy lives in Quincy, Ill. Circuit Court in Joliet, Ill. He and his wife, Gina, have a daughter, Jordan. Connie (Snodgrass) Browning ’83, Joe Brooks ’77 attended Culver- They reside in New Lenox, Ill. principal at Palmyra Elementary, is in Stockton through the U.S. Air Force the running for National Bootstrap program. He served as Jennifer (Robertson) Taylor -84 is the Distinguished Principal honors after house dad to the ATO Fraternity. administrative assistant for the capital recently being selected as this year’s While at C-SC, he also received the programs division and is completing Missouri Distinguished Principal from honor of being the welcome traveler of her 26th year of service with the State the Northeast District of the Missouri the year for Quincy, Ill. Joe retired of Illinois. She is looking forward to Association of Elementary School from the USAF in 1995 at the rank of retirement in a couple of years. She Principals (MAESP). Connie and her major, having served more than 30 and her husband, Donald, enjoy husband, Jim, live in Palmyra, Mo. years. He was a deputy commander camping with their 8-year-old nephew, 485th Engineering Installation Group, Jared, trail riding with their horses in Susan (Walz) Hardee ’83 is manager Griffiss AFB at that time. He and his their free time, and being with their and salesman for Jim’s Piano & Organ family live in Greenfield Center, N.Y. children, David, Daniel and Darren and Galleries in Albany, Ga. She and her their families. Jennifer and Donald live husband, Robert, live in Albany. Doug Risch ’77 is president and CEO in Sherman, Ill. of DMR Events, Inc. He lives in St. Mary Gibbons ’84 is a Branch Charles, Mo. Ken “Jody” Whiteley -84 is a loading Manager for F&M Bank and Trust associate for Tracker Marine in Miami, Company in Hannibal, Mo. She has Connie (Steiner) Washburn ’78 is a Okla. He has one son, Kip, who is a been with the bank for 24 years. She self-employed pianist/instructor. She sophomore at Adair High School. Ken lives in Hannibal. and her husband, Gerald, live in Sierra lives in Miami, Okla. Madre, Calif. Vickie (Bowen) Gillihan ’84 works at Annita (Lane) Best ’85 is a Lieutenant Quincy Farm & Home Supply in Kathy (Kropp) Slayton ’79 is a master Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps and Quincy, Ill. She lives in Quincy. teacher for Nysmith School for the is a public affairs officer in Stuttgart, Gifted in Herdon, Va. She and her Germany. She has four daughters, Mark Hamilton ’84 has been working husband, Bill, live in Centreville, Va., Rachel, Emily, Rebekah, and Lydia. in the popcorn and concession and have two children, Zack and Her home is in Emerald Isle, N.C. business for the theatre industry since Audrey. he graduated from C-SC. After being a Bill MacBeth IV ’85 married Lorelei member of the National Association of Ellen Kirsch of Stevens Point, Wis., in ▼ 18 www.culver.edu C-SC Chronicle For a complete list of Homecoming events visit www.culver.edu/alumni 2006. In attendance were his father, Randal, Kevin and Paige. Susan is a of 2008. She has been married 20 Bill MacBeth III, known as “Dad” to reading teacher for Nauvoo-Colusa years to her husband, Pat, who works C-SC students, and his brother, Don Elementary School in Nauvoo, Ill. for General Motors as an MacBeth ’02, John Freitag ’85, Gary She and her family live in La Harpe, environmental engineer. They reside Gullion ’86, and Mark Grider ’85. Ill. in Franklin, Tenn. On April 5, 2008, Bill and Lorelei celebrated the birth of their first child, Mari (Kramer) Helwig ’86 and her Debbie (Munoz) Riddle ’87 and her William Donovan MacBeth. The husband, Craig, have two sons, husband, Jim, have been married 15 MacBeths reside in Chicago, Ill., and Matthew Cole and Ethan Michael. years. They have two children, Laura are teaching art in local public Mari is a finance/accounting manager and Andrew. Debbie is a stay-at-home schools. for McCain Foods USA in Lisle, Ill. mom who volunteers at the children’s They reside in Aurora, Ill. schools, church and in the Lori A. (Kroencke) Yost ’85 is a senior community. They live in Greenville, quality analyst/programmer for Dawn (Van Horn) Van Ryckeghem Ill. Metaldyne Sintered in St. Marys, Penn. ’86 homeschools her six children, She and her husband, Ron, have two Rose, Dane, Grace, Joy, and twins Melissa (DuBuque) Walther ’88 has children, Jacob and Tiffany, and one Hope and Faith. Rose will attend been in business at Settler’s Inn in granddaughter, Aliss Rose. They college in the fall. Dawn also teaches Boonville, Mo., for 10 years. She and reside in St. Marys, Penn. spinning classes and coaches different her husband, Gene, have a son, swim teams. Dawn ran the Music City Garrett. They live in Boonville, Mo. Susan (Link) Bray ’86 and her Marathon in 2004 and will be husband, Wayne, have three children, competing in triathlons in the summer Larry Willis -88 is manager for Hooters in Cape Coral, Fla. He has a Summer 2008 www.culver.edu 19 ▼ Class Notes Todd Wilson ’90 and, his wife, Mary, have a son, Fletcher Huell, born Nov. daughter, Gracie Payton, born April 6, 2008. 29, 2007, on Todd’s birthday. Todd is 15-year-old daughter, Nicole, and lives director of music at Bartlett United Aaron Taylor ’91 is assistant in Ft. Myers, Fla. Methodist Church in Bartlett, Tenn. superintendent at Lake Bracken They reside in Bartlett. Country Club in Galesburg, Ill. He Boyd Dugan ’89 works in human and his family live in Oneida, Ill. resources for Freeport McMoRan in Melissa (Beeler) Finlay ’91 is a high Morenci, Ariz. school counselor at Hallsville R-IV Steven Davis ’92 is store manager for School District. She lives near Walgreens in University City, Mo. Amy (Thomas) Larsen ’89 is owner of Centralia, Mo., with her husband, John, Steven lives in Saint Charles, Mo. Big AL Fitness in Okemas, Mich. She and daughters Kalin, Cady and Caris. and her husband, Matt, have two sons, Stacy (Smith) Hilgenbrink ’92 and Sam and Mick. Todd Guzman ’91 and his wife, Teresa, her husband, Greg, have two welcomed their third child, Nolan children, Andrew and Madelynn. Jenny (Willard) Palmer ’89 lives in Michael, born Sept. 10, 2007. Todd and Stacy is program coordinator at the O’Fallon, Mo., with her husband Scott, his family live in Fort Madison, Iowa. Adams County Health Department in and children Madison, Jack and Ethan. Quincy, Ill. She and her family live She continues to teach 8th grade at Fort Kimberly (Dolar) Johnson -91 has in Loraine, Ill. Zumwalt School District. twin boys, Nicholas and Collin, who are 8 years old, love sports, and play Sharon Palmer ’92 is a principal for Damon Schildknecht ’89 is the owner football. Kim still comes to Culver- Mexico Public School District. She of Cargo Solutions, LLC, in Lexington, Stockton to visit, and is close to her resides in Mexico, Mo. S.C. He has three children, Luke, roommate, Amy (Mink) Saxton ’91. Brilee, and Koen. Damon, his wife, Kim and her family live in Channahon, Joey Thomas ’92 lives with his wife, Farrah, and the children live in Ill. Rhonda (Brooks) -95, in Lexington. Southhaven, Miss., with their two Lisa (King) Kinealy ’91 enjoys living sons, Grant and Mason. Joey works Tina Whittaker Scranton ’89 works in a beautifully wooded community for The Moer Co. for the U.S. Post Office in Quincy, Ill. with her husband, Rod, and children Tina has a daughter, Tori, and lives in Madison and Cameron in Lake Melinda (Murk) Hamby ’93 and her New Canton, Ill. Sherwood, Mo. Rob owns a business husband, Jeff, have two children, applying decorative overlays for Austin and Katelyn. Melinda is concrete and closet organization recreation supervisor for the Quincy ’90s systems, and Lisa is a marketing Park District in Quincy, Ill. They communications specialist for Millipore reside in Quincy. Kara (Piotrowski) Ryder ’90 is the Corporation. human resources manager for Aspen Vanessa Bennett ’94 is an attorney Marketing Services in West Chicago, Christina (Dedert) Mastio ’91 and her with the Office of State Guardian in Ill. Kara and her husband, Ronald, husband, Michael, have three children, Chicago, Ill. She lives in Riverdale, have one daughter, Taylor Marie. They Bren, Trey, and Keely. Christina is a Ill., with children, Brianna and reside in Aurora, Ill. nurse practitioner for Pediatric Brooklyn. Associates of Barrington. They reside Bryan Spencer ’90 was chosen the in Crystal Lake, Ill. Michelle L. Nuckols ’94 married 2008 Outstanding Young Educator of Timothy Tuohy in April 2006 and the Year by the Bridgeton/Maryland Peter Schram -91 is the regional sales moved to Atlanta, Ga., in summer Junior Chamber of Commerce. Bryan manager of the San Francisco Market 2007. She is a recruiter and program