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Ripon College’s Rick Estberg ’75: NSA senior staffer by day, thespian by night

To his already busy schedule as a senior foreign relations staff officer at the National Security Agency, Ripon College alumnus Rick Estberg ’75 of Severna Park, Maryland, incorporates theatre and public speaking into his life. For the past 10 years, Estberg has acted in seven productions; for the past 12 years, he has been a member of Toastmasters, an organization ...

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University of Dallas alumni Candice Vermeulen gets second place in Texas on the Uniform Certified Public Accountant exam

The Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam is known in the business realm as one of the most difficult professional certification exams. Comprised of four separate sections, the exam takes a cumulative 14 hours to complete. Each section has roughly a 50 percent pass rate and only about 20 percent of candidates pass all four sections on the first attempt. ...

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University of Tampa student Jonathan Truong creates physical therapy business with virtual reality

Growing up, Jonathan Truong ’18 was a very avid tennis player, a decent break dancer and he loved to rock climb, but he was injury prone. “To date I’ve had five different surgeries, one of which was my ankle. My ankle should have taken eight months to heal, but it ended up taking two years because I didn’t do my ...

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Anthony Jackson becomes Mississippi College’s first African American student to be president of the Student Government Association

Increasing student activities and pumping up school spirit for Mississippi College sports teams are some of his priorities. Working closely with the university’s new administration in 2018-2019 will be another goal for Anthony Jackson. MC’s newly elected Student Government Association president, he’s ready to deliver on his promises. A political science major from Mound Bayou, the former Choctaws football player ...

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Samford University’s Brandon Powell wins Student Leadership Award from the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists

Brandon Powell, a third-year Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy student, was selected to receive the highly acclaimed Student Leadership Award from the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). Powell is one of only four students in the nation to be selected for this honor. Established in 1983, the award recognizes outstanding academic achievement and leadership of APhA-ASP ...

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Lipscomb University alumni Kari Moore serves others with her business experience

Lipscomb University College of Business alumna Kari Moore takes the lessons of the classroom and goes to work in the world, serving for the good of others through her efforts as center director of the Fort Campbell, Kentucky, United Service Organization (USO). Moore fondly remembers her time at Lipscomb while working on a Master of Business Administration degree. “I loved ...

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