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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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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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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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