Alumni Events

Wednesday, January 7
Grab Your Keys and Drive Your Career
Presented by Los Ellis
Webinar Presentation | 7-8 p.m.

Your leadership skills are the key to helping you reach that next step on the corporate ladder.  In today’s lean organizations, everyone is expected to step into a leadership role of some kind. To do that, sometimes you need to rebrand yourself!  Join Los Ellis, author of Keys to Life Business Success, to learn how to expand your leadership skills, get noticed and gain the appreciation of those with whom you work.

For more information and to join, click here

Wednesday, February 4
Proven Strategies to Build a Network that Works for You
Presented by Mike Fishbein
Webinar Presentation | 7-8 p.m.

Today, more then ever, having a carefully cultivated professional network is the key to getting a job faster, with less effort, and without the added anxiety of potential loss of income.  Join Mike Fishbein, author of How to Build an Awesome Professional Network, to learn how you can utilize social media strategies to not only build your network, but engage it.

For more information and to join, click here.  

Sunday, February 8
Presidential Reception
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch
SCOTTSDALE, AZ | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Please join President Joanne Burrows for a presidential reception at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch on Saturday, February 8, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. A presidential update will take place following a delicious brunch. 

Please RSVP by Wednesday, January 28, by phone at (563)588-6553 or click here to register.

Thursday, February 12
Your Best U!
Presented by Kent Anderson, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy
Clarke University Wahlert Atrium Conference Room
DUBUQUE, IA | 5:30 p.m.

Reservations are required by Wednesday, February 4.
Click here to register or call (563)588-6553 or (888)225-2753.

Friday, February 13
Naples Golf Event
Grey Oaks Country Club

Join us for a round of golf at the Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples. Please call (563)588-6553 to confirm your spot and receive additional information. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015
Naples Brunch
Grey Oaks Country Club
NAPLES, FL | 11 a.m.

Clarke Trustee Dr. Tom Williams and his wife Susan will host brunch at 11 a.m. at the Grey Oaks Country Club, Garden Room. 

Reservations are required for both events by Wednesday, February 4. Call (563)588-6553 or click here to register. 

Saturday, February 28
Dubuque Fighting Saints Game
Mystique Community Ice Center, 1800 Admiral Sheehy Drive
DUBUQUE, IA | 7:05 p.m.

Join the Clarke community for an action packed night on the ice as our local Dubuque Fighting Saints take on the Waterloo Blackhawks. During the game, stop by the Community Room on the lower level of the arena from 6:30-10 p.m. for popcorn, soda, activities for the kids and an appearance by Clarke’s mascot “Cuttie”.

Tuesday, March 3
Trivia Night
Des Moines Social Club
DES MOINES, IA | 7 p.m.

Test your knowledge at a trivia night with Clarke alumni and friends. Cash bar is available. Click here to RSVP by Friday, Feb. 27.

Wednesday, March 4
Coffee with Clarke
Panera Bread, 5525 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, Iowa
DES MOINES, IA | 9 a.m.

Can’t make it to trivia night in Des Moines? Join us for coffee at 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 4 at Panera Bread. Click here to RSVP by Friday, Feb. 27.

Wednesday, March 4
Upstream Brewing, Tower Room (171st & West Center Road)
OMAHA, NE | 6-8 p.m. | $5 

Join Clarke alumni and friends at Upstream Brewing for drinks and conversation. The cost is $5 which includes appetizers. Click here to RSVP by Friday, Feb. 27.

Wednesday, March 4
Stuff Your Resume with Keywords to Highlight Your Experience
Presented by Jay Block
Webinar Presentation | 7-8 p.m.

With the average job posting getting hundreds of applications, your resume is going to have to scream “ PICK ME!” Jay has extensively researched automated resume software and has come up with techniques to significantly increase your chances of getting your resume on the desk of a hiring authority.

For more information and to join, click here.  

Sunday, March 8 – Wednesday, March 11
Clarke Golf Getaway
Capitol Hill 

Join President Sister Joanne Burrows on the famous Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. Arrive Sunday, March 8 for two days of golf on both the Senator and Judge courses located at one of the most popular sites on the trail, Capitol Hill. 

Golf and hotel accommodations for one golfer $650
Golf and accommodations for two golfers $800

An Alabama cookout will take place on the final night of the trip. Travel costs are not included in the price of the trip. Clarke will provide airport shuttle service on request.

For more information contact (563)588-6501 or email

Wednesday, April 1
Using Your Strengths to Create a Rewarding Career
Presented by Tom Rath
Webinar Presentation | 7-8 p.m.

Best selling author, Tom Rath, has used the extensive, global research of the Gallup organization to identify simple techniques you can instantly adopt that will move your career toward the things at which you are destined to be great, and those that will make you happiest. You’ll learn how to identify your strengths, simple ways to build an action plan and strategies to gain the respect of your colleagues.

For more information and to join, click here

Wednesday, May 6
5 Steps to Building a Powerful Network
Presented by Beth Bridges
Webinar Presentation | 7-8 p.m.

Your chances of attaining your dream job will improve drastically when you have a plan.  Because networking is a principal way job seekers are getting jobs today, you need to have an active, written strategy – one you can refer to frequently. Join bestselling author Beth Bridges and learn her five part networking success plan. You will learn how to pick and choose the right events that will support your networking strategy and effortless ways to be a resource to your network. 

For more information and to join, click here

Wednesday, June 3
What You Don’t Say in an Interview Could Hold You Back
Presented by Carole Martin
Webinar Presentation | 7-8 p.m.

There is a good chance you are the best candidate for the job, but what if you can’t articulate that? Interviews unfortunately favor individuals who cannot only listen and understand the questions being asked, but are able to quickly formulate good responses. You can learn how to increase your confidence and dramatically improve the impressions you make in interviews when you join Carole Martin, author of Boost Your Interview IQ.

For more information and to join, click here

Contact Alumni Relations at (888)225-2753 or for more details on these upcoming events.


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