While you're learning new ways to excite the minds of your future students, BVU will be helping you see the career opportunities that await you after graduation. Over the years, our alumni have become primary and secondary teachers as well as administrators, college professors and entrepreneurs.
Brad Mariska, Class of 2002
Band Director, Pine City Public Schools
Pine City, Minn.
Tara Royster, Class of 2000
Teacher, Ankeny Community School District
Jean Birks, Class of 1999
8th Grade Reading Teacher, Carroll Community School District
Kendra Hanzlik, Class of 1993
Learning Strategist, College Community Schools - Prairie Heights
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sherry Bielenberg, Class of 1998
9-12 Language Arts Teacher, Remsen-Union Community Schools
Linda Ryan, Class of 1974
Teacher/Director, Horizon Learning Center
Amy Forbes, Class of 2001
Special Educator, Ida Service Inc.
Battle Creek, Iowa
Stephanie Gatewood, Class of 1995
Teacher, Fon Du Lac Reservation School
Gayle Klinker, Class of 1976
Coordinator/Principal/Instructor, Select High Alternative High School
Ronald Nichols, Class of 1976
Physical Education Instructor, Hiawatha Elementary School
Matt Simons, Class of 2000
Math and Chemistry Teacher K-12, Tikigaq School, North Borough School District
Point Hope, Ala.
Carol Ayres, Class of 1983
Professor of Instrumental Music, Iowa Lakes Community College
Spirit Lake, Iowa
Elaine Paulsen, Class of 1967
Retired Elementary Principal/Teacher/Program Supervisor, Glenville Elementary School & Riverland Community College
Albert Lea, Minn.
Tina Ross, Class of 1992
Curriculum Director/Director of Special Education, Colfax-Mingo Community School District
Joy Kadlecik, Class of 1968
ESL Instructor/Retired Principal, Oakton Community College
Park Ridge, Ill.
The BVU experience prepares our students for careers and other exciting opportunities after graduation. See where our grads have gone.
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