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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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Simpson College graduate Megan Cline

Checking In with Megan Cline ’20

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

Simpson College graduate Connor Robson

Checking In with Connor Robson

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

Simpson College graduate Gable Johnson

Checking In with Gable Johnson ’20

Exploreships with nearby college athletic programs and professional sports teams helped Gable Johnson ’20 get accepted to graduate school at the Un

Simpson is a small school, but it has big opportunities if you're willing to take the initiative and go after them.

Checking In with Erin Magoffie ’20
Simpson College graduate Erin Magoffie
Simpson College graduate Matt Turnley ’20

Checking In with 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

Checking In with 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

Checking In with 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

Simpson College graduate Brendan Owings

Checking In with Brendan Owings ’20

Balancing extracurricular activites with coursework helped prepare the former student-athlete for the dental program at the University of Missouri-

My internships helped shape who I am.

Checking In with Baillee Furst ’20
Simpson College graduate Baillee Furst
Simpson College graduate Katrina Hartman

Checking In with 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.

Checking In with Emma Fleddermann ’20

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

Simpson College graduate Sam Adeniyi

Checking In with Sam Adeniyi ’20

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

Simpson College graduate Truman Schmitt poses at Transamerica

Checking In with Truman Schmitt ’20

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

Simpson College graduate Molly Fisher

Checking In with 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

Checking In with 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.

Checking In with 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

Checking in with 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 '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

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