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Dr. Ashley Farmer Hanson and her award

BVU Alum Earns Education for Service Award

Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson was honored for her willingness to serve BVU in any capacity asked of her. She was described by nominators who cited her willingness to shower recognition on her staff and students, while never seeking the acclaim herself.

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Grads walk through Victory Arch

Class of 2019 Graduates from BVU

Buena Vista University celebrated its graduates during Commencement. The day's events included a Baccalaureate service, the traditional procession through Victory Arch, and the conferring of master's and bachelor's degrees.

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Backman Wythe thumb

Backman Earns BVU’s Prestigious Wythe Award

Dr. Nathan Backman, associate professor of computer science, has earned BVU's highest honor for excellence in teaching. He was a key figure in the Startup In Seattle Interim experience, development of BVU's High-Performance Computing and Visualization Center, and more.

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Alan Maldonado

BVU Senior of the Year Shares Award with His Mom

Alan Maldonado's work in the classroom and across campus led to being recognized as BVU’s Senior of the Year. Next year, he will go to graduate school at Purdue, where he has earned a doctoral fellowship with four years of tuition-free enrollment.

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Drew Beall practicing at track and field

BVU Thrower Aims for Career in Cyber Security

National track meet qualifier Drew Beall reflects on his undergraduate experience, which has culminated with CyberCorps Scholarship at George Washington University and work for the US Department of Defense.

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Students and faculty pose for photo

BVU Student Panel Selected for Dialogue with Wozniak

The student panelists will participate in an on-campus question-and-answer program with the Apple Co-founder. Wozniak helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple I, Apple II, and his influence on the popular Macintosh.

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds

BVU Announces Gov. Reynolds as 2019 Commencement Speaker

As Governor of Iowa, Reynolds is committed to leading efforts in advocating for rural opportunities in Iowa and around the globe, energy efficiency, water quality, and expanding economic opportunities for middle class families and small businesses.

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Jessica Warneke '09 flight surgeon in the U.S. Army

Alumna's Healthcare Profession Takes Flight

When high expectations among professors met small class sizes at BVU, the sky literally became the limit for Jessica Warneke. Since graduating from BVU in 2009, this U.S. Army flight surgeon has cared for soldiers in assignments in Alaska, Hawaii, Florida and Alabama.

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Students rake sand on a beach

Beavers Serve the Community on Buenafication Day

Gray skies couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of hundreds of volunteers who either braved the elements or kept busy inside, completing projects on campus and beyond in the 106th annual Buenafication Day celebration at Buena Vista University.

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Susan Cameron Daemon '82, lobbyist, signing the inductee book

BVU Graduate Receives Honor at Iowa Statehouse

Iowa Legislative leaders honored Susan Cameron Daemen '82 with induction to Pioneer Lawmakers' Association of Iowa. The Buena Vista grad shares the unique distinction with her father, Bill Hutchins, who served in the Iowa Legislature for 20 years.

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