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.

July 7, 2020
Columbus High is promoting from within to fill its head boys golf coach position. Athletic Director Tim Kwapnioski announced Monday that CHS hired Brady Vancura as the new boys golf coach. Vancura has coached basketball, baseball and golf since coming to Columbus High in 2017. “We are excited to...Read more
July 6, 2020
Pinnacle Bank recently named Taylor Jeppesen vice president of commercial lending at its downtown Fremont location. In his role, Jeppesen will focus on building relationships with local businesses, offering a wide range of lending products, and assisting customers throughout the loan process. Read...Read more
June 27, 2020
Tim Francis said he can think of just one positive of the COVID-19 pandemic, which involved the relocation of his business, D&T Shirtified. “That happened right when I was moving over here,” he said. “So we definitely wouldn’t have moved over here as soon as we did had it not been for that.”...Read more
June 25, 2020
Jay Prauner '83 was recently named managing editor of the Norfolk Daily News. Read the entire story here .Read more
June 25, 2020
Tammy Leehy, owner of Miss Tammy’s School of Dance in Neola, has been teaching dance classes at the studio since it opened in 2002. Leehy obtained her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and coaching from Midland Lutheran College (now Midland University) in 1992. She said her reasoning for...Read more
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

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