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Reunions and Gatherings

Music Performance in Lincoln

The CSC Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform during the Nebraska Music Educators Association Conference on Friday, November 20. The 4 p.m. concert is at Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M Street. A reception will follow from 5:00-6:30 p.m. on the lower level of the Cornhusker Hotel - Hawthorne Room, located at 333 South 13th Street. Visit with fellow alumni, CSC music faculty and students at the reception. Appetizers & beverages will be served. You are welcome to join the reception even if you cannot attend the concert.

Alumni Gathering Near Lincoln

Come enjoy a fall afternoon in the country hosted by CSC alumni Leanna Scott-Timperley and Dale Timperley, at their home located at 16969 Princeton Road north of Adams, Nebraska. The gathering is scheduled for Saturday, November 21, from 2 to 5 p.m. Connie Rasmussen and Karen Pope will bring the latest news from CSC. Directions to the Timperley's will be provided when you RSVP to the alumni office at 308.432.6366 or email by November 13.

The Eagles are coming to Spearfish

Join fellow alumni and fans on Saturday, October 24, 2015 prior to the CSC vs. BHSU football game.

CSC fans are invited to pick up an Eagle lapel pin and a snack in the Young Center parking lot.  Look for the van with the CSC flag, beginning at 10 a.m. Join us as we cheer for the Eagles! Kickoff is scheduled for 12p.m.
Please RSVP to the Alumni Office at 308-432-6366 or email

Recent Gatherings

Rodeo Alumni group

A reunion of alumni who participated in rodeo at Chadron State College was held in September during the college’s home rodeo weekend. The group toured the Coffee Agriculture Pavilion and attended the various rodeo performances held that weekend. A special thank you to Dick and Bert Lesher for helping organize and host the group. Back row: Peggy Moorhead, Bert Lesher, Sam Hagman, Vern Friesen, Riley Druery, Kay Merrill, Tom White, Allen Raum, Verona Beguin, Perry Beguin, Doris Raum, Renae Sexson, Shari Grint, Fred Hagman, Jolene Hagman. Front row: Dick Lesher, Sue Willard, Larry Willard, Larry Merrill, Glen Wyatt, Jeanne Wyatt, Jack Moorhead, John Grint, Jim Sexson.

Rodeo Alumni

CSC Rodeo Coach Dustin Luper visits with Glen Wyatt, a 1954 graduate of the college during the 2015 rodeo reunion in Chadron. Glen was part of the first rodeo team at the college and shared the first belt buckle won at CSC.

Purple Passion

The 2015 Purple Passion reunion was held in September at Chadron. The group participated in Family Day activities and attended the dedication events held on campus that weekend. Back row: Susan and Larry Gold, Larry Lochridge, Verne Lewellen, Jerry Hartman, Joe Chasteen, Paula Savage, Bud Larsen, Stan Andre. Front row: Helen Slattery, Donna Lochridge, Donna Jewell, Shirley Hartman, Ginny Chasteen, Erma Lewellen, Dot Gregson, Marilyn Larsen, Marjorie Finley.

Alaska Cruise

CSC travelers recently returned from this year's alumni travel program trip. They enjoyed the July cruise of coastal Alaska. Pictured from left, CSC President Randy Rhine and his wife Ann, Ken and Pennie Dunkel, Krista and Jim Moore, Chad Emanuel. Front row, Norma and Harold Perkins, Cheryl Emanuel.


Portland, Ore.: Karen Pope, Michele McCormack, Rick Burk, Joann Keder, Doug Keder, Connie Rasmussen.


Sheridan, Wyo., ‘focus group’: West and Sally Hilzer, Connie Rasmussen, Richard Spencer, Karen Pope, Sue Spencer, Bonnie and Dennis Zowada.


Seattle, Wash.; Front row, Keeara Rhoades and her son Parker, Kathy Green Wilson and daughter Maggie. Second row, Chris McKay, Anne Jacobson, Joyce Clippinger, Linda Kent and David Huls. Standing, Connie Rasmussen, Karen Pope, Katy and Rene Tomisser, Cindy Gorr and Talia Lliteras. Talia is the niece of Chris McKay and the manager of Capitol Cider in downtown Seattle, where the gathering was held. Thanks for all your help with our event.


