Summer @ the Rock 2024 info and registration is now active!

The following camps are open to both male and female campers: Soccer, Basketball (Grade School Summer League), Future Scientists, HSPT Prep, Robotics, Study Skills, PSAT Prep, Musical Theater Camp, and all Summer Credit/Credit-Recovery Courses.

Academic Camps

Athletic Camps

Contact Information

For all Athletic Summer Camps AND Future Scientists, Robotics, Camp Discovery, Musical Theater Camp, and Summer Music Camp, contact Matt Darby (mdarby@rockhursths.edu) or (816) 363-2036 ext. 527

For HSPT Prep, Study Skills, PSAT Prep, Magis Academy, and Summer Credit/Credit-Recovery Courses, contact Chris Bosco (cbosco@rockhursths.edu) or (816) 363-2036 ext. 519

Summer Camps 2024 Dates & Pricing

Academic Summer Camps and Courses

List of 11 items.

  • Camp Discovery (STEM)

    CAMP DISCOVERY - Rockhurst's STEM Camp
    For rising 3rd - 5th Graders; boys and girls; $175 per student
    Location - Rockhurst High School 
    Session Dates: June 24-28 8am-Noon
     
    This one week summer camp is designed to teach the basics in the engineering design process and the building blocks for professional work. This hands-on camp is built on Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity. Students will be presented with a daily STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) challenge, and will work together to design solutions to that challenge. If your child likes to tinker, design, create, make a "mess" and explore... Rockhurst made this camp for you!!
    Format: The program starts each day with an engineering challenge designed by Dr. Teri Campos. Each student will be in a work group, collaboratively solving a problem, and executing the solution in real-time within a set time frame.

    Camp Director: Tyler Baker, STEAM Director of Experiential Learning-  tbaker@rockhursths.edu
  • Future Scientists

    For rising 6th - 8th Graders; boys and girls; $125 per session

    Session I:  June 24-27, 9am - 11am
    Session II: June 24-27, 11am - 1pm

    This two-hour camp is meant to introduce middle school students to the various types of science and have them experience each firsthand.  Students will experience exciting science demonstrations as well as learn how to ask important questions, leading to a deeper understanding.  Students will be able to complete their own experiments each day and learn how to collect data in a science lab, thus coming up with their own conclusions.  Different sciences will be emphasized each day, ranging from chemistry to earth science to zoology.

    Format
    30 min – Teacher Demonstration
    60 min – Student Experiment
    30 min – Science of the Day
     
    Sciences Emphasized
    Chemistry
    Astronomy
    Zoology
    Physics 

    Click here to register

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    Camp Director: Paul Winkeler, pwinkele@rockhursths.edu
  • HSPT Prep

    For rising 8th Graders; boys and girls; $180 per session

    Focused on rising 8th grade boys and girls but open to rising 7th graders as well, this eight-day study helps students to build confidence with the HSPT and guides them to identify their test areas of strength and weakness in order for them to construct their improvement "path" to which they might commit in the remaining months prior to their test. This includes practicing multiple test questions, outlining resources available to assist them along their way, and building plans to share with parents. The cost includes participants keeping their individual test prep books, including additional practice exams.
     
    Session I: June 3rd-June 13th, Monday-Thursday, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
    Session II: June 17th-June 27th, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. (Due to the national holiday on June 19th, the first week of session II will run Monday - Friday (without meeting on Wednesday the 19th) while the second week will run Monday - Thursday.)

    **Includes sample tests and workbooks

    Click here to register

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    Camp Director: Chris Bosco, cbosco@rockhursths.edu
  • Magis Academy

    For rising 9th Graders; $250 for one course, $400 for two courses, $500 for all three courses

    June 3rd-June 28th, Monday-Friday, 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.  No classes June 19th.

    Available courses are Intro to English (grammar study), Intro to Algebra, Reading Study Practicum

    Click here to register

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    Camp Director: Chris Bosco, cbosco@rockhursths.edu
  • Musical Theater Camp

    Session I: June 3-7 
    Session II: June 10-14
    M-F 9:00AM-2:30PM

    Join us for a week of singing, acting and dance! In Rockhurst summer theatre camp we will learn about musical theatre, build skill sets for the stage, and put on a show for family and friends at the end of the week. We hope to see you on the stage this summer! 

    Location: Rockhurst High School
    9301 State Line Rd
    KCMO, 64114
     
    Who: Boys and Girls ages 8-14
    Cost: $250
     
    Students should bring their own sack lunch for the day. 
     
