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Reunions and Gatherings

Legends Broken Bow


Broken Bow Event

Join fellow CSC alumni and friends at a no host gathering on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. Legends Neighborhood Grill at 845 S D Street in Broken Bow. Lunch may be ordered from the menu. Come reminisce with fellow alumni and friends. Ben Watson and Karen Pope will provide the latest news from CSC. Please RSVP to the Alumni Office by March 19, 308-432-6366 or email

Cunningham Kearney


Chadron State Gathering in Kearney 

Reminisce with fellow CSC alumni and friends at a no host gathering on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at 6 p.m. Cunningham Journal located at 15 W 23rd Street in Kearney. Food and drinks may be ordered from the menu. Connect with fellow alumni and friends in the area. Ben Watson and Karen Pope will have updates from CSC. Please RSVP to the Alumni Office by March 19, 308-432-6366 or email



Chadron State in Seattle

Reconnect and reminisce with fellow CSC alumni and friends at a no host gathering on Saturday, April 7 at 12:30 p.m. at Stanford’s Restaurant & Bar located at 17380 Southcenter Parkway – Tukwila, just south of Southcenter Mall. Order from the menu. The latest news from the College will be shared by Ben Watson and Karen Pope. Kindly RSVP by April 2 to the Alumni Office 308-432-6366 or email



Portland Gathering

Join CSC alumni and friends at a gathering on Sunday, April 8 at 12:30 p.m. at Stanford’s 14801 Kruse Oaks Blvd in Lake Oswego, just east of the intersection of I-5 and Beaverton Tigard Hwy. Ben Watson and Karen Pope will bring updates from CSC. Order from the menu. RSVP by April 2 to the Alumni Office 308-432-6366 or email

Upcoming Events

 March 25     Broken Bow    

 March 25     Kearney    

 April 7          Seattle, Washington

 April 8          Portland, Oregon

 April 20        Sheridan, Wyoming

 April 21         Casper, Wyoming

 April 21         Riverton, Wyoming

 May 18         Grand Island

 May 19         Lincoln

 July 28          CSC Night at the Ball Park - Colorado Rockies


Recent Gatherings

Chadron State alumni and friends attended a Colorado Rockies game, July 2017. 

Chadron State alumni and friends attended a Colorado Rockies game, July 2017. 


Travelers on the 2017 Mediterranean cruise posed on the grand staircase. Clockwise from front left, Terrie Wood, Andrea Rising. Peggy Marshall, Teresa Nase, Con Marshall, Stan Nase, Gerald Carlson, Suzy Carlson, Kit Watson, Karen Pope, Jim Gibson and Karen Gibson. 


Omaha, Nebraska, 2017: Standing from left, Dale Timperley, Collin Cavanaugh, Leanna Scott-Timperley, Tim Turman, Rick Watson, Dianne Turman, Will Pope, Pat Watson, Larry Ruzicka, Zella Rathbun, Mitch Bean, Ben Watson, Samantha Graves, Joan Stewart, Sandra Rice Vassar, Allen Shepherd, Loree MacNeill, Jeff Liggett. Front row, Steve Bauermeister, Julie Simon, Nancy Peck Todd, Mike Galyen, Brianne Jordan, Pamela Graves, Sara Shepherd. Not pictured, Brenda Hampton and Mitch Pope.

Des Moines

Des Moines (Johnston), Iowa, 2017: Standing from left, Ben Watson, Kathy Welfring, Otto Welfring, our host Jennifer Barp, Gary Fulton, Monica Rohde-Fulton, John Nielsen, Kristin Glockhoff, Tanja Frye, Connie Rasmussen, Casey Frye, Dana Sanders, Cory Sanders. Front row, Judy Hiles, Cheryl Emanuel, Colleen Heinz, Chad Emanuel, Karen Pope.


Douglas, Wyoming, 2017 event: From left, Jake Rissler, Paige Hughes, Doug Olson, Danielle Lecher, Kathy and Toby Spence, Brock Pyle, Angie and Jeremy Pyle, Lauren Bauer, Lisa Stein.

San Antonio

San Antonio (Seguin), Texas, 2017 gathering: Back row, Pam and Don Kalmbach, Gregg Richards, Doug Ingalsbe. Front row, Nick and Ann Makris, hosts Deanie and Dan Knight, Mindy Knight, Karen Pope, Faye Dierksen.


Houston, Texas, 2017 gathering: Back row, Wen Jium and Tom Haase, Norm Running, Jill Wright, Jim Jacobs, Connie Rasmussen. Front row, Georgia Jacobs, Stacie Dilts-Harryman, Mary Funning, Arlene and Gordon Waterman.


