Our centennial celebration is meant to honor the history and traditions that have shaped the College, and to look forward to a thriving future. Through events, publications, and this website, we will celebrate the hard work and diligence of the College's early leaders and allow their spirit to guide us as we continue to grow over the next century.
Centennial Central is CSS's 100th Anniversary Hub - your first stop for information, problem solving, trip planning and encouragement to come home and join in the Centennial fun. We love helping you and can be a knowledgeable resource about Duluth and traveling to our area, or we can take your bags and get you something cool to drink. We're here to give you a hand while you stroll the campus, catch your breath and remember the beauty of the spectacular college grounds, your friends, the awesome experiences of being a Saint.
We are open for business in Somers 190-E next to Parking Lot 7 where access is easy by ramp or three gentle steps with a railing.
Come and take a walk with me around our warm and welcoming room!
The centennial theme, For the love of learning, was chosen because it is one of the Benedictine values that guide the College. It was the love of learning that motivated Mother Scholastica Kerst and St. Scholastica's first students, and it is the love of learning that will sustain the College community going forward.
The logo features a representation of Tower Hall, an iconic building that is in many ways synonymous with the College. Like the institution itself, Tower Hall has been, changed and grown over the past century, but it remains a touchstone for the thousands of men and women who have attended school, lived, and come of age in its hallways.
Alumni Relations | Chair: Lisa Roseth
Archives/History | Co-chairs: Heidi Johnson, Sister Margaret Clarke
Athletics/recreation | Chair: Don Olson
Catholic/Benedictine identity and Monastery partnership | Co-chairs: Sister Mary Rochefort, Sister Sarah Smedman
Communications, marketing and media relations | Chair: Bob Ashenmacher
Community relations and civic engagement | Co-chairs: Steve Lyons, George Beattie, Jay Newcomb
Diversity | Chair: Emily Johnson
Faculty and departmental involvement | Chair: Mary Tanner
Faith communities | Chair: Sister Mary Josephine Torborg
Fundraising, government relations and corporate sponsorships | Co-chairs: Janet Rosen, Ruth Erdmann-Sluka
Graduate, extended studies and online student involvement | Co-chairs: Lindsay Lahti, Lesley Kleveter
International | Chair: Tom Morgan
Keynoters/major speakers/academic conferences | Chair: Beth Domholdt
Professional partnerships | Chair: Ron Berkeland
Publications, video(s), commissioned works | Chair: Bob Ashenmacher
Staff involvement | Chair: Joe Wicklund
Trustees | Chair: Jessica Durbin
Twin Cities presence | Chair: John Kupris
Undergrad student involvement | Co-chairs: Joelle McGovern, Betsy Kneepkens | Student chair: Alyssa Courneya
Web design, e-communications and social media | Chair: Kara Hanson
We would like to thank all of our sponsors, donors, students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Without your continued participation, none of this would be possible. Thank you!