Clarke University 

Alumni Newsletter

August 2011


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Sept. 23-25 



Saturday, Oct. 8
Museum Exhibit and Reception  Santa Ana, CA

Tuesday, Oct. 11

San Francisco Event 

Come Home for Homecoming, Sept. 23-25   
Start packing your bags, Homecoming is just one month away! Whether you want to relive your college days celebrating at the Clarke-Loras party and downtown excursion, meet our Distinguished Alumni Award winners at the recognition brunch or just relax with old friends at the alumni tent party, we've got a fun-filled weekend ready for your arrival. AND, if your graduation year ended in a 1 or 6, this year's class reunion is celebrating you! 
Click here to RSVP and view the schedule.

Do you have a high school junior or senior who's thinking about college?  If so, bring them along for fall visit day Sept. 24 as part of homecoming weekend!  Click here for more details.



This Year's Distinguished Alumni Winners  


Congratulations to this year's Distinguished Alumni Award Winners Jeanne Powers Quann '66 for Humanitarian Service and Joan Lingen, BVM '61 for Outstanding Achievement


Each year, Clarke University recognizes distinguished alumni by awarding those who have attained outstanding success and achievement in their profession or have made exceptional contributions in service to humanity.
Join us in recognizing our winners Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Alumni Recognition Brunch, Homecoming Weekend.
Click here for more information.


Travel the World with Clarke


Plane TicketsPlans are underway for an exclusive Clarke alumni and friends trip to Barcelona and Paris November 6 through 14, 2012. This 9 night/7 day tour includes a ride aboard the TGV train, a Flamenco dance show, a visit to the Palace of the Popes, stops at stunning landmarks such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and much more!
Clarke's own Provost and former chair of the art department Sister Joan Lingen '61, will dazzle us with her knowledge of Paris as part of this exciting trip. Limited space is available. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity! 
Click here for more details.


Alumni Photos


Fairfax Event Photos

Fairfax, Virginia Event


Navy Pier Event Photo Gallery 

Navy Pier, Chicago Event


Homecoming 2010 Photo Gallery

Homecoming 2010


Where are they now?  


Hank Goldstein
Hank Goldstein
Multi-talented. It's a word that more than accurately describes Clarke Professor Emeritus of Psychology Hank Goldstein. He was known on campus not only for teaching psychology and photography, but also for his ability to act (with various accents) and coach tennis.
Hank taught research, statistics and experimental psychology at Clarke and was known to go the extra mile for students, helping them individually and engaging them with his sense of humor. He believes in "making psychology simple enough for all students to understand and challenging enough for the better students." 
Click here to read more about Hank and where he is now.



Wahlert AtriumAlumni Discount


The Conference and Event Services staff at Clarke would like to offer a discount to alumni wishing to book the Wahlert Atrium for a wedding reception, reunion or event. With its vaulted glass roof soaring skyward, live trees and open staircase it's a one-of-a-kind setting that will impress your guests and create lasting memories!


Click here to view wedding and event photos in the Wahlert Atrium. Interested alumni may contact Randy Hendricks by email at, by phone at (563)588-8151 or Toll Free at (888) 825-2753.


Legal Eagle


Getting experience that directly relates to a career in law is often difficult for undergraduate students. That didn't stop junior Kylee Miller from applying for a prestigious internship at the Ivy-league Cornell University upon the recommendation of Clarke Professor of Philosophy Norm Freund.
Through this highly competitive internship, Kylee has worked with prominent New York lawyer Evan Stewart and held a position at one of New York's largest law firms. She attributes this amazing experience to Freund. "None of this would have been possible without the help of Norm Freund," she said. "I don't know if I'll ever be able to thank him fully."
Of the 40 participants, Stewart writes law school recommendations for three. This year, one of them is Kylee. So, is law school in Kylee's future? Yes, your honor.


Going Green

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. 

Clarke is doing its part campus-wide to be more environmentally responsible. In doing so, electronic communication continues to be a sustainable method of keeping in touch with alumni and friends while minimizing the environmental impact of printed material. Look for the latest Clarke updates, invitations to alumni events and more all right in your inbox. Ensuring that you get e-communications from Clarke is as easy as updating your information here. And, don't forget to forward this newsletter to your classmates and friends today.



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 (563)588-6510 or email



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