ALUMNI EVENTS IN
Clarke is pleased
to announce the winners of the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards:
Lourdes Conway Charles '72 for humanitarian service
and Dr. Anne
Brown Donnersberger '62 for outstanding achievement.
Join us to
recognize our winners Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Alumni Recognition
Brunch from 10:30 - noon in the student dining hall, homecoming
here to register.
to all of our nominees:
Earlene Edwards Erbe '76
Mary Hoeger Freyer '75
Kelly Arensdorf Heysinger, DPT '99
Dr. Anne Brown Donnersberger '62
Carol Boyle Schrader '77
Karla Shepeck '04
Nan Olsen Welch '77
Maria Whelan '72
Katherine "Kay" Doty
Mary Lourdes Conway Charles '72
Sharon Kress '69
Deb Lake Siegworth '01
continues on the state-of-the-art science facility located on Clarke
Drive and connected to Catherine Byrne Hall. Visit www.clarke.edu/sciencebuilding to
watch the work in progress or click
here for photos of the process.
Clarke University's 169th Commencement was held on Saturday, May
12, at 2 p.m. in the Robert and Ruth Kehl Center on the Clarke campus.
Sister Mary Ann Zollmann, BVM, Ph.D., president of the Sisters of Charity
of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM), addressed the graduates. She also
received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree in recognition of her
dedication to advocating for women in the Catholic church and raising
awareness of peace and justice issues throughout the world. Visit www.clarke.edu/commencement for
a list of other awards and photos.
It has been
several years since Clarke completed an alumni survey and we want to
thank you for your responses. We hope to use this survey to better
serve our alumni and look forward to sharing some of the new ideas and
recommendations you generated through the survey in the coming year.
New Fight Song
students, faculty and staff were challenged to create the next Clarke
fight song. At half-time of a home volleyball game Clarke debuted the
winning submission. Hear the
song or read the
lyrics from On
Memorial Golf Outing
Join Clarke alumni
and friends for a Memorial Golf Outing in memory of Jack Maurer '02 on
July 21. The event begins at 1:30 p.m. at Lacoma Golf Club in East
Dubuque, Ill. The cost of $80 includes golf, prizes and a steak dinner.
Proceeds will benefit the Jack Maurer Memorial Scholarship at Clarke
University. For more information contact Blake Bradley '02 or Justin
Wenzelman '02 at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Food Network Star Alton Brown to Present in Lecture Series
Food Network star
Alton Brown will be part of Clarke's homecoming festivities on Sunday,
Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. in the Robert and Ruth Kehl Center. Brown is host of
"Good Eats" and "Iron Chef America," as well as the
author of numerous cookbooks. Brown's appearance is part of this year's
15th Annual Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series. Tickets are $15 and will
go on sale Friday, Aug. 24.
Mark your calendar
homecoming weekend September 28-30. This year we are
celebrating reunions ending in 2 and 7. It's a great time to get back
to campus and see the construction projects as they progress. In
addition, a full slate of activities will be taking place including:
special evening of Clarke music and theater in tribute to Carol
Blitgen '58, BVM who recently retired from Clarke and was named a
professor emerita of drama. Contact Abby Schultz McInerney '08 at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Brigid Kelley '08 at email@example.com if
you are interested in performing at the event.
Alumni Recognition Brunch honoring our esteemed Distinguished
- Our 2nd
Annual Clarke Varsity Athletics Hall of Fame induction honoring
Presidential Scholarship Concert featuring performances by
students, faculty and alumni. The first President's Awards for
Arts Excellence will be presented to Clarke graduates, faculty
members or friends of the university in recognition of their
exemplary contributions to the arts. All proceeds from the event
will be used to fund scholarships for the next generation of
Clarke music students.
homecoming weekend includes silver and golden reunion celebrations, an
alumni tent party, TimeSaver and graduate program reunion, Eucharistic
Liturgy, Downtown Saturday Night event, alumni athletic games, and much
Visit www.clarke.edu/homecoming to
register and view a full schedule of activities.
Want to be more
involved with Clarke's homecoming? We are in need of homecoming
volunteers for the following events and activities:
Saturday Night - seeking alumni from the classes of 1993-2012 to
help staff business entrances for one-hour shifts
to Carol Blitgen'58, BVM - seeking performers
Tent Party - seeking volunteers to help pour beverages and sell
Liturgy - readers and Eucharistic Ministers
chapel choir - seeking choir members
interested in volunteering, contact (888)225-2753 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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