Horizons - Fall 2019

Each year at homecoming, Graceland University Development presents alumni and honored friends with awards of recognition for their service to Graceland and the world.

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Recognizing Contributions of Honored Alumni and Friends

October 28, 2019

Each year at homecoming, Graceland University Development presents alumni and honored friends with awards of recognition for their service to Graceland and the world. Graceland is pleased to announce this year’s honorees. Distinguished Service Award This award is given by...

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Strength Through Change

September 25, 2019

Over and over, we hear that higher education is changing, and it is – rapidly. The days when a student applied to one or two schools, attended one of them on campus for four years and graduated with a bachelor’s...

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Giving Back

September 25, 2019

Just before Christmas, a group of about 40 Graceland staff members, faculty, administrators and athletic coaches gathered together for an admissions summit aimed at addressing several enrollment challenges the university is facing. Helming the sessions were two Graceland alumni —...

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Where are they now? Roger Hershey

August 28, 2019

Cheville house was organized during the spring of 1965 in anticipation of the opening of the Gunsolley Annex (Graybill Hall) the following fall. It took its name from 1923-1960 religion professor Roy Cheville and was located on the first floor...

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The Buzz

August 25, 2019

  Esports Champions GRACELAND’S ESPORTS team was named the Iowa Division B Esports League champion at the GG Leagues tournament at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, in November. Jared Doty, Graceland Esports coach, said of the team’s...

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Strength Through Change

August 25, 2019

One of the best things about living in Lamoni is the absolute beauty of the changing seasons. For anyone who has spent extended time on campus, you know that we can even experience almost all of the seasons in the...

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Updating the Fitz

August 25, 2019

The Fitzgerald Fitness Center opened in 2012 and was an effort to improve the health and well-being of students. Over the past seven years, “The Fitz,” as it’s known, has been a space of constant use for our students. Originally...

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Where are they now? John Chatburn ’03

August 25, 2019

John Chatburn served as Graceland Student Government (GSG) president during the 2002-03 school year. Today, he and his wife, Andrea “Andi” Barber ’06 Chatburn, live in Spokane, Washington, where John works at a nonprofit organization and produces custom furniture and...

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Sacry Family Impacts Carthage Business Community

August 25, 2019

Since putting down roots in Carthage, Missouri, the Sacry family has had a big impact on their hometown. Dr. Roger ’89 and Patty Wilkinson ’89 Sacry and their two daughters, Isabella ’20 and Gwyneth ’22, moved to Carthage in 2004...

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Graceland Forever

August 25, 2019

DEB KNOTTS ’93 SKINNER has been a member of the Graceland community for as long as she can remember, and now, she is bringing her lifelong passion for the university and what it has to offer to Graceland’s admissions office as...

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