    Contact: Mr. Anthony McMurray -RHS Theater Director
  • PSAT Prep

    For rising 11th Graders; boys and girls; $275

    The PSAT prep course focuses on test specific English and Math skills. The course is designed for high-achieving rising juniors who have a chance at earning the National Merit Commended, National Merit Semi-Finalist, or National Merit Finalist designation. Participants keep their official PSAT prep book. The course is open to Rockhurst and non-Rockhurst students, male and female, and is taught by Rockhurst instructors Dr. Megan Caughron and Mr. Dan Shaver.
     
    June 10th-June 27th, Monday-Thursday, 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. **  

    **Also meets on a Saturday prior to the exam. Does not meet on Wednesday, June 19th.

    Click here to register
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    Contact: Dr. Megan Caughron, mcaughron@rockhursths.edu; Mr. Dan Shaver, dshaver@rockhursths.edu
     
  • Robotics

    For rising 2nd - 8th Graders; boys and girls; $150 per session
    All Vex IQ Camps are for rising 2nd - 5th Graders
    All Vex Cortex Camps are for rising 6th - 8th Graders

    Session I: Vex IQ Level 1 Camp 1- June 3-5 , 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Session I: Vex Cortex Level 1 Camp 1 - June 3-5, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Session I: Vex IQ Level 2 Camp 1 - June 10-12, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
    Session I: Vex Cortex Level 2 Camp 1-June 10-12, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
     
    Session II: Vex IQ Level 1 Camp 2- July 8-10, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Session II: Vex Cortex Level 1 Camp 2-July 8-10, 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
    Session II: Vex IQ Level 2 Camp 2- July 15-17, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m.
    Session II: Vex Cortex Level 2 Camp 2-July 15-17, 1:00 p.m.-4:00p.m.

    VEX IQ Level I Camp is designed for students who have finished the 1st grade through those who have completed the 5th grade. Students will work in teams of three to build and program a VEX IQ robot with a goal of “competing” in a final game.  The VEX IQ build system allows for “faster” builds which is especially enjoyed by younger campers.  Space is limited to 15 campers.  All robotics camps are for boys and girls.

    VEX Cortex Level I Camp is designed for students who have finished the 6th grade through those who have completed the 8th grade. Students will work in teams of three to build and program a VEX EDR robot with a goal of “competing” in a final game.  The VEX EDR system is the system used by Rockhurst High School in its Robotics Engineering 1 & 2 courses.  Space is limited to 15 campers. All robotics camps are for boys and girls. 

    VEX IQ Level 2 Camp is designed for students who have finished the 1st grade through those who have completed the 5th grade. Students will work in teams of three to build (different from VEX IQ Level 1 Camp) and program (different from VEX IQ Level 1 Camp) a VEX IQ robot with a goal of “competing” in a final game.  Space is limited to 15 campers. All robotics camps are for boys and girls. 

    VEX Cortex Level 2 Camp is designed for students who have finished the 6th grade through those who have completed the 8th grade. Students will work in teams of three to build and program (different from the VEX Cortex Level 1 Camp) a VEX EDR robot with a goal of “competing” in a final game.  The VEX EDR system is the system used by Rockhurst High School in its robotics courses. 
     Space is limited to 15 campers. All robotics camps are for boys and girls. 

    Click here to register

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    Camp Director: Andy Wilcox, awilcox@rockhursths.edu
  • Study Skills

    For rising 7th, 8th, & 9th Graders; boys and girls; $150 per session

    The summer Study Skills camp offers students opportunities to evaluate current academic practices and develop new tools in order to achieve greater success in the classroom.  The course will focus on several study standards, which include Active Listening, Organization, Critical Reading, Notetaking and Test Preparation. The camp is offered to students entering the 7th-9th grade years.  A notebook is required for the course. 

    Session I: June 3rd - June-13th, Monday-Thursday, 11:15 - 12:15 p.m.
    Session II: June 17th - June 27th, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. (Due to the national holiday observed June 19th, the first week of session  II will occur Monday - Friday (without meeting on Wednesday) while the second week will occur Monday - Thursday.)
    mailto:lbunch@rockhursths.edu

    Click here to register

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    Camp Instructor: Lari Bunch   lbunch@rockhursths.edu
  • Summer Accelerated Algebra I

    Title: Accelerated Algebra 1
    Instructor: Mr. Jim Monteil
    Dates: Tues & Thurs, Jun 4 - 27
    Time: 9am - 11am
    Cost: $225
    Location: Rockhurst High School

    This course is invite only.  Eligible participants should have received an email from the school's Registrar, Mrs. Jane Cory.  Financial assistance is available to qualified individuals by contacting Mr. Chris Bosco, Academic Summer Coordinator.

