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.

October 13, 2021
Since 1998, Jason Wiese could be found in the classroom or on the sidelines for any number of sports at Arlington High School. But now the social studies teacher will be starting a new role with the Nebraska State Education Association as the organizational specialist/UniServe director. Read the...Read more
September 17, 2021
Positive Tomorrows, Oklahoma’s only private, tuition-free elementary school and social services agency specifically serving children and families experiencing homelessness, welcomed new staff members Brandon Brooks and Jessica Nolte to its leadership team. Read the full story here .Read more
September 15, 2021
Reba Kingsley is the Head Shotgun Sports Coach at Upper Iowa University, a shooting program she started from scratch in 2019. In just one year, she grew this brand-new program from a roster of 6 to 17 athletes. One of the spots on the team is taken by a dual-sport athlete, proving shooting sports...Read more
September 13, 2021
A foundation for success was forged at Midland University for C.J. Anderson ‘12 and Alex Knobbe ‘12. The two are being recognized with the Midland University Outstanding Young Alumni Award presented during Homecoming weekend, September 17-19. Anderson and Knobbe are two of the three founding...Read more
September 13, 2021
Jennifer Bixby ‘97 has great memories of her days at Midland University. She recalls Dr. Mick Shadbolt's "real life" accounting stories and dry sense of humor, the Pitch card games on softball team bus rides, and the late-night gab sessions in the dorm hallways. Most importantly, however, are the...Read more
September 1, 2021
When talking with new Platte Center Elementary School Principal Brandon Nygren, it’s easy to see his passion for education. The Ashland native grew up surrounded by family members who had the same desire. Nygren’s mother was an elementary teacher for 35 years while his father has been on the school...Read more
August 17, 2021
Midland University Walker School of Education alumni Patrick, Alexus and Kaylee are Blair Public School's newest educators! Read the full story here .Read more
August 16, 2021
Visit WOWT's website to see the video about Darlondo Hill. https://www.wowt.com/2021/08/16/westside-graduate-returns-district-teach-inspire-future-warriors/?fbclid=IwAR0Hqk4BakJa09-afyAH5Gc3OwWv2F5i_Q2VxiuWld5IcsluH5uQ7ojJL2ERead more
August 12, 2021
Drey Keairnes is entering his eighth year teaching at Schuyler Central High School. Born in Denison, Iowa, Keairnes wrestled and graduated at Midland University. Schuyler was his first teaching job and he fell in love with the town and community. Over the past seven years, Keairnes has coached...Read more
July 20, 2021
Nebraska Athletics announced Tuesday the hiring of Dr. Lawrence Chatters as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The newly-created position on Nebraska Athletics senior staff will oversee the Department's efforts in those respective areas as well as serve as a...Read more

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