Graceland Spotlights News

Alumnus Roger Powell recently returned to Graceland as the director of the writing center, completing a full circle that started when he began to find his way as an undergraduate student several years ago. Powell graduated from Graceland in 2012, but the direction he ultimately chose in his educational path had been a long time coming.

122nd Commencement

August 23, 2019

Commencement celebrations highlight Graceland’s amazing students, recognizing them and others for exceptional contributions to our community.

Graceland legend GREG SUTHERLAND '73 was inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame April 7, 2019.

Have Tunes, Will Travel

July 23, 2019

GRACELAND CHOIR hit the road for its third tour under Director Sara Blessing — this time, to the southwestern region of the U.S.

Role Call

July 22, 2019

Graceland's new head football coach, NATE ROBINSON, has already made his mark at Graceland — and not just on the football field.

So many of the Graceland family I’ve met with over the past two years still refer to this special place as home.

Class Notes

July 17, 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.

A Winning Philosophy

July 5, 2019

2018 was a big year for Women’s Volleyball Head Coach STEW McDOLE ’65 — the latest of many, many big years in his 37 seasons coaching the Yellowjackets — and his accomplishments and accolades shine a light on the impact he has had on the volleyball world.

Creating Global Citizens

June 28, 2019

Jonathan Montalvo talks new Hispanic Studies program.

Leading the Way

June 23, 2019

A Conversation with Graceland’s Deans of the School of Nursing.

The Path of Discovery

June 17, 2019

Graceland students who have gone through the pre-professional programs on the Lamoni campus have a history of success as they take the next steps in their career path.

Nursing Club

June 11, 2019

The first nursing club at Graceland began 40 years ago during the 1979-80 school year and was an option for student involvement for about six years.

Next Steps

June 5, 2019

Christina Koch ’20 always knew she wanted to work in health care, even if she wasn’t certain which field.

Beyond Basic Training

May 30, 2019

Even in his early 20s, Patrick Kirk ’19 has already had a great deal of experience in the health care field, which he has used to his benefit in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Graceland’s Independence campus.

Taking Care

May 29, 2019

Krishelle Ivory ’10 knew early on that she wanted to work with kids. What she couldn’t decide was whether to be an educator or a nurse.

Looking Back

May 18, 2019

There are very few people who impacted the history of Graceland’s nursing program more than Sherri Kirkpatrick, PhD.

Jerry Hampton `52 of Lamoni, Iowa, was recently honored for lifelong service to his community and fellow veterans.

Oh, the nostalgia!

Faculty Spotlight: Bryan Gatzke

September 19, 2018

Bryan Gatzke, MS, is the division chair for Graceland’s health and movement science program.

Faculty Spotlight: Jolene Lynn

September 11, 2018

AFTER JUST ONE YEAR AT GRACELAND, JOLENE LYNN, PHD, HAS TAKEN ON THE ROLE OF THE ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR GRADUATE PROGRAMS. LYNN BRINGS A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE TO GRACELAND.

Faculty Spotlight: Dan Pratt

September 3, 2018

IF YOU'RE READING THE HORIZONS MAGAZINE, THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE YOU KNOW CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR DAN PRATT, PHD, ’81 — OR SOME OF HIS COUSINS. PROFESSOR PRATT IS CONNECTED.

RAQUEL MOREIRA, PHD, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATION, WAS PRESENTED WITH THE ORGANIZATION FOR RESEARCH ON WOMEN AND COMMUNICATION'S FEMINIST SCHOLAR OF THE YEAR AWARD Feb. 17 in Santa Clara, California.

Did You Know?

August 18, 2018

What makes Graceland great? After asking students, alumni, faculty and staff what they would choose as their Graceland top 10, we pooled their answers to bring you this list of inspiring attributes that make Graceland the place we are all proud to call home.

Over the past two years, members of the Graceland community have teamed up with the Kansas City Chiefs to raise funds to build a middle school in the village of Palo Blanco, Guatemala, and another in La Majada, Guatemala.

Dr. Ivan Joseph’s `96 new book, You Got This: Mastering the Skill of Self-Confidence, discusses how “self-confidence can be the difference between success and failure, whether on the field, at the office or at home.” Joseph’s unstoppable career began as a student at Graceland University. And while at Graceland, he discovered that self-confidence is a skill, and skills can be taught.