Division of Science and Math News

Mary Shawgo, PhD, is bringing skilled scientific practices to Graceland University undergraduate programs and students.

Coming to Graceland University was a last minute decision for Jalen Brown `17. He was offered a scholarship to play basketball for the university only a couple months before classes began. Brown says what really drove him to come to Graceland was the thought of being on his own, away from the big city lights of Chicago.

Grant Kouri ’06 has chosen a career of service and steps out courageously to act on his convictions. Graceland’s mission and values are lived out in Grant’s passion for global humanitarian work.

Graceland graduate Paloma Ortiz ‘15 is a busy woman with a plan to move justice forward. She is excited about her career and the direction her life is going. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Spanish/Chemistry minors, she was accepted to Emporia State University’s Master of Science program in forensics.

Graceland graduate Paloma Ortiz ‘15 is a busy woman with a plan to move justice forward. She is excited about her career and the direction her life is going. After graduat...

Brian Anders ‘13 gives credit to his experience at Graceland University for landing a great job post-college, and he came back Nov. 21, to tell his story and give real-world tips to current students.

Griff Cady - Student Success

November 11, 2016

The Graceland connections are valuable! Griff Cady ’17 landed a great internship for the summer in San Diego, California, because of the Graceland network of friends.

So he’s a numbers guy who likes people – a really good combination.

It was a really good experience to learn more about drug discovery and to learn about scientists who are working in current, relevant fields; to learn things that no one else knows about yet.

...he realized he was just as prepared and was thankful for Graceland’s solid science program.

Jenna Cox - Student Success

November 4, 2016

For my entire life, all I have wanted to do is work alongside animals. Caring for them fills my heart to the brim.

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.

Stephen Moore '16

September 23, 2014

Before coming to Graceland, Stephen Moore of Scottsdale, Arizona, didn’t see himself as the best student.

Matt Binnicker, '99

January 22, 2014

Dr. Binnicker has written over 30 peer-reviewed articles, authored 4 book chapters, serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, and has been invited to present his research at conferences around the world.

Sophia Ringsdorf, '13

March 4, 2013

For most people, getting braces is less than a desirable experience. There's the pain, the maintenance, the expense, the physical appearance - the list of grievances goes on.

Daniel Vogelsang, '13

February 2, 2013

Daniel Vogelsang '13 says that he has always been an explorer. And since coming to Graceland, he has indulged the trait.

Jennifer Abraham, '11

January 31, 2013

For many students, it can be difficult to see how their classwork will one day benefit their lives.

Sarah Balik, '12

January 30, 2013

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.

Tyler Bridge, '08

January 28, 2013

While at Graceland, Social Sciences Division Chair Dr. Brain Smith kindled his interest when he spoke about the relationship between pharmaceutical companies and doctors.

Alex Cash, '12

January 21, 2013

If you don't know Alex Cash '12 personally, you may know his work. In fact, it may even be in the palm of your hand.

Tyler Jones, '09

January 16, 2013

Ever since Tyler Jones '09 was little, he wanted to come to Graceland. He jokes that this may be the result of a little parental "brain-washing"; and if this is the case, his parents did their job well.

Ryan Sheehy, '10

January 5, 2013

Ryan Sheehy's research is cutting edge, with the potential to extend lives in the future. This research focuses on a group of drugs' potential as a treatment for brain cancer.

Paige Webberley, '12

January 4, 2013

Paige Webberley '12 says that Graceland has helped her step outside of her comfort zone and gain confidence.

June Wiley, '13

January 1, 2013

June Wiley '13 loves elephants. Period. And her internships reflect that passion. Whether it's the work she did at Riddle's Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary in Arkansas or her recent work at the veterinary clinic at Gladys Porter Zoo in Texas, it's obvious that June has a passion for helping animals.

Julia Wilkerson, '12

December 3, 2012

When the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) club traveled to a national supercomputing conference in New Orleans, Julia Wilkerson '12 passed out her resume to a few potential employers