Reunion

Reunion 2021 was June 15–19

We celebrated graduates of 1945, 1946, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2015, and 2016.


Virtual Reunion for Class Years Ending in 0, 1, 5, and 6

Thank you for celebrating the first-ever virtual St. Catherine University Reunion with us. We embraced all the positive things about celebrating a virtual Reunion,  with a week full of opportunities to connect, enrich, and create a new Katie community that thrives online.

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Reunion Videos

Paintings by artist Pat Olson hang in the lobby of St. Catherine University's Derham Hall.
Virtual Art Tour

Enjoy a tour of the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery's fine art collection, with a focus on artwork on public display in Derham and Coeur de Catherine. Gallery Director Nicole Watson provides insights on how the artwork displayed at St. Kate's reflects our commitment to women artists, the liberal arts, and social justice. 

Minneapolis Campus of St. Catherine University
Minneapolis Campus Tribute

On October 21, 2020, the University community honored the history of the Minneapolis campus and the legacy of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, as we celebrated the last of our Minneapolis campus programs moving to the St. Paul campus. The tribute features those with a connection to the campus, including former faculty. 

Campus Tour

Watch a video tour of our St. Paul campus to see what your favorite spaces look like now!

Take a peek inside Derham, the Chapel, Whitby, Mendel, the O'Shaughnessy, and more — or check out different types of living spaces in our residence halls. 

Bookstore Discount

Window shop at the bookstore with Katie Cat and during Reunion week, June 15-19, 2021, take 20% off all full priced items, plus free shipping using the discount code Reunion2021.

Order bookstore merchandise

Women's Spaces Tour

We challenge you to find a university with as many buildings and spaces named after notable women as you'll find on the St. Kate's campus! Take this tour of campus spaces to see if you recognize the names behind our residence halls, classroom buildings, and more. 

Alumni Award Winners 2021

Each year, St. Catherine University recognizes outstanding graduates who demonstrate excellence in leadership; service to others; an influential role in home, profession, community, church or volunteer activities; and the ideals of the University.

St. Kate's also recognizes young alumni making a difference with the Rising Star Award. 

2021 Reunion Schedule

Tuesday, June 15

When you register to join Reunion this year, you will also opt-in to receive a Reunion gift and daily emails during Reunion week, sharing the day’s schedule and and other important links. All times listed are CST.

Dial in to reminisce and catch up with classmates on a group conference call.

Drop into the online “Reunion Office” to meet and reconnect with St. Kate’s faculty members. Hear about what’s going on in their world, learn what’s changed in the program and the department, and ask them the questions you didn’t get a chance to as a student!

Learn about the academic vision for St. Kate’s and how we continue to educate women to lead and influence while maintaining a liberal arts core. Meet the provosts and deans, and learn about their specialties, passions, and strategies, as well as what is new and exciting in their academic areas.

Calling all former student government members! Join us for an hour of fellowship with members of Senate past and present. Be prepared to reminisce about your own time in Senate, and to hear what they’re up to today.

Wednesday, June 16

When you register to join Reunion this year, you will also opt-in to receive a Reunion gift and daily emails during Reunion week, sharing the day’s schedule and and other important links. All times listed are CST.

Many of us do not pay close attention to the energetic and emotional ways we engage in work and life, and many leadership models direct us to leave the heart out of our reasoning and decision making. How can a leader be effective and lead with the heart in mind? How can you, regardless of your position, career, or life circumstances, be more true to your heart in ways that positively influence others while also serving you well? In this interactive and personally meaningful session, you’ll identify the most compelling reasons and ways that you can bring more heart to your work and life. Presented by Sharon Radd, EdD, associate professor and program director of the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program. In addition to her work at St. Kate's, Radd is an equity fellow for the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center at IUPUI, founder and principal at ConsciousPraxis, author of the blog A Woman with Heart, and co-author of the new book Five Practices for Equity-Focused School Leadership (ASCD, February 2021).

Dial in to reminisce and catch up with classmates on a group conference call.

Drop into the online “Reunion Office” to meet and reconnect with St. Kate’s faculty members. Hear about what’s going on in their world, and ask them the questions you didn’t get a chance to as a student!

Learn how to speak the language of business as we examine and explain the common financial statements and terms used and relied on by all organizations.

Sally Adams works at St. Catherine University as an assistant professor of accounting in the School of Business. She is an enthusiastic educator with over 20 years of teaching experience at the secondary and post-secondary level. Her professional experience includes working as a CPA in both public accounting at Price Waterhouse and litigation support consulting. She considers financial literacy a vital life skill.

Megan Kalina is a professor at St. Catherine University in the School of Business. She is passionate about educating students to lead and influence and providing them with the financial skills needed to have a strong voice at the table. Kalina has been teaching at St. Kate’s for over 15 years. She teaches in both the undergraduate business and accounting programs and the Master of Arts and Organizational Leadership program. Her professional experience includes working for one of the large public accounting firms and a Fortune 100 financial services company.

Kalina and Adams both hold MBAs as well as CPAs (inactive).

Hear about today’s St. Kate’s student experience from the students themselves! Moderated by Seth Snyder, associate dean of students, our panel will comprise of representatives from the College for Women, College for Adults, and Graduate College.

Calling all former members of AWA! Join us for an hour of fellowship with members of AWA past and present. Be prepared to reminisce about your own time in AWA, and to hear what they’re up to today.

Thursday, June 17

When you register to join Reunion this year, you will also opt-in to receive a Reunion gift and daily emails during Reunion week, sharing the day’s schedule and and other important links. All times listed are CST.

