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You have many opportunities to stay involved with your alma mater! The St. Scholastica Alumni Association provides leadership opportunities, alumni services and social opportunities.

A group of St. Scholastica alumni make a toast together at the reunion

2024 Alumni Reunion

Make plans to attend this year’s All Saints Alumni Reunion, June 28-30 2024! We are in the process of working out the details to ensure this reunion is a memorable one. From revisiting your favorite spots on campus to catching up over delicious meals, we want to create a weekend filled with laughter, nostalgia and camaraderie. Vivat St. Scholastica!

 

 

Reunion Schedule

Friday, June 28

3–4:15 p.m. — Tour:  Old Places Now New

Front Entrance of Tower Hall

This tour led by librarian and archivist Heidi Johnson ’08 will highlight student spaces that are both a part of our history and have also seen some recent new additions. We will start in the front entrance between the two towers on the first floor of Tower Hall.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Saints Shop Open

Tower Hall

3-6:30 p.m. — Event Check-in

Somers Lobby, Somers Hall

Register, relax and enjoy refreshments.

5-6:30 p.m. — President’s Social

Somers Lounge, Somers Hall

All Alumni are guests of the President

6:30 p.m. — President’s Dinner

Benedictine Commons, Science Center

As an alumna/us of the College, you and a guest are invited to the President’s Dinner (Pre-registration required)

Saturday, June 29

7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. — Event Check-in

Benedictine Commons, Science Center

7:30-9:30 a.m. — Continental Breakfast

Benedictine Commons, Science Center

Enjoy a continental breakfast with fellow alumni.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Saints Shop Open

Tower Hall

8:45 –10 a.m. — Morning Stroll Featuring the Daisy Farm and the New Student Center

Meet in Benedictine Commons

Join librarian and archivist Heidi Johnson ‘08 on a walk around the grounds of our campus remembering the days when it was a working farm. The tour will leave from the Benedictine Commons and end at the new student center. In case of rain, here will be an indoor presentation.

11 a.m. — Alumni Mass

Our Lady Queen Peace Chapel

12:30 –2 p.m. — Heritage Recognition Luncheon

Benedictine Commons, Science Center

All alumni are welcome to celebrate memories old and new as we honor the Saints Heritage Club and induct new members marking their 50th Class Reunion – the Class of 1974. Please wear your medallion if you are already a member of the Saints Heritage Club. To further honor the College’s heritage, outstanding alumni will be recognized during the Alumni Awards Presentation.

2 –3 p.m. — Reunion Group Class Photographs

Benedictine Commons, Science Center

2:30–4:30 p.m. — Monastery Gift Shop Open

Monastery

3–4:30 p.m. — Afternoon Tea with Sisters

Rockhurst Dining Room, Monastery

5:15–8:30 p.m. — Activity/Dinner: North Shore Scenic Railroad Pizza Train to Knife River

You may choose the Pizza Train, or if you prefer, have dinner on your own.

The Depot (506 W Michigan Street)

Imagine stepping aboard a beautifully restored vintage train, with classic interiors and period details that transport you back in time. As the train chugs along scenic routes, you can indulge in freshly made pizza served hot and flavorful right on board. A vintage train ride with pizza is a delightful experience that combines the nostalgia of old-fashioned train travel with the enjoyment of delicious pizza.

The buses leave at 5:15 p.m. from the Somers Hall parking lot. The train departs at 6 p.m. and buses will pick up from The Depot at 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 30:

7:30–9:30 a.m. — Continental Breakfast

Benedictine Commons, Science Center

Enjoy a continental breakfast with fellow alumni.

11 a.m. — Mass

Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel

Following Mass — Brunch with Sisters

Rockhurst Dining Room, Monastery

 

On Campus Housing

On campus housing is now full for the 2024 Reunion and we are no longer taking reservations.

Alumni Benefits

As a St. Scholastica alum, your Alumni Association membership is FREE! We welcome you to come back and take advantage of the perks of being a St. Scholastica alum!

Campus Facilities and Resources

Digitized Scriptorium and Cable Student Newspapers

to view the Scriptorium from 1932 to 1969 and the Cable student newspaper from 1977 to 2001. Please review system requirements carefully before entering the database, as there is certain computer software and hardware to run the database properly.

