Cassandra Voss Center
Cassandra Voss was an extraordinary young woman who lost her life in a tragic car accident in May 2007. Her life was a celebration…she was an artist, a dreamer, a lover of beauty and a seeker of justice. As an involved student and a person of great influence at St. Norbert College, Cassandra pursued a double major in English and Women’s and Gender Studies and a minor in art. She was to graduate in the spring of 2008 as the first St. Norbert College student with a major in Women’s and Gender Studies. Cassandra’s insatiable—and infectious—curiosity about the world and her passion for building relationships that recognize the equality and dignity of all continue to inspire us.
The Cassandra Voss Center seeks to honor Cassandra’s spirit and to continue her legacy. The facility will serve as a vehicle to communicate Cassandra’s values and those traits that defined her: inclusion, leadership, academic excellence, a positive attitude, consensus building in the context of intellectually challenging issues, and a caring and sharing spirit. All of these traits build up and unite the core of her belief system…that of the ever-unfolding living, dynamic matrix relationship that people already hold with one another and with God.
The Cassandra Voss Center will house the Women and Gender Studies discipline, the Joan P. Schaupp Women’s Center, the new Men’s Center and various student amenities. The Cassandra Voss Center will encourage and inspire both Cassandra’s and the college’s mission of mutual care, respect and human dignity.