lives in St. Peters, Mo. for IPM Chase. He and his wife, Traci, manager for Georgia-Pacific, LLC. live in Danville, Calif., with their Need Culver-Stockton gear? Visit www.culver.edu/bookstore ▼ 20 www.culver.edu C-SC Chronicle Now calling for 2009 Outstanding Alumni and Hall of Fame nominees. Nominate your favorite alumni today online at www.culver.edu/alumni. Matt Ward ’94 works as a Category 2008. The Hayes family resides in Los Ryan ’96 and Jenny (White) McCoy Analyst for Nestle Purina. He and his Angeles, Calif. ’99 have a third son, Benjamin Kyle, wife, Sherri, have one daughter, Alaina born April 24, 2008. He joins Jack, Makenzie Ward, was born on Rachael (Schroeder) Martens ’95 and age 5, and Sam, age 3. Jenny is an RN November 12, 2007. They reside in St. her husband, Todd, were married in in ambulatory surgery at the Charles, Mo. June 1994. A substance abuse Springfield Clinic. Ryan is an internal counselor at a mental health facility, auditor for ADM. They live in Marcey (Daggett) Wells ’94 is she became a stay-at-home mother Sherman, Ill. principal at Adams Elementary in after daughter Leah was born, followed Quincy, Ill. She and her husband, by Lydia, Michaela, and Grace. She Phil McDaniel ’96 is the new head Jeffrey, have one son, William. They has been homeschooling for over volleyball coach at Drake University, live in Palmyra, Mo. seven years. Rachael and Todd also Des Moines, Iowa. have three foster children currently Ben Benedict ’95 is currently a full- living with them. They reside in Niota, Jennifer (Conrad) Morris ’96 is a time touring musician with the band Ill. stay-at-home mom. She and her “The Henhouse Prowlers,” performing husband, Brent, had a son, Luke upwards of 200 shows a year. Recently Ginger (Gunn) Payne ’95 and Jason Conrad, in April 2007. He joined big the group was asked to provide the Payne -96 welcomed their second sister, Leah, 3. They reside in Ozark, soundtrack for the 12-part PBS series child, Chance Jason, in August 2007. Mo. “The Ride of Our Lives.” Ben’s He joins big sister MacKenzy, age 7. original composition “Newsome Ginger is student services and special Kara (McMillen) Ruffcorn ’96 is Ridge” was chosen as the opening education coordinator at Olympia employed as a first grade teacher at credit theme for the series, which is CUSD No. 16 in Stanford, Ill. Her Canton R-V in Canton, Mo. Kara and currently showing on PBS stations family lives in Riverton, Ill. her husband, Ryan, have a daughter, nationwide. He lives in Chicago, Ill., Allie Lee, born in August 2006. They with his wife, singer/songwriter, Naomi Bridgett Reed ’95 is employed at reside in Canton, Mo. Ashley. Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Dolton, Ill. Bridgett lives in Richton Allynn (McClure) Knuffman ’97 is a Molly (Propst) Brasfield ’95 and her Park, Ill. staff accountant at Blessing Hospital husband, Steven, have two children, in Quincy, Ill. Allynn has three Turner and Brooks. Molly is DFT/ Matt ’96 and Kristi (Baker) Durbin children, Paige, Reese and Addison. Quality Manager for CES Group/ ’98 have two daughters, Ella, born in They reside in Liberty, Ill. Webco, Inc., in Springfield, Mo. She 2003, and Lily, born in 2005. Kristi is and her family live in Springfield. a registered nurse at University of Iowa Jason Lipsky ’97 and his wife, Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Kimberley, have two children, Allison, Jon D. Cross ’95 and his wife, Merri, Iowa. Matt is an Assistant Public born in February 2005, and Aaron, had twin daughters, Penelope James Defender for Rock Island Co. They born in April 2007. They live in Cross and Campbell Cartwright Cross, reside in Davenport, Iowa. Chandler, Ariz. in October 2007. Jon is operations manager for Earthworks in Tom Kribben -96 is senior manager, Travis Mitchell -97 and his wife, Chesterfield, Mo. They reside in St. campus recruiting for Ashley, have four children: Ericka, 12; Louis, Mo. PricewaterhouseCoopers in Los Austin, 6; Colby, 3; and Alicen, 2. Angeles, Calif. Tom lives in Los Travis is employed as a police officer Casey Hayes ’95 and his wife, Lynn, Angeles. in Moberly, Mo. They live in have a son, Arden Joseph, born Jan. 30, Huntsville, Mo. Summer 2008 www.culver.edu 21 ▼ Sonia (Crites) Coleman ’98 is messages with each other. Stephanie Inc., in Pekin, Ill. Richard and his president/owner