Braden shares, “I never really liked school until I started attending Graceland. I have thoroughly enjoyed taking Macro and Micro Economics, even though my major is theatre and I am going to see if I can minor in business or economics before I graduate. I couldn't be happier. I love it here … Graceland saved my life.”
Through her Graceland Experience, she has found a deep passion for capturing the world in words and in film, and she found a strong support system in the Graceland faculty, who have nurtured her passion.
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.
Marissa Roberts is a triple threat: She can sing, she can dance, and she can act. She was a star in Lamoni as a Vocal Performance major, and now, only five months after graduating from Graceland, she’s landed work as a paid extra in Los Angeles.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.