Alumni in the News

Alumni in the News

We love to see stories about our alumni in the news! If you would like to share a story with us, please email alumni.midlandu.edu.

January 21, 2019
Congratulations to Tommy Crayton '15 on being named Arkansas Tech's new Offensive Line Coach! Crayton spent the 2018 season as a graduate assistant at Texas State, working primarily with the Bobcats' offensive line. He spent the 2017 season coaching running backs at Florida Tech, and in 2016 worked...Read more
January 19, 2019
First State Bank recently announced the employee promotions at a recent meeting of the FSB Board of Directors. Among those promoted were Taylor Jeppesen '12 and Nick Vrba '04. Jeppesen was promoted to Taylor Jeppesen to vice president – lending, and Vrba to executive vice president and secretary to...Read more
December 3, 2018
Jennifer Walker joined Connections Area Agency on Aging as a care transitions coach for the new Return to Community Program. Walker has been working in the social services field more than 17 years with over 11 years in the healthcare field. Walker holds a bachelor's degree from Midland Lutheran...Read more
November 30, 2018
Basketball is in Clay Shepard’s blood. His grandfather, Wes Shepard, was a successful high school coach at Lincoln Christian. His father, Mark, coached Dawson-Verdon to the boys state tournament in 1989 and is now the superintendent for Fremont Public Schools. Clay’s mom, the former Kim Bennett,...Read more
November 30, 2018
By Mike O'Brien West Point News Raised in a basketball family, new coach happy to be a Cadet Whether it’s basketball in the driveway, or on the national stage, basketball is a huge part of the Shepard family. From playing to coaching, they have done it all. For Taylor Shepard, who is the oldest of...Read more
November 27, 2018
Jack O'Connell, MBA '17 has been writing most of his life — books, stories and screenplays and other pieces — so when his, wife, Sara, came to him about writing a one-act play for Arlington High School students this year, he was glad to help. "I thought it was really exciting," he said. That...Read more
November 14, 2018
Toni (Zahm) Dean remembers when a dad got to be part of his child’s birth — even though he was thousands of miles away. At the time, the dad was serving his country in the Middle East. The man was getting ready for bed when he checked in with his wife. “With Skype, he was able to watch the delivery...Read more
November 12, 2018
Allison Pokorny, '16, a former O’Neill graduate and State Golf Medalist has been named as the next head coach of the Midland University Women’s Golf team. Pokorny has served as an assistant coach for two seasons for the Midland University Women’s golf team before accepting her new position as head...Read more
November 9, 2018
Midland University recently announced that Dr. Lawrence Chatters has been appointed as the new Vice President for Student Affairs, effective January 7, 2019. Dr. Chatters’ acceptance follows a national search and intensive vetting of an ample pool of well-qualified candidates. “Lawrence’s diverse...Read more
October 23, 2018
Roland Munro, '63 of British Guyana was one of the early champions of youth soccer in Omaha whose Burke teams twice were Class A state champions in boys soccer. In high school he participated in soccer, cricket and volleyball and was a British Guyana national volleyball team player. At Midland he...Read more

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