Alumni Council Welcomes New Members and Bids Farewell to Retiring Members
The Westminster Alumni Council for 2018-2019 welcomes four new members to serve and bids farewell to eight members who have made significant contributions during their tenure on the Council.
“Our new members have hit the ground running!” Says Alumni Council President Kristen Jackson ’06 from Columbia, MO. “They have ideas and plans to engage fellow alumni, which include new events and ways to interact more with the students. I look forward to working with them this year. “
New Council members include Dr. Carrie Peecher ’00 from Arrow Rock, MO (Delta Delta Delta); Anne Riggs ’84 from Jefferson City, MO (Kappa Kappa Gamma); Tim Steinbeck ’82 from Fulton, MO (Phi Delta Theta); and Blake Stonecipher ’16 from St. Louis, MO (Kappa Alpha).
Alumni Council officers for the new academic year in addition to President Jackson are Vice President—Lindsey Dennis ’15 from Kansas City, MO (Kappa Kappa Gamma); Alumni Awards Chair—Matt Greaves ’10 from Fenton, MO (Delta Tau Delta); Alumni Weekend Chair—Grace Clifton ’14 from Kansas City, MO; and Nomination/Membership Chair—Marissa Denehy ’08 from St. Louis, MO.
Outgoing Council members are Platt Hubbell ’76 from Nisswa, MN (Sigma Chi); Betsy Humphreys ’83 from St. Louis, MO (Kappa Alpha Theta); Frank Hunter ’77 from Woodbury, MN (Sigma Alpha Epsilon); Liz Icenogle ’05 from Kansas City, MO; David Jackson ’10 from Lake St. Louis, MO (Kappa Alpha); Tim Lamkin ’75 from Lee’s Summit, MO (Phi Delta Theta); Jo Lee ’83 from Columbia, MO; and Travis Sartain ’97 from Dallas, TX (Kappa Alpha).
“We have a wonderful group of Alumni on the Council,” says President Jackson. “I am grateful for their dedication to Westminster. Each departing member brought an inviting and inspiring energy to the Council that, I am certain, will continue. I would like to thank each of them for their time on the Council.”
The Alumni Council serves as the executive committee for the Westminster College Alumni Association and is charged with assisting the College in engaging its alumni. Its responsibilities include:
- Communicating with alumni;
- Encouraging class reunions and attendance at alumni events;
- Planning and assisting with Alumni Weekend;
- Developing and increasing alumni giving;
- Assisting graduating seniors and alumni in seeking employment;
- Recognizing the achievements of alumni in their chosen field and service to the College;
- Working with the College to improve the quality of the college life for its students;
- Welcoming graduating seniors into the Association; and
- Assisting the College in recruiting new students.
President Jackson says, ” One of the first things that we are doing for the school year is making goodie bags to welcome all of the new students. This could not happen without the generosity of the Alumni Council members.”
Appointments to the Alumni Council are for one to two-year terms, and members are expected to attend fall and spring meetings on campus and participate in regional engagement activities.