Duluth Campus Reunion room rental

All St. Scholastica Alumni and their families are welcome to return for Reunion Weekend and stay on campus for a special reunion rate. Availability in the suites and apartments is limited. More information on Reunion Housing coming soon!

鶹ӳ Alumni Email Accounts

Alumni — defined as individuals who have had at least one degree conferred by 鶹ӳ — can maintain an email account provided by the College as long as they abide by our College’s Email Policy.

The College’s Email Policy requires users to update their password at least once every six months by signing into with a web browser. Please note that simply remaining logged into an email account via a mobile application does not constitute a fresh authentication session.

In accordance with our email policy, accounts not logged into for six months will be deactivated. Alumni wishing to access a locked account can contact Alumni Engagement to confirm their identity. Once approved, the Alumni Engagement Office will work with Information Technologies to unlock the account.

All deactivated accounts will be permanently deleted after an additional six months of inactivity and cannot be restored. It is important to note that alumni will not receive any additional notice prior to the deletion of the inactive account. If an alum re-enrolls in any program, a new, empty account will be automatically created for them.

Former employees Alumni Accounts

All former employees alumni accounts must abide by the alumni email access policy, email policy and password policy. Former employees who are also alumni of the College can request a new, empty, alumni email account and must follow the alumni email access policies listed above.

Manage Your Google Drive Storage

Recent Graduates

All recent graduates of the College may retain their Drive access for one year after their graduation date.

You can keep data stored in your Google Drive (documents, Forms, spreadsheets, video, media, photos, etc.) for one year after your graduation date. After that time, you will no longer have access to this data. It is essential that you migrate your data if you would like to keep it; after deletion, no recovery options will be available. You will not be notified prior to the deletion. Please note that this applies to Google Drive content only; alumni may retain access to their CSS email account as defined in the “鶹ӳ Alumni Email Accounts” section of this policy.

If you need assistance with migration, contact the IT Department at 218-723-7007 or by email at servicedesk@css.edu.

St. Scholastica Library Access

Alums can use items in-house at the and check out up to five St. Scholastica Library book items at a time with no annual fee. Please bring a photo ID to the Library to help with the check out process.

Please note:
Alumni cannot continue to use our online databases after graduation; our license agreements do not permit this kind of access. Minnesota residents can access some of the databases we use through the . Many other states have similar programs.

Outdoor Equipment Rental

鶹ӳ is located in one of the most beautiful, awe inspiring parts of the world, and now you can rent equipment that will help you get out and explore it! As alumni, you can take advantage of .

All types of outdoor equipment is available for rent including tents, sleeping bags, packs, canoes, cook sets, rain gear, skis and snowshoes. Be sure to bring a photo ID to the OP! Rental Office (Wellness Center, Office 104). For policies, price list and equipment available visit the OP Equipment Rental page.

Outdoor Pursuit Programming

As alumni, you can take participate in Outdoor Pursuit! programming (as space allows) or work with the OP Coordinator, Shawn Olesewski, to design your own day trips for 6 or more people. Contact Shawn at solesews@css.edu or 218-723-6196.

Saints Shop Discount

Alumni receive free shipping within the Continental U.S. on . Simply visit shop.css.edu and use the coupon code “SAINTS4LIFE” when checking out!

Wellness Center Membership

Great news! The COVID-19 hold on alumni BWC memberships has been lifted. Alumni, spouses and partners of St. Scholastica alumni can purchase a BWC membership. Alumni will still have free memberships for one year once their degree is conferred. After a year, alumni can purchase a membership.

Fees vary based on the initial date of membership. Contact Jenna Helget at jhelget@css.edu.

Career Services for Alumni

Looking for a job? Looking for a better job? Three years after graduation, you can continue to connect with and take advantage the many services offered through Career Services. After three years, you will have access to three consultation appointments to assist with career changes, graduate school application or career based resources including:

  • Résumé and cover letter writing tips and examples
  • Interviewing skills and technology
  • Graduate school information
  • Career exploration sites and resources
  • LinkedIn profile development
  • Access to job postings on Handshake
  • Pre-recorded career videos on YouTube

Hire A Saint

Post internships or positions for all students/alumni to view at no charge

Enrollment Verification

鶹ӳ has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide confirmation of enrollment and conferred degrees for our students and alumni. If you are a student or alumni, please refer your lender or organization requesting your enrollment or degree verification (information) to the National Student Clearinghouse website. The National Student Clearinghouse can be contacted at:

Web: OR

Mail:
National Student Clearinghouse
2300 Dulles Station Blvd. Suite 300
Herndon, Virginia 20171

If you have any questions, contact the Academic Records and Registrar’s office.

