Attendees at the Scholarship Ball

The 52nd Annual Benedictine College Scholarship Ball

What a night! Over 1,000 were in attendance at a sold-out event on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

Experience key moments from the 2024 Benedictine College Scholarship Ball below. Did you get your photo taken at the Ball? You can find photos from the night here.

Featured Videos

The night kicked off with an intro video featuring our students, and we were also excited to see an inspiring video about the college’s goal of Transforming Culture in America.

“We Didn’t Do It Alone”

Students in beanies waving

Transform Culture in America

Men waving lanterns as a religious sister arrives

Featured Students

Without the help of scholarships, Regan and Reed would not be able to attend Benedictine College and we would not have the benefit of seeing them go out and transform culture.

Regan Getman

Regan Getman

Reed Levi

Reed Levi

Sarah Rodriguez

Scholarship Ball student speaker and Benedictine College senior Architecture major Sarah Rodriguez told the inspiring story of how she came to Benedictine.

Sarah Rodriguez

The President’s Address

Stephen D. Minnis ’82, president of Benedictine College, delivered a spirited presentation on the college's recent success and ambitious plans for the future.

President Stephen Minnis

Kevin and Colleen O'Malley

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

To top off the evening, Benedictine College honored our dear friends Kevin ’79, G’97 and Colleen McGraw ’81 O'Malley with The Cross of the Order of St. Benedict, one of the highest honors the college bestows.

About the O'Malleys

Kevin and Colleen O'Malley

Award Acceptance Speech

Kevin and Colleen O'Malley receive The Cross of the Order of St. Benedict

The Grand Total

In the video below, President Minnis recaps the night and gives the total raised for scholarships thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends.

John-Paul Buss, Anna Ketelle, President Stephen Minnis, Sarah Rodriguez

2024 Sponsors and Co-Chairs

We thank our Co-Chairs, Lené Westerman ’85 and Patrick ’94 and Kate McClard ’93 Carr, and all those who sponsored this incredible event. About the Co-Chairs

Heritage Sponsors

Anheuser-Busch, Sean Maher, Senior Commercial Director

City Rent A Truck

Country Club Bank

Dobski and Associates McDonald’s Restaurants

The Kincaid Group
Scott and Melinda Kincaid

Mount St. Scholastica

The Mike ’82 and Theresa ’83 Murphy Family

Kathleen O’Brien

O’Malley Beverage, Inc.
Kevin ’79, G’97 and Colleen ’81 O’Malley

The Bill and Dianne Ryan Family

St. Benedict’s Abbey

Shamrock Trading Corporation

Dr. Michael and Dr. Michella Stiles

Straub Construction

Lené Westerman ’85

Collegiate Sponsors

Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

James ’82 and Terri Browne

Larry ’60 and Tresa Buessing

Catholic Healthcare International
Jere Palazollo

Alietia Caughron

Sean ’82 and Julie ’86 Doherty

Ellison-Auxier Architects, Inc.
Jeff Ellison

Tom and Molly Freeman

The Gnad Family

Michael and Marlys Haverty

Marty and Beth Krebs

MGP Ingredients

Stephen D. ’82 and Amy ’84 Minnis

Jack ’70 and Kathy Newman

Perfect Promotions
Joan ’90 and Stephen ’91 Charbonneau

PRIER Products, Inc.

Kenneth and Diane Williams

Raven Sponsors

Aladdin Campus Dining

Atchison Fire Extinguisher Service

Blish-Mize Company

BOK Financial

Calzonetti Group

Patrick ’94 and Kate ’93 Carr

Tom Comfort ’81

Commerce Bank

Rick and Kathie ’80 Dalzell

Daniel ’81 and Marietta Dayton

Stephen Dolan ’77 and John Dolan ’81

David and LeeAnn Egger

Exchange Bank & Trust



Andrea ’93 and Chase Guetterman

Kenneth Hamada and Monica Canez

David ’62 and Judith Herne

Michael S. Hundley Construction, Inc.

Husch Blackwell, LLP

Craig ’87 and Susan ’86 Husting

J. E. Dunn Construction

Larry Juricek

Thomas ’83 and Joan ’85 Kemlage

Kern Family Trust

Daniel and Denise Ketelle

KexRx Pharmacy

Kuckelman Torline Kirkland, Attorneys at Law

Library Furniture International, LLC

Maur Hill-Mount Academy

Stephen ’77 and Peggy McBride

Men Under Construction in Honor of Stephen D. Minnis

Mid America Bank
Dave and Jeff Hill

The Katie and Greg Pavlyak Family

Chuck ’74 and Marti ’76 Raplinger

Donnell M. and Shelly A. Rehagen

Risk Strategies

Stephen and Carrie Schmitz

Stanley and Karen Sluder

Patrick ’84 and Janna ’85 Stueve

Tan Books
Billy and Kelly Schiffiano


Union State Bank
Bank of Atchison

Van Dyke Family

Rick and Renee ’87 Washburn

Thomas ’66 and Linda Wessels

Robert ’72 and Janet Wholey