Dallas, Texas, 2017 gathering: Ben Watson, Bobbi Welsh, Amelia Marvin, Jerri Barnes, Samantha Sondrup, Carol Illian and Clayton Illian.


Tucson, Arizona, 2017 gathering: Karen Pope, Jerry Howell, Patricia Howell, Judy Wickham, Bill Wickham, Ben Watson, Brad Smith and Gerald Drieling.


Chandler, Arizona, 2017 gathering: Back row, Ben Watson, Larry Gold, Curt Lecher, Marilyn Borders, Rod Borders, Mary Lecher, Edward Biever, Glenn Price, Larry Miller, Ralph Byerly, Kendra Johnson. Front row, Susan Gold, Marlene Myers, Phyllis Howland, Linda Byerly, Jeanne Biever, Freden Price, Karen Miller, Vickie Hoff.


Mesa, Arizona, 2017 gathering: Left to right, Connie Rasmussen, Matt Strand, Helen Slattery, Larry Miller, Karen Miller, Larry Ruzicka, Pat Ruzicka, President Randy Rhine, Ben Watson, Teresa Nowak, Rick Nowak, Marsha Stewart, Bruce Stewart, Karen Pope.


Scottsdale, Arizona, 2017 gathering: Back row, Ben Watson, President Randy Rhine, Larman Wilson, Bill Day, Mark Mayer, Matt Strand, Gary Shipley and Olga Wilson. Front row, hosts Lyle and Jackie Bown, Kay Mayer, Brenda Day and Connie Rasmussen.

Sun City

Sun City West, Arizona, 2017 gathering: Dan Contonis, Hal Mundschenk, Donna Contonis, Ben Watson, Connie Rasmussen, Ray Murphy, Deanna Franklin, Cash Franklin and President Randy Rhine.


Cheyenne, Wyoming, 2016 gathering: Seated, JoAnn Hunter, Anna Ruble, Barbara Knopp, Jan Shaw, Doris Jensen. Standing, Phil Caldwell, Don and Denise Streeter, Frank and Carol Stearns, Randy Hardsocg, Richard Roller, Joe and Otty Farris with Skye, Chuck Kisicki, Devany Farris, Marie Datus, Lynelle and Bryce Bump, Colleen Kisicki, Helen Oates, Gary Datus, Kathy and Larry Malm, Mary Ann and Steve Ellis. Also attending, but not pictured were Karl and Judi Kreiger, Joe Chasteen and Steve Dilsaver.

New Hampshire

New Hampshire, 2016 gathering: From left, Karen Pope, Randy Rhine, Marlena Richardson, Beverly and Grant Clark, Kathie and Ken Emonds, Connie Rasmussen. A special thank you to the Emonds for hosting this wonderful luncheon.

These Chadron State graduates spent the weekend of Sept. 16-17 at Chadron State and were introduced at halftime of the Eagles' football game. Known as the Trailblazers, they competed in athletic activities at CSC in the late 1960s when those opportunities were limited. Shown, from left, are Wanda Rainbolt, The Villages, Fla,; JoAnne Owens-Nausler, Lincoln; Alberta Olson, Hay Springs; Wendi Lehi, Chadron; Cheryl Cauble, Gering; Helen Slattery, Lake City, Colo,; Mary Lou Marshall, Chadron; Jan Weber, Ord; and Pat Weinhold, Scottsbluff. A majority of them were physical education majors and their careers have included teaching PE, coaching and serving in various leadership roles that helped blaze the trail for today's opportunities.


The Chadron State alumni travel program toured Northern Europe from June 13-24, 2016. The trip included visits to ports in London, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Copenhagen. Pictured from top right, clockwise Gayle Hytrek, Rick Kolkman, DiAnn Kolkman, Michelle Haynes, Norma Perkins, Maxine Dunsmore, Istar Dunsmore, Rick Koza, Kris Koza, Connie Rasmussen, Rita Horse, Bev Hanks, Judy Hiles, , Bert Lesher, Dick Lesher, Jan Taylor, Steve Taylor, Lorrie Bauer, Randy Bauer, Margaret Crouse.


Omaha, Nebraska, 2016 gathering: Unfortunately a group photo was not taken in Omaha. Those in attendance were Rick and Pat Watson, Pam Graves, Samantha Graves, Loree MacNeill, Daniel King, Patrick Friesen, Deb and Jim Bohaboj, Paul and Tammie Phillips, Allen and Sara Shepherd, Larry and Susan Gold, Jim Martin, Dennis and Janet Warner, Nancy Peck Todd, Larry and Pat Ruzicka, Deanne Meisinger, Daryl and Joann Dobry, Rod Miller, Eldon and Lynn Terrell, Collin Cavanaugh, Jeff Liggett, Roxanne Hart, Tim and Dianne Turman.