Lead, S.D.: Front row, our host Jim Wefso, Donna Contonis, Ann Rhine, our hostess Cameon Jacobson, Tracy Dierksen, Faye and Andy Dierksen, Bob Zahm. Back row, Karen Pope, Detlev Prautzch, Chad and Shell Tomjack, Dan Contonis, James Maternach, Sara d’Quaix, Chedrick Monahan, Gayle and Tony Hytrek, Doug Ingalsbe, Kathleen Zahm, Cathy and Richard Wahlstrom, Connie Rasmussen, President Randy Rhine, Jerry Freed, Karen and Ron Everett. Also in attendance were Larry and Karen Miller.


Casper, Wyo.: Front row, Bret Ladenburger, Terry and Carol Nelson, Brad and Cindy Cheney, Cindy and Mark Allington, Shane and Marci Durtsche, Gene Cooley.


Riverton, Wyo.: Front row, Kathy Taylor, Patricia LeMasters, Michele Widmayer, Susan Goetzinger, Chuck Murray, J.C. Sollars. Back row, Wedg Taylor, Gary and Mary Campbell, Robert LeMasters, Virginia Widmayer, Mable Weber, Bill Mowry, Rick Sollars, Barb Murray, Connie Rasmussen, Karen Pope. Also in attendance was Jon Marquez.


Tucson, Arizona: John & Linda DiCastro, Bill & Judy Wickham, Laura Fenza & Gerald Drieling, Trisa Austin, Bill Baker.


Chandler, Arizona: Front row, Virginia Horton, Vicky Cain, Mary Lecher, Cheryl Moody, Karen Miller, Verona Beguin, JoAnn Foster. Back row, Wes Cain, Larry Moody, Larry Miller, Perry Beguin, Nelson Foster.


Mesa, Arizona: Front row, Vern Cullers, Larry & Karen Miller, Virginia Horton, Richard & Marian Cullers. Back row, Linda Cullers, Marsha & Bruce Stewart, Dorothy Gregson, Caryle Colerick, Vickie Hoff, Larry Ruzicka. Allen & Sara Shepherd also attended the event.


Scottsdale, Arizona: Front row, Perry & Verona Beguin, Kay Mayer, Jackie Bown, Vicky Hoff. Back row, Dan & Donna Contonis, Larry & Karen Miller, Mark Mayer, Olga & Larman Wilson, Gary Shipley, Lyle Bown, Pat & Larry Ruzicka.


Surprise, Arizona: Rich & Micki Siewert, Cash & Deanna Franklin, Dan & Donna Contonis, Vern & Linda Cullers, Daisy & Harold Mundschenk, Daryl Dedic.


Las Vegas, Nevada: Karen Pope, Brett Robertson, Jan Blundell, Larry & Dorothy Turner, Larry & Donna Lochridge, Connie Rasmussen.

La Quinta

La Quinta, California: Front row, Dana Lawrence, Elaine Graczyk, Max Schleppenbach, Corky Evans, Doug Messersmith. Back row, Connie Rasmussen, President Randy Rhine, Roger Graczyk, Jane & Gary Decker, Jim Schwartz, Fran & Jean Wrage, Jim Evans, David Schleppenbach.


Grand Island: Front row, Jon Heinrich, Steve & Carole Meyer, Connie Rasmussen, Lila & Andrew Gudgel. Back row, Matt Neville, Scot & Kellie Bandel, Jennifer & Barrett Hahn, Marjorie Finley, Mitch Bean, Randy Riley, Karen Pope.


Des Moines, Iowa: Connie Rasmussen, Jenni Barp, Gary Fulton, Eric Barp, Jennifer Rohde-Fulton, Judy Hiles, Casey & Tanja Frye, Cheryl Emanuel, John Nielsen, Chad Emanuel, Karen Pope.


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