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Alumni Newsletter

November 2013

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Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Clarke University






Wednesday, December 4
Elevator Pitch Webinar

Presented by Chris Westfall


Saturday, December 7
Holiday Party


Wednesday, January 8
Career Entrepreneurism
Presented by Ben Casnocha


Thursday, January 23
Your Best U!
Money Makeover

Presented by Nancy Laugesen
and Deb Schroeder


Saturday, February 1
Clarke Hockey Night



 Wednesday, February 5
Career Exploration
Presented by Richard Bolles


Friday, February 21
Clarke Visits Naples
Hosted by Clarke Trustee Dr. Tom Williams and his wife Susan



Meet the Clarke Alumni Board!

Alumni Board


Left to Right Seated: Karen Manghera Chiappetta '83, Jane Daly Seaberg '78, Maryjo Douglas Zunk '79, Becky Weilein Reding '76, Sheila Doyle Hocking '78 and Marcia Swanson Capriotti '73.


Left to Right Standing: Charlie Sturm '86, Gerry Flores '11, Becky Herrig '84, Kim Esser Hall '79, Sue McGovern Juergens '69, Mary Tockstein Callahan '68, Sandy Blake '82 and Rob Walton '02.


Not Pictured: Lindsey Brown Schieffer '07, Kathryn (Judy) Conway '59 and Mary Kern Manning '58.


Homecoming 2014

Save the date for next year's homecoming October 10-12, 2014.


Jerry DrymonCoach Spotlight 


Jerry Drymon
Head Men's Basketball Coach

What is your coaching philosophy?


My coaching philosophy is about recruiting quality individuals
students that can be pushed to limits that they didn't know they could achieve. I expect our players to succeed on and off the court. I believe it is my job to help them grow as a person, student and player. Read more...


Brick CampaignPave the way to excellence - Buy a Brick  

Leave a lasting impression with a personalized brick in the new Center for Science Inquiry walkway.  
Take a moment and honor someone special:


- Professors  - Parents  - Loved ones  - Yourself  - Classmates


There are two sizes of bricks designed to fit a variety of sentiments, celebrations and budgets. Click here to personalize your brick.



 Alumni Photos


Your Best You-
St. John's Bible




Homecoming 2013










Click here to see photos of events at Clarke!


Clarke Updates


Clarke to Offer Master's in Social Work Program


Clarke University has been given approval by the Higher Learning Commission to begin a Master of Social Work (MSW) program beginning in the fall of 2014. Clarke is the first private university in the state of Iowa to offer both a bachelor's and master's degree in social work. Read more... 


Clarke to Offer Master of Arts Education Online


Clarke University's highly respected Master of Arts in Education (MAE) program will be offered through online delivery beginning in the summer of 2014. Read more... 


Webinar Series


Alumni and current Clarke students may participate in, career-focused webinar presentations free of charge from the comfort of home or the office. Webinars are presented by the nation's top career authors and experts with topics in resume writing, developing a personal brand, networking, interview skills and more. The next webinar presentation is Wednesday, Dec. 4, alumni can visit to register and view past recordings.


For a Blessed Christmas set for Dec. 7-8


The Clarke University Arts at Clarke Series and the Clarke music department will present "For a Blessed Christmas" on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, in The Sacred Heart Chapel on campus. The Saturday performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday performance will begin at 2 p.m.


Phonathon Wrap-Up


On behalf of the Crusader Callers and the Institutional Advancement Office, we would like to thank everyone who contributed to the fall phonathon. During Clarke's annual fall phonathon, 14 dedicated students spent more than 600 hours talking to alumni, parents and friends. While on the phones, students were able to talk with individuals from around the country and are thankful for the conversations, advice and learning experiences they are given during these conversations. Calling will continue in the spring. We look forward to speaking with you.


TimeSaver Open House
If you know someone interested in continuing their education, please encourage them to attend
the upcoming TimeSaver open house on December 10 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Wahlert Atrium. Those interested in Clarke University's adult degree programs can have their transcripts reviewed and an admissions decision provided on the spot.
For more information, please email or call (563)588-6354.





Lost Alumni - Those people listed as "Lost Alumni" either graduated from or attended Clarke University.
If you have an address or contact information for any of the alumni listed below, please contact the
Alumni Relations Office at or call (563)588-6553.


Joyce Exey Babcock, Jennifer Carolan, Laura Francis, Kathleen Neumann, Ryan Pierson,
Rafael Posada, Nancy Reilly, Dawn Rogers, Viva Jean Simpson, Christine Williams


Wilnelia Bernier, Meggan Healy Florell, Matt Kildebrand, Takumi Ichimura, Ann Isaacs, Adriana Lopez,
Naomi Neyens, Jayne Oats, Linda Pfohl, Geetha Shashikumar Shivaprakash, Koki Tsugawa,

Marie Wiewel 


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