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Horizons - Summer 2019

Remembering the time of your life

Save the Date: Homecoming 2019

September 7, 2021

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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Class Notes

September 7, 2021

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

September 7, 2021

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

September 7, 2021

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

September 7, 2021

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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The Power of Home

September 7, 2021

“How do we inspire students to take the power of together into a world that so desperately needs the healing power of community?” Home is one of the most loaded words in our vocabulary. Homemade pies? Home sweet home? Home...

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122nd Commencement

September 7, 2021

Commencement celebrations highlight Graceland’s amazing students, recognizing them and others for exceptional contributions to our community. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, Graceland’s fall commencement ceremony was held at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Missouri. Former Dean of the School...

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Role Call

September 7, 2021

Graceland's new head football coach, NATE ROBINSON, has already made his mark at Graceland — and not just on the football field. Robinson has served in many roles for the Yellowjackets since he joined Graceland’s staff in 2014. He has...

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The Belongingness Net

September 7, 2021

In 2017, just as President Draves was in her first year, Graceland’s leadership consciously identified five principles of retention, which were formally adopted in summer of 2018. Those principles — belonging, engagement, personal support, perceived value of curriculum, self-efficacy —...

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