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The following stories will help you get to know some of the people who make APCU colleges and universities so special. Check back periodically for new stories and let us know other students whose stories would be of interest to our visitors.

Thursday, April 29 2021
Alma College student winner leads by example

Maighdlin (Maggie) Patterson has been awarded the 2021 Barlow Trophy, Alma College’s most prestigious award for a graduating senior. Patterson has led students on campus, literally, through her involvement with Student Congress, while leading by example, through her studies and extracurricular involvement. She is a double major in German and integrative physiology and health science (IPHS). Patterson is further involved with the Catholic Student Organization, Chemistry Club, Student Alumni Association, Alpha Phi Omega and the Ultimate Frisbee Club, among other affiliations. She has worked as a tutor for various courses, a peer writing consultant, a First-Year Guide and filled other jobs on-campus. More.

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Wednesday, April 28 2021
Strong Reasons Make Strong Actions

“I knew I had to work with kids. That is who I am," says Jenah Cooper.

“I never realized how much work goes into the curriculum and how hard the teachers work until I started working with them,” Jenah remembers. Those teachers are her role models, but she also holds her professors at King University in high esteem. “My professors are angels, I love them,” she says. “I am the type of person that needs more one-on-one instruction, and I can get that at King. More.

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Thursday, February 25 2021
Computer science major builds on BVU legacy

Jason Konz had family ties to Buena Vista University (BVU) before he visited campus as a high school student. Now, as a sophomore, Jason spends hours each week with 2020 Wythe Award winner Dr. Shawn Stone, Professor of Physics and Computer Science. Stone serves as advisor for BVU’s first Robotics Club, which made history on campus in November as it hosted its first sumo-bot competition. More.

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Sunday, November 29 2020
Olivia Jordan of Illinois College Named 2020 Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois

A native of Moweaqua, Illinois, Olivia Jordan is earning her degree in secondary education and English literature. She is among 55 top students from across the state being honored during the 46th annual Lincoln Academy Student Laureate ceremony. Student Laureates are honored for their “leadership and service in the pursuit of the betterment of humanity and for overall excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities.” More.

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Wednesday, September 16 2020
Pedaling and Fiddling: Grayson Wickel exploring his passions on the bike and on the stage

At two-years-old, when most kids were busy trying to decide between their favorite action figures or dolls, Grayson Wickel, a Lees-McRae College junior cyclist and Business Administration major from Asheville, North Carolina, was establishing the passion for music that led him to becoming a fiddler in the bluegrass band known as Another Country. More.

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