of Coleman Unlimited lives in Murphysboro, Ill. wife, Cheryl, live in Peoria, Ill. LLC, a communications company. They offer marketing, public relations, Jenn Ruholl ’99 married Tuli Tapuaiga Amy Ward ’01 was recently named writing and web development services. in 2000 on the South Pacific island of the new director of Serve DC, the Sonia and her husband, Brett, live in Upolu, Samoa, after meeting during volunteer arm of the Executive Office Ballwin, Mo. Jenn’s Peace Corps service. They had of the Mayor of Washington DC. She an American ceremony in 2002. Dave previously served as chief of staff for Charla (Gallaway) Martin ’98 and Burgos -99 was best man. Paul Fliege the DC Fire & EMS Department. Amy her husband, Ben, have twin ’98 was a groomsman. Katie (Ruegge) currently lives in Washington DC. daughters, Jamie and Kelsey, born in Kurz ’01 was matron of honor. Amy September 1995. They reside in Ward ’01, Ashley (Hatcher) Amie Bossi ’02 has been selected as Palmyra, Mo. Lipscomb -01, and Katie Benwell ’99 one of the Rotary D 6060 Group Study were bridesmaids. Abigail Pauline Exchange team members that visited Charlie Wooten ’98 is a partner at Tapuaiga was born in 2004. Jenn owns Germany in May 2008. She traveled Breeze, Roberts, Ponder-Bates and and operates a home daycare. She and throughout northwestern Germany for Zimmer law firm in Festus and her family live in Champaign, Ill. four weeks with three other team Hillsboro, Mo. He resides in Hillsboro members and a team leader. She with his wife, Jan, and 20-month-old Sherri (Ehrhardt) Wiley ’99 and her learned about nonprofits and daughter, Avery. husband, Kevin ’90¸ welcomed a businesses in Germany and told them daughter, Nora Wiley, to their family in about U.S. nonprofits and businesses. Victoria Buescher ’99 had successful December 2007. Sherri is an When she returned, she presented her surgery at Barnes Jewish Hospital in occupational therapist for the experiences to Rotary Clubs in the St. St. Louis in January 2008 to remove Hannibal Public Schools. Kevin is a Louis region. Amie lives in St. Louis, endometrial cancer. She is in recovery Branch Manager for Raymond James Mo. and receiving chemotherapy. Victoria Financial Services. They live in resides with her parents in St. Louis, Hannibal, Mo. Bobby Tatman ’02 does outside sales Mo. for Independent’s Service in Hannibal, ’00s Mo. Bobby lives in New London, Mo. Brent ’99 and Miranda (Lipper) Goings ’04 have a daughter, Emery, Brad ’00 and Stacy (Stephenson) Paul Weinkein ’02 is the store born in January 2006. Miranda works Turner ’00 have a son, Gannon manager at Walgreen’s in Yuma, Ariz. as an advanced staff accountant for George, born April, 5, 2008. He was Paul and his wife, Whitney, live in ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. in welcomed home by 5-year-old, Issac. Yuma. Quincy, Ill. Brent works for Goings They reside in Brighton, Ill. Transportation. They reside in Canton, Devin and Jean (Hechler) Conkright Mo. Ericka (Olson) Dixon ’01 and her ’03, announce the birth of a daughter, husband, Scott, have an 18-month-old Ella Jean, on Feb. 10, 2008. Jean and Brian Graf ’99 works for ProRehab as daughter, Emma Sue. Ericka is a Devin live in Barry, Ill. Grandparents the clinic director-physical therapist. special education teacher at Winfield are Ron ’75 and Cindy (Gully) He married Jessica (Moss) and they High School in Winfield, Mo. They Hechler ’75. Great-grandparents are had a daughter, Elliana Jean, born in reside in Foley, Mo. J.E. Gully and the late Bonnie June 2007. They reside in Wentzville, (Wendorff) Gully ’46. Great-uncle Mo. Jaryt ’01 and Amy (Duley) Hunziker was the late Jim Hechler ’78 and aunt -06 had a daughter, Lorelai Catherine, is Anna Hechler ’09. Stephanie Graves ’99 received kudos on Feb. 4, 2008. The Hunzikers live in as the year’s top faculty member in Kahoka, Mo. Emily Cooper ’03 is in a band called library affairs at Southern Illinois “Not Without.” She is the lead singer University-Carbondale. She led a team Richard Sloan ’01 is residential and plays the piano and guitar. Emily that brought in Meebo, a website that services director at Patterson House, is also a music teacher at Tioga/ lets librarians and users of the major instant messaging systems exchange ▼ 22 www.culver.edu C-SC Chronicle Chippewa Elementary School. She Stefanie (Martinez) Ortman -05 Elementary in St. Louis, Mo. The lives in Oak Park, Ill. graduated with an master’s degree in couple resides in St. Louis. social work from Saint Louis Blair Vacek -03 married Steve Kramer University in January 2008. Stefanie Brendan Mann ’06 was selected out of in October 2007 in Western Springs, works in access intake/therapy for many nominees by the Phoenix, Ariz., Ill. Alpha Xi Delta sorority sister Kim Mental Health Centers of Central school district to receive the “You Morrow ’03 was her maid of honor. Illinois. She and her husband, Brian, Make the Difference” award in May. Blair is the daughter of Nancy (Stout) live in Springfield, Ill. This is only Brendan’s second year of Terrell -70 and Tony Vacek ’69. She teaching. Brendan lives in Phoenix. is the niece of Harriett (Holford) Cheri Provancha -05 has a daughter, Vacek ’59, Gus ’65 and Susan (Stout) Caytlyn Elizabeth, born in March Mary Ann (Propst) Morris -06 has Ditchman ’66 and the late Frank 2006. Cheri works full time, along one son, Jake, who is currently Vacek -58. Blair now owns her own with being the church pianist for the attending seminary at Phillips interior design firm, EBK Interiors Inc. Perry Christian Church (Disciples of Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Okla. Blair and Steve reside in Lombard, Ill. Christ). She and her daughter live in Mary Ann is pastor of the Clever Perry, Mo. United Methodist Church in Clever, Mo. She lives in Springfield, Mo. Katie Scheuermann -05 is senior technical recruiter for Application Tristin Redmon ’06 is a financial Engineering Group in St. Louis, Mo. advisor for Merrill Lynch. He resides She lives in St. Louis. in Beaumont, Texas. Cassandra Anderson ’06 married Marie Sievert ’06 is a paralegal for Darin Cass ’04 December 2007. Millsop & Singer, LLC in St. Louis, Vacek/Kramer wedding Cassandra earned her master’s degree Mo. She lives in Ballwin, Mo. in forensic psychology in 2008. The Mindi Davis ’04 is employed as a couple lives in Roselle, Ill. Bricelda Vazquez ’06 is an associate teacher at Revere C-3 in Revere, Mo. counselor for Preferred Family She and her husband, Tom, have a son, Jillian Brown ’06 married Kyle Issleb Healthcare in Hannibal, Mo. She lives Luke, born in May, 2003. They reside in December 2007. She is a seminary in Canton, Mo. in Keokuk, Iowa. student at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Ind., where Lori (Nelson) Flynn ’07 is a private Matt Pistorius ’04 is head recruiter for the couple lives. probation officer for Supervised UHY Advisors, Inc in St. Louis. He Private Probation Services in and his wife, Colleen, live in St. Cristin Conley ’06 married Aaron Hannibal, Mo. Lori and her family Louis, Mo. Wiggins in October 2007 in Hannibal, live in Hannibal. Mo. Maid of honor was Michelle Ashley Eveland ’05 married Issac Marek ’08. Leslie Dobyns ’07 was a Brandon Jack ’07 is a service Gerard ’06 on April 12, 2008, on the bridesmaid. Bethany Shannon ’08 manager for Loves Park Motorsports in beach in Tulum, Mexico. Ashley is sang, and Phil Forrester ’07 was an Machesney Park, Ill. Brandon lives in employed as an accountant at usher. Cristin is employed as an Roscoe, Ill. Caterpillar, Inc. Isaac is a conservation assistant manager for Maurices in the police officer for the Illinois Quincy Mall, in Quincy, Ill. Aaron is Jamie Kenzler ’07 is a sales associate Department of Natural Resources. employed at Wal-Mart in Hannibal as for Linens-n-Things in Manchester, They live in Peoria, Ill. an assembler. Cristin and Aaron live in Mo. Jamie lives in Manchester. Palmyra, Mo. Adam Gist ’05 has one daughter, Bethany Shannon ’08 has accepted a Emma Riley, born in March 2007. Brynna Lavin ’06 married Tim full-time position as group sales Adam is a security officer at BASF Keeton in August 2007. Brynna is a associate at John F. Kennedy Center Chemical Company in Palmyra, Mo. kindergarten teacher at Hancock Place for the Performing Arts. Bethany lives They reside in Hannibal, Mo. in Arlington, Va. Summer 2008 www.culver.edu 23 ▼ Four former athletes to be enshrined in Hall of Fame Kevin Wiley, Jana (Larkin) Gudenkauf, Kevin Wiley, a 1990 graduate and first team as well as the Heart of America Shelia (Suddarth) Meny and Steve native of Point Orange, Fla., was a four- Athletic Conference and all-district first Zimmerman will be