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SUMMER 2018

THE MAGAZINE OF ROCKHURST UNIVERSITY

FEATURES

DEPARTMENTS LEADING THE WAY Inside Front Cover

Tom Gerke, ’82 MBA ROCK REPORT 3

Student Research

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Faculty Profile

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Student Profile

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Athletics News

FOR ALUMNI Class Notes

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Alumni Q&A

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Career Center

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Hawk Hangout

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In Memoriam

IN CLOSING Catherine Thompson, Ph.D.

FULL IMMERSION

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A week of service can change someone’s life. But whose lives change may surprise you.

TIME AND PLACE Inside Back Cover

Saturday, April 14, 2018

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The number of first-generation college students is increasing. Learn how Rockhurst is helping them succeed.

On the cover: Maggie Hummel, freshman, works on a home damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

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A PERFECT MATCH

Would you save a life if you could? It may be easier than you think.

ROCKHURST UNIVERSITY MISSION & VISION Rockhurst is a comprehensive university and a supportive community that forms lifelong learners in the Catholic, Jesuit, liberal arts tradition who engage with the complexities of our world and serve others as compassionate, thoughtful leaders. Our vision is to create a more just world through inclusive, innovative, and transformative education.

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