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Clarke University to Celebrate Fifth Annual Clarke Day

By Clarke News  |  October 2, 2018
Clarke Day T-Shirt

Clarke University’s fifth annual Clarke Day and 175th Founders’ Day celebrations will take place on Thursday, October 4, 2018. This is a day for alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends to share their Clarke Pride on campus and through social media. All are invited to post photos and interact on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat using the hashtag #ClarkeDay.

“I love to see all the memories and photos students and alumni post on Clarke Day,”said Makayla Rael, a senior at Clarke University. “I have made so many friends and professional connections at Clarke. I will definitely be sharing my love on #ClarkeDay.”

The Clarke community can get involved in this celebratory day by by wearing blue and gold and posting a selfie on social media using the hashtag #ClarkeDay. Individuals may also choose to make a gift on the Clarke website at All gifts made to the Student Scholarship Fund on Clarke Day will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Wahlert family.

Clarke supporters are encouraged to celebrate Clarke’s 175th anniversary with a commemorative t-shirt. T-shirts are available on Clarke’s website at for a tax deductible gift of $20. Clarke students are offered a discounted rate of $5 per t-shirt.

On October 4, Clarke will also celebrate Founders’ Day beginning with a campus Mass and community lunch. Festivities will continue after lunch with the naming of the Barwick Eppel Mail Center. This special designation recognizes Srs. Ramona Barwick and Rachel Eppel for more than 80 years of collective service and dedication to the Clarke community.

Clarke President Sister Joanne Burrows, SC, Ph.D., said, “We are very grateful to the Wahlert family for their special contribution of a matching gift this Clarke Day. The Wahlerts recognize the importance of student scholarships, and their commitment to this effort is a wonderful addition to the day. We are looking forward to the Founders’ Day events and also to the excitement that Clarke Day brings both to campus and on social media.”

Visit or call (563)588-6585 for more information.