March 2021
Issue 92
Moving Culver-Stockton Forward
Groundbreaking of the IDEA Center
On March 4, a groundbreaking ceremony was held as construction began on the new I.D.E.A. Center at the center of Culver-Stockton College’s campus.
The I.D.E.A. Center, which stands for Innovation, Design and Experiential Activities, will be a place on campus for collaborative problem-solving that encourages students to apply knowledge in bold, creative ways. Click here to learn more about the goals of the I.D.E.A. Center.
On 'the Hill'
New Major Offered in
Human Resource Management
In a time when many institutions of higher learning are downsizing, Culver-Stockton College is growing! In 2021, Culver-Stockton College will be adding five new high-demand majors to the business program, including an innovative degree in human resources management. Students who enroll in the Human Resources Management major will have opportunities to succeed professionally while helping others along the way, developing the necessary skills to help organizations recruit and retain employees, and providing themselves with job security in a growing field.
Read more about the five new business majors coming to “the Hill” in more.
Chaplain Position
Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri, is seeking a full time Chaplain to shepherd the College community in religious and spiritual life. Reporting directly to the President, the Chaplain will have an important and visible role in shaping the values and culture of the College.

The Chaplain will be expected to provide leadership in guiding the College to address the priorities of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to be a faith community committed to anti-racism and reconciliation.

Dr. Alissa Burger, an associate professor of English at Culver-Stockton College, recently had an article published in the journal “Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice” more.
Dr. Burger guides the discussion questions for the C-SC Reads book club and now is the perfect time to join, as we recently started a new book, “An Embarrassment of Mangoes” by Ann Vanderhoof. Join us today!
Dr. Kanwal Alvarez, Assistant Professor of Biology at Culver-Stockton College, received confirmation of publication to the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Edition (JMBE).

Alvarez submitted her article entitled, “Using virtual simulations in online laboratory instruction and active learning as a response to instructional challenges during Covid-19", for publication in the upcoming Teaching in a Time of Crisis themed more.
Fourth Year of Fallen Officer Project Under Way
Seth McBride, a senior lecturer in criminal justice at Culver-Stockton College, still becomes despondent each time he hears of a police officer who has died in the line of duty.
That’s why the Fallen Officer Project he created in 2018 continues to be so meaningful for him as it starts its fourth year.
McBride has selected 13 Culver-Stockton students to be in his “In the Line of Duty” class during the spring semester as part of the more.
Welcome to "the Hill"
We would like to welcome legacy Allie Hull, daughter of Audra (Mack)`00 and Marty Hull, to the C-SC family. Allie is continuing her family athletic tradition and has signed a letter of intent to play women's volleyball at C-SC.- her mother played women’s basketball and softball for the Wildcats.  
Welcome to "the Hill,” Allie!
Career and Grad School Fair
The college will be hosting an on-campus Career and Grad School fair on Thursday, March 25 from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the W.A. Herington Center. 

If your business is recruiting talent, this is a great opportunity to meet our students! For more information or to register, please contact Robin Jarvis '09, MBA '17, Director of Career and Internship Services, at 573-288-6536 or

Pictured is Cathy (Rosencrans) Arnold `88 with Charles Industries.
Alyssa Hummel
Director of Marketing and Communications
Culver-Stockton College recently welcomed Alyssa Hummel to “the Hill,” as she joined the Marketing & Public Relations team as Director of Communications and Marketing.

Hummel joins us with a background in student affairs and marketing, yielding experiences from both higher education and corporate sales. Her diverse professional background will serve the C-SC community with her level of commitment to brand consistency, social media engagement, and cohesive marketing strategy. Hummel possesses an M.S. Ed in Educational Leadership and specialized graduate coursework in communication strategies.
 Hummel is excited to lead the Marketing and Public Relations team while reporting to the Vice President for Advancement and Marketing. 
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.

Women's Basketball End Season with Second Straight Victory

It was an exciting night at Charles Field House on Friday, as the women’s basketball team broke their 17-game overall losing streak with a victory over Peru State.  

