This designation as “Best in the Midwest” for another year speaks highly to the personal attention students receive at Graceland. Personal attention paves the way for student success. This attribute was highlighted through many of the student surveys done by The Princeton Review, as well as in conversations with students on campus and after graduation.
Nowlin coached five sports in more than 41 years while working at Graceland University. He was the first wrestling coach at Graceland and was the head coach of baseball, tennis and track while serving as an assistant football coach throughout his tenure with the Yellowjackets.
Shannon Harris, Director of Graceland’s AmeriCorps Youth Launch program, received word that the program has been awarded $522,000 to continue activities for the next three years. The federal funding for the program is matched by an approximately equal amount from the Dekko Foundation and an additional $67,000 in staff and services by Graceland University.
Graceland University is excited to continue the strong 37-year history Graceland has built with the SSS program. The new grant cycle will provide 1.5 million dollars over the next five years to provide program services to increase the retention and graduation rates of the 180 first-generation, low-income Graceland students served by the program.
The $142,000 in scholarships given at Spec are announced at the end of the week-long camp and are available to students entering their senior year of high school and participating in Spec. Contact the Admissions Office or visit our website at www.graceland.edu for more information on what scholarships or grants are available to you.
Leaders from Graceland’s Youth Launch Commission provided funding and made arrangements with local hospitals in the region to provide CPR classes at no cost to individuals willing to become certified. It is the hope of the Pettit family and Graceland University that many will take advantage of these training opportunities and help turn what could have been a tragedy for one family into a blessing for many.
Hampton attended Graceland University in the 1950s, returning as a member of the faculty in 1960. Over the years, he has been a fixture on the sidelines of the many sports he has coached. In addition to those sidelines, he also made his mark in the classroom with his students.
The Social Media Marketing major at Graceland will include a unique combination of communications courses, business and marketing courses, and visual design courses aimed to ready students for jobs in the current real world. The major will serve as a progressive recruiting tool for admissions, drawing on the strengths of both the Graceland University C.H. Sandage School of Business and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
“My hopes are that we afford students the potential for making new friends, learning how to collaborate on projects, and employ a lot of creativeness, all with a hands-on approach,” says Lee Maples, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Scene Designer at Graceland University.
The contest, The Voice of the Young Consumer University Partnership, is an annual, semester-long project by The Principal in which students address a real business marketing challenge facing the company. The Graceland team’s presentation theme was “Life Happens … Where will you be,” focusing on various message topics important to Millennials.
"This event is a way for us to give back to the community and the state by volunteering our time, by not only hosting these athletes but getting a chance to get to know them. I love this event and look forward to it every year when it comes around.” - Jesse Godfrey, GU Football
Bjorland has served as Graceland’s Director of Marketing and Vice President of Enrollment. “Kirk Bjorland is a driven marketer who has worked tirelessly toward Graceland’s success. I trust the future of Iowa’s innovation economy in his hands,” said Graceland University President John Sellars. Bjorland has also served as the city administrator and mayor of Lamoni.
Graceland University has been ranked seventh in Iowa in a recent study offering a list of the Iowa best value colleges conducted by SmartAsset, a financial technology company based in New York City that provides financial analytics and advice.
For 25 years, SkillPath, along with their technical training division, CompuMaster, has been dedicated to providing quality training for businesses across the U.S., Canada and Australia. SkillPath delivers more than 20,000 how-to sessions to over 500,000 people in 450 cities. Since joining forces with Graceland University in 1995, SkillPath’s quality training has never been stronger.
During the Spring 2015 semester, Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement interns, supervised by Chad McDole in the Division of Health & Movement Sciences, are offering members of the Graceland community an opportunity to achieve their optimal level of health.
Graceland University is pleased to invite you to the opening performance of the 2015 tour of Caladh Nua as part of the 2014-15 Graceland university Performing Arts Series. The series is dedicated to bringing culturally diverse and talented musicians, actors and performers to Lamoni and the surrounding region, and this show is no exception.
Graceland University Director of Athletics, Joe Worlund ’80, is a winner. On and off the field, Worlund has exemplified what it means to be an excellent leader and mentor for aspiring individuals, and to help push themselves to the very best of their potential.
"History of Psychology 101," a book written by Graceland University Professor of Psychology David Devonis and currently in use in the Graceland University History of Psychology course, has been awarded the American Library Association's Outstanding Academic Title of 2014.
Graceland University President John Sellars is pleased to announce a restructuring of the business services area with R. Paul Davis named as Vice President of Business Services and Janice Tiffany as Director of Business Services, effective Feb. 1.
Daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs… a kaleidoscope of magnificent movement... powerful precision tumbling, somersaulting, and gymnastics... extraordinary exhibitions of agility and grace... All of this is just a part of the magnificent show offered by The Peking Acrobats, coming to Graceland University from the People's Republic of China during their 29th North American tour.
Graceland University Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Dr. Jason Smith, has been elected as Vice Chair of the Iowa Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) as of October 2014. This is a three-year appointment and an honor for Jason, and will offer a good opportunity for Graceland and its students as well.
Graceland University’s master’s programs in education and nursing were ranked in the top 10 Best Online Programs in the country by the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings edition of the Best Online Education Programs.
In the busy weeks leading up to the end of Graceland University’s fall semester, there were many festive happenings on campus as students, faculty and staff celebrated the arrival of the Christmas season.