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.

May 12, 2020
Earline Ronhovde first suspected she had polio in the summer of 1953. “I tried to drink some water and it came out my nose,” the Fremont woman said. “I couldn’t swallow.” Her suspicions proved correct, and she was diagnosed with poliomyelitis, a highly infectious disease caused by a virus. Ronhovde...Read more
May 11, 2020
The "Man Made" exhibit at the Iowa Quilt Museum is showing through July 5th and features quilt art by alumnus Scott Flanagan '07 and other well-known male quilters! The Man Made [Virtual] exhibit is available on You Tube through the link below. Click to see more! A big congratulations to Scott...Read more
April 9, 2020
Initially a gift to his kids, Eddie Couch said perler art became an art form that he hasn’t been able to put down since. “I started showing them how to place anchors and build better pieces,” he said. “Then I personally started to self-discover how to make larger projects. Now I have a couple...Read more
April 2, 2020
In one way or another, nearly every person in the United States has been impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Midland University alum Tyler Ripperger is discovering ways he can have his own impact on the virus. Ripperger, ‘17, is one of several researchers at the University of Arizona...Read more
March 25, 2020
When she was a young girl, Edie Ronhovde said her grandmother would tell stories about her visits to the local American Red Cross during wartime. “She just said there wasn’t a whole lot you can do, and so that was what she did,” she said. “She went down to the Red Cross and she would roll bandages...Read more
March 25, 2020
Jose Nuno knows people are worried about the coronavirus. Nuno is a physician’s assistant and former Fremonter, who owns Nebraska Health and Wellness Clinic in Norfolk. “Most people are panicky and they think every symptom could potentially be the coronavirus, so a lot of people are worried—and...Read more
March 5, 2020
Nick Pate made the most of his first television appearance in a Professional Bowlers Association event. Pate, a 2017 Midland University graduate and former Warrior bowler, placed third at the Go Bowling! PBA Indianapolis Open on February 29th at Royal Pin Woodland. It was the highest PBA showing...Read more
February 28, 2020
Abby Thurin, under the stage name Abby Reign, has released her debut single “Louder” encouraging herself and others to be vocal about their mental health and journey towards positivity. Read the entire story here .Read more
February 28, 2020
In the days following the crowning achievement of his bowling career, reality had yet to sink in for Perry Crowell IV. A 2014 Midland University graduate and three-year member of the Warrior bowling team, Crowell was still riding high after his fourth-place finish at the U.S. Open on February 23 at...Read more
February 28, 2020
Before joining the Special Olympics of Fremont 20 years ago, Cory Piercy hadn’t had any experience working with disabled people. Now, 20 years later, Piercy is the head of delegation for the Special Olympics in Fremont. Read the entire story here .Read more

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