May 2021
Issue 94
Culver-Stockton College Commencement
Culver-Stockton College 2021 and 2020 Graduation!
We are diligently making plans for live events that observe COVID-19 guidelines, which means that we will hold multiple commencement ceremonies. There will be three (3) separate ceremonies on Saturday, May 15th for 2021 graduates. All ceremonies will be held in Charles Field House and all graduates have been assigned a ceremony time as determined by their major.

The Class of 2020 will enjoy a separate ceremony on Sunday, May 16th. President Emerita Kelly M. Thompson will be on campus to be the commencement speaker and award their degrees. 

For more information, please visit the Commencement website.
On 'the Hill'
C-SC Names Schellenberger as College's First Provost
On Thursday, April 1, 2021, Dr. Douglas Palmer, the 27th President of Culver-Stockton College, named Dr. Lauren Schellenberger as the College’s first Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

Dr. Palmer stated, “We are particularly committed to student success and excellence in everything we do – from the classroom to the athletic fields to the residence halls. Dr. Schellenberger will help the College continue to excel in offering our students a quality education at an affordable cost. I am confident that she will serve the students of Culver-Stockton College with her proven experience and innovation in education. We are blessed to have Dr. Schellenberger as part of our campus community.” Read More
Upcoming Meet the President Events


R.S.V.P. for one of the upcoming events to meet C-SC’s 27th President Douglas B. Palmer. The president will provide an update on the college and will take questions from attendees. 




Canton, MO - Primo's on May 27th from 5-7 p.m.
Canton, MO - Electric Fountain Brewing Company on May 28th from 9-11 a.m. 
Hannibal, MO - Labinnah Bistro on June 3rd from 5-7 p.m.
Quincy, IL - Quincy Brewing Company on June 10th from 5-7 p.m. 
Camdenton, MO - Kellie (Cox) Capps' '86 home on June 19 from 1-3 p.m.

Continue checking the C-SC Alumni website for more Meet the President Event dates!
The true measure of a college’s greatness can be found in the achievements of its alumni. Many Culver-Stockton College alumni have made exceptional contributions to their profession, community, and the college. The Culver-Stockton College Education Division is proud to honor outstanding alumni through the Hall of Excellence award to recipients from 2020 and 2021.

This year's honorees are Darrell Bodie '73, Robert Howe '52, and 2020 honorees were Lori (Bastian) Butler '78 and James (Andy) Campbell '94.
Congratulations to retiring professors Jim Cosgrove and Joe Jorgensen! We are thankful for their many years of service at Culver-Stockton College and for the generations of students who have been impacted in their classrooms and beyond. As we celebrate their retirement this year, we ask all former students, colleagues, and friends to share well-wishes for these beloved professors by clicking the link below.

C-SC's Inaugural Choral Vocal Camp
Culver-Stockton College is pleased to announce the inaugural Choral Vocal Camp for high school singers (those preparing to enter grades 9-12, and rising college freshmen who will be attending Culver-Stockton College). This week-long camp, with options for both residential and commuter students, will offer young singers the opportunity to prepare for All-State and All-District choirs and will provide them with a chance to interact with fellow students, current music majors, and music faculty members. With a focus on solo and ensemble singing, students will have a chance to introduce or further a passion for singing in a traditional choir setting as well as participating in A Cappella and Musical Theatre ensembles.
 
This year, we will offer both residential ($500, including lodging and meals for Sunday-Friday) and commuter options ($400, including lunch Monday-Friday). A typical day at camp will be filled with rehearsals, masterclasses, group sessions, and team building activities. The 2021 summer session will be held from June 14-18 with residential student move-in on June 13th.
 
Visit our website (Choral Vocal Camp) to learn more about Culver-Stockton College’s Choral Vocal Camp and register for the 2021 summer session before the application deadline of May 14th! Please refer all questions to Dr. Scotty Allison sallison@culver.edu or 573.288.6393.
135 donors away from reaching our alumni participation goal of 20%!
Thanks to the generosity of our
C-SC alumni and friends, we are only 135 donors away from reaching our alumni participation goal of 20%!