enshrined into the year letterwinner in football who set team. He was named a Culver-Stockton Culver-Stockton College Athletic Hall of school records for receiving and scoring College Athletic Great in 1993. Fame during Homecoming activities Oct. during his time on the Hill. When Wiley Jana (Larkin) Gudenkauf, class of 3-5,2008. left in the spring of 1990, he held the 1991 and a native of Princeton, Ill., was a The inductees will be honored at the school record for receptions in a season two-sport athlete who lettered in Culver-Stockton College Alumni and a career with 87 and 144, volleyball and tennis for four seasons. As a Recognition banquet from 6-8 p.m. on respectively. Today, Wiley still holds the setter on the volleyball team, she led the Friday, Oct. 3, at the Holiday Inn-East in school record for receiving touchdowns in Wildcats in assists in 1988, 1989 and Quincy, Ill. All current Hall of Fame a game (4), pass receptions in a game (15), 1990, recording 2,794 assists in her members, alumni and the general public receiving yardage in a game (232), career. Jana is currently seventh on the all- are invited to the banquet and may receiving yardage in a season (1,420) and time assists list as well as in the top 10 in purchase tickets by contacting the Alumni receiving yardage in a career (2,520). He service aces (3rd) and service percentage Relations Office at (800) 755-CATS also holds the school record for (9th). In addition to her career marks, she (2287). The honorees will also be touchdowns receiving in a season and holds top 10 spots for season production, recognized before the Homecoming career with 18 and 28, respectively. including highest service percentage in football game with Benedictine College For his accomplishments, Wiley was continued on page 26 on Saturday, Oct. 4. named to the 1989 NAIA All-America Continued on page 26. ▼ 24 www.culver.edu C-SC Chronicle Track and Field - off and “running” The first year of the new Culver- Meanwhile, Rosenberger, a Other highlights of the outdoor Stockton College track and field program sophomore from Columbia City, Ind., season were a strong showing at the came to a close with Jordan Bucklew and completed his outstanding season by Heart of America Athletic Conference Zach Rosenberger each earning All-America placing sixth in the pole vault with a Championships in late April. honors in their respective events at the height of 15 feet, 5 inches. Two other The Wildcats finished with 65 points NAIA Outdoor Track and Field participants also reached that height; in the meet and finished ahead of Championships in Edwardsville, Ill. however, Rosenberger was awarded the William Jewell, Benedictine, Graceland The top six finishers in each event spot because of fewest misses at that and Evangel. Lindenwood won the earned All-America status.Bucklew, a junior height. The winning height was 15 feet, event with 239 points, followed closely from Fresno, Calif., placed sixth in the 11 inches by Ryan Musselman of by MidAmerica Nazarene with 171 decathlon. He totaled a personal-best 6,385 Southern Oregon University. points. points to finish 80 points ahead of the The All-America finish was the fitting In addition to the success of seventh place finisher, Adolphus Jones of end to an athlete who won the pole vault Rosenberger and Bucklew, two other Paul Quinn (Texas) University. competition at five different athletes captured all-conference honors Bucklew was consistent throughout the competitions this spring, including the at the HAAC meet for finishing third or competition, finishing between fourth, fifth University of Missouri Relays, March 28- higher in their respective events. Tyler or sixth in seven of the 10 events. His 29, in Columbia, Mo. Rosenberger also Buckman placed second in the 400- highest finish was a second in the long captured the Heart of America Athletic meter dash, while Anthony Jahr placed jump when he reached 21 feet, 8 ½ inches. Conference (HAAC) title in late April, third in the hammer throw with a Jonathan Hilton of Oklahoma Baptist won and set a personal best with a height of distance. Other athletes also performed the event with 7,012 points. 