A brief history of Clarke University: the school was founded in 1843 as St. Mary’s Academy, with the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVMs) serving as the primary teachers and instructors of the school. Being a Catholic liberal arts University, the Catholic Identity can be seen through campus, from having a dedicated chapel to our core values of Education, Justice, Freedom, and Charity.
Hunter and McKenna with our Chaplain, Fr. Vu, are here for you. Regardless of your religious affiliation, Campus Ministry can help you with your spiritual needs. When asked about their inspiration to join the Campus Ministry, their answers were similar. Both wanted to help others and had previous experience working at public schools. Hunter pointed out that the BVM’s Core Values and the students are a great part of his experience here at Clarke.
McKenna is the most recent addition to our Clarke Family. She jokingly pointed out that her favorite part of Clarke so far is the cafeteria. (Props to Chef Miles and his amazing food!) She also mentioned the friendliness of people here at Clarke, who she notes are always smiling and waving at each other. She also appreciates that for a Catholic school, there is a lot of mutual respect among different spiritual groups, and appreciates the open and embracing community Clarke promotes.
Campus Ministry hosts events ranging from Rosary Groups where you pray the Rosary as a group to small groups where you get a chance to study and discuss many parts of the bible, and many other events. For the latest on upcoming events, follow the link below: https://thesource.clarke.edu/organization/campusministry