Monday, April 14, 2014

New Saint: Emmaline Lee

Congratulation to Justine (Sandstedt) '10 and Jordan Urshan on the birth of their daughter, Emmaline Lee in February 2014!

Monday, April 7, 2014

New Saint: Brikena Grace

Congratulations to Kristina (Engrav) '00 (MA '01) and Justin Crowder on the birth of their daughter, Brikena Grace in January 2014!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Alumni Update: Emily (Dobbs) Keilback '04

Emily (Dobbs) Keilback, CFRE '04 was promoted to Chief Advancement Officer at the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois on April 1, 2014. She oversees all fundraising, research and evaluation, and organizational strategy development for the organization, which serves 22,000 girls and adult members throughout 16 counties in northern Illinois. She has been with the organization since 2010.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Alumni Update and Union: Marianne Connelly '77 and Mary Bridget Lawson

Congratulations Marianne Connelly '77 and Mary Bridget Lawson on their August 17, 2014 wedding.

"Our wedding was such a joyous celebration with family and friends last August," writes Marianne. "I am feeling well as my illness is in remission and I am grateful to be back teaching music with joy at our wonderful CSS."

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Somers Hall is Turning 50!

In the fall of 1964, the Cathedral band was playing, and the Sisters cut the ribbon officially opening the first dormitory the College built. Somers Hall, named for Mother Agnes Somers who was College President from 1924 to 1942, allowed the students to move out of Tower Hall to the relief and joy of everyone on campus.

Now Somers Hall is turning 50 years old, and we are calling on the alumni to help make this a special birthday. If you have photos during your time in Somers, we are hoping you might consider sharing them with current students. You can either email your scanned photo(s) as attachments to Heidi Johnson at, mail your photos which will be scanned and mailed back to you, or bring them to Reunion where they will be scanned.

We are also seeking stories from alumni, which will be given to incoming first-year students living in Somers Hall as letters. Please consider sharing your photos and stories to help us celebrate! Items can be mailed to: The College of St. Scholastica; Attention: Heidi Johnson, Library; 1200 Kenwood Ave.; Duluth, MN 55811.

Thank you and Happy Birthday Somers Hall!

Somers Hall Ribbon Cutting, 1964

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Alumni Update: Ellen Lehto Liddle '84

Ellen Lehto Liddle '84 and her husband retired in 2006. They volunteer for church and Scandinavian activities and enjoy traveling. Since 1993 Ellen has been a Parish Nurse at Faith Lutheran Church in West Fargo, ND and was on staff as Parish Nurse Coordinator at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead, MN from 2009-2012.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Alumni Update: Andrew Thelander '03

Andrew was promoted to Vice President - Financial Advisor and also recognized as a 2014 Five Star Wealth Manager, as noted in Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business. The Five Star Wealth Manager award is an honor achieved by less than 7% of wealth managers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. The Five Star Wealth Manager award is based on an anonymous survey of client satisfaction and includes integrity, knowledge, service, value and expertise as the primary components used when evaluating award candidates.