16 feet at the Culver-Stockton Open on well, barely missing out on all- Bucklew advanced to the national April 19. He also won two events at conference honors. Marcus Barnett competition on the strength of his previous Central Methodist University in Fayette, placed sixth in the 100-meter dash, personal high of 6,170 points in winning Mo., the Easter Open on March 21-22, Ryan Thoroman placed fifth in the the Heart of America Athletic Conference and the Asics Invitational on April 4-5. 5000-meter race walk and Jahr placed (HAAC) title in April. Despite having just two team fifth in the shot put. members involved in the national Besides the pole vault, Rosenberger championships, Culver-Stockton totaled also placed sixth in the javelin throw, six points and finished 41st out of 57 while Jordan Cox placed fourth and teams that scored. Azusa Pacific sixth, respectively, in the triple jump and University won the men’s overall team the long jump. title with 61 points. In women’s action, Megan Woodworth provided the only highlight for the women’s track team, placing fourth in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 7 inches, good enough to give the women’s team its only points of the meet. Junior Jordan Bucklew races toward the long jump pit during the Culver-Stockton Sophomore Zach Rosenberger clears a personal-best 16 feet in Open on April 19. The long jump is one of 10 the pole vault during the Culver-Stockton Open on April 19. events in Bucklew’s specialty, the decathlon. Rosenberger won the pole vault at five different meets this spring. Summer 2008 www.culver.edu 25 ▼ Continued from page 24 - Hall of Fame athletes inducted season (5th and 7th) and assists in a season 1991, is currently in the top 10 for most Jason Kaiser as C-SC’s all-time hits leader (10th). triples in a career. She led the Wildcats in with 221, and with Dan Munoz for the Jana’s honors during her stint on the hitting with a .392 average during the most doubles with 43. In addition, he is volleyball court include being named to 1990 season and runs batted in during the ranked on the career list in nine other the HAAC and all-district first team in 1991 season. categories, including the all-time walks 1990 and HAAC honorable mention in Her basketball career was defined by the leader with 96. 1989. 3-point shot, which was introduced to the During his career, Steve recorded a On the tennis court, Jana played game one year prior to her coming to the .372 batting average (7th), scored 170 number two singles and number one Hill in 1987. She still holds the school runs (2nd), tallied seven triples (5th) and doubles the majority of her career. She record for most treys in a game with seven, 17 home runs (7th), and had 149 RBI topped off her tennis career by teaming and she is seventh on the all-time career list (2nd). He also netted 326 total bases (2nd) with Stacy Knoop to win the HAAC and ninth on the all-time list for treys in a and pilfered 59 bases (3rd). He also holds doubles championship in 1990. single season. the school record for most at-bats with Shelia (Suddarth) Meny, class of 1991 Zimmerman, class of 1998 and a native 594. and a native of Troy, Mo., was a two-sport of Woodstock, Ill., was four-year His best season was his senior year athlete, lettering in basketball and softball letterwinner in baseball and helped the (1998) when he batted .427 with 48 all four years. Wildcats to two HAAC championships, a runs scored, eight doubles, five triples On the softball field, Shelia was twice regional championship and the program’s and nine home runs. He added 70 hits, named to the HAAC all-conference team, first trip to the NAIA World Series in 54 RBI and a .701 slugging percentage including a first-team honor in 1990. She 1998. while helping the Wildcats to their first was an all-district first team selection in Zimmerman was a three-time All- national tournament appearance. He was both her junior and senior seasons. Shelia, HAAC selection and a two-time HAAC an honorable mention selection to the who was a team captain in 1990 and Player of the Year honoree. He is tied with NAIA All-America team that season. In Memoriam Charles M. DeWitt ’47 of Fredrick, Md., James J. Ballinger -64 of Weatherby died Jan. 22, 2008. Lake, Mo., died April, 4, 2007. Callie B. (Crump) Smith ’31 of John S. Finney ’48, of Webster Groves, Karen (Crossland) Scott ’70 of Memphis, Mo., died March 28, 2008. Ill., died Dec. 1, 2007. Mexico, Mo., died Aug. 23, 2007. Ann A. (Steffen) Winkelman -33 of Jack F. Stork ’49 of Monte Vista, Colo., Larry E. Russell -75 of Jefferson City, Canton, Mo., died Jan. 10. 