Once a Gracelander, always a Gracelander.

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The Power of Connection

The bonds formed at Graceland don’t end with graduation. In fact, our goal is to help you keep the lifelong connections you made at Graceland alive through events, networking opportunities, volunteer activities and so much more.

Any student who completes 12 credit hours at any of our locations is considered a proud member of the Graceland University Alumni Association. There are no annual dues, though we welcome your generosity.

Join us for the annual public meeting, held every year on the Saturday of Homecoming. All members may pose questions and express concerns at this meeting.

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Homecoming 2024

October 4-6, 2024

We are thrilled to welcome alumni and friends back to campus for Graceland’s 2024 Homecoming festivities. Join fellow alumni and friends in Lamoni for a weekend of food, fellowship and fun. Plans are still underway for this exciting event so check back often.

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Join the Graceland Football Alumni Association (GFAA)

Calling all former Yellowjacket football players

It is an exciting new era for the Yellowjacket football program at Graceland. Find out how YOU can be a part of this pivotal moment in Graceland football history.

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#Grateful4Graceland Day of Giving!

Thank you for your help!  #Grateful4Graceland Day of Giving raises money for The Graceland Fund, which directly supports students through scholarships and investments into the student experience. The #Grateful4Graceland Day of Giving is an opportunity to celebrate with alumni and friends around the world why we are #Grateful4Graceland. it is not too late to help support our mission to create learning communities where students develop their potential for meaningful and productive lives.

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Benefits of Being Graceland Alumni

Our goal at Graceland is to continue serving our students long after they’ve left campus.
By offering a wide variety of services and benefits, like free seminars, discounts at our bookstore and even on future tuition, we aim to keep our global alumni community connected and thriving for generations to come.

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Alumni Stories and Testimonials
Graceland was the right choice for paving a successful path for my future. The community is reflective of the ‘Power of Together’. Faculty put in the effort to connect, teach, and understand all students. Personally, I had faculty push and motivate me beyond my limits in the classroom and on the court. In choosing my next path after graduation, professors took the time to sit down with me and explore all the opportunities and possibilities available. Graceland has so many resources which provide success; you just have to want it.
Christacia Dawkins '19 United States Army Sport Management
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Alumni Stories and Testimonials
Graceland University education and lifelong practical experience are a cornerstone of what I am doing today. My classmates, colleagues, my students, and their families have given me the motivation to enjoy the “journey.” And I believe that one day I will be back!
Ioseb Gabelaia, PhD '16 Visiting Lecturer, Transport and Telecommunication Institute Communications, MEd in Instructional Leadership
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Alumni Stories and Testimonials
My circle of close friends from Graceland grew quicker and has lasted longer than I could have imagined. I never considered myself very outgoing, but everything about Graceland invites you to grow as a human being.
Clay Hines '09 Biology and Chemistry
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Alumni Stories and Testimonials
Graceland taught me that in order to be the best teammate you need to hone in on your individual skills to make your team better. Graceland taught me what my strengths were and helped me to identify what I needed to work on to be better. This applies to the classroom as well as in the workplace. Working hard, being supportive of my coworkers successes, and striving to be better than I was yesterday are just a few skills I learned at Graceland.
Zoe Harmon '16 Account Executive, Memphis Grizzlies Sport Management
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Showcasing Our Alumni Success


Enrolled students

Fall 2023 Fact Book (all undergrad & grad)

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Alumni News

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Alumni, Athletics

Mourning Legendary Coach Jerry Hampton

June 5, 2024

There are few coaches who impacted more lives over...

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Alumni, Faculty, Students

Chisel Away

May 8, 2024

Buzzing with the excitement and energy of graduation day,...

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Alumni, Faculty, Students

Day of Discoveries

April 18, 2024

When classes are canceled for the day but it’s...

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Microsoft’s David Seda to Address Graduates at Commencement

April 8, 2024

Graceland University is thrilled to announce that 1983 graduate...

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Alumni, Press Release

Patrick Gwamna Hired as Director of Development

March 28, 2024

Vice President for Institutional Advancement Kristi Hettrick ’96 announced...

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Alumni, Press Release

Ayman Husain ’95 To Keynote Scholars’ Showcase

March 26, 2024

Ayman Husain is this year’s Scholar’s Showcase Speaker.

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Graceland Forever

Throw on your blue and gold, and join us in a walk down memory lane.

Alma Mater Hymn:

Come Graceland sons and daughters all,
and join our happy throng.
With loyal voices let us raise
our Alma Mater song.
O hillcrest home of vision wide,
where bonds of love hold sway.
Where all may learn in life and lore
’tis Thee we praise today.

Through memory a thread shall run,
of golden richness made.
Cementing there the treasures rare
in thy foundation laid.
O Alma Mater, guide us on,
thy standard e’er unfold
And call us on with memories
of days ‘neath the Blue and Gold.

Through years and decades long to come
thy battlemented tower
Shall rise to call the youth of lands
to answer to the hour.
And while thy work shall carry on,
our benisons are told
In lives of honor, truth and right,
the seal of the Blue and Gold.

—Roy A. Cheville, 1926

School Song: Graceland Forever

Graceland Forever, dear Alma Mater
Long may she ever firm keep her stand.
Her sons and daughters carry to others
Her fame throughout the land, Rah, rah, rah.
Graceland, Graceland, we’re all for you,
Strong, united, loyal and true.
We’ll carry on ’til victory is won,
Oh, Graceland, we’re all for you!

—Warren McElwain, 1925

Mascot: Yellowjacket “Sting”

Colors: Navy Blue and Gold

Motto: Prudens futuri (Wisdom for the future)

Newspaper: The Tower

Yearbook: Acacia

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Stay In Touch

Become a part of the Graceland alumni community.

Contact Info:

Georgia Seagraves
Associate Director of Advocacy and Alumni Engagement
866.GU4.EVER (866.484.3837)
office: 515.468.2376
fax: 641.784.5469

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