Student Grateful for Convenience of BVU Online Classes

Kaetlyn Warburton of Spencer, is working on her undergraduate degree through online and hybrid classes which can be taken from any location, without sacrificing the quality of education.

Kaetlyn Warburton, an elementary education major from Spencer, attends BVU while working part-time as a teacher’s assistant at Johnson Elementary School.

“I like how everything at BVU is on Zoom,” says Warburton, who attends class one evening per week via Zoom while completing assignments online. “I don’t have to leave my house to attend class. It’s extremely convenient.”

Students attending BVU’s Storm Lake campus are joining Warburton and thousands of BVU’s OS (online site) students this spring as the University moves to online instruction in the wake of the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. BVU is seen as a leader in the field having offered online classes for 15-plus years through the Storm Lake campus and 15 community college partners across Iowa.

“I’m thankful I could stay close to home and be able to work while going to college."

Kaetlyn Warburton 

Scholarship aid, as it has for the vast majority of BVU students, has played a big role in Warburton’s educational journey. She earned the Dvergsten Scholarship, among others, and is using it to offset some tuition costs.

“I’m so grateful for the scholarship and I’m looking to apply for more,” Warburton says. “The scholarship has helped me pay for quite of few of my credits already.”

Warburton plans to student-teach in the fall of 2021. She’ll graduate in December 2021 and begin her teaching career, joining a field that, nationally, will soon face a shortage in teachers.

“I like BVU a lot,” Warburton concludes. “I’m thankful I could stay close to home and be able to work while going to college. It’s been awesome.”