2008. died April 3, 2008. Mo., died Nov. 8, 2007. Thelma (Cox) Wortmann ’36 of Tempe, Wallace A. Rodgers ’50 of Arlington, Margaret E. Carroll ’76 of Folsom, Ariz., died April 2, 2008. Va., died Dec. 5, 2007. Calif., died Dec. 9, 2007. R. H. Bowlin -37 of Tucson, Ariz., died Robert “Bob” Exon ’51 of Evergreen, James E. Hechler ’78 of Old Monroe, Jan. 15, 2008. Co. died June 4, 2008. Mo., died Jan. 13, 2008. Arlene (Weigner) Dickinson -37 of Robert K. Johnson ’51 of Berwick, D. James Dayton, ’81 of Keokuk, Iowa, Roseville, Calif., died April 5, 2008. Maine, died Jan. 9, 2008. died May 11, 2008. Betty (Dawson) Turk ’40 of Arlington, J. Diane (Armstrong) Weber -52 of Robert A. Califf ’84 of Hamilton, Ill., Mass., died Jan. 11, 2008. Roselle, Ill., died Feb. 26, 2008. died May 2, 2008. Robert O. Yates ’41 of Lansing, Mich., Roberta L. Hoy ’54 of Lisle, Ill., died William E. Cohn -84, died March 7, died Jan. 9, 2008. Jan. 2, 2008. 2008. Horace R. Hughes ’42 of Boonville, Kenneth J. Jameson ’54 of Lee’s Donna A. (Bastean) Siebers ’89 of Mo., died Feb. 26, 2008. Summit, Mo., died Jan. 24, 2008. Quincy, Ill., died Oct. 22, 2007. William F. Burnett -43 of Garnett Park, Freeda O. (Voorhees) Luker ’56 of La Jennifer E. Ross -92 of Beardstown, Md., died Jan. 31, 2008. Belle, Mo., died Aug. 19, 2007. Ill., died Aug. 1, 2007. Jane (Kessler) Kurtiss -44 of James J. Kraml ’59 of Willowbrook, Ill., Marcia Kump, former staff, of Centennial, Colo. died Oct. 15, 2007. died March 3, 2008. Flowood, Miss. died. Dorothy (Shirey) Schwartz -44 of Rayford L. Wright ’59 of Springfield, Audrey J. Weathers, former staff, died Spring Hill, Fla., died. Ill., died Dec. 20, 2007. Dec. 21, 2007 Anna May (Durkee) Barkley -45 of Mary L. “Charlie” (Wiseman) Reid ’62 Canton, Mo., died Dec. 30, 2007. of Maywood, Mo., died Feb. 25, 2008. ▼ 26 www.culver.edu C-SC Chronicle Alumni and Friends, As I reflect on my years as a weekend, but with a common 2 . Support the college by student and member of the purpose of protecting the place we engaging in alumni Canton community I remember called home for a season. events, sponsoring an the often seamless relationship This event serves my mind as a internship, and giving a between the college and the metaphor for the critical role our financial gift annually to community. In times of trial an alumni play in preserving and ensure the continued established relationship can take investing in our Culver-Stockton; excellence in educating on a sense of family and can fill the yesterday, today and tomorrow. today’s students. gap in a questionable journey. As I When we were students there were 3 . Share your story. Talk write, this is one of those times. alumni who gave (and continue to about your positive The great Mississippi is reminding give) of their time and financial experience at our beloved us that she is indeed a force to resources to ensure our learning Culver-Stockton in your consider as record rain and and scholarships and they social circles, with friends flooding threatens life as we know protected our boundaries for sacred and from your church it in the Midwest. Volunteers are learning. Our time here as a pew. hard at work sandbagging to student may be a distant reflection So take a moment to strengthen her established but our relationship continues and remember and then take a boundaries. Your alumni board the time is now for YOU to be a part moment to act. What can you do will meet on campus in the of our critical work. today to help strengthen our morning and with the same driven There are three things you can do college? You really do make a intention will tend to business to ensure our presence as a premier difference! Your response and quickly then head to the river to liberal arts college: care helps us continue to help with the effort. I can’t help 1 . Refer a student every year. strengthen our established but reminisce about time well You can contribute to our success and continued excellence. spent at the river developing goal of growth by relationships that can and have identifying and referring a --Kellie (Cox) Capps lasted a lifetime. For a different student to Culver-Stockton June 14, 2008 reason we will gather there this each year. 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