Alumni and Friends Newsletter
Summer 2019
Homecoming September 27-29, 2019
Don’t forget to register for Homecoming! We are celebrating reunion years ending in 4 and 9 and everyone is welcome to join in the fun! The weekend is packed with activities including a social at 7 Hills Brewing Co. Event Center, alumni recognition brunch, tailgate party, first-ever Clarke football game, Sunday Mass, and a variety of athletic events.
Clarke's First Football Game!
Free Admission for All!
Welcome Thom!
Clarke’s 16 th  president, Thom D. Chesney, Ph.D., had a busy first week at Clarke and in Dubuque. Thom joined the Clarke community on July 15. He was welcomed by faculty, staff, and students at an ice cream social, shared lunch with Clarkies from the Adobos Mexican Grill food truck, took part in a staff potluck, engaged in conversations with Clarke Board of Trustee members, and attended various events in the Dubuque community.
Thom is sure to be seen in the hallways greeting staff and students by name and getting his morning coffee at the welcome desk. Thom shared, “I am in the midst of orienting myself to the people, practices, and procedures of Clarke. There have been a lot of moments of listening and engaging. The connections between people and families that lead to partnerships, collaboration, and inclusion - I’m looking forward to more of that.”
CLARKE NEWS
31st Annual Golf Classic
The 31st annual Clarke University Golf Classic was held on Monday, June 3, and was a great success! This year’s event raised just over $109,000 to honor six new Clarke Classic scholarship recipients who will be joining the campus community in the fall. We thank our Co-chairs Clarke University Trustee Jason ’96 and Tina Knockel, the Steering Committee, and sponsors and guests for their support.

Clarke Nursing Program Receives 10-Year CCNE Accreditation
Clarke University recently received full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for both its Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs.

Clarke Finishes Sixth in Inaugural Heart Commissioner’s Cup
Clarke University’s intercollegiate athletic program placed sixth in the first-ever Heart of America Athletic Conference Commissioner’s Cup.

Clarke Adds Agreement with Marquette for 3+3 Law Degree
Clarke University and Marquette University Law School have entered into an agreement that will allow Clarke undergraduate students to earn both their bachelor’s and law degrees in six years. 
ALUMNI EVENTS

Wednesday, August 21
END OF SUMMER CELEBRATION
Dimensional Brewing Company
DUBUQUE, IA

Sunday, August 31
FIRST HOME FOOTBALL GAME TAILGATE
Clarke University
DUBUQUE, IA

Saturday, September 14
ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
Clarke University campus
DUBUQUE, IA

Friday, September 27-Sunday, September 29
HOMECOMING
Clarke University campus
DUBUQUE, IA

Sunday, October 13
PRESIDENTIAL BRUNCH
Army Navy Country Club
WASHINGTON, DC

Saturday, November 16
CHEERS
Old Town Pour House
OAK BROOK, IL

Sunday, November 17
MASS & PRESIDENTIAL BRUNCH
Old St. Patrick’s Church and University Club of Chicago
CHICAGO, IL


For a complete listing of upcoming events, visit our online events page .
Meet the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners
Teri (Hawks) Goodmann ’76
Presented for outstanding professional achievement and success.
Linda (Parsons) Plamondon ’69
Presented for exceptional service to humanity through civic, faith-based, or educational endeavors.
April Schuller ’06
Awarded to alumna/us 35 years of age and younger who has made an impact in their career, community or contributions to Clarke.

Click here to view past award winners.
Graduate Degrees at Clarke
Looking to further your education? We offer masters and doctoral degrees at Clarke University. For more information on our graduate programs visit us online.
Arts at Clarke
The Arts at Clarke series features performers, lecturers, musicians, dancers, poets and writers from across the country and around the world.  
Faculty Spotlight
Ellen Spencer, Ed.D.
Chair and Associate Professor of Education

What is your favorite part of your job?
The students! They are simply the best. They inspire me to do my best so that they can receive the finest education and training possible in the field of education.
Alumni Event Photos
Lost Alumni 
The following individuals who are listed as "Lost Alumni" either graduated from or attended Clarke University and have moved or lost touch with us. If you have an address or contact information for any of the alumni listed below, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at  alumnirelations@clarke.edu  or call (563)588-6553.   
1975
Donna (Reardon) Defrancesco
Loretta Farrell
Ronalda Hophan
Donna Kacprowski
Keiko Komiya
Charlene Olear
Rose Marie Peters
Carolyn (McCarthy) Reyes
Mary Andre Sailer
Janis (Blagoue) Street
Marietta Vandehey
Margaret Wucki
2000
Susan (Fenwick) Bakken
Sarah Bowman
Livia Boyd
Cassaundra Brown
Meghan Frommelt
Mary Jaeger
Scotty Kilburg
Masaki Kobayashi
Amy Koeller
Stacy Leslein
Amy (Zeidler) Meitner
Laura Miller
Corene (Shannon) Peloquin
Elizabeth (Graham) Penn
Christopher Roling
Tina Tharp
Michelle Tilford
Carissa (Galliart) Trilk
Martha Wightman