    Students who scored close to but below the Qualifying Exam threshold to test out of Algebra and begin Freshman year in Advanced Geometry/Algebra II are invited to take this 8-day Accelerated Algebra 1 Course. Students will rapidly master topics in the last six chapters of Algebra 1 in order to set them up for success in Advanced Geometry/ Algebra 2. Students must complete the 8-day course with a grade of 80% or higher in order to qualify for Advanced Geometry/Algebra 2. Otherwise, they will take Advanced Algebra 1 in the Fall.

    Registrants will receive an email prior to June 3rd regarding start-up information.  

    Please contact Mr. Monteil (email below) if you have questions about  known schedule conflicts.

    Click here to register

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    Instructor: Jim Monteil, jmonteil@rockhursths.edu
  • Summer Credit Courses

    Courses for young men and women are Monday through Friday, June 3rd - June 28th. One course half-credit ($300) and one course full-credit ($500) courses available in Chemistry, Intro to Computer Science, Biology, Theology, Algebra I, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Geometry, Geology, and Physical Education.  Half-credit courses are 8am to 11am, and full-credit courses are 8am to noon.  Classes will not meet on June 19th due to the national holiday, but classes that week will end at noon.  

    Intro to Computer Science also has an afternoon session available from noon to 3pm, though this may interfere with students intending to play RHS football in the fall.  P.E. is noon to 3pm.

    With the exception of Intro to Computer Science and PE, these courses are for credit-recovery only after a student has failed a semester, unless approved by Chris Bosco, Summer Academic Director.

    All courses are enrollment dependent.  

    Click here to register

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    Contact: Chris Bosco cbosco@rockhursths.edu
  • Summer Music Camp

    2023 Summer Music Camps 

    Hosted by Mr. Cameron Akagi and Mr. Austin Barnes
    For: RHS students 9th thru 12th grades
    Dates: July 29th - August 2nd 
    Cost: $150 for the entire week. 

    Drumline Camp 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Band Camp 11:00am - 2:30pm

    Shirt: Students will be asked to get a dry fit music shirt. This will be part of the camp fee. 

    Contact: Cameron Akagi at cakagi@rockhursths.edu

Athletic Summer Camps

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  • Baseball

    For rising 4th - 9th Graders; $120 per session

    Session I: June 3-6, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    --Suggested for boys entering grades 4-6
    Session II: June 10 - June 13, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    --Suggested for boys entering grades 7-9

    **There is a 50 boy limit per camp; includes camp t-shirt

    Click here to register

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    Camp Director: Jim DeGraw, jdegraw@rockhursths.edu
  • Basketball

    Clinic of Champions Basketball Youth Camp
    For rising 2nd - 8th Graders; $120 per session

    Session I: June 3-6, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Session II: June 10-13, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Advanced Camp: June 17-20, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Session III: June 24-27, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    **Sessions I, II, and III are for rising 2nd - 8th Graders
    **Advanced Camp is for rising 5th - 8th Graders

    Incoming Freshman Camp
    For rising RHS 9th Graders; $100

    June 3 - 6, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
     
    **Camp will help prepare players for summer activities and tryouts in November.  
    **Players will be instructed on individual skill work, team concepts, as well as play 5-on-5 games.  Coaches will teach and review offensive and defensive plays that will be part of summer activities and help players prepare for high school tryouts.  This camp will resemble a Rockhurst Basketball practice.

    Rockhurst Summer Basketball League
    For rising RHS 9th Graders; $100

    The Rockhurst Summer Basketball League is for incoming freshmen and will occur on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during the month of June, after the frosh camp. The cost is $100 for the whole month which includes 6 two hour sessions. The first hour will be focused on individual skill work, then the players will scrimmage for the remainder of the session. It is ok if a player has to miss some of the evenings due to other conflicts. 

    June 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27
    5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
     

    Click here to register

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    Camp Director: Billy Thomas, Head Coach
                   9301 State Line Road, KCMO 64114
                   816-363-2036 
                   bthomas@rockhursths.edu  
  • Cross Country

    Youth Running Camp

    June 10 - 21 (Mon-Fri) 
    7am- 8:15am 
     
    LOCATION:   
    At locations to be determined (all will be at or near RHS)
     
    WHO:
    Rising 6th-8th grade boys
     
    COST:          
    $75 per participant
    For walk-ups, make checks payable to ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL
                         
    ABOUT:       
    Runners will learn about the sport, proper warm-up, pacing, post-stretch and core work that has helped to guide the Hawklets to being one of the top XC programs in the area. Youth runners will be able to train alongside current high school runners and work with members of the Rockhurst Cross Country coaching staff. It is recommended that participants have done some distance running in their past, but campers will be grouped according to their reported current fitness level. 
     
