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Changing Lives

The Stories

They’re humbling. They’re inspiring. They’re powerful. They’re real. There’s something about a good story that sinks in, hangs on and won’t let go. Because a life has changed. Here are several that found their way to us. And now to you.

Dave Brauer When you have a bad apple, it rots the whole bunch. Same with coffee.
DAVE BRAUER
Human Resources Management


KristenGraziano Her work with the homeless changes lives of a whole busload of students.
KRISTEN GRAZIANO
Nurse Practitioner, Graduate School of Nursing, Honor


KathleenCaggiano No one really knows what it’s like here until you’ve experienced it.
KATHLEEN CAGGIANO
Hospitality and Tourism Management


DavidLeeFolk Why does this nursing grad hear a trumpet in Nicaragua?
DAVID LEE FOLK
School of Nursing, Honors


AmandaSaunders How did I go from a broken back in basic to back to school?
AMANDA SAUNDERS
Health Care Administrator


JenniferPhillips I met a guy who had nothing and said he had everything.
JENNIFER PHILLIPS
Hospitality and Tourism Management


LaurenGrochocki Bring out the best in someone, and it brings out your own.
LAUREN GROCHOCKI
Actuarial Science, Honors


KateHostetler Fixing up a 93-year-old woman’s house puts your own house in order.
KATE HOSTETLER
Applied Psychology


MeganIvens Sure, a person can change your life. But a teddy bear?
MEGAN IVINS
Elementary Education


AmandaMusser What do you do with sixty pairs of pajamas?
AMANDA MUSSER
Business Management


PaulSpradley The Voice of RMU
PAUL SPRADLEY
MS, Instructional Leadership / BS, Media Production


KaraChan My dad was so proud to see me graduate; now I’m back for my MBA
KARA CHAN
Business Administration (MBA)


RyanCollins Come to think of it, broadway is not that far from campus.
RYAN COLLINS
Media Arts (TV/Video) / Communications (Theater), Honors


PaulSpradley Never thought I’d be filming the Steelers on game day.
NAZARI DOROSH
Media Arts


AmandaNoorlag I’ve never had so many people helping to make my dream come true.
AMBER NOORLAG
Elementary Education


AmandaMusser RMU was my passport to Italy, Gambia, and now the Peace Corps in Azerbaijan.
JULIE NELSON
Hospitality and Tourism Management, Minor in International Studies


PaulSpradley From Bangladesh to Pittsburgh to fulfill my quest.
FARHANA HAMID
Family Nurse Practitioner


MeganIvens Teaching a little kid his colors took me to the end of the rainbow.
JOHN MOSES
Marketing, Theater Minor


shannonRogan One of my best classes was, well, in a kayak.
SHANNAN ROGAN
Hospitality and Tourism and Business Management


briannaNelson Maybe I’ve helped some of these kids to dream big, too.
BRIANA T. SMITH
Professional Communications/Information Systems, 2012


PaulSpradley Now, even my little brother looks up to me.
CIERA WILSON
Business Management