Horizons - Spring 2019

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Class Notes

July 17, 2019

Send Us Your News Completed a degree program? Published a written work? Received that awesome promotion? Earned a prestigious honor? If so, we want to hear about it. Share your memories and milestones by emailing us at alumni@graceland.edu. `75 MARY...

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The Closson Project

July 11, 2019

With funding for Newcom Student Union nearing completion, we are excited to turn our attention to Graceland’s architectural icon: CLOSSON PHYSICAL EDUCATION CENTER. One of the most uniquely crafted buildings in Iowa, Closson celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. In...

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A Winning Philosophy

July 5, 2019

2018 was a big year for Women’s Volleyball Head Coach STEW McDOLE ’65 — the latest of many, many big years in his 37 seasons coaching the Yellowjackets — and his accomplishments and accolades shine a light on the impact...

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Creating Global Citizens

June 28, 2019

Jonathan Montalvo moved to Indiana from Lares, Puerto Rico, when he was 15 years old. He completed high school there before attending Purdue University and then going on to get his master’s degree in Spanish literature from Western Michigan University...

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Leading the Way

June 23, 2019

A Conversation with Graceland’s Deans of the School of Nursing " It takes gutsy people to be nurses." - Margaret McKevit PAST It’s impossible to talk about the history of Graceland’s nursing program without mentioning Margaret McKevit ’55, Graceland’s first...

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The Path of Discovery

June 17, 2019

Graceland students who have gone through the pre-professional programs on the Lamoni campus have a history of success as they take the next steps in their career path. I t has been said among the faculty of these programs that 100...

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Nursing Club

June 11, 2019

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="600"] VITAL KNOWLEDGE Nursing Club partnered with Science Club to bring School of Nursing Independence-campus faculty to the Lamoni campus to teach students how to take vitals.[/caption] The first nursing club at Graceland began 40 years ago...

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Next Steps

June 5, 2019

Christina Koch ’20 always knew she wanted to work in health care, even if she wasn’t certain which field.  It just always stood to reason that, as someone who wanted to help and make a difference in people’s lives, providing...

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Beyond Basic Training

May 30, 2019

Even in his early 20s, Patrick Kirk ’19 has already had a great deal of experience in the health care field, which he has used to his benefit in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Graceland’s Independence...

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Taking Care

May 29, 2019

Krishelle Ivory ’10 knew early on that she wanted to work with kids. What she couldn’t decide was whether to be an educator or a nurse. Ultimately, nursing won out, though, with a grandmother who was a nurse and a...

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Looking Back

May 18, 2019

There are very few people who impacted the history of Graceland’s nursing program more than Sherri Kirkpatrick, PhD.  A  1965 graduate of Graceland’s associate degree program, Kirkpatrick never wanted to be anything but a nurse. In the pre-baccalaureate days, that...

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A TIMELINE: History of Graceland Nursing

May 10, 2019

Oh, the nostalgia! 1909  Sponsoring church Community of Christ (then RLDS) opens the Independence Sanitarium and Hospital (“the San”) less than 50 yards from where Graceland’s Independence campus currently resides. 1910 The Independence Sanitarium and Hospital opens a school of...

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The Tradition of Excellence

May 7, 2019

When I joined Graceland in 2017, I was acutely aware of the tradition of excellence that has existed as a part of this university’s DNA. One area that has been a shining example of that excellence for more than 50...

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Leading With Heart

April 10, 2019

ZAC HARMON-MCLAUGHLIN, MA, '08, joined Graceland's staff as the director of the Community of Christ Seminary in March 2019. Harmon-McLaughlin received his Bachelor of Arts in Religion in 2008 and his Master of Arts in Religion in 2010 – both...

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Meet Graceland’s New Vice President for Business and Finance

April 10, 2019

In November 2018, Graceland hired DAVID SIDDALL ’85 as the Vice President for Business and Finance. He serves as chief financial officer and leader of business operations, bringing new skills and ways of thinking with extensive expertise in business, finance...

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Newcom Student Union

April 10, 2019

As you read in the previous issue of Horizons, construction will begin this spring on the renovation and expansion of the Memorial Student Center (MSC) as it is transformed into Newcom Student Union. This exciting change highlights our efforts to...

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Exploring Our Horizons

April 10, 2019

Graceland celebrates the 50th anniversary of the School of Nursing in this issue of Horizons. It is a great example of how many different people and their accomplishments have made us what we are today. What an impressive record!  ...

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