Graceland Spotlights News
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 learned a lot of things at Graceland - and not just in the classroom.
While at Graceland, Social Sciences Division Chair Dr. Brain Smith kindled his interest when he spoke about the relationship between pharmaceutical companies and doctors.
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.
It's not every day that your best friend asks you to spend a year with them in South Korea. But when Colleen Brian '11 began the application process for the World Service Corps, she asked Sally Norton '11 to sign up with her.
Rebecca Bullock '09 has never been someone you would consider an underachiever. At Graceland, she had two majors, History with a non-Western emphasis and International Studies.
Ryanne Miiller '11 Carlson came to Graceland because it was a place she'd heard wonderful things about. A third generation Gracelander, her parents and both sets of her grandparents attended "the Hill".
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.
Culture Shock. It's not something you'd think a New Yorker would get. But Liz Deegan '12, hailing from New York state, received an ample dose of it when she first showed up in Lamoni.
Brandon Fletcher '11 came to Graceland because of SPECTACULAR camp. "It's that simple," he says.
Abby Hernandez '11 has two big passions - theatre and community service. And through the Lamoni community, she's been able to experience both.
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.
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 originally came to the United States from the South African country of Mozambique because she wasn't keeping up with her school work.
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.
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.
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'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 says that Graceland has helped her step outside of her comfort zone and gain confidence.
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.
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 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 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.
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