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August 2016
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Fontbonne University named College of Distinction


Fontbonne’s innovative and high-impact educational practices earned a place among the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. It was also included as both a Catholic and a Missouri institution.

ALUMNI ASSETS Your E-Newsletter for all things Griffin. Fontbonne UNIVERSITY Learn more. Be more.

Join us in welcoming the newest Griffins to campus


Alumni are invited to attend the Catch the Fire event on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at 5 p.m. This annual tradition welcomes the newest Fontbonne students through a telling of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet story. Register here

Alumni are also encouraged to attend the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. Catholic universities around the country celebrate a Mass of the Holy Spirit to mark the opening of the academic year. Whether you are Catholic, Christian, from another faith tradition or none at all you are welcome to attend this Mass. Register here

Homecoming registration is open

The 2016 Homecoming: Reunion and Family Weekend celebration will be fun for all Griffins! Festivities include: an outdoor campus movie, Fall Festival activities, dueling pianos, Mass, brunch and much more! 

Visit www.fontbonne.edu/homecoming for more information or click the button below to register now.


Soccer Alumni Weekend


The annual Soccer Alumni Weekend is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 26 and Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Festivities include a mouse races fundraiser on Friday night and Alumni Soccer Games on Saturday. For questions, contact Coach Brian Hoener at (314) 889-1466 or bhoener@fontbonne.edu.

Dennis Gipson appointed Board Chair
Fontbonne University has named Dennis Gipson to chair of the Board of Trustees. Gipson is a three-year veteran of Fontbonne’s board. In that time, he has served as chair of the audit and finance committees, a trustee member of the student affairs and advancement committee and played a major role in cultivating relationships with the St. Louis Chapter of Junior Achievement.

Alumnus Nagelvoort takes over Council of Regents


 Chuck Nagelvoort MM ’12, a resident of St. Charles and 18-year veteran of the financial industry, is now chair of the Council of Regents after having joined in 2014. Pictured above with Karen Gedera ’65, he has worked with his employer, Edward Jones, to host alumni events, recruiting graduates and initiating internships. Nagelvoort is a single father of two teenage daughters and is guardian to two more teenage daughters. He is a former police officer and a Navy veteran.

Coach brings Olympic-level experience back to Fontbonne
With only one year as Fontbonne University’s head cross country and track and field coach under his belt, Chris Buckler has been busy outside of Fontbonne’s six seasons. This past year, he was chosen to participate in two Olympic-level professional development opportunities, then competed on the national level himself.
Havis named to 2016-2017 Focus St. Louis Leadership Class
Fontbonne University Vice President for Enrollment Management Joseph Havis has been selected as one of 61 members of the 2016-17 Leadership St. Louis class.
What Will Your Legacy Be?

Leave a legacy that will have an impact for generations to come. A bequest through your will or trust pays rich dividends by helping ensure the future of Fontbonne University’s educational mission. 

For more information contact the Gift Planning Officer, Jan Sheehan at (314) 719-3668 or at jsheehan@fontbonne.edu.


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