Clarke University 

Alumni Newsletter

April 2013


Clarke University is proud to host summer camps! 





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New! Clarke offers summer camps for children


Clarke University is proud to host summer camps for middle school and high school aged students in the months of June and July. These camps will be held on Clarke's campus and will be directed by Clarke University faculty and staff. Camp topics include food science, wellness and cheer and dance. Additional information, registration forms and payment information can be found online at


Alumni Profile 

 Sara McAlpin, BVM

Sara McAlpin, BVM, '56


In many ways, I've had three lives at Clarke--as a student, as a teacher and now in the archives office. During my longest life at Clarke, my title was professor of English and I taught primarily American Literature and writing, for which I was professionally prepared with a Ph.D.  Read more...


Kithara DuoClarke Updates

Kithara Duo to perform


The Kithara Duo, a husband and wife guitar duo of Fernand Vera and Olga Amelkina-Vera, is scheduled to perform on Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on campus as part of the Arts at Clarke series, supported by Clarke donors and alumni like you. Read more...


Distinguished Alumni Nominations Wanted 


Nominate your Clarke classmates and other alums that have made an impact in one of these categories: Outstanding Achievement, Humanitarian Service or the new Rising Star category, which will be awarded to an alum 35 years of age or younger. Nominations are due June 1, 2013. Click here to nominate.



Clarke Alumni Updates


The Clarke Alumni Board has been working on several projects this year with committees devoted to
career networking, alumni relations, nominations and the annual fund. The Alumni Board Career Networking Committee's purpose is to assist Clarke graduates with their careers search and grow their network. The
board continues to be amazed by the tremendous success our alums have achieved in their careers and their generosity and willingness to help other alumni make connections. They are here to help whether it be by opening a door at a target employer or linking you with others in your field to help you find that next great
career opportunity.

Karen Chiappetta '83Please contact Karen Chiappetta '83 at if you are in need of career assistance or are in a position to help an alumna/us land a new role. Specifically, if you would:

  • Take a call from a Clarke alumna/us interested in working at your current or past employer.
  • Walk in a resume from a Clarke alumna/us interested in a career at your current employer.
  • Assist students by participating in the student/alumni mentoring programs.
  • Join the Clarke Alumni Network group on Linkedin.


In addition, the alumni board is still searching for missing alumni. You can view the list of your lost classmates by clicking here. If you know the whereabouts of any of these individuals, please notify the individual of their lost status or email





Charlie Sturm '86
Alumni Relations Committee


 Alumni Photos


Naples Reception

Naples Reception


Clarke Hockey Night

Clarke Hockey Night


Iowa City Event

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Click here to see photos of student life at Clarke!


Clarke AthleticsAthletic Update


Clarke University Men's Volleyball has been featured as one of the top men's volleyball programs in the country this season. Coach Kris Dorn's Crusaders, who started the season unranked, cracked the NAIA Coaches Top 10 poll with wins over St. Ambrose and Cardinal Stritch, then vaulted to No. 3 with victories over No. 3 Warner and No. 2 Concordia-Irvine. The Crusaders were ranked No. 6 in the April 1 polls. Other athletic updates:


Clarke MagazineClarke Magazine


View the latest Clarke magazine with online
extras by visiting


Homecoming Hall of Fame


Nominations are now being accepted for the Athletics Hall of Fame. Nomination categories include student-athlete, varsity coach and contributor. The nomination deadline is May 15. Nominations are open year-round; however, nominations received after the deadline will be included for consideration the following year.
Click here to nominate.


Catalyst for Change


Nominate a young alumna or alumnus to be the face of the Crusaders for Change program. Nominees should be undergraduate alumni of 2003 or later. This position will have the opportunity to network with other alumni, attend university art and athletic events, plan young alumni events and receive Clarke University apparel. The deadline to apply is May 1.  The Catalyst for Change is a one year commitment beginning June 1, 2013. Click here to nominate.



Do you know the whereabouts
of the lost alumni listed on our
website? Send us their address,
phone or email information and
we will include you in a drawing
for great Clarke University gifts
and apparel. Drawings are held
at the end of each month.
Call (888)225-2753 or email


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