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Welcome to Clarke University! Together, we will cultivate new ways of delivering the Clarke experiences supporting each other and our community. We stand as One Clarke, One Community.

In Case You Missed It

Clarke’s Alumni Office is pleased to be able to host a variety of virtual events and experience for alumni near and far! Here, you can access recordings of some of our recent virtual events. Depending on streaming platform and event format, not all events will be accessible indefinitely. Please email with questions.

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Reflections: A Look at the History and Influence of Mary Frances Clarke Hall with Norm Freund

Reconnect with Clarke University alongside Professor Emeritus Norm Freund. This virtual event will celebrate the history of Clarke University through one of the cornerstones of campus, Mary Frances Clarke Hall. Following a virtual tour and presentation, Norm will lead a Q&A session that invites participants to share their questions and memories of our beautiful campus and Mary Frances Clarke Hall.

Click Here to view Reflections with Norm. 

Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series Presents:
Jessica Pape ’08

Life experiences and circumstances can derail us or help clarify vision and purpose toward success. Learning to grow from shame to shining through adversity, Jessica shares personal accounts of resilience, growth, and faith and how embracing unique perspectives can positively impact your life. Choosing intention to overcome challenges and thrive offers an insightful reminder that personal circumstances need not define who we truly are.

Click here to view Vivid: Seeing Clearly the Path Ahead of Us

This lecture was streamed via Microsoft Teams. When prompted, either download the Teams web application or simply click “Watch on the Web”

Schemmel Endowed Lecture in Theology
Climate Change & Catholicism: Climate Justice as Essential to Catholic Mission

Daniel R. DiLeo, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and director of the Justice and Peace Studies Program at Creighton University. His research and scholarship focus  on Catholic social teaching and climate change with particular focus on Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’. Since 2009, he has been a consult with Catholic Climate Covenant of which the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is a founding member. Dr. DiLeo earned his Ph.D. in theological ethics from Boston College.

Following Dr. DiLeo’s lecture, Michael Jackels, Archbishop of Dubuque, offers a reflection.

Click here to view Climate Change and Catholicism

What’s the Plan? — Developing an Estate Plan with Confidence

Preparing your estate plan can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Join Attorney at Law and Clarke Alumni Association Board Member, Matthew Boleyn (’08) and break down the basics of estate planning. You will learn about the importance of having an estate plan, how to make your plan your own, and gain a clear understanding of what you can do today to ensure no business is left unfished. Get all of your questions answered and walk away feeling prepared to make the best decisions for you and your family.

Click here to view What’s the Plan

Mackin-Mailander Lecture Series Presents:
Andrea Simmons, DNP

Chronic disease among Americans is on the rise. The increasing rate of illness among us results in trillions of dollars spent every year trying to diagnose and manage these diseases. Health care providers are vital in helping to educate patients on methods for preventing, managing, and reversing these ailments. Gaps in our system exist that prevent providers from implementing interventions necessary to halt the rising rates of disease. This interactive presentation will explore the current state of health in America and compare Western Medicine approaches to the Functional approach. Participants will learn key indicators in the breakdown of health and tips to ensure optimal wellness. Together we will go back to the basics of preventative medicine and learn how a functional lens can help restore health and vitality for all.

Dr. Andrea Simmons ’01, ’08M, 16D is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with a background in pediatric and adolescent medicine, women’s health, and family health care. Early in her practice, she developed an interest in Functional Medicine and has spent the last two years incorporating a more holistic approach to patient care. She is currently seeking certification through the Institute of Functional Medicine and Functional Medicine University. Dr. Simmons is also an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Clarke University. She teaches in the Doctor of Nursing Program. Andrea lives in Southwest Wisconsin with her husband and three busy children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dog, gardening, and spending time outside.

Click here to view Back to the Basics

Cocktails with Catherine

Learn how to make delicious cocktails while enjoying lively conversation with our very own President Emerita Sr. Catherine Dunn.

President Thom Chesney will emcee the event and Vice President for Institutional Advancement Bill Biebuyck serves as our mixologist. Bill will demonstrate how to make the perfect Old Fashioned and Manhattan followed by a live Q&A with Sr. Catherine and Thom.

Click here to view Cocktails with Catherine