April 2021
Issue 93
Moving Culver-Stockton Forward
Culver-Stockton College is Getting Noticed!
Culver-Stockton College was named #1 in Missouri by Plexuss Global Rankings for its commitment to academic excellence in its 2021 publication.

It's no secret that prospective students are utilizing the internet to narrow down their college search and over 7 million students use Plexuss global rankings as a starting point. This year, Plexuss has named C-SC to three separate rankings, all noting Culver-Stockton as a “Best in Missouri.” The three areas of study earning this prestigious ranking are: #1 Best in Missouri Offering Criminal Justice Programs, #7 Best in Missouri Offering Accounting Programs and #12 Best in Missouri Offering Legal Professions Programs...read more.
On 'the Hill'
On March 27th, 2021, the Office of Student Engagement joined Mrs. Cathy Palmer, wife of Culver-Stockton College President Dr. Douglas Palmer, to host an Easter egg hunt in partnership with Chi Omega and the Culver-Stockton Teaching Organization. 

Three sessions were held for an outdoor Easter Egg Hunt on the Quad for the local communities to safely follow guidelines. Click here to check out the photos from the 2021 Easter egg hunt!
Career and Grad School Fair
The college hosted an on-campus Career and Grad School fair on Thursday, March 25th in the W.A. Herington Center. Two alumni were present to offer information to prospective employees; Cathy (Rosencrans) Arnold `88 with Charles Industries and Danielle (Wilson) Hedges `11 with Blessing Health Systems. 
Cathy (Rosencrans) Arnold `88
with Charles Industries
Danielle (Wilson) Hedges `11
with Blessing Health Systems
You Did It- You Helped Us Meet the Day of Giving Match!
Thank you to everyone who participated in Culver-Stockton College's fourth annual Day of Giving. It was a GREAT success and, thanks to our community of alumni, parents, and friends, we were able to meet and exceed the $50,000 match.
We raised a total of $135,371 for the Student Scholarship Fund, which provides direct scholarship support to deserving Culver-Stockton students.
Thank you to our alumni-owned restaurant partners, Primo's and Tiramisu, who donated a portion of the proceeds from Thursday, March 18th’s dining day to the Student Scholarship Fund.
Wildcat Alumni take their teams to the Big Dance
Jaryt Hunziker `01 leads the Lady Pirates to state championship

Coach Jaryt Hunziker `01 led the Boonville, MO Girls’ Basketball Team to victory in the Class 4 state title for the first time in school history on Saturday, March 20th. 
The Lady Pirates took down Mount Vernon 58-52 to claim the Class 4 title, while finishing the season with an impressive 27-2 record. 

Carrie Mahon `93 Named State’s Overall Coach of the Year

Carrie (Connell) Mahon `93, recently led the girls’ basketball program at Plant City, Florida to its first state title. Mahon was named the state's overall coach of the year by the Florida Dairy Farmers. She is only the second area coach to ever win the award.
Athletic Update
Watch Your Wildcats From Home!
Stay up-to-date on all Wildcat athletic action and tune in to livestreams of all home games by visiting our website. You can also watch by downloading The Heart Conference Network app, which is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Apple TV 4th Gen. devices.

The Culver-Stockton College men's basketball team placed two players on the 2020-21 Heart of America Athletic Conference Men's Basketball All-Conference Team, the league announced Thursday, February 25.
Guard Robert Fry II was named the league's freshman of the year by league coaches for his play during the 2020-21 season. Fry and forward Jim King were each recognized as honorable mention selections on the all-conference team. Read More
The Culver-Stockton College men's volleyball team had two players named to the 2021 Heart of America Athletic Conference All-Conference Team, the league announced Monday.

Outside hitter Akeel Oxley was named Freshman of the Year by league coaches for his play during the regular season. Oxley was also named to the second team, while senior defensive specialist Mark Jango earned honorable mention accolades. Read More
Melanie Sanchez etched her name into Culver-Stockton College women's lacrosse lore Friday night, March 19th during the game against Clarke University at Ellison Poulton Stadium.
Sanchez scored her second goal of the game 1:37 into overtime to give the Wildcats a 12-11 victory over the Pride and the first win in the program's short two-year history.
Upcoming Events
Homecoming 2021
Mark your calendar and plan to join us as we come together to celebrate two years of fun in one at C-SC Homecoming on September 24-26! Expect twice the Culver-Stockton pride as we make up for lost time and reconnect with friends, family, and fellow Wildcats. 
Check the Homecoming 2021 website for more information as we get closer to this exciting weekend!
Books that have impacted "the Hill"

Can a book change your life? Reading for pleasure has many non-literacy benefits and can increase empathy, improve relationships with others, reduce the symptoms of depression and improve wellbeing throughout life. Reading for pleasure has social benefits as well and can make people feel more connected to the wider community. Reading increases a person’s understanding of their own identity, improves empathy and gives them an insight into the world view of others (The Reading Agency 2015).

The books that have shaped the lives of our faculty will now be the focus of the book club,
C-SC Reads!

Here is a list of a few of the upcoming books and the discussion leaders:
Dr. Alissa Burger, Associate Professor of English/Director of Student Success
Book: A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

Dr. Esa Seegulam, Associate Professor of Biology
Director of The First Year Experience Program
Book: Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari

Professor Sally Kintz, Visiting Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Book: Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Dr. Patrick Lane, Assistant Professor of English
Book: Last Chance to See, by Douglas Adams

Upcoming Culver-Stockton
Fine Art Events
C-SC's Theatre Department will be performing Spring Awakening April 9-11.

C-SC’s choirs will present “The Classics Through-Out History” at
5 p.m. on April 24th. You will be able to livestream the performance from their Fine Arts YouTube Page

Keep an eye on the Alumni Facebook Page for more information.
Alumni in the Headlines

Masters Degree Program
C-SC Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award
The Missouri Association of Colleges recently honored Culver-Stockton College alums Kelley Hufendick `20 (right) and Courtney Feith `19 (left) for Teacher Education as two of their 2021 Outstanding Beginning Teachers...read more.
When Wildcat Alumni come together to support C-SC, everyone benefits.
A school's alumni giving participation rate is used by external organizations, such as the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), when evaluating and ranking colleges and universities. Help us meet our goal of reaching a 20% alumni giving participation rate and elevate the reputation of your alma mater.

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