When you take the time to cultivate a productive working relationship — by understanding the strengths, motivations, and values of the stakeholders — everyone wins. Influencing is typically a skill that we learn as we grow up by copying others around us. Primarily, our influencing skills are based on our life experiences. However, there are techniques that we can learn and apply to effectively influence others. This workshop exposes you to practices that will improve your influencing skills to get things done.

Presented by Julie Beckel Nelsen ’91, MBA, assistant professor of business administration. Nelsen is the primary sales faculty for the business to business sales and healthcare sales majors at St. Catherine University.

Reminisce and catch up with your classmates. 

Drop into the online “Reunion Office” to meet and reconnect with St. Kate’s faculty members. Hear about what’s going on in their world, and ask them the questions you didn’t get a chance to as a student!

In her new book, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey, Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ, writes: “The river leads us on a journey we could not have imagined.” The river, for her, is a symbol for life as an invitation into unending personal and spiritual growth. We will talk about those persons, both at St. Kate’s and beyond, who have invited us into this river of growth, where that river has led us, and where it continues to lead us.

Presented by Bill McDonough, PhD, professor of theology and coordinator of graduate theology. He has been at the University for 22 years and teaches courses in ethics, theology, and interfaith dialogue.

Join President Roloff to learn how students and programs are impacted by every gift made to St. Catherine University. We will also have an update to share on our progress in our comprehensive campaign, “LEAD & INFLUENCE: The Campaign for the Next Level of Excellence.”

Calling all former members of LEAD Team! Join us for an hour of fellowship with members of LEAD Team past and present. Be prepared to reminisce about your own time in LEAD Team, and to hear what they’re up to today.

Reminisce and catch up with your classmates. 

Friday, June 18

When you register to join Reunion this year, you will also opt-in to receive a Reunion gift and daily emails during Reunion week, sharing the day’s schedule and and other important links. All times listed are CST.

Learn how students in the Summer Scholars Collaborative Research program used digital storytelling to share their experiences in the liberal arts at St. Kate’s through a series of multimedia videos. Presented by Todd Deutsch, MFA, professor of art and art history. Deutsch’s photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally. His work has appeared in Real Simple (US), New Scientist (UK), Nido (Germany), Vision Magazine (China) and others, and is included in private and public collections including the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Portland Art Museum.

How does one make positive contributions to their community and our democracy? This past year has been filled with hardship and great pain, disproportionately impacting many of us and our dear neighbors. But we have also seen individual and collective efforts to create a more just society for all, in many cases led by women and people of color.

During this session, D’Ann Lesch, director of Community Work and Learning and strategic director for the new Office of Scholarly Engagement, will share a tool called “The Social Change Wheel,” and engage participants in conversation about what motivates them, how they can make change, and what kinds of impact different actions have.

Lesch has been with St. Catherine University since 2007, and has taught numerous courses, both in the CORE and study abroad programs. She also supports the campuswide Civic Engagement Collective focusing on democratic participation, voter education, and access. Lesch has a master’s of education in youth development leadership, with a focus on community engagement.

Reminisce and catch up with your classmates. 

Reminisce and catch up with your classmates. 

1995 and 1996 Joint Class Party and Pinning
Reminisce and catch up with your classmates virtually. We’ll kick off the party with a slideshow of your photos — send a picture of yourself to alumni@stkate.edu. Receive the silver jubilee pin to celebrate your 25th year since graduation in a special ceremony with President Roloff. 

1980 Class Party and 1981 Class Party
Reminisce and catch up with your classmates. 

Reminisce and catch up with your classmates. 

Saturday, June 19

When you register to join Reunion this year, you will also opt-in to receive a Reunion gift and daily emails during Reunion week, sharing the day’s schedule and and other important links. All times listed are CST.

Reminisce and catch up with your classmates. 

Gather virtually with alumni across the country to hear from University President ReBecca Koenig Roloff ’76 about this extraordinary year and how St. Catherine University continues to meet the needs of the times.

1970 Class Party and Pinning
Reminisce and catch up with your classmates virtually. We’ll kick off the party with a slideshow of your photos — send a picture of yourself to alumni@stkate.edu. Receive the gold jubilee pin to celebrate your 50th year since graduation in a special ceremony with President Roloff.

1990 Class Party
Reminisce and catch up with your classmates. 

1971 Class Party and Pinning
Reminisce and catch up with your classmates virtually. We’ll kick off the party with a slideshow of your photos — send a picture of yourself to alumni@stkate.edu. Receive the gold jubilee pin to celebrate your 50th year since graduation in a special ceremony with President Roloff.

1991 Class Party
Reminisce and catch up with your classmates. 

Experience a renewal of spiritual energy from the beloved and beautiful Our Lady of Victory Chapel as you participate in a virtual Vespers celebration with a theme and special music created by alumnae and originating with the Sisters of St. Joseph.

Join us for a fun-filled game of St. Kate’s trivia moderated by one of our most-informed and beloved alumnae, Ruth Brombach ’60. Prepare a team of 2–5 Katie classmates, or you can be placed on a team and meet someone new.

student in St. Kate's residence hall room
Honor Your Reunion

Consider the influence your St. Catherine education has had on your life. Imagine the impact you can have on the experiences of today’s Katies. A special Reunion gift reflects your love of the University and all that St. Kate’s has done to shape who you are today.

Your participation matters, and to further your impact, all Reunion gifts were matched dollar for dollar, up to a total of $190,000, until May 31! Your contribution will go directly to work supporting students who are facing challenges because of the ongoing pandemic. All gifts given by Reunion celebrants will count toward their class gifts.

Reunion giving

Classes of 1970, 1971, 1995, and 1996: Tell Us Your Story

Let your classmates know what you've been up to! The information provided by members of the classes of 1970, 1971, 1995, and 1996 will be included in a class Reunion book. 

Tell us your story


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