    On Fridays, we will finish with an optional Ultimate Frisbee game after the camp for all who want to stay and play. 
     
    CONTACT:     
    Mike Dierks, Head Coach
    mdierks@rockhursths.edu
  • Dive

    Dive Camp
     
    June 17 - June 20 (Mon-Thur) 
     
    Times:
    Session I: 9:00 - 10:30am 
    Session II: 10:30 -12:00am
     
    LOCATION:   
    Goppert Rock-Plex
    11300 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64114
     
    The Goppert Rock-Plex is the home pool for Rockhurst Swim and Dive. It is a 6 lane pool with a workout facility attached along with a 1 meter springboard. Certified lifeguards will be present during the camp. 
     
    WHO:
    Incoming grades 3 - 8 ... boys & girls
    Camp will be capped at 12 divers
     
    COST:          
    $100 per participant
    For walk-ups, make checks payable to ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL          
    TO BRING:  
    Towel and water bottle. 
     
    ABOUT:       
    Dive Campers will work with Rockhurst divers and coaches on fundamentals and technique to help them develop new skills in diving. 
     
    Divers will receive a camp t-shirt for attending camp. 
     
    CONTACT:     
    Steve Robbins, Head Dive Coach
    srrobb74@gmail.com
  • Football

    52nd Annual Football Youth Camp
    For rising 3rd - 8th Graders; $125 for the session

    July 16-17, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    July 18, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Click here to register

    Coach Donohoe has won 4 state championships and 3 runner-ups. He has a 221-65 overall record and was recently inducted into the Missouri State Hall of Fame and Coaches Association HOF. Coach Donohoe's teams have reached the state playoff 20 out of 24 seasons. He has been named Coach of the Year nationals and state-wide.  In 2023, the Rockhurst High School Football Program was inducted in the Missouri State Sports Hall of Fame.
     
    Coach Donohoe and his staff, along with varsity players, will teach a working knowledge of the fundamentals and methods in football.
     
    NO PADS WILL BE USED
     
    Boys will be placed in small groups according to their ability and age level. The camp will cover both offensive and defensive fundamentals with individual drills for each phase.
     
    Techniques covered:
    Passing, Receiving, Running, Form Blocking, Form 
    Tackling, Position Drills, Agility Drills, Punting, Kicking & Safety

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    Camp Director: Kelly Donohoe, kdonohoe@rockhursths.edu
  • Lacrosse

    For rising K - 9th Graders; $175 per session

    Session I: June 3-6, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Session II: June 10-13, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Coach Tim Reidy and his staff will teach players a working knowledge of the fundamentals and methods of lacrosse.
    Participants will be placed in small groups according to their ability and age level.  
               
    Camp will cover both offensive and defensive fundamentals with individual drills for each position including:  Catching, throwing, ground balls, shooting, rides & clears, offensive & defensive set plays and goal keeping.

    **Equipment is required for experienced players and campers entering grades 3-9. No equipment is needed for players entering grades K-2. A limited amount of equipment will be available for rent; contact Coach Reidy prior to June 1 for more information about rental gear.

    Click here to register

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    Camp Director: Tim Reidy, treidy@rockhursths.edu
  • Soccer

    Camp & Academy
    Come train with the 10-time Missouri State High School Athletic Associate State Champion program.  In 2023 the Soccer Hawklets won their 3rd straight State Championship with an undefeated season and were named National Champions!

    For rising K - 8th Graders; boys and girls; $160 per session for half-day, $260 per session for full day.  

    Session I: June 3-6
    Session II: June 10-13
    Session III: June 17-20

    Half-Day Camp: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (K - 8th Graders)
    Full Day Academy: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (3rd - 8th Graders)
    --Lunch is provided for Full Day Academy campers

    *Family Discount: $10 rebate for each additional family member
    --email Coach Darby for rebates

    Special Camp Features...
    *Goalkeeping training available, Defending & Attacking activities, individual & group skill training to help a player grow as an individual but also as a teammate. 
    *Student/Coach ratio allows for plenty of attention for each camper.
    *Current RHS coaching staff, current players from RHS and Sion/STA, & current collegiate players will be among the numerous coaches working the camp.
    *Opportunity to play on state of the art synthetic turf soccer fields.
    *Full time professional trainer, Paul McGannon, at each session.

