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 Last Chance to Register for Alumni Reunion

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The deadline to register for Alumni Reunion is October 3, 2014

Go to www.fontbonne.edu/Reunion to sign up to attend these featured events, plus see the full schedule for the weekend!

  • All Alumni Reunion Party 
  • Gallery Reception with Alumni Artist Robert Schleicher ’12
  • Sip, Savor, & Socialize sponsored by the Grads of the Last Decade Alumni Committee
  • Civil Rights Anniversary Presentation featuring Sister Rosemary Flanigan (AKA Sister Thomas Marguerite) in conjunction with the dedicated semester.
  • State of the U Address
  • Griffin Alumni Picnic Bash
  • Alumni Athletic games
  • Reunion Mass
  • Reunion Brunch & Awards Ceremony

A Note from the Alumni Association President: 
Alumni Reunion Endowed Scholarship Appeal


Dear Alumni:

Every year alumni gather on campus during Alumni Reunion weekend to renew friendships, see the campus, and share successes.  While our graduation years may be different, our common love for Fontbonne unites us. You may ask how can I continue to be involved with Fontbonne and share my wonderful educational experience with others. One such way is by donating to the Alumni Reunion Endowed scholarship.  

The scholarship enables current and future students at Fontbonne to realize their dreams of earning a college degree. Currently 86% of Fontbonne students are dependent on some type of financial aid to enable them to pursue their education.

Whether it be the 10th anniversary of your graduation from Fontbonne or your 60th anniversary, by donating to the Alumni Reunion Endowed Scholarship you can secure your legacy at Fontbonne. Your support makes it possible for future generations to receive the same kind of quality education that you received.

Or drop off your donation at any of the Alumni Reunion events during the weekend.  Staff will be available to answer questions and to secure your donation. To see the full schedule of Reunion events go to www.fontbonne.edu/Reunion.

Thank you for your generosity and support of Fontbonne!

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Christina Anderson ’03
Alumni Association President

KC Alumni Serve it UP!

Members and guests of the Kansas City Alumni Chapter met on Saturday, September 6  at the Harvesters – Community Food Network, located at 3801 Topping Ave. in Kansas City, MO to sort and pack bread!

The group organized hundreds of crates of bread so that it could be shipped to food shelters across the Missouri area.

The chapter is planning to host a family friendly BBQ for Kansas City alumni at the home of Kathy Migneron ’73 in the spring. Watch your newsletter and email for more details.

To find out more about the Kansas City area Alumni Chapter contact Michelle Kilper, Alumni Events Coordinator, at 314-889-4712 or mkilper@fontbonne.edu.

US Secret Service, Dept. of Homeland Security, and Corporate partners to Speak at Fontbonne 

Please join Fontbonne University for two exciting and informative events to recognize Cyber Security Month. These events are open to alumni and the general public. To RSVP, visit www.fontbonne.edu/cybermonth or call 314-889-4508 or email cburrus@fontbonne.edu.

               Cyber Security for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs
Thursday, October 16
              7 - 8:30 p.m. Location: Lewis Room, Lower Level Library

Cybercrime and Law Enforcement
Thursday, October 30
               7 – 8:30 p.m. Location: Lewis Room, Lower Level Library

Fontbonne University’s Fall 2014 Dedicated Semester:  Civil Rights: Then & Now


Fontbonne has embarked on its Fall Dedicated Semester marking the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act. The planning for this semester-long focus on a single theme was under way for more than a year and was conceived as a way to consider present-day civil rights and struggles more fully in the context of history.

Of course, the university could not have anticipated the events that unfolded in Ferguson and the subsequent focus on race relations, civil rights and more. These events in our city are not-so-subtle reminders that the issues at the core of this semester have not been “resolved,” and indeed play out in both new and reminiscent ways. There are no easy answers here, and the organizers of the Dedicated Semester do not pretend to have any. What the university seeks is to use the Dedicated Semester as a vehicle for informing, questioning, processing, supporting and problem solving in our own community.

We invite you to discover more. Click here to see a Schedule of Events.

News & Events                                                            

Women and Leadership Course - NEW! Now you can audit this course for only $485

Fontbonne University announces "A Strategic Focus on Women, Leadership & Success"
- A new executive graduate-level course from the
Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies.
This executive graduate-level course has been designed and customized to meet the needs of women in diverse leadership positions throughout St. Louis and the surrounding communities. You will create a roadmap for career growth and success. In addition, each week, an influential guest speaker will share insights and strategies on a variety of engaging topics.  You can now audit this course for a new lower fee.  Read more...

