What a night! Over 1,000 were in attendance on Saturday, February 25.

Experience key moments from the 51st Benedictine College Scholarship Ball!

Did you get your picture taken at the Ball? See photo highlights and find your red carpet photos!

The Intro

The night kicked off with an entertaining intro featuring emcee John Holt, honoree Jack Newman ’70, our featured students, some catchy tunes and more!

Featured Students

The night featured senior Theology major Gabby Koval from Atlanta, Georgia, and senior Biology and Pre-Med major Joe Roberts from Littleton, Colorado.

Gabby Koval

Gabby Koval

Joe Roberts

<span>Joe Roberts</span>

Student Speaker: Solomon Wallace

Senior Solomon Wallace tells us the inspiring story of how he ended up at Benedictine College.

Solomon’s Story

Solomon Wallace

Solomon’s Speech

Solomon Wallace

The President’s Address

Stephen D. Minnis, president of Benedictine College, delivered a spirited presentation on the college's recent success and ambitious plans for the future.

Jack ’70 and Kathy Newman

Honored Recipients of the Cross of the Order of St. Benedict

To top off the evening, Benedictine College honored our dear friends Jack ’70 and Kathy Newman with the Cross of the Order of St. Benedict, one of the highest honors the college bestows. About the Newmans

Introductory Video

Jack '70 and Kathy Newman

Award Acceptance Speech

Jack '70 and Kathy Newman

The Grand Total

Watch the video to hear President Stephen Minnis give the final wrap-up and the Grand Total raised through the generosity of our alumni and friends.

Sponsors and Co-Chairs

We thank our Co-Chairs, Lené Westerman ’85 and Kevin ’79 and Colleen McGraw ’81 O’Malley, and all those who sponsored this incredible event. About the Co-Chairs

Heritage Sponsors

St. Benedict's Abbey

Benedictine Sisters-Mount St. Scholastica

City Rent A Truck

Country Club Bank

Jerry '77 and Bonnie Kelly

Marty and Beth Krebs

Jim '66 and Kathleen Eckart '67 McKenzie

Kathleen O'Brien

The Mike '82 and Theresa '83 Murphy Family

O'Malley Beverage, Inc. - Kevin '77, G'97 and Colleen McGraw O'Malley '81

Shamrock Trading Corporation- Bill and Dianne Ryan

Straub Construction Co, Inc.-Ernie and Susan Straub

Lené Westerman '85


Collegiate Sponsors

Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

Larry '60 and Tresa Buessing

Alietia Caughron

Joan '90 & Stephen '91 Charbonneau-Perfect Promotions

Sean '82 and Julie '86 Doherty

Ellison-Auxier Architects, Inc.-Jeff Ellison

Rodney and Laura Franey

Tom and Molly Freeman

Net Ministries-Tim and Helen '88 Healy

Prier Products, Inc.-Nick and Patti Manning

Stanley and Karen Sluder

Timothy '90 and Melinda Spurgeon

Kenneth and Diane Williams

Raven Sponsors

1992 Raven Football Team

Celeste Ahern


Atchison Fire Extinguisher Service-Matt Wohlgemuth

Blish-Mize Company

BOK Financial

Theodore and Monica Swingle '15 Brisimitzakis

James '82 and Terri Browne

Calzonetti Group

Patrick '94 & Kate McClard '93 Carr

Tom Comfort '81

Commerce Bank

Covenant Occupational Health-Tim Eckstein

Rick '72 and Ann Curl

Rick and Kathie '80 Dalzell

Terrance and Peggy Dunn

David and LeeAnn Egger

Exchange Bank & Trust Co.


Fr. Nathan Haverland '05

Michael and Marlys Haverty

David '62 and Judith Herne

Michael S. Hundley Construction, Inc.

Husch Blackwell, LLP

J. E. Dunn Construction

Larry Juricek

Thomas '83 and Joan '85 Kemlage

Mike and Terri Kern

Kuckelman Torline Kirkland, Attorneys at Law

Lawhon Construction Company

Maur Hill-Mount Academy

Matthew '82 and Sheryl McAvoy

Stephen '77 and Peggy McBride

Thomas McGee, L.C.

MGP Ingredients, Inc.

Stephen D. '82 and Amy '84 Minnis

John '15 and Kalynn Jirak '17 Monroe

Jack '70 and Kathy Newman

Joe and Megan Paciaroni

Chuck '74 and Marti 76 Raplinger

Donnell M. & Shelly A. Rehagen

Eduardo '69 and Anne Sardina

Dr. Michael and Dr. Michella Stiles

Patrick '84 and Janna '85 Stueve

Matthew '87 and Margaret Tynan

Jeff and Elizabeth Thiede


Union State Bank/Bank of Atchison

The University of Kansas Health Systems

VanTrust Real Estate

Rick and Renee '87 Washburn

Robert '72 and Janet Wholey