Graceland Spotlights News

Ashley Edwards '05

February 16, 2016

Ashley is a former HIV/Maternal Health Case Manager, now a traveling photographer who is working toward medical school to become an infectious disease specialist.

Amber Kunzweiler '10

February 3, 2016

English instructor, South Harrison High School, Bethany, MO

"I learned marketing isn’t just about selling, it’s about nurturing clients ..."

"It has been an eye-opening experience not only for a design student but for a longtime community member."

Volunteer work in hospitals in 11 countries in 11 months changed her life.

Darcy Volz - Student Success

September 23, 2015

“... seeing scientists working together was really inspiring”

Oscar Chang - Student Success

September 23, 2015

“I learned a lot of real-life applications and problem solving.”

We followed up with Marissa and learned she's been experiencing success in her new career as a paid actress, and still credits Graceland for sparking the fire that began her journey.

"During my experience, I felt at home from the very beginning. The community at the company seemed very close knit and close to the 'Graceland Experience' that I have come to love."

Braden Austin '16

March 26, 2015

Braden shares, “I never really liked school until I started attending Graceland. I have thoroughly enjoyed taking Macro and Micro Economics, even though my major is theatre and I am going to see if I can minor in business or economics before I graduate. I couldn't be happier. I love it here … Graceland saved my life.”

During my internship with the Office of General Council, Community of Christ, I was able to build lasting relationships with all seven members. All members were friendly, wel...

During my junior year I obtained a summer internship at Eli Lilly and Company, an American global pharmaceutical company. I spent my time in the Musculoskeletal division wher...

Mariah Kliegl '16

November 10, 2014

Through her Graceland Experience, she has found a deep passion for capturing the world in words and in film, and she found a strong support system in the Graceland faculty, who have nurtured her passion.

Stephen Moore '16

September 23, 2014

Before coming to Graceland, Stephen Moore of Scottsdale, Arizona, didn’t see himself as the best student.

Kurt Van Kuiken '14

August 25, 2014

“Every single person in the athletic training major really just wants to see students succeed."

Christa Hill '15

August 20, 2014

“The professors are really nice and you can tell that they care about you and want to have a personal relationship with you, but they also want to challenge you.”

Tabitha Gonzalez '14

July 24, 2014

"Graceland has given me the confidence to follow my dreams and continues to make a difference in my life.”

Montel Evans '15

July 22, 2014

"I rave about this program to my co-workers and other aspiring teachers."

April Smith '17

July 22, 2014

“The AG program was starting to really take off and I wanted to be a part of the growing system."

Matt Binnicker, '99

January 22, 2014

Dr. Binnicker has written over 30 peer-reviewed articles, authored 4 book chapters, serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, and has been invited to present his research at conferences around the world.

Nathaniel Myer, '10

December 13, 2013

It is Nate's experience with Graceland's successful Enactus team that he credits for his recent success.

Marissa Roberts, '13

October 23, 2013

Marissa Roberts is a triple threat: She can sing, she can dance, and she can act. She was a star in Lamoni as a Vocal Performance major, and now, only five months after graduating from Graceland, she’s landed work as a paid extra in Los Angeles.

Sofia Jaramillo, '14

October 16, 2013

Mexico City native Sofia Jaramillo’s college of choice had to have two things: a great tennis team and the opportunity to major in Visual Communication.

Justin Pontier, '15

October 9, 2013

Justin Pontier remembers being on the Graceland campus as a nine-year-old who had already caught the acting bug.

Karima Burns, '14

October 4, 2013

Karima Burns knew she wanted to go “somewhere small” for college, but had no idea that would mean moving halfway across the country to rural Iowa.