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.

February 11, 2019
Seim Johnson, LLP recently announced that Wendy Cooley, '98 has been admitted to the partnership. Cooley graduated from Midland University and has been with Seim Johnson for 15 years. She has extensive tax experience and specializes in nonprofit organizations, individuals, corporations, and...Read more
February 7, 2019
Music. A meal. And a murder mystery are on the menu for the latest show at Fremont Opera House. Don't miss this upcoming Murder Mystery Show at the Fremont Opera House, chock full of Midland alumni: Cindi Nothwehr Lamprecht, Faye Arthur Kriekemeyer, Doyle Schwaninger and Amy Brandert Spies. "The...Read more
January 26, 2019
After coaching the children of dozens of Fremonters to cross country greatness during the past two decades, Sean McMahon '96 got to experience a special moment with his own son last fall. Fremont High won the Class A state boys cross country championship in October at the Kearney Country Club. It...Read more
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

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