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Horizons - Summer 2019

Remembering the time of your life

Save the Date: Homecoming 2019

July 7, 2019

Remembering the time of your life OCT. 25-27, 2019 For more details and continual updates, visit our webpage at www.graceland.edu/homecoming. SCHEDULE Friday, October 25 Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament Choir Concert 20th Annual Emeriti & Alumni Awards Banquet Homecoming Musical: The Importance...

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A Look Back

July 7, 2019

As the Horizons team spent time looking through old Acacia yearbooks, we noticed a recurring theme that holds true after all these years: the MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER has become the beating heart of the student life experience. Here are some...

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A Lifelong Impact

July 7, 2019

At the heart of the Newcom family is a deep connection to Graceland. Scheduled to be completed in early 2020, the transformation of the MSC to Newcom Student Union will continue the impact of JAY ’64 AND CHERRY PHELPS `65...

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The Buzz

July 7, 2019

COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS SADDLE UP Graceland added a COMPETITIVE INTERCOLLEGIATE RODEO PROGRAM as part of the strategic initiative to recruit more students from central Iowa and northern Missouri. The team will compete as a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association...

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There’s No Place Like Home

July 7, 2019

So many of the Graceland family I’ve met with over the past two years still refer to this special place as home. For most, home evokes feelings of safety, comfort, joy and family in whatever form that might take. Two...

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Class Notes

June 7, 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. `48 BETTY THOMAS WELCH, Sun City,...

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Jam Master Extraordinaire

June 7, 2019

Graceland legend GREG SUTHERLAND '73 was inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame April 7, 2019. Sutherland came to Graceland from Riverview, Michigan, in 1969. Once here, he played bass with the local band Zini for eight years, then...

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Have Tunes, Will Travel

June 7, 2019

GRACELAND CHOIR hit the road for its third tour under Director Sara Blessing — this time, to the southwestern region of the U.S. The day after commencement, Director of Choral/Vocal Activities Sara Blessing, MM, and 24 members of three different...

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Art as a Lifeline

June 7, 2019

Professor of Art JULIA FRANKLIN, MFA, has had a big year. Last July, she received one of five Iowa Artist Fellowships through the Iowa Arts Council, beating out 325 applicants. This once-in-a-lifetime award came with $10,000 and the opportunity to...

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