FALL/WINTER 2019-20 VOL.35, NO.2
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 span of a single week!
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.
Each year at homecoming, Graceland University Development presents alumni and honored friends with awards of recognition for their service to Graceland and the world.
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 degree are disappearing rapidly.
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 dean of undergraduate admissions.
Roger Hershey ‘67 was the first house president of Cheville, serving three semesters from Fall 1965 through Fall 1966. Hershey came from Edwards house to help create Cheville, along with most of the original house council.
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 accessories on the side.
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.