John Schmiedeler is changing the lives of Benedictine basketball players

By Benedictine College,

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 


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

By Benedictine College,

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 


One couple gives back with their love for special education

By Benedictine College,

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 


YOU can help educate the future scientists of America

By Benedictine College,

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 


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

By Benedictine College,

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 


30 years of artistry: Carol Keithline’s generosity

By Benedictine College,

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 


A legacy of Catholic education lives on

By Benedictine College,

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, 


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

By Benedictine College,

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