Battle of Big Bend


Save the date for Battle of Big Bend - Wednesday, February 11, 2015!  Alumni join current students as we cheer on the men and women’s Griffins basketball games.  Gunner will be at the games and you are invited to attend a tailgate between the two basketball games! Proudly sponsored by the Student Alumni Association and the Griffin Gang! 


Presidential Inauguration Activities


Register to attend inauguration activities in honor of Dr. Pressimone.  Be sure to check your e-mail and regular mail for a complete list of all the Inauguration week activities to celebrate and honor, Dr. J. Michael Pressimone, Fontbonne’s new president. Inauguration week begins November 10th and culminates with the Investiture ceremony on Friday, November 14th, followed by 3 receptions on campus. For more information on the ceremony and other Inauguration events, visit the official Inauguration website. Post photos and well wishes, and keep up the conversation using #pressimone14.

Fontbonne Theatre Department Full of "Nunsense" October 9-19


The Fontbonne University theatre department will present the rollicking musical Nunsense (book and music by Dan Goggin), directed by Deanna Jent with musical direction by Joe Dreyer.
Performances will take place Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., beginning Thursday, October 9, and ending Sunday, October 19. Tickets are $10 for general admission and FREE for Fontbonne students, faculty and staff. All performances take place in the Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre at 6800 Wydown Blvd. in Clayton.  

During Alumni Reunion on Friday, October 10th Alumni admission is FREE and guests are $5.  Space is limited, and on a first come, first serve basis.  Alums can pay at the door.  Box office opens at 7:15 pm.  For more information, please call 314-719-8061 or email fontbonnetheater@fontbonne.edu.

Preview Days for Undergraduate & Graduate Programs

Alumni:  Do you know of any prospective students who might be interested in attending Fontbonne?  There are numerous opportunities to visit the campus, meet faculty, tour departments and find their college home!  For more information and to register.

Are you interested in continuing your education? Join us at Graduate Studies Preview Night and find out how a Fontbonne master's degree can enhance your capabilities and advance your career. You will gain insight from students and have the opportunity to talk with faculty who have in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge in each of their respective fields. Read more.





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Dean Appointed

Dr. Gale Rice has agreed to accept the permanent position of Dean of the College of Education and Allied Health Professions. Dr. Rice joined Fontbonne College in 1984 and served until 1991. She returned in 1999 and has served as a leader both as department chair of CDDE and, most recently, as Interim Dean of the College for the past two years. She is an active and substantial contributor in her field, is sensitive to the needs of both faculty and students, and is an accomplished administrator.

Career Services Director

Christina Keller has joined Fontbonne University as Director of Career Services.  She is excited to join the Fontbonne community and best serve the career development needs of our students and alumni.  Visit Career Services website.

Golf Classic

Register now for the 26th annual Fontbonne University Golf Classic on Tuesday, October 7th at Norwood Hills Country Club.
Registration is at 10 am, lunch at 10:30 am, shotgun start at noon - 4 man scramble, 4 pm cocktail reception (new this year.)  Register Now.

Fontbonne Career Fair

Will be held on Friday, October 3 from 9 am - 1 pm in the DSAC Gym. Bring your resume, professional attire requested. To view a list of companies recruiting for jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities go to www.fontbonne.edu/careerfair

Alumni Notes

Matt Wallach '94, '01 recently left Energizer Holdings to accept a director of shopper marketing-grocery position, in which he will lead the Smuckers Portfolio of brands.

Tim Kertz '99, has for the 3rd consecutive year earned Wells Fargo Advisors "premier advisors" designation. He is senior vice president at Well's Fargo in Osage Beach, MO, where he lives with his wife, Elizabeth Beckel Kertz '99 and their three children.

Peggy Shepard '99, a paralegal at the Jacksonville, IL office of Ramelkamp Bradney, is now one of only 38 PACE Registered Paralegals through the National Federation of Paralegal Associations in the state. 

Nick Komoroski '00, has joined the Missouri Attorney General's Office as Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation Division.

In Memory Of:
Therese Leonard, OSU '65

Share Your News

New Move? New Job? New Marriage? We welcome your news and photos. Please stay in contact so that we can share your success with fellow alumni. Email your news and photos to alumnievents@fontbonne.edu Your information may be featured in our twice yearly Tableaux magazine.