Viterbo University Strides Magazine Online

Former Students Salute SARG 

More than 100 Viterbo alumni and colleagues paid tribute to their favorite taskmaster, Sr. Annarose Glum, a.k.a. SARG, at a special celebration on May 5.

For 39 years, Sr. Glum provided leadership in the music education program at Viterbo. She is known for leading students by her example of dedication, perseverance, and stamina, thus the nickname SARG. She continued to mentor music students with vigor and enthusiasm despite a 15-year battle with cancer and other significant health problems.

Donations made at the event, which featured musical performances by faculty, students, and alumni, contributed to the more than $23,000 raised for the Sr. Annarose Glum Endowed Music Scholarship. The fund will be directed to students who exemplify characteristics of self-discipline and tenacity, characteristics that are reminiscent of Sr. Glum. 

If you would like to remember Sr. Glum with a gift, please send your donation and/or pledge to: Sr. Annarose Glum Endowed Music Scholarship Fund, 815 Ninth Street South, La Crosse, WI 54601. You can also email your pledge or request more information at

Editor’s Note: As Strides goes to press we received the sad but inevitable news that Sr. Glum died Sunday, Aug. 5 at the age of 76 at Villa St. Joseph. May she rest in peace.