Alumni Spotlights

Alumni Spotlights

May 20, 2024
The work of Jan Anders Nelson ‘74 has been on display across the world, and even the universe. Jan was one of about 30,000 artists from across the world who had several of his publications placed in the Lunar Codex, a series of time capsules that journeyed to the lunar surface in 2023. The Lunar...Read more
May 6, 2024
Her professors at Midland University made such an impact on Morgan Ridenour ‘18 that she has decided to follow in their footsteps. “The professors in the nursing program really paid attention to every student and I felt like I could always go to them for help,” Ridenour said. “I enjoyed my time in...Read more
April 25, 2024
Midland University helped Madison (Plummer) Anderson prepare for the next phase of her life, both professionally and as a coach. Softball was a driving force in bringing Madison to Midland from Newberg, Oregon as she wanted to continue her playing career, as well as get out of her comfort zone by...Read more
February 28, 2024
Midland University helped prepare Dr. Todd Wragge ‘92 for a career in helping people in a variety of ways. Wragge owns Pierce Dental Office in his hometown in Pierce, Nebraska. His time at Midland not only jump-started his career as a dentist, but also nurtured an attitude of helping others. “I...Read more
February 26, 2024
Cleaning up an old building and countless spent rehearsing are memories that have lasted a lifetime for Eric Hansen ‘87. During one of his interterms at Midland, Hansen was part of a production of Anything Goes. “We spent the entire first day cleaning up the old gym so we could build a stage, then...Read more
February 22, 2024
His time at Midland University helped pave the way for Nick Blake ‘72 to enjoy a long and successful career in the education field. Blake arrived at Midland with the opportunity to play football and wrestle. He quickly fell in love with the campus and community, and enjoyed the small class sizes. “...Read more
February 19, 2024
Cassanda Brooks (Martin) ‘20 found herself at a crossroads early in her collegiate career. She arrived at Midland on a track and field scholarship, but an injury during her freshman year would end her athletic career before it got started. “After the injury, I found myself confused and depressed,”...Read more
February 15, 2024
An internship with the Fremont Family YMCA has transformed into a 14-year career for Kylie (Hoefer) Brown ‘10. Kylie serves as the Director of the Before and After School Care program at the YMCA. An internship while she was a student at Midland opened the door for her career path. “Through my...Read more
February 12, 2024
Wasfi Alomari has not been afraid of taking chances, both personally and professionally, in his life. Alomari moved his family from his native Jordan to the United States a few years ago. He also decided to pursue his Masters degree in Graduate and Professional Studies, completing his degree at...Read more
February 8, 2024
As a journalism student at Midland University, Brenda (Kalisek) Wilberding ‘07 was never one to gravitate toward the spotlight. “I always wanted to be behind the scenes,” Wilberding said. “I wanted to write stories, edit, and connect on a personal level with people. Even though I was also in the...Read more

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