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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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Lyra Halsten

Lyra Halsten ’21

Andrea Biklen Memorial Scholarship assists continuing and graduate student in reaching goal

Simpson College graduate Megan Cline

Megan Cline ’20

A flexible evening and online program helped Megan Cline ’20 advance her career at Nationwide

Simpson College graduate Connor Robson

Connor Robson ’20

Three Exploreships helped Connor Robson ’20 land a job at a Big Four accounting firm

All of the people at this college made me a better learner, friend, professional and person.

Gable Johnson ’20
Simpson College graduate Gable Johnson
Simpson College graduate Erin Magoffie

Erin Magoffie ’20

Highly-involved and civically-minded, Erin Magoffie ’20 will attend the University of Virginia School of Law

Simpson College graduate Matt Turnley ’20

Matt Turnley ’20

Three unique Exploreships helped Matt Turnely ’20 sharpen his passion for wildlife conservation and continue his education at BYU

Simpson College graduate Morgan King ’20

Morgan King ’20

Theatre arts major Morgan King ’20 serves as the Drama Director for Des Moines Public Schools, combining her love of theatre and education

Simpson College graduate Eric Mathis

Eric Mathis ’20

Vocal performance major Eric Mathis ’20 endured setbacks early in his college career to become a leading performer, ultimately getting accepted int

I feel prepared [for dental school] because I was able to learn effective time-management skills from balancing my classes and extracurriculars at

Brendan Owings ’20
Simpson College graduate Brendan Owings
Simpson College graduate Baillee Furst

Baillee Furst ’20

The marketing communications and event planning manager for the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce had a different career in mind before discoveri

Simpson College graduate Katrina Hartman

Katrina Hartman ’20

A variety of Exploreships reaffirmed Katrina Hartman's decision to become a physician

Simpson College graduate Emma Fleddermann with a tortoise at Blank Park Zoo.

Emma Fleddermann ’20

An internship at Blank Park Zoo helped Emma Fleddermann ’20 chart her course for the future

Simpson College graduate Sam Adeniyi

Sam Adeniyi ’20

Sam Adeniyi ’20 discovered the real world of cybersecurity at Simpson College

Simpson College graduate Truman Schmitt poses at Transamerica

Truman Schmitt ’20

Truman Schmitt ’20 turned his internship into a full-time job as an actuary at Transamerica

Simpson College graduate Molly Fisher

Molly Fisher ’20

Molly Fisher ’20 discovered her passion for coral reef conservation on a May Term trip to the Cayman Islands

Portrait of Simpson College graduate Stacey Olson

Stacey Olson ’20

Stacey Olson ’20 discovered her passion for the theatre following a guest lecture from a professional costume designer during her sophomore year at

Simpson College graduate Nick Janssen ’20 poses with his parents on campus.

Nick Janssen '20

Nick Janssen ’20 used two internships while at Simpson College to launch his auditing career at a Big Four accounting firm

Cole Hippen receives his Master of Arts in Criminal Justice degree.

Cole Hippen completes educational journey

Stephen Henrich ’13

Congratulations to Stephen Henrich ’13: Finalist for Rhodes Scholarship

Stephen Henrich, Rhodes Scholar Finalist

Stephen Henrich, Rhodes Scholar Finalist and ’13 Alum

Dr. Allison Boardman

Dr. Allison Boardman

Tiffany Thomas-Killam

Simpson alumna accepts Golden Apple award

Gable Ripken

Internship with the Ripken Experience Benefits the Double Major

Sadie Timms

Moving Quickly, Sadie Engelken

On the Road to Affect Change

Reagan Sesker

Simpson College receives grant from the LCS Foundation to create the LCS Health Services Leadership Fund

MacKenzie Bills

MacKenzie Bills

Kyle Liske

Kyle Liske '09

Meghan Chaffee

Meghan Chaffee ‘09

Sarah Hayes

Sarah Hayes '17

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

Jonathan Heitritter

Jonathan Heitritter '18

Two Internships in Four Months

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.’

Braeden Ingersoll

Braeden Ingersoll

Simpson Was a ‘First-Name’ Campus

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

Tracy Robson '08

Catholic Worker House

SARA warrick swansen

Sara Warrick Swansen '92

Youth Emergency Services and Shelter

Lessing Flynn

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

Lessing Flynn Advertising

Eric Lickiss

Erik Lickiss '09

From The Football Field To Singing In Germany

clint.meyer

Clint Meyer

The Bug Man

travis.mickle

Travis Mickle '95

Pharmaceutical Research For ADHD

Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson '10

English and Spanish Major Working In Insurance

katelyn.mckone

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

Mike Miller '11

Head Of Finance In Liberia For Mary's Meals

john.michealmoore

John Michael Moore '05

Career As A Lyric Baritone

katy.siddall

Katy Siddall '06

Internship In Washington D.C.

megan.ginsberg

Megan Ginsberg '12

Community Relations Assistant For The Minnesota Timberwolves

mike.pearson

Mike Pearson '10

Upholding His Dad's Legacy