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May 2010


Dear Abbot Pennings,

After reading an article in the current St. Norbert College alumni magazine about married alumni who met at St. Norbert, I wonder if there are any other couples who met at Camp Tivoli (the Norbertine camp near Cecil, Wis.) the way my husband and I did. I am a St. Norbert alumna, and Julius was a counselor at the camp. We married a year after graduation and are still together.

Carla Cucciatti Overbeck ’66


My dear Carla,

Thank you for sending me your question. How I enjoy hearing from the college’s alumni!

I’m most pleased by your interest in this article published in the spring edition of the St. Norbert College Magazine! Some may be astonished to discover that upwards of 3,000 alumni found their soulmates here on campus; as for me, it is no surprise that this special place I call home fostered such relationships.

I’m intrigued by your query about others meeting as you and your husband did at Camp Tivoli. In certain rare instances, I am ill-equipped to answer questions I receive, and I’m afraid this is one such instance.

In these circumstances, I happily rely on my loyal readers for assistance. It is my sincere hope that my reading audience will have some insight on the topic for both you and me.

So, my dear readers, if you or other alumni you know met in a fashion similar to that of Carla and Julius, please e-mail me at I look forward to your responses, which I’ll be sure to share.

Responses to “Ask the Abbot” questions are penned by St. Norbert College staff in the name of Abbot Bernard Pennings, O.Praem., who founded St. Norbert College in 1898.

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