    Incoming Freshman Camp
    For rising RHS 9th Graders; $160 

    Dates:          June 3 - 6 = 7-9pm 
                         June 12, 19, 26 = 8-9am
     
    Times:          7 p.m. - 9 p.m. for the first week and then 8-9am after

    **Campers will be coached by the all members of the RHS soccer staff. Camp includes soccer drills, games, scrimmages, and a camp T-shirt. This camp will allow freshmen and sophomores to play together and get to know each other over the summer months while working on their soccer skills, knowledge, and conditioning. 

    Click here to register

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    Camp Director: Matt Darby, mdarby@rockhursths.edu
  • Sports Performance Academy

    Session I
    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays June 3rd thru June 21st 
    Time: 3-5pm 

    Session II
    Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays July 15th thru Aug 2nd 
    Time: 3-5pm 

    WHO:
    Incoming grades 7-8 (boys)

    LOCATION:   
    Rockhurst High School
    9301 State Line Rd
    Kansas City, MO 64114
     
    COST:          
    $150 per participant
    For walk-ups, make checks payable to ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL
                         
    TO BRING:  
    Running shoes and water bottle. 
     
    ABOUT:       
    Athletes will be trained in strength, agility, sprinting form, mobility, and core work so that they can take these exercises and learned skills and incorporate them into a consistent routine. These are many of the same training exercises that our Hawklets use to be able to excel at the highest levels of high school sports. 
     
    Limit per session is 50 campers
     
    CONTACT:     
    Van Marshall, Football Coach
    9301 State Line Road, Kansas City MO 64114
  • Swim

    Swim Camps
     
    Turns & Technique Camp I:  May 28 - May 31 (Tue-Fri), 8am - 10am 
    Rising 6th - 8th graders, boys and girls.

    Turns & Technique Camp II: May 28 - May 31 (Tue-Fri), 10am - noon
    Rising 3rd - 5th graders, boys and girls.

    These two camps will be capped at 30 swimmers each.

    Speed & Explosion Camp: June 17 - June 20 (Mon-Thur), 10am - noon
    Rising 6th - 8th graders, boys and girls.

    This camp will be capped at 15 swimmers.

    LOCATION:   
    Goppert Rock-Plex
    11300 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64114
     
    The Goppert Rock-Plex is the home pool for Rockhurst Swim and Dive. It is a 6 lane pool with a workout facility attached. Certified lifeguards will be present during the camp. 
     
    COST:          
    $125 per participant
    For walk-ups, make checks payable to ROCKHURST HIGH SCHOOL
                         
    TO BRING:  
    Towel, several pairs of goggles, and a water bottle. Swimmers can bring their own training equipment, but training equipment will be available for swimmers to use. 
     
    ABOUT:       
    Swim Campers will work with Rockhurst swimmers and coaches on strokework and technique to help them develop new skills. Swimmers will learn new drills and work with various training tools. 
     
    All participants will receive a camp t-shirt. 
     
    CONTACT:     
    Paul Winkeler, Head Coach and National High School Federation Swim Coach of the Year
    pwinkele@rockhursths.edu
  • Wrestling

    For rising 4th - 9th Graders; $150 per session

    July 8-11
    9:00am - noon

    **Cost includes camp t-shirt

    Click here to register

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    Camp Director: Rich Wikiera at rwikiera@rockhursths.edu
  • Volleyball

    Rockhurst High School Volleyball Camp

    Join the 4-Time Heart Of America (HOA) Boys Volleyball Champions and the 2023 Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) State Semifinalists on the court this summer!

    Who: Boys entering 5th , 6th , 7th , 8th, and 9th grade
    When: Monday-Thursday, July 8-11, 1-3pm
    Where: Rockhurst High School Main Gym
    Cost: $100

    Camp Director: Mike Sullivan, Head Varsity Coach (msullivan@rockhursths.edu)

    What: Participants will be taught the fundamentals of forearm passing, overhead passing, setting, serving, hitting, and the rules of playing volleyball. Participants will scrimmage each day and play competitive games to help improve their skills. The sport of men’s volleyball is growing quickly in Catholic grade schools in Missouri and Kansas. Come join Rockhurst players and coaches to help prepare your son for club volleyball, grade school volleyball, and high school volleyball. We looking forward to working with players of all skill levels.

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    Contact: Coach Mike Sullivan  msulliva@rockhursths.edu