Prepared. Do anything.

Throughout her four years at BVU, Jacklyn Johnson embraced opportunities in and out of the classroom that prepared her to be a successful, globally conscious and engaged citizen. Now, Jacklyn is pursuing a Ph.D. in microbiology at the University of Iowa, with plans for a career in medical research.

carrying out research

On Scholars Day, Jacklyn presented original research examining the effect of antibiotics on the location and function of mitochondria in human cells. Every year, students from each of BVU's five schools collaborate with professors to carry out undergraduate research culminating in a showcase of their best work at this celebrated event. Read more...

traveling the world

Jacklyn traveled to Kenya, Guatemala, Belize, and most recently, Haiti. These travel experiences allowed Jacklyn to discover her desire to do medical research and broaden her global perspective. Read more...

performing on the court... and in the classroom

Jacklyn's excellent performance on the volleyball court and in the classroom earned her a spot on the 2011-2012 Iowa Conference All-Academic Team. Thirty-nine percent of students enrolled at BVU are student-athletes; balancing sport and books alongside expert coaches and faculty. Get recruited to play for the Beavers...

only at BVU

Last year, Jacklyn was chosen as a Student Marshal for the Commencement and Founders' Day ceremonies. She has also paddled her way to victory at the annual cardboard boat race, and participated in Buenafication Day every year. These are just a few of the traditions you will find only at BVU. Learn more...