Approximately 75 friends of St. Catharine College in Nelson County were in attendance at Annis Noe’s house for the 10th-annual St. Catharine College Circle of Friends on May 16. The annual Circle of Friend’s has become one of the college’s largest fundraisers.
Around $35,000 was pledged by those in attendance, with proposals in the works that could raise that amount to $50,000.
Fr. Joseph Batcheldor was on hand to give the invocation, while Bootleg-Bar-B-Q served up fare that included Jim Beam bourbon in the recipe.
Margaret Hockensmith, director of student success programs, introduced the keynote speaker of the evening, Frederick Booker Noe IV.
Noe talked to those in attendance about his journey to St. Catharine College and how faculty and staff worked with him to ensure his success at the college. Noe graduated from St. Catharine on May 11 with a bachelor’s degree in management / supervision.
St. Catharine College President William D. Huston gave an update on the most recent happenings at the college, including the opening of the new Emily W. Hundley Library and the implementation of the graduate school and radiation therapy program.
Vice President for Advancement Molly Smith gave closing remarks, thanking everyone for their past support and encouraging the friends of the college to continue that support of the institution.