Graduates of a school typically give a gift to their alma mater in their senior year to promote a philanthropic spirit among them and to encourage a legacy of giving. CUC has benefited from the generosity of its alumni and friends who continue their financial support of the “school we have learned to love, Our CUC!”
|The bird bath given by the Class of 1931 was preserved thanks to the|
Class of 1961. Standing by the bird bath is Carolyn Hoyt whose
aunt, Nettie Baerg, was a member of the Class of 1931.
The Class of 2014 contributed $6400 that they asked be used to install additional plug-ins in student parking areas. The earliest class gift we are aware of is 1922. The class president, Marvin Knoll, and his 13 classmates gave a drinking fountain for the main floor of the administration building. The next nine class gifts on record are as follows:
1923 Loud speaker for the school radio; class president, Clifton C. Hubbard
1926 Large wall clock, class president: Carson Morrison
1931 Rock garden and bird bath; class president, Roy Bowett
1932 Electric clock for the chapel; class president, Arthur Ross
1933 $15.00 for missions; class president, Walter Roberts
1938 Sidewalk from West Hall to the basement northwest door of the administration building (under chapel stage) to the laundry; class president, Hugh Campbell
1939 Black hardcover ledger with bolts in the spine; class president, Norman Taylor
1943 Wall standard to hold 2 flags; class president, Rudolph Johnson
1948 Pulpit made by Mel Andersen; class president, William “Bill” Soloniuk
Of these ten years, three gifts still remain. In 1996 the 1961 class executive wrote a letter “to whom it may concern,” to urge the preservation of the bird bath gift of 1931. If you remember your graduating class gift to CUC and/or PAA, we would like to hear from you so we can add to our files.
|The Class of 1931 gave CJC a bird bath, seen here in its original setting in a rock garden in front of the Administration Building. The bird bath still stands in the middle of the walkway leading from the Administration Building to the Cafeteria.|
|The Class of 1939 gave CJC a general ledger book. Bernie Vatcher Leavitt's (left) aunt and Marianne White's grandmother, Edythe Vatcher White, was a member of the 1939 graduating class.|
|The Class of 1943's gift was a wall flag holder, held in the photo above by Beth Winslow|
Dunlop, a member of that class. In the photo below graduands of the Class of 1953
pass that flag holder as they take their place in the chapel.