GRACELAND UNIVERSITY

HORIZONS

FALL/WINTER 2019-20 VOL.36, NO.2

President Patricia Draves in front of the Newcom Student Union construction

Strength Through Change

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!

The Buzz

The Buzz

A section dedicated to sharing what's going on at Graceland — because so many cool things are happening, and we want you to know about them!

The Buzz

Giving Back

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.

Homecoming Alumni Awards 2019

Recognizing Contributions of Honored Alumni and Friends

Each year at homecoming, Graceland University Development presents alumni and honored friends with awards of recognition for their service to Graceland and the world.

Harry Ashenhurst

Strength Through Change

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 Skinner

Graceland Forever

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.

Dr. Roger ’89 and Patty Wilkinson ’89 Sacry and their two daughters, Isabella ’20 and Gwyneth ’22.

Sacry Family Impacts Carthage Business Community

Since putting down roots in Carthage, Missouri, the Sacry family has had a big impact on their hometown.

Roger hershey ’67

Where are they now? Roger Hershey ’67

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 ’03

Where are they now? John Chatburn ’03

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.

Greg Henson ’75

Updating the Fitz

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.

Class Notes

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.