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Reunions and Gatherings

Des Moines

Come enjoy a spring afternoon in Des Moines, at the home of CSC alumni Eric and Jennifer Barp. Reconnect and reminisce with fellow CSC alumni and friends. Hear updates about Chadron State College. Join us on Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 2 to 5 p.m. at 7108 NW 95th Court - Johnston, Iowa. Connie Rasmussen, Ben Watson and Karen Pope will bring the latest news from CSC. Please RSVP to the Alumni Office by April 3 by calling 308.432.6366 or emailing


CSC in Omaha
Connect with fellow Chadron State alumni and friends at a no host lunch at the Upstream Brewing Company, 17070 Wright Plaza on Sunday, April 9, at 12:30 p.m. Connie Rasmussen, Ben Watson and Karen Pope are coming from campus to bring the latest news from CSC. Please RSVP to the Alumni Office by April 3 by calling 308.432.6366 or emailing

Baseball Game

You're Invited
What do a Colorado Rockies baseball game and Star Wars have in common? The answer is Chadron State College Night at the ballpark on July 22, 2017. The Rockies play the Pittsburgh Pirates and it is Star Wars night at Coors Field. Game time is 6:10 p.m. and discounted tickets will be available to purchase through the alumni office for $25 (face value is $40). The alumni office is inviting Denver area alumni and friends plus encouraging all alumni, friends, faculty and staff in our CSC family to enjoy a night of baseball in Denver. If you are interested, contact the alumni office. Early response will establish how many tickets to include in our seating block - field level of the outfield, along the first base line.


Come see us in Houston on Saturday, March 25, at Pappasito's Cantina - Spring location, located at 15280 I-45 N. The no host luncheon begins at noon - order from the menu.

Reconnect and meet CSC alumni and friends living in your area. Connie Rasmussen, Ben Watson and Karen Pope are coming from CSC and will bring the latest news from the College.
Please RSVP by March 20 to the Alumni Office at 308-432-6366 or email

San Antonio

Join fellow CSC alumni and friends at a gathering in the San Antonio area on Sunday, March 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is hosted by CSC alumnus, Dan and Deanie Knight. Come see us at 1253 Keller Lane in Seguin, Texas. Heavy appetizers will be served.

Connie Rasmussen, Ben Watson and Karen Pope are coming from CSC and will provide updates from the College.
Please RSVP by March 20 to the Alumni Office at 308-432-6366 or email


Please join us for a Chadron State Open House at the Douglas Golf Club

Representatives from Chadron State will be available to answer questions about all things CSC: campus happenings, degree programs (undergraduate and graduate, online and on-campus), scholarship opportunities and more.
This is a great way to connect, mix and mingle with the members of our CSC family living in your area including alumni, prospective and current CSC students.

Thursday, March 30th from 5:00pm - 8:00pm at The Douglas Golf Club, 64 Golf Course Road in Douglas, WY. Appetizers provided by People's Mortgage of Wyoming & Cash Bar. Please RSVP by March 20th to or by calling 308-432-6210. We hope to see you there!

2017 Alumni Gatherings

March 25 Houston, Texas
March 26 San Antonio, Texas
March 30 Douglas, Wyoming
April 8 Des Moines, Iowa
April 9 Omaha, Nebraska
July 22 Denver, Colorado

Watch for details in your mailbox or on this webpage.
We hope to see you soon!

Recent Gatherings


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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