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Reunions and Gatherings

The Eagles are coming to Rapid City

Stop by the Firehouse Brewing Company prior to the Chadron State College football game vs. South Dakota Mines on Saturday, October 22, 2016. Fans will be on the patio between 11 a.m. and the 1 p.m. kickoff. The Firehouse is located at 610 Main Street in Rapid City. "No host" bar -- Great menu if you're hungry. Please RSVP to the Alumni Office by October 17 at 308-432-6366 or email


Join us in Golden, Colorado

Come to the Table Mountain Inn prior to the Chadron State College football game vs. Colorado Mines on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Fans will be in the Cantina between 10 a.m. and the noon kickoff. The location is 1310 Washington Ave. in Golden. Order from the menu or stop by for a beverage. Please RSVP to the Alumni Office by October 24 at 308-432-6366 or email

Table Mountain

Alumni Gathering in Cheyenne, Wyoming

Reconnect and reminisce with fellow CSC alumni and friends at Little America - Hathaway's Restaurant on Sunday, October 30, at 12:30 p.m. The address is 2800 Lincolnway in Cheyenne. The latest news from the College will be shared by Connie Rasmussen and Karen Pope. Please RSVP to the Alumni Office by October 24 at 308-432-6366 or email

Little America

Men's Basketball team vs. UW in Torrington

Join fellow alumni and fans on Thursday, November 3, 2016, prior to the CSC vs. University of Wyoming exhibition basketball game. Fans will gather at Broncho Bar located at 1918 Main Street in Torrington between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The game tips off at 7 p.m. "No host" bar -- Order from the menu. Please RSVP to the Alumni Office by October 31 at 308-432-6366 or email

Logos CSC vs UW

The Eagles are playing at Pinnacle Bank Arena

Join fellow alumni and fans on Monday, November 7, 2016, prior to the CSC vs. UN-L exhibition basketball game. Fans will gather in the Haymarket at Brewsky's located at 201 N 8th Street in Lincoln between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The game tips off at 7 p.m. Order from the menu. Please RSVP to the Alumni Office by November 2 at 308-432-6366 or email

Logos CSC vs UNL

Recent Gatherings

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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