Learning and Events

Alumni Travel Program

Taking a trip can be so much more rewarding when the trip offers an in-depth opportunity to discover the places, people and culture you visit. Our inclusive travel packages take the worry out of travel. They include hassle free trips that encourage a deeper exploration into local customs, art, history and landmarks, while still providing opportunities to explore scenic beauty. Our next fully-escorted tour departs soon – check the Alumni Travel Program section on this page or call Alumni Engagement for more details at 218-723-6071 or alumni@css.edu.

Lifelong Learning Opportunities

There is something for every one of our Saints alums looking for ongoing learning opportunities. Offerings include Emeritus College for all those interested in scholarly courses, the Alworth Center for Peace and Justice which provides programming designed to bridge social and political barriers, and offerings at the Mitchell Auditorium.

Economic Updates

Faculty Emeriti, Dr. Anthony Barrett, from the Stender School of Leadership, Business and Professional Studies provides a monthly economics update.

Scholarships and Benefits

Scholarships and Discounts

St. Scholastica offers alumni, their families and friends scholarships and discounts to make education more affordable.

 

About the Alumni Association

Mission and Vision

Mission

To advance the College of St. Scholastica by connecting alumni to one another and the College through meaningful events, benefits and communication.

Vision

Our vision is to involve the greatest possible number of alumni by offering opportunities to connect and remain engaged with the College and each other. We are committed to serving the needs of alumni through recognizing and responding to the diversity of individuals, generations, interests and geographic locations. Our offerings are rooted in the Benedictine values of Respect, Hospitality, Stewardship, Community and Love of Learning. The College’s Benedictine tradition, rich friendships, and strong academic preparation inspire this vision.

Alumni Association Board of Directors

鶹ӳ Alumni Board is an advisory board that represents the voice of St. Scholastica’s 31,685+ alumni.

Alumni Board Members

Jennifer Alaspa ’00 CLS (MBA ’15)
President
Duluth, MN

Nick (Lambrecht) Bates ’14 BIO
Minneapolis, MN

Kate Brekke ‘17 NSG
Duluth, MN

Brandi (Bierbrauer) Durkin ’13 HIM
St. Louis Park, MN

Phillishia Cham ‘18 MGT, MBA ‘19
Superior, WI

Ryan Fagan ’21 ORL
Rosemount, MN

Emily Foyt ’12 SDM (MS ’14)
Secretary
Duluth, MN

Scott Greening ’11 MGT/MKT
Chanhassen, MN

Rachel Hagel ’13 HIM
New Prague, MN

Sarah Hentges ’13 SWK
Shoreview, MN

Correne (Tabery) Jenson ’84 BIO
Duluth, MN

James Magnuson ‘12 ACC
Ashland, WI

Ellen Murphy ‘82 YMN
Manchester, CT

Joe Paulick ‘96 HIM
Miami, FL

Jeff Phillipich ’03 HUM
Duluth, MN

Hannah (Barr) Puryear ’10 ENG
President-elect
Watertown, WI 53092

Christina (Wallner) Snaza ’07 HIM (MS ’17)
Somerset, WI

Emily (Morley) Yu ’12 HIM
Chicago, IL

Join the Alumni Association Board of Directors

Purpose
  • Create meaningful, lifelong affinity and kinship with each other and to remain involved with and support of the College through the work of the Board
  • Foster the spirit of the College in ways that increase alumni engagement
  • Identify new ways and strengthen existing ways to give alumni a strong connection to one another and to the College
  • Promote greater access to College resources, including educational opportunities, career counseling and participation in key events
  • Build networks that will equip alumni to serve as brand ambassadors for the College
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Membership to the Alumni Board is for a three-year term with a maximum of two consecutive terms
  • Board members are expected to participate in ad hoc committees
  • Board members are expected to attend three meetings a year, located either in the Twin Cities or in Duluth. Meetings are held on Saturdays
  • Serve as a brand ambassador for the College, including helping increase engagement and positively promoting the College
  • Participate in alumni gatherings as well as either Homecoming and/or Reunion
  • Contribute financially — as the member’s means allow — to the College’s annual fundraising campaign, which runs from July 1 to June 30 each year

If you’d like to be considered for the Alumni Board of Directors, please fill out the application form and return it to Alumni Engagement by March 15.

