Student Spotlights

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.

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.