More excitement followed on Saturday, as they went on to end their 2020-21 season with a two-game winning streak thanks to their 64-51 victory over Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, more.
Women's Lacrosse
First Home Game of the
Season is on March 11

The Culver-Stockton College women's lacrosse team season was cut short last year due to COVID-19, but the team is back in action and will play their first home game on March 11th.
While fans are unable to be on campus to watch due to COVID-19 restrictions, we encourage you to cheer on the women's lacrosse team from home on March 11th. Stay up-to-date on all Wildcat athletic action and tune in to livestreams of all home games by visiting the C-SC Athletic Department website.
Click the video for an interactive look at the Mabee Center.
Mabee Recreation & Wellness Center Turns 5
On Friday, February 19th the J.E & L.E Mabee Recreation & Wellness Center offered a variety of events throughout the day to celebrate the facility’s fifth birthday.
According to Bill Boxdorfer, Director of the Mabee Center, “Celebrating the Mabee Center is celebrating experiential learning and celebrating those students who, years ago along with Dr. Jay Hoffman, developed the concept that is the Mabee Center. It is celebrating the generous alumni and others who helped make the Mabee Center a reality” more. 
Upcoming Events
Lifelong Learning:
Dr. Bob Sadler
If you missed our recent Lifelong Learning segment featuring Dr. Bob Sadler, professor of Physical Sciences, as he presented a lecture on the ‘Life and Death in the Milky Way: The Life History of Stars,’ you are now able to access a recording at this link. 
Annual Blessing Nurses' Alumni Association Banquet
Alumni in the Headlines
Brian Richardson Jr. `11

Brian Richardson Jr. `11 was named the new Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Indianapolis Colts on December 1, 2020. 
This position was created to collaborate with all departments within the Colts organization, with a goal of developing and implementing strategies around social responsibility, inclusive hiring, supplier diversity and education and more.
Carrie (Connell) Mahon `93

Coach Carrie Connell Mahon `93 led the Plant City Girls’ Basketball Team to victory in the Class 7A state title on February 27th- marking the first girls basketball state title in school history.
Coach Mahon was the Head Women's Basketball Coach and an Assistant Professor at Culver-Stockton College from more.
Don Tolly `87

It is cool to be kind. When alumnus Don Tolly `87 opened his American Family Insurance office in St. Joseph, MO, he embraced the Kindness Revolution that was started by Ed Horrell in 2007. Through his book of the same name, Horrell encourages business owners to, “Live it. See it. Pay it Forward,” all through the lens of kindness. 
Elijah Richardson `18
Pictured above in Wildcat jersey

Alumnus Elijah Richardson ’18 founded Detroit-based nonprofit Whose House Our House (WHOH) on June 26th, 2019.

WHOH Community Sports Complex Inc (WHOH Detroit) has an overall goal of changing the way inner-city youth view law enforcement and, through a unique program built around traditional and nontraditional sports, Elijah and his team work to open communication and build more.
Steve Wiegenstein - Former Faculty

Dr. Steve Wiegenstein was hired in the fall of 1992 as the assistant professor of Journalism at Culver-Stockton and served as the division chair of Humanities and Social Science until 2009. 

For Dr. Wiegenstein, the biggest surprise was still to come: a nomination as one of 10 finalists for the PEN/Faulkner award, one of the nation's highest literary honors. The PEN/Faulkner Award is generally acknowledged as one of the top three national awards in more.
Masters Degree Program
Jacy Gabriel `19 MEd `22
I graduated from Culver-Stockton with my BA in Music in 2019 and instantly decided to come back and pursue my education certification and masters! I already had a relationship with one of my advisors and knew that coming back to my Alma Mater would give me a unique opportunity – I would be able to do what I love with professors that care about my success and journey into education. Zoom calls and emails have made it easier for me to work on my certification while working full time and planning a wedding! I am beyond thankful for the chance to continue my education at Culver-Stockton College!

I currently live in Southeast Missouri with my fiancé, Giovanni Walker `17 and our cats, Elliot, and Oliver. Culver-Stockton introduced me to my fiancé, helped me pursue my love of music, and is giving me the chance to share music with my future students! 

Photo by: Sarah Sparrow `19
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