Saint John's Magazine Winter/Spring 2013

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Alumni Connection

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Looking for Johnnies in Colorado? Check in with the Colorado Alumni Chapter

President Don Rasure ’64, “I decided to start this chapter because I knew there were several guys from my era that had been friends over the years, and whenever I would see one of them, we would immediately talk about Saint John’s. With my involvement with the chapter, I really enjoy helping others reconnect and recall the strong bond that existed during college years.”

Chapter Volunteer Todd Bass ’92, “I like being involved with the chapter to help us all reconnect and enjoy the unique bond that Saint John’s and Saint Ben’s provides even when you’re a thousand miles away from Minnesota.”

Alumni and friends enjoyed a day of skiing at Beaver Creek in January followed by a social hour, all organized by Nels Hinderlie ’98, front row, third from right.

Recent Events • Ski Day at Beaver Creek • Fort Collins Alumni Luncheon and Denver Reception, with President Hemesath • Community Picnic & Student Send-off

Did You Know? • 414 alumni live in Colorado—270 within 30 miles of downtown Denver. • The annual Community Picnic & Student Send-off is one of the most successful in the country, with close to 90 attendees. • There are 35 students from Colorado at CSB/SJU. The chapter has worked closely with admission to help recruit students.

Connect with the Colorado Chapter • Email Don or Todd. • Check out the Colorado Chapter page on • To refer a prospective student, write Matt Beirne ’94 at

For more on alumni chapters worldwide, go to Nearly 90 alumni, parents and students (and at least one dog) gathered in Denver in August for the annual Community Picnic & Student Send-off.