Features - Spring 22

Q & A with President Draves

Graceland faces many threats from both internal and external forces. Higher education is changing rapidly as are student expectations. Shifting demographics, internal culture, and an unsustainable financial model led Graceland leadership to CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO and explore a new strategic path forward.

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Graceland’s Path Forward

April 25, 2022

Graceland's administration and Board of Trustees announced a new strategic framework for the University at the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester, aimed at ensuring the school’s financial sustainability for future generations. This announcement was accompanied by internal documentation outlining how...

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Remembering President Emeritus William T. “Bill” Higdon

April 21, 2022

In the annals of Graceland history, there are a few names that will forever be remembered for their contributions to the University. Marietta Walker. Roy Cheville. Edmund Gleazer. The Clossons. No list of Graceland legends would be complete without the...

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The Dedication of Morden Center

April 19, 2022

Gracelanders gathered around the north steps and listened to speeches from coaches, administrators, students, and supporters alike. Those who attended were welcomed by the Graceland drumline and the cheer and dance teams, who infused energy and vibrance into the gathering —...

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Sting Lost & Found

April 18, 2022

The shiny mascot statue was last seen by the Morden Center construction team, but no one could quite remember where it was moved. Some thought it was stored in Hampton Center or hidden in a supply closet, but in the months leading...

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Homecoming 2021: Together Again

April 18, 2022

There was something special in the crisp autumn air October 15, 2021 — the BUZZ OF EXCITEMENT as alumni returned to campus for the first time in years could be felt across Lamoni. The familiar scene of friends reuniting had an...

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The Next Chapter

April 15, 2022

From hosting its first virtual commencement exercise in the fall of 2020 to celebrating outside with the Spring 2021 graduates, the past few ceremonies have been anything but standard. One constant, however, is the incredible quality of graduates that Graceland...

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