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Northwest Missouri State University


St. Louis Chapter

St. Louis Alumni and Friends Chapter
Chartered on May 15, 2008

Aaron Bunch '04
Co-President
Sue Johnson Hockensmith '72
Co-President
Barbara Bosch Alexander '82, '86
Secretary

Chapter Updates

Fall 2014

The sixth anniversary of the St. Louis Alumni and Friends Chapter in May featured a Board of Regents member, drawings for golf and St. Louis Cardinals games, and Northwest trivia. Also during 2013-14, the St. Louis Alumni and Friends Chapter played bocce ball in August, visited Wine Country Gardens in October, attended a Northwest-Lindenwood basketball game in November, gathered for a watch party for the NCAA Division II National Championship football game in December, supported the Championship Trophy Tour in February, bowled in March and hosted a St. Louis Cardinals-Pittsburgh Pirates watch party in April. In July, the chapter attended a River City Rascals-Windy City ThunderBolts baseball game, and in August it hosted a bike ride on the Katy Trail.

The group invites all St. Louis area alumni to join them for fall activities, including a September winery event, the Alumni Awards banquet and family weekend in Maryville Sept. 19-21, the Northwest-Lindenwood football game Oct. 11 and Northwest Homecoming in Maryville Oct. 18.

Elected officers for the coming year are Aaron Bunch ’04, and Susan Johnson Hockensmith ’72, co-presidents; Barbara Bosch Alexander ’82, ’86, secretary; Valerie Byrn ’01, social chair; and Anne Alexander Gross ’90, networking and membership chair.

More information about the group can be found on the NW Alumni St. Louis Facebook page. Northwest alumni and friends interested in joining the chapter and participating in activities may contact one of the officers, attend a function, check the chapter Facebook page or contact the Northwest Alumni Association at alumni@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1248. St. Louis alumni and friends also may purchase signature T-shirts by contacting Jane Alexander ’87 at jalexchi@yahoo. com.

Spring 2014

The St. Louis Chapter gathered in October for its annual winery social at the Wine Country Gardens in Defiance. Members new to the area, Patricia Baker Haynes ’96, Dave Cooper ’81 and Deb Cooper ’81, were welcomed to their first alumni gathering. The group discussed ways to have a presence at next year’s Oct. 11 Bearcat football game versus Lindenwood University, to be played in the St. Louis area. The chapter members also enjoyed a Bearcat football watch party as well as a holiday event. Northwest alumni and friends interested in joining the group and participating in activities should contact one of the officers, attend a function, check the Northwest Alumni St. Louis Facebook page or contact the Northwest Alumni Association at alumni@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1248. In addition, St. Louis alumni and friends who would like to purchase signature T-shirts should contact Jane Alexander ’87 at jalexchi@yahoo.com.

Fall 2013

The fifth anniversary of the St. Louis Chapter featured a visit by Joe Bosse ’72 of the University’s Board of Regents as well as drawings for golf and St. Louis Cardinals tickets, Northwest trivia and the introduction of the Bearcat Bomb, the group’s new signature drink (alcoholic or nonalcoholic). In addition, chapter members gathered in April for the St. Louis Cardinals opening day watch party and in August for an afternoon of bocce ball. All St. Louis area alumni and friends are invited to join in the fall activities, including the Oct. 5 winery get-together and the Oct. 19 Northwest vs. Pitt State football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. St. Louis alumni who would like to purchase chapter T-shirts should contact Jane Alexander ’87 at jalexchi@yahoo.com. For more information about the St. Louis Chapter, follow the NW Alumni St. Louis Facebook page or contact the Northwest Alumni Association at alumni@nwmissouri.edu or 660.562.1248.

Fall 2012

The St. Louis Chapter celebrated its fourth anniversary with a May social at the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Bar and Grill. Upcoming chapter events include bowling, a Queeny Park picnic, a winery event and the traditional Bearcat football watch parties in December. Northwest alumni and friends T-shirts are available for purchase by contacting Sue Johnson Hockensmith ’72 at 636.256.6919.