Alumni participation is crucial to advancing the mission of Culver-Stockton College. It is an important metric used in competitive grant applications to apply for key funding.

We would appreciate your assistance in meeting our 20% goal! If you have not made your gift this year, we would be grateful for any gift of any size to an area that you have a passion for.

You're making more than a donation. You're making a difference.
Athletic Update
Men’s Bowling Finishes 14th at Intercollegiate Team Sectionals
The Culver-Stockton College men's bowling team concluded its season with a 14th place finish at the 19-team Intercollegiate Team Sectionals at the Smyrna Bowling Center in Smyrna, Tenn., Sunday, April 18.

The Wildcats entered Sunday in 12th place with a total of 3,445 pins after Saturday's first set of 20 baker games rolled by each team. On Sunday, C-SC garnered 3,394 total pins in baker games 21-40 to finish with 6,839 total pins overall.

It's a great day to be a Wildcat! Wildcat Baseball and Softball both clinched post-season berths for first year coaches Brad Gyorkos '15 and Anjay Clark.

Softball concluded the regular portion of their schedule with a 21-29 overall record and a 17-19 mark in the Heart's North Division for a third place finish. 

With an exciting victory over William Penn, Baseball secured the final spot in post-season tournament play as the seventh-seed.
The Culver-Stockton College track and field teams set several personal records and one school record while competing in the Truman State University Twilight Thursday, April 22 at Stokes Stadium in Kirksville, Mo. 
 
Payton Flowers, daughter of Steve `94 and Emile Flowers, set the school record for the women's pole vault with a mark of 9 feet, 0 1/2 inches to finish second in the event. The record vault, which is also a personal record for Flowers, breaks the previous mark of 8 feet, 7 inches by Abby Eccles at the John Creer Invitational in 2017.
Wildcat Athletics Golf Classic
Join us for a round of golf and show your support of Culver-Stockton Athletics! Spend the day with coaches and fellow alumni as we come together to support Wildcat Athletic programs and honor former athletes and teams for their contributions to Wildcat Athletics. This year's event is scheduled for Friday June 11, 2021 at Spring Lake Country Club in Quincy, Ill.
 
Register for the event, here.
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!



Reunion Group Social Media
Please be sure to join your classes’ reunion Facebook groups! Enjoy throwback pictures and reconnect with your class reunion leaders and friends from “the Hill”.

C-SC Choir Concert Rescheduled!

The open-air choral performance that was scheduled for April 24th has been rescheduled to Sunday, May 9th at 3 p.m.

The concert is titled Choral Classics, but 2021 is also a year for Pops at C-SC. The choirs, all directed by Dr. Scott Allison, assistant professor of music, will be accompanied by Dr. Dylan Marney, associate professor of music. The concert will highlight popular music in a repertoire mix that ranges from Josquin to jazz...read more.

The concert will be available for live streaming that day through the C-SC Fine Arts YouTube channel.
Books that have impacted "the Hill!"

Can a book change your life?
 
The books that have shaped the lives of our faculty will now be the focus of the book club C-SC Reads!
 
Below is a list of a few of the upcoming books and the discussion leaders. We will start Dr. Alissa Burger’s book on May 3rd.

Dr. Alissa Burger, Associate Professor of English/Director of Student Success

Book: A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley

Alumni in the Headlines
Masters Degree Program
Culver-Stockton College Announces a 3+2 Accelerated Master of Athletic Training Program with Westminster College
The Division of Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences at Culver-Stockton College is excited to announce a 3+2 accelerated Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program in partnership with Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. 

The two colleges are working strategically together to enhance opportunities for students who are interested in becoming certified athletic trainers, a rapidly growing field that will require a master's degree for certification by 2022...read more.
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