Across our various fields of study, Graceland students and recent alumni are finding professional success every day. These stories capture how the Graceland Experience continues to help more scholars make their ambitions become realities.
When Karin Blythe ’08 graduated from Graceland, she left Lamoni “on a high.” After getting involved with Graceland Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), the Honors Program, Campus Ministries, Student Government and House Council, Karin knew she had the skillset to take on the world. And that’s exactly what she set out to do.
Caitlyn Barbour ’14 is far from inexperienced.
Coming from a big family and an even larger church family, her feeling of community is well-established.
Junbin Guo is just one of many international students at GU. He is a man you can count on: honest, dependable, funny and always lights up a room just by speaking.
Daniel Vogelsang ’13 says that he has always been an explorer. And since coming to Graceland, he has indulged the trait.
Patrick Minor forgot how to play piano this year. He was standing in the acoustically-perfect Carol Hall after watching workers assemble the brand new Steinway concert grand.
For many students, it can be difficult to see how their classwork will one day benefit their lives. As students read novels, memorize dates of battles, and apply theorems, they can struggle to see the bigger picture.
Ever since Sarah Balik ’12 was little, she knew she wanted to be a doctor. However, during winter term of her sophomore year at Graceland, she encountered a conflict that would eventually change her mind.
Nathalie Baptiste '10 says that Graceland taught her how to interact with people from different walks of life.
In fall of 2011 Graceland added a Human Services major to their Bachelors of Arts programs. And Brittany Bennett knew this new degree would be perfect for her.
It was an accident that got Morgan Bradford ’12 interested in Residence Life.