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John Schmiedeler is changing the lives of Benedictine basketball players

Starting in a one-room school in rural Kansas, John Schmiedeler ’52, stood out nationwide in learning, athletic ability and exceptional service to others. Joining a respected and growing group of benefactors to Benedictine College, John and his wife, Rosemary, now change the lives of young basketball players who have a financial need and want to […]

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The Torlines are helping future leaders of America reap an educational harvest

Seventeen miles outside of Dodge City, you’ll find the small town of Spearville—near where Glenn and Patricia Torline have been farming for more than 50 years. They raised four sons in the process: three are now attorneys and one a veterinarian. It’s through God’s many blessings that they’re now able to create a scholarship for […]

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One couple gives back with their love for special education

Never far from campus, Atchison residents Edward and Marlene Gellings sent a daughter, Kathy ’80, to Benedictine College and often attend Raven football games, basketball games and many of our music and theatre performances. Although the Gellings now have 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, they’ve still found the time and resources to establish a scholarship […]

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YOU can help educate the future scientists of America

Amazing, isn’t it? When you consider the countless variety of life on earth, there’s no doubt there’s still so much more to be learned about the incredible gift of God’s creation. It’s in this spirit of discovery that alumni and friends, like you, have established an endowment for the Benedictine College Biology Department. This endowment […]

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Ray and Mary Jo are sowing seeds of faith for future generations

They are sowing seeds, but you could just as easily say that Ray and Mary Jo Becker are helping future generations grow wings of faith—because their commitment to helping young people gain an excellent Catholic education at Benedictine College has been backed up as much by flying as by farming. Both Ray and Mary Jo […]

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Banking on the future and success of small town students coming to Benedictine

Bo Fraser attended a rural Catholic high school with only five other people in his graduating class. Looking back, he now feels both surprised and proud to have enjoyed a long, successful career in banking and also to be invited to serve on the Board of Directors of Benedictine College. The values and relationships that […]

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30 years of artistry: Carol Keithline’s generosity

Over the years, she’s sewn thousands of them by hand… I’m talking about beanies. That’s right. Making beanies for every new freshman at Benedictine College has filled Carol Keithline’s spare time ever since her son, Jeff, was a student leader here in 1986. Beanies have been a tradition here since the 1800s and Benedictine is […]

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A legacy of Catholic education lives on

Through love, dedication, hard work—and especially a deep and enduring faith in God—Eugene (Gene) N. and Frances (Kay) Thull of Cawker City, Kansas, provided a college education for all five of their children. To honor two of their sons who attended Benedictine College, Tracy ’71 and Michael ‘72, and her lasting appreciation for the administration, […]

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You don’t have to be from the Sunflower State, but it helps!

Our students arrive from all over the United States, but Benedictine College applicants from our home state of Kansas have friends in Don ‘57 and Roselyn Schmidt. The pair has established a scholarship to enable athletes from Kansas to attend the college. We are incredibly grateful and their efforts are helping Benedictine College become one […]

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