Success Stories

News from Buena Vista University
Sophomore Named Newman Civic Fellow for Service
Jacob Hull has been recognized as a Newman Civic Fellow for his dedication to service and his leadership on campus. Through this fellowship he will continue to enhance his personal, professional, and civic growth.

Students land 10 first-place honors in national media contest
Members of the Buena Vista University chapter of the Society for Collegiate Journalists combined to earn to 32 awards in the SCJ's national contest for 2020.

Professor Joins Effort in Building Medical Shields During Pandemic
Dr. Shawn Stone, Professor of Physics and Computer Science, has teamed up with fellow Iowans to make medical shields for healthcare providers during the coronavirus pandemic by using BVU's 3-D printer. The project grows as more orders come in.

Student Grateful for Convenience of BVU Online Classes
Kaetlyn Warburton of Spencer, is working on her undergraduate degree through online and hybrid classes which can be taken from any location, without sacrificing the quality of education.

BVU Graduate Works to Research COVID-19
Andrew Puttmann '01 serves Battelle, a research institution, on the laboratory front lines against coronavirus. He writes protocols and reports as well as hands-on lab activities determined by current studies and their needs.

BVU Senior Expresses Gratitude for Support of Student Emergency Fund Amid COVID-19 Battle
David Arona, an international student who has been approved to stay on campus, works with Student Success to assist students struggling in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

BVU Cheer, Dance Teams Growing into Third Year
Cheer & Dance coaches look back on a successful season and see the program making even more strides as BVU eyes national competition in 2021.

'Dreamer' Helps Homeless on Her Way Out of Washington
When Iran Carlos' Washington, D.C. internship dies, she turned her focus to helping those in need by donating items to the homeless.