Jeff & Gov. Reynolds

Dr. Jeff Draves, Professor of Chemistry and Governor of Iowa Kim Reynolds on her visit to the Lamoni campus.

Science and Math Department

We offer a unique background that prepares you for careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, pharmacology, toxicology, forensic science, graduate school and industry. The science and math facility has undergone a major renovation, and we moved into our newly-named Resch Science and Technology Hall in the fall of 2009.

  • With donations from alumni and grant writing, we have recently purchased a wide array of scientific equipment. This equipment makes your lab experience top-notch.
  • Our placement record in professional programs and industry speaks to the success of our program.
  • Our recent graduates have been accepted to PhD programs at the Universities of Wisconsin, Michigan, Purdue and Utah. They have been accepted in programs ranging from ecology to chemistry. Our recent grads have been accepted into Pharmacy (PharmD) programs at Creighton and the University of Iowa; Veterinary programs at the University of Minnesota, Iowa State and the University of Missouri-Columbia; and Med School at KCUMB, the University of Kansas and the University of Texas.
  • Our graduates have taken jobs as zookeepers, forensic scientists, forensic autopsy technicians and scientists in industry.
  • We have a phenomenal faculty that will teach you to be critical thinkers and problem solvers.

Kevin ’08 and Lora Toncheva ’07 Potter are a duo that makes Graceland proud. With successful careers, two young boys (and another one on the way) and their sights on improving the world, this couple is making a difference.

Jeremy Graybill ’98 revealed that he wasn’t really the best student when he came to Graceland. He had some areas that needed improvement and said he was thankful for the “patience and guidance” of Professor Emeritus Dr. Ron Smith, who taught several of his math classes. It was the Graceland community, the men’s volleyball team, the guys on the hall and his family who helped to form the leader that Graybill has become today.