Spring 2012

It was a beautiful September day at Montelle Winery in Augusta when members of the St. Louis Chapter enjoyed wine, music, laughter and an announcement by Heather Herweck- Luckner ’97 and her husband of the arrival of a future Bearcat. The group discussed upcoming gatherings and ideas for reaching out to Northwest alumni in the St. Louis area. St. Louis Northwest alumni T-shirts are available by contacting Sue Johnson Hockensmith ’72 at sahockensmith@aol.com. For more information about the chapter, visit "NW Alumni St. Louis" on Facebook.

Fall 2011

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Members of the St. Louis Chapter celebrated the chapter's third anniversary. Those attending were (from left) Dana Hockensmith, Sue Johnson Hockensmith '72, Barbara Bosch Alexander '82, '86, Jane Alexander, Anne Alexander Gross, Mark Cromley '94, Cheri Skarin Jespersen '72 and Dave Jespersen '72.

Spring 2010

Members of the St. Louis Chapter donated their time by picking up recyclables at Busch Stadium and, when not collecting bottles and cans, were able to catch a little bit of the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers. Chapter members also attended a River City Rascals baseball game and met at Montelle Winery where they enjoyed wine, cheese and crackers and listened to a local band. In December the chapter hosted a watch party for the national championship football game.

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Members of the St. Louis Chapter attended a River City Rascals game. Pictured are Bob Dencker '73, Linda Craven Dencker '73, Dave Jesperson '72, Cheri Skarin Jesperson '72, Amber Nelson, Chaddrick Nelson '90, Jonathan Nelson, Jan Nelson and Mark Cromley '94.

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Scott Rowe, Mark Cromley '94, Amanda Henneke '01, Lori Rowe, Scott Henneke, Sue Johnson Hockensmith '72, Dana Hockensmith and Rhonda Hoffman of the St. Louis Chapter enjoyed a relaxing afternoon at Montelle Winery.

Summer 2009

In February, the St. Louis Chapter hosted a watch party to cheer on the Bearcat men's basketball team in its game against the University of Central Missouri. The chapter also held a family bowling event, and, in May, celebrated its first anniversary with a social at Ozzie's Sports Bar. Northwest alumni and friends participated in an August happy hour at Fast Eddie's and are planning a holiday social in December.

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Members of the St. Louis Chapter gathered for an afternoon of bowling.

Spring 2009

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Attending the St. Louis Chapter wine tasting event were (from left) David Jespersen '72, Cheri Skarin Jespersen '72, Marie Kozel, Kathy LeClair Randolph '92, Greg Bosch '98, Scott Henneke, Amanda Webb Henneke '01, Andy Luckner, Heather Herweck Luckner '97, Sue Johnson Hockensmith '72 and Dana Hockensmith.

Members of the St. Louis Chapter met in October at the new Chandler Hills Vineyard for a wine tasting and discussion about grape growing, wine making and the differences between area wineries. The chapter also met at Ozzie's Sport Bar and Grill in December to watch the Bearcat football team compete in the semifinal and national championship games. In addition, the chapter sponsored a holiday social and raised $270 for Little Wishes, a program that grants Christmas wishes for St. Louis children in foster care.

Spring 2008

The St. Louis Alumni & Friends Chapter was chartered on May 15, 2008. The charter event was held at Ozzie's Restaurant and Sports Bar. There were over 40 people in attendance for the kickoff event. For more information on the chapter, contact the Alumni Relations Office at Northwest by calling 660-562-1248 or by e-mail at alumni@nwmissouri.edu.

St. Louis Chapter Charter

 


The Northwest Missouri State University Alumni Association is establishing alumni chapters worldwide. Organized by alumni volunteers and supported by the Office of Alumni Relations, these chapters sponsor a variety of activities for alumni to get together socially and stay abreast of news from Northwest Missouri State University.