Tegeder-Berg Event - Student Empowerment in a Time of Challenge

    Monday, October 3, 2022 at 5:00 PM until 9:00 PMCentral Daylight Time UTC -05:00

    Saint John's University
    2850 Abbey Plz
    Collegeville, MN 56321
    United States

    War abroad. Racial unrest at home. Sexual inequality on campus. Demands for more meaningful education.

    University students took to the streets, occupied offices and protested in other ways to challenge the status quo in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Students rose up across the country and here at Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s to demand change.  

    Although issues that motivated protest in the 1960s and 1970s persist today, student actions often bettered the campuses and broader society.

    Join the Tegeder-Berg Society for a roundtable discussion with four Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s alums about their participation in and successes of local student movements.
    Nancy BelmontNancy Frost Bellmont ’74 – Nancy graduated with a degree in Sociology and played on Saint Ben’s first intercollegiate basketball team.  After graduation, she became Stearns County first female probation officer, a career from which she retired in 2016.  
    Patricia WelterPatricia Radloff Welter ’70 – After St. Ben’s, Pat completed a PhD in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Minnesota and worked as a public-school educator and administrator for thirty-five years.  
    David Van LandschootDavid Van Landschoot ’72 – David served as Student Government President during his sophomore year and was the first freshman to serve as Student Government Vice President. He also founded the school’s swim team. He studied law at Mitchell Hamline and served as Ramsey County Assistant Attorney in the Criminal Division until 1978, when he transitioned into real estate development.
    Chester McCoyChester McCoy ’72 – Chester graduated with a degree in Sociology and earned a master’s degree in Social Work for the University of Minnesota. He has worked as a Clinical Therapist for over forty-five years. Chester is also a musician and songwriter.

    The roundtable will be led by Dr. Ken Jones, Professor Emeritus, and Dr. Shannon Smith, Associate Professor. Both Dr. Jones and Dr. Smith have taught classes on modern US History, including the histories of race, gender, and protest.

    Event Details
    Date: Monday, Oct. 3
    Time:  5-6:45 p.m. - Social, includes heavy appetizers; 7-9 p.m. - Roundtable discussion
    Location: Social in Founders Room - Quad 170 and Roundtable Discussion in Quad 264
    Cost: Free

    If you're unable to attend this event in person, you can join the roundtable discussion online: register for virtual event 

    Learn earn more about the Tegeder-Berg Society.  

    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.