Graceland Spotlights News

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.

Brittany Longsdorf, '10

January 15, 2013

Iowa sunsets, Swarm-Inn Super Tots and Cheville House's James Bond function. These were a few of Brittany Longsdorf's favorite things.

Cleuzia Navessee, '13

January 13, 2013

Cleuzia Navessee '13 originally came to the United States from the South African country of Mozambique because she wasn't keeping up with her school work.

Matthew Nii, '11

January 11, 2013

When the time came for Matthew Nii '11 to select a graduate program, he couldn't deny that Graceland gave him a taste for the personalized education a smaller university can provide.

Trent Ranney, '12

January 9, 2013

A year ago, Trent Ranney '12 says that the only thing he knew about paint was "how to spell it." But while traveling to Nationals with the Graceland Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team, Trent handed out his resume to the franchise College Pro Painters.

Jessi Ruckman, '11

January 7, 2013

When Jessi Ruckman '11 ran for Aponivi House President (HP) at the end of her sophomore year at Graceland, she was just hoping for the chance to lead her house and provide others with help and support.

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.

Justin Wallace, '12

January 3, 2013

Justin Wallace '12 calls himself "a dude just trying to make it." And as he prepares for his graduation this May, the chances for this 'dude' look pretty favorable.

Derrick White, '14

January 2, 2013

When Derrick White's Graceland professor suggested that he enter a national songwriting competition, Derrick figured that it couldn't hurt to try.

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.

Emily Rose, '12

December 4, 2012

Emily Rose '12 isn't one for filling out applications. In high school, Emily knew exactly where she wanted to go to college. Graceland was the only university she troubled herself to apply to.

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