Lincoln, Nebraska, 2016 gathering: Back row, Tom Bass, Susan Vanneman, Dale Timperley, Mike Buchardt, Gary Streeks, Jo Ann Jones, Jim Hoffman, Dianne Streeks, Barb Highstreet, Eric Fowler, Judy Olson. Middle row, Judy White, Leanna Scott-Timperley, Spence Vanneman, Carol Kearns, Don Jones, Jim White. Front row, Ben Watson, Leroy Cundall, Tula Cundall, JoAnne Owens-Nauslar, Nora Lenz. Also in attendance, but not pictured were Jennifer Tomka, Gary Benson, Theresa Fowler and Maxine Buchardt.

Colorado Springs

Torrington, Wyoming, 2016 gathering: Back row, Mike Varney, Benjamin Watson, Levi Kosmicki, Larry Hutcheson, Larry Moore, Dee Haden, Penny Franklin, Jerry Franklin, Connie Rasmussen, Rex Cogdill. Front row, Joy Varney, Sara Kosmicki, Penny Hutcheson, Teresa Moore, Alyce Jolovich, Ed Jolovich. Also in attendance, but not pictured, was Curtis Moffatt.

Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, 2016 gathering: Connie Rasmussen, Isle Stratton, Ben Watson, Ted Davis, Tim Kearns, Celia Stacey, Richard Stratton, Theresa Chambers.


Denver, 2016 gathering: Back row, Darryl Burks, Paul McDaniel, Rick Miller, Don Curtis, Scott Nielsen, Rich Brewer, Keith Korth, Randy Lubash. Front row, Pam Burks, Karen Pope, Gloria Curtis, Ben Watson, Connie Rasmussen

Sun City West

Sun City West, Arizona, 2016 gathering: Back row, Rich Siewert, Dan Contonis, Linda Vossler, Hal Mundschenk, Daryl Dedic, Will St. Louis, Harry Marshall, Ben Watson, Cash Franklin, President Randy Rhine. Front row, Micki Siewert, Donna Contonis, Joan VanSant Shoop, Linda Marshall, Helen Slattery, Deanna Franklin.


Scottsdale, Arizona, 2016 gathering: Back row, Karen Pope, Connie Rasmussen, Pat Ruzicka, Joan Dehaven, Leanna Scott-Timperley, Jackie Bown, Olga Wilson, Karen Miller, Larman Wilson, Vickie Hoff, Kathy Baumann, President Randy Rhine. Middle row, Gary Shipley, Larry Ruzicka, Bruce Dehaven, Dale Timperley, Ben Watson, Larry Miller. Front row, Lyle Bown.


Mesa, Arizona, 2016 gathering: Left to right, Richard and Marian Cullers, Harvey and Bev Schmidt, Dorothy Gregson, Larry and Karen Miller, Ricky and Teresa Nowak, Linda and Vern Cullers, Vickie Hoff, Larry Ruzicka, David and Eileen Lutt.


Chandler, Arizona, 2016 gathering: Back row, Connie Rasmussen, Harold Perkins, Nelson Foster, Larry Moody, Jack Mitchell, Dick Lesher, Larry Miller, Wes Cain, Vicki Cain, Ben Watson, Ralph Byerly. Front row, Norma Perkins, Joann Foster, Cheryl Moody, Jean Mitchell, Bert Lesher, Karen Miller, Marlene Myers, Linda Byerly.


Tucson, Arizona, 2016 gathering: Back row, John DeCastro, Karen Pope, Tom and Claire Brown, Connie Rasmussen, Judy Wickham, Ben Watson, Bill Wickham. Front row, Linda DeCastro, Jerry and Patricia Howell.

Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri, 2016 gathering: Back row, Sara and Eric Eisenmenger, Amy White, Rod Worth. From row: Dave and Karen Zeilinger, Merlin and Ranae Butler, Jeff White.

Lincoln Alumni

An alumni gathering was hosted by Dale and Leanna Timperley at their home near Adams, Nebraska. In attendance were Connie Rasmussen, Mark Brohman, Dale and Leanna Timperley, JoAnne Owens-Nauslar and Spence Vanneman.

Jazz Ensemble

The CSC Vocal Jazz Ensemble was selected to perform at the Nebraska Music Educators Association conference in Lincoln. The group is directed by Dr. Joel Schreuder. Area alumni attended the concert and a reception that followed the performance.

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. (Photo by Alyssa Sanders)

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. (Photo by Alyssa Sanders)

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.

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