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Simpson Success Stories

A student turns an international internship into a full-time job. A graduate uses math and medicine to save lives. An assistant professor receives funding to research Iowa streams. These are stories of how we thrive thanks to Simpson.

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Sarah Hayes

Sarah Hayes '17

"I intended to teach high school math but decided my individual math journey wasn't yet complete."

Danny Reetz

Danny Reetz '18

From the Marines to a Simpson Degree: Danny Reetz Finds His Success

briana stoever

Briana Stoever '18

Advice to Future Students: ‘Try everything.’

Simpson, as any college or university, will be what you make of it, so take full advantage of what the college has to offer and enjoy the jour

Braeden Ingersoll
Braeden Ingersoll
Audrey Lovan

Audrey LoVan '18

The Perfect Balance of STEM, Arts, and Athletics

Adam Stewart

Adam Stewart '18

“I wanted a classroom size where I could have direct and immediate dialogue with professors.”


Tracy Robson '08

Catholic Worker House

SARA warrick swansen

Sara Warrick Swansen '92

Youth Emergency Services and Shelter

Often we find ourselves in conversations that begin, ‘Well, when I was at Simpson….’

Joel Clifton '89, Chris Hanson '99, Emily Beckmann '09
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Eric Lickiss

Erik Lickiss '09

From The Football Field To Singing In Germany


Clint Meyer

The Bug Man


Travis Mickle '95

Pharmaceutical Research For ADHD

Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson '10

English and Spanish Major Working In Insurance


Katelyn McKone '14

Success Through Teaching Music

Natalie Nielsen

Natalie Nielsen '11

Band Instructor In Iowa

Omar Pedilla

Omar Padilla '07

March To End The Isms


Mike Miller '11

Head Of Finance In Liberia For Mary's Meals


John Michael Moore '05

Career As A Lyric Baritone


Katy Siddall '06

Internship In Washington D.C.


Megan Ginsberg '12

Community Relations Assistant For The Minnesota Timberwolves


Mike Pearson '10

Upholding His Dad's Legacy

Chad Buchanan

Chad Buchanan '95

General Manager, Indiana Pacers

shane rowse

Shane Rowse '88

American Heartland Theatre


Charise Cartsensen Flynn '04

Des Moines Business Record "Forty Under 40"

Darrin Seamster

Darrin Seamster '11

Internships In Physical Education and Coaching

Katheryn Pearson Thorson '10

Continuing College To Law School

Joanna Freeland

JoAnna Freeland '13

Student Body President, Double Major, Prepared For Law School

Stephen Henrich

Stephen Henrich '13

Triple Major With 4 Years Of Undergraduate Research

Madison Densmore '15

Double Major and Division III Athlete

Emily Magers

Emily Magers '15

Research Project and Multiple Leadership Positions

Shanice Whitney

Shanice Whitney '14

First Generation College Student


Luke Kirchner '14

Full Tuition Engineering Scholarship

Caleb Carver

Caleb Carver '13

Professional Theatre Artist

Sarah Hale '13

EMC Insurance Actuary

Kate Nielsen

Kate Nielsen '14

Accepted Into Des Moines University Doctorate Of Physical Therapy Program


Jason Alley '99

First Advertiser To Win National Gold ADDY Award


John Greaves '14

Summer Medical Research Studying Cells


Allison Haack '10

Library Assistant In The Special Collections And Archives


Joe Cockrell '97

Director Of Public Relations For West Coast University

Laura Collins and dad

Laura Collins '13

Triple Major, Study Abroad, Research All In 4 Years!

Clay Finley

Clay Finley '15

From Battlefield to Football Field

Joe Tafta

Joe Tafta '15

Accepted for Prestigious Internship With Miami-Dade Police Department

Haley Roecker and mom

Haley Roecker '13

From Simpson to Veterinary School

Alejandro Caballero

Alejandro Caballero '13

Perseverance: Alejandro Caballero Demonstrates Another Kind Of Simpson Success


André Thomas '14

Graduate School In Washington D.C.

Steve Horvath '03

Success Means Giving Back

Tierney and Mars

Chris Mars '10 & Pat Tierney '11

Event Planning The Special Olympics

Clara Stults

Clara Stults '12

An Adult Learner Success Story


Austin Roy '13

Teaching Physics To Future Generations


Jacob Williamson '15

Humanities Broadens Horizons