It takes courage to earn your college education and pursue your goals. At Maryville Online, our students and graduates show us when you’re brave, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish.
Celebrating our outstanding nursing graduates
Fulfilling a childhood dream through online education at Maryville.
Although it took a long time for Junah Castil to accomplish his dreams, he never gave up, and in 2022 he earned his MSN online from Maryville University.
Inspired by her son. Empowered by Maryville.
Brenda Dinges almost lost her son when he was 12 — then graduated college alongside him in 2019, earning her nursing degree. Her journey has taken her from her rural family farm into leadership positions in busy emergency rooms.
Learning to serve and lead by example
‘You have to have the knowledge’: Redefining her career after more than two decades
Deborah Askey chose an online MSN so she could study and learn on her schedule, working around her demanding nursing career.
‘Get out there and challenge yourself to be better’: Building on decades of business leadership through education
Dan Wooldridge started his career at 17 years old. After 39 years with the same company, he realized he still had plenty to learn — and new perspectives to discover.
Maryville student positions herself to meet new IT threats and challenges
Armanie began her studies with a focus on cybersecurity through international affairs. But upon realizing she could make a bigger impact behind a keyboard rather than through policy and diplomacy, she decided to focus solely on the technical and investigative aspect.
He began his education on a mission. Now he’s driven to help others learn and grow.
While things weren’t always easy for Jeremy Ramos, he knew that his hard work, focus, and dedication would one day pay off. Now, he’s using his education to pay it forward and help inspire others to thrive in their lives as well.
‘Do it scared’: How an IT programmer and author rewrote her approach to grad school
Marcy is many things: mother, writer, programmer, adoption advocate, philanthropist, and consummate professional. But her ambition — and some inspiration from her older sibling — led her to go even further with her MBA.
Fulfilling a lifelong dream through courage, duty, and commitment
Jane Guida has a full schedule. She’s a mom of two young toddlers, works from home full time for an insurance company, and is in the process of starting real estate classes for a side career. But with online learning, she has found the flexibility to pursue her dreams in criminal justice and defense — on her terms.
He faced extreme challenges. Then, he built the courage that helped him find success.
When Kevin King hit his lowest point, he didn’t give up. His strength, courage, and dedication led him to a new career — and a college education.
The power of guidance changed his life. Now he’s paying it forward.
Chris Vann made the brave leap of faith to pursue graduate school both to impact his career and inspire those around him.
People had their doubts. She decided to do what made her happy.
As a first-generation college student, it wasn’t easy committing to studying thousands of miles from home. But from the moment she applied to Maryville Online, Alison felt valued and supported.
In 5 steps, one nurse wrote her own story as a working grandparent.
Celena walked her own path to earn her nursing post-master’s certificate. But even though her experience was unique, the lessons she learned can help shape the journey for tomorrow’s aspiring nurses.
She’s driven to help the underserved. Maryville has helped make that possible.
For Jane, bettering herself meant learning how to help others. After graduating with her psychiatric mental health NP (PMHNP) certificate, she’s a rock for those pushing through rough patches with anxiety, depression, trauma, and addiction.
‘Keep going’: Fighting through her most difficult days — to help others fight through theirs.
Ashley Lewis is a small-town woman who has always had big plans. Maryville University empowered her to teach, serve, and lead in the nursing field all while continuing to support her local community.
She enrolled as a lifelong learner. She emerged as a difference maker.
Felecia Washington overcame her fear of online learning to earn an education that can help her protect her community and world.
Inspired by her family and role models in the field, she set out to make a difference through nursing.
Lexy dreamed of following the footsteps of the compassionate nurses, including her mother, that she saw make a difference in her brother’s life.
Whether we’re together on campus or practicing social distancing, we celebrate proudly with our Maryville Online graduates.
This is what we’re all about
One brave decision can make the difference between where you are and where you want to be. You have what it takes, and we have your back.
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