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Alumni News from Buena Vista University
BVU Names Vice President for University Development and Alumni Engagement
Gary Klein, new vice president for university development and alumni engagement, will begin at BVU at end of August. The Granville native will return to northwest Iowa, and is thrilled about joining BVU, whose people act on bold, visionary ideas.

See You at the Fair
If you’re planning on visiting the Iowa State Fair, be sure to check out the new Buena Vista University booth! Snap a photo and enter to win some awesome BVU prizes.

BVU Grad at Center of Tusk Restoration
Nathan Arndt, the assistant director and chief curator at the Rod Library, helped write a grant to fund restoration on a large mastodon tusk. Funds for the project came from the The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust.

Beaver Helps Toronto Claim NBA title
Bjorkgren is an assistant coach for the NBA champion Toronto Raptors, working under rookie head coach Nick Nurse. The Storm Lake native made basketball his career as he entered the coaching ranks not long after helping BVU secure a conference men’s basketball title.

Storm Laker Promises Tears of Joy at BVU Commencement
BVU double-major Nyajouk Lam reflects on a path marked by war, relocation, and sacrifice. She will be the first person in her family to graduate from college.

Surprise Honors for Ken Meissner Before Retirement
Rev. Ken Meissner retired after nearly two decades of service as the Buena Vista University chaplain. BVU student Jenny Schildroth organized a surprise party with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends in attendance.

Keller Graduates with Doctorate of Occupational Therapy
The 2016 BVU grad earned an advanced degree from St. Ambrose University in Davenport.

BVU Grad Named 'Young Optometrist of the Year'
Dr. Megan (Kruckenberg) Hangartner SL'10 was awarded Young Optometrist of the Year by the Iowa Optometric Association. Making an impact on her community is one of Dr. Hangartner’s favorite parts of the job.

Students Present Academic Work at Scholars Day
Scholars Day provides students from all disciplines an opportunity to present their best original research, scholarly work, and artistic creations. The keynote speakers were Barb (Buckwalter) Lange '92 and Mike Sullivan '05.

Beavers Serve the Community on Buenafication Day
A campus tradition, on Buenafication Day classes are not held while BVU students, faculty, alumni, and staff perform service in Storm Lake and the surrounding communities.

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