Alumni Directory

Saints Alumni Live All Over the World

Click the map above to find out where Saints alumni are living in the United States.

Stay in touch with your alma mater and your classmates!

This page can help you to locate fellow alums and allow us to track down Saints alums we have lost contact with.

  • : where Saints alumni have their contact information available for other alums to contact them. Not all of our alums are listed in the directory, as it is an opt-in directory.
    Are you having trouble finding someone? Give us a call and we will help you reconnect with friends from Scholastica. We will not give out their contact information, but we will let them know you are trying to get in touch and pass along your information.

  • ? Find classmates from your graduation year, search by industry; you can even find alums by geographic territory!

School Spirit

鶹ӳ shows their spirit in many ways, including the School Song, our fight song, cheer and Storm, our school mascot. Show your College spirit by visiting the to obtain your Saints gear.

Mascot

Storm was originally introduced in the early 1980s as the College’s athletics program mascot. Storm was re-introduced in 2001 with a new look.

School Song: Vivat St. Scholastica

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Vivat! Vivat, St. Scholastica
Melody (adapted) from Reynaldo Hahn
Lyrics by Sister Loretta Sheehan

Vivat! Vivat, St. Scholastica.
To thy fame a tribute raise.
Fount of learning, forge of friendship
home of happy college days.

CHORUS:
Pledge we our faith to alma mater,
Pledge to her our heart and hand.
Where e’er we bide she’ll be our guide.
We will praise her throughout the land,

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Lakes and hills and spreading campus,
All thy nat’ral charms we love.
And we glory in thy greatness
bless’d with favors from above.

III
When, in faith and knowledge grounded,
Enter we the world of strife;
May thy counsels, strong and holy,
aid us in our course thru life.

* You need RealPlayer installed to hear the song. Download a free copy from .

Fight Song: Go St. Scholastica

Go, St. Scholastica, to you we will be true.
Raise up the banner for the gold and the blue.
Go, St. Scholastica, honor to your name.
Onward to vic’t’ry Saints, let’s win this game!

– Words and Music by Mary Lou Donovan

Fight Cheer

CSS, CSS, BLUE and GOLD,
CSS, CSS, BIG and BOLD!

– Cheer by Stacy Deadrick

Get Involved

Upcoming Events

Advocate for the Minnesota Grant Program

The Minnesota State Grant program helps students afford the colleges that best meet their needs.

There were 714 State Grant recipients at St. Scholastica last academic year — that is 27% of all undergraduates. The average State Grant award at the College was $5,422 per student per year. In total, nearly $3.9 million in State Grant Awards were made to St. Scholastica students.

Alumni, parents and friends of the College can join in the State Grant advocacy efforts by registering with the MN Private College Council (MPCC) to become an advocate.  Please take a moment and complete the form below so our students will continue to receive aid that will help them reach their goals.

Alumni Affinity Groups

During our time together at St. Scholastica, we all had experiences that made our time at the College amazing and those experiences were made great because of the people involved with them! Student groups, Spring Break Trips, Classmates, Athletics, and beyond! We now want you to be able to continue and relive those experiences to AFFINITY AND BEYOND by joining or creating an Alumni Affinity Group!

What is an Affinity Group?

An Affinity Group is a group of individuals who come together because they have a common interest or have had common experiences. An example of an Alumni Affinity Group at St. Scholastica would be people who were Education Majors or who participated in Student Senate or were part of an athletics team while they attended the College.

Benefits to the College of having affinity groups
  • Build/strengthen relationships
  • Identify donors and/or trustees
  • Identify mentors for current students

How do I join an Affinity Group?

Benefits to the alum of being part of an affinity group
  • Networking
  • Learning
  • Having fun
  • Promoting your business

What if I want to start an Affinity Group? And what would I need to do if I were to lead one?

