Clarke University 

Alumni Newsletter

July 2013


The Center for Science Inquiry




Wednesday, July 31


Wednesday, August 14

Summit Brewing Company


Thursday, August 15

CHEERS: Young Alumni
After Hours




Meet the New Alumni Relations Team


Nicole BreitbachNicole H. Breitbach
Director of Alumni Relations

Nicole Breitbach is the new Director of Alumni Relations at Clarke University. She has been working at Clarke for the past two years in the annual fund office, and prior to that worked with the phonathon on campus through RuffaloCODY.

Nicole has her B.A. in Communication Studies with an International Business Certificate from the University of Iowa, and is currently working on her MBA here at Clarke. She is a native of Dubuque, and her mom is a Clarke alumna from 2001. Nicole loves to travel and is excited for the opportunities to visit different Clarke alumni across the country.

Jordan Rey Mendoza '13Jordan Rey Aquino Mendoza
Alumni Relations Coordinator

Jordan is from Honolulu, Hawaii and has
spent the past four years at Clarke University earning his bachelor's degree in business administration. He participated in the Track and Field program and holds the school record in the 60m dash. Jordan loves to travel and since he
left the Hawaiian Islands, he has visited nine different states.


Welcome Future Alumni- Class of 2017

Welcome Future Alumni- Class of 2017 

Sunil MalapatiFaculty Spotlight


Dr. Sunil Malapati
Associate Professor of Biochemistry

Dr. Malapati, associate professor of biochemistry at Clarke, developed an early fascination with food and cultivated his expertise during the past decade. He is a chef trained in South Indian cuisine and developed, and continues to teach, a course in food chemistry as a way to introduce science to non-science students.  He is currently overseeing the development of a Food Science degree at Clarke, due to start in Fall 2014. Read more...

Clarke Updates


Master of Organizational Leadership Kicks-Off Fall 2013

The new Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) program officially kicks off this fall at Clarke University. This new degree program focuses on building effective leaders for today's competitive environment. Students enrolled for the fall bring a variety of undergraduate degrees including; Engineering, Communication, Spanish, Business Administration, Psychology, Sociology, Biology, Art, Management, Marketing and Aeronautical Technology. If you are interested in sharpening your leadership skills, and developing a competitive edge, take the next step with Clarke. Click here for more information about the new MOL degree.


New! Food Science Major

Clarke University will introduce a food science major for the fall of 2014. Food science is an applied
science in which chemical, biological and physical principles are applied to study the nature of food and its deterioration. The studies are utilized to evaluate and improve consumer foods and associated processes.


Center for Science Inquiry Update

As work continues on the Center for Science Inquiry, the renovation of Catherine Byrne Hall is also in
full swing. CBH is Clarke University's main classroom building, and also houses several faculty offices.


Clarke at the Grand


Clarke University will play a major role in two productions at the Grand Opera House in Dubuque this
summer as faculty, students and alumni are part of the cast and crew in "Les Miserables" and "9 to 5."


Volunteers Needed

Clarke is again hosting Japanese students from the University of Kagoshima in Fukoda, Japan for 2 weeks
from Monday, Sept. 2 through Sunday, Sept. 25. Five female students and one male will be on campus
to learn English, American culture and experience family life through home stays with area families.
We are looking for families who would be interested in hosting one or two students for either one or both
weekends of Friday, Sept. 6 through Sunday, Sept. 8 and Friday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 15.
If you are interested or have questions, please contact Randy Hendricks at
or (563)588-8151.

 Alumni Photos


Senior Social

Senior Social


Golf Classic

Golf Classic


Wonders of the World

Wonders of the World










Click here to see photos of student life at Clarke!

Go ClarkeHomecoming


October 11-13, 2013

We have a very full weekend with activites for you! Don't miss out on new homecoming events including the Mississippi River Happy-Hour Cruise, Timesaver and Graduate Reunion, Soccer Anniversary Celebration, the All-Iowa Dinner and the Alumni Golf Tournament. Plus old favorites like the Alumni Recognition Brunch, Tent Party,
Clarke/Loras Party, Downtown Saturday Night and more. Click here for
a full list of events and to register.

2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards


Clarke is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards:
Takada Dixon-Epps '93 for Humanitarian Service, Billie Springer Larkin '70 for Outstanding Achievement
and Ted Goergen '01 for Rising Star.
Join us to recognize our winners Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Alumni Recognition Brunch from
10:30 a.m. - noon in the student dining hall, homecoming weekend. Click here to register. 
Congratulations to all of our nominees:

For Outstanding Achievement

Judy McKevitt Douglas '64
Dr. Mary Heidkamp '71
Matthew Zelle '01
Sara Merkes Hilby '90

For Humanitarian Service

Dorothy Burbach Gibbs '59
Jill White Courtney '00
Judy Winterfeld Stokesberry '68 

Rising Star Award

Ali Levasseur '04   
Brigid Anderson Kelley '08  
Christine Eck '08   
Jerica Brown Schockemoehl '05 
Maria Gianino Steinlage '06 
Matt Shannon '11   
Roger Fuhrman '94   
Sara Beaves Weires '06 

Timesaver Open House


Do you know someone interested in continuing their education? If so, encourage them to attend
the upcoming open house!

August 1, 2013
TimeSaver Open House
R.C. and Celeste Wahlert Atrium: 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Get a preview of Clarke: learn about the admissions process, meet faculty and tour our campus.
For more information, please contact TimeSaver at or call (563)588-6354.


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