Maintaining affinity groups
  • Check-in
  • Event planning
  • Consistent communication
  • Outcomes
  • Monitoring postings

Alumni Awards

Each year the Alumni Association recognizes outstanding alumni and staff or faculty for their commitment and contributions to their community, their profession, the College, and the Benedictine values that continue to guide the work of the Saints Community. Recognizing alumni is the most prestigious honor the College bestows.

Please consider nominating an outstanding Saint for one of our six Alumni Awards.

The Sister Ann Edward Scanlon Award

This award honors alumni, who like Sister Ann Edward Scanlon, demonstrate dedication to improving their communities, and through this dedication or in addition to it, show exceptional commitment to the College.

Nomination deadline: March 1 (presented at the Annual All-Saints Reunion)

The Sister Alice Lamb Award

This award honors alumni who are well established in their careers, contribute significantly to their professions, and maintain enduring commitment to the College.

Nomination deadline: March 1 (presented at the Annual All-Saints Reunion)

The Sister Timothy Kirby Benedictine Spirit Award

This award honors alumni who credit the College by way of their professional achievements, and exemplify the Benedictine Values of Respect, Hospitality, Stewardship, Love of Learning, and Community.

Nomination deadline: March 1 (presented at the Annual All-Saints Reunion)

The Scholastica Inspiration Award

This award honors faculty or staff whose interest and concern for students have positively influenced the student community.

Nomination deadline: March 1 (presented at the Annual All-Saints Reunion)

The Young Alumni Achievement Award

This award honors alumni under age 40 who support the College with their time and/or talent and/or treasure, exhibit high achievement levels early in their careers, and live out the Benedictine values through service to others.

Nomination deadline: Aug. 8 (presented during Homecoming)

First-Gen Alumni Award

This award honors a first-generation alumna/us whose strengths, resiliency and lived experiences positively contributed to the St. Scholastica community.

Nomination deadline: Oct. 27 (presented during the Tri-Alpha Induction Ceremony in November)

Alumni Travel Program

Vancouver to Toronto by Rail
Sept. 12–18, 2024

Train on a railroad track in the mountains of Canada.Discover the majestic beauty of Canada on a nostalgic rail journey that brings back the golden age of train travel. The Canadian brings you landscapes as never seen any other way — in relaxed comfort and with unparalleled service. Glide through the snowy peaks of the magnificent Rockies through picturesque towns, gentle prairie fields, and rugged lake country to the city of Toronto. In addition to marveling at diverse landscapes, this restful journey provides delicious meals to savor and is a wonderful opportunity to experience so much of Canada in one unforgettable trip.

Highlights
  • Enjoy the serenity of travel by rail
  • Admire the vastness and diversity of Canada from your stateroom, or from seats in the domed observation car or Prestige Park lounge car
  • Awake each day to majestic, panoramic views outside your cabin’s picture window
  • Guided panoramic city tour of Vancouver

Questions?

If you have any questions about the Alumni Travel Program, contact Alumni Engagement.

Saints Heritage Club

Heritage Club meeting during Convocation at St. Scholastica.Opening Convocation was held on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023. Members of our Saints Heritage Club were honored and the freshman class was welcomed into the Saints Community. It continues to be a special tradition.

Volunteer Opportunities

St. Scholastica alumni give back in many ways. If you’re interested in being a class speaker, representative, champ or would like to become a mentor, contact Alumni Engagement at alumni@css.edu, 218-723-6071  for more information.

#SaintsDo

Saints Alumni Volunteer Program

The St. Scholastica Alumni network is over 30,000 strong! Saints alumni embody the Benedictine values and qualities that represent St. Scholastica, and we are pleased to provide our alumni with a wide range of opportunities to stay connected and benefit from being a Saint.

Alumni are the “living endowment” of any college. Without the passion, pride and care that alumni have for 鶹ӳ, and the skills, experiences and talents that volunteers bring, the campus would not continue to thrive for future generations of students. Caring, engaged alumni are vital to the strength and prominence of 鶹ӳ.

Volunteering is a great way to give back, or pay it forward and make a lasting impact.

Volunteer Opportunities
  • Affinity Groups
  • Legislative Advocates
  • Admissions Ambassadors
  • Events Support
  • Alumni Volunteer Fundraiser
  • Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Ambassador
  • Student Support
  • Social Media Ambassadors
  • Alumni-Student Mentor Program
  • Academic School Advisory Board
  • Leadership
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