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Alumni Spotlight - Emily Woodside '17
Midway University proudly recognizes Emily Woodside, a distinguished 2017 graduate whose journey at Midway exemplifies resilience and dedication.  Emil...
Alumni Spotlight - Ethan Spalding '22
Midway University proudly recognizes Ethan Spalding, a distinguished 2022 graduate in Marketing and Communications, currently serving as the lead Distiller at B...
Alumni Spotlight - Casey Bryant '04
Midway University is proud to highlight Casey Bryant ‘04 from Rineyville, KY, who currently resides in Bardstown, KY. Casey received her bachelor&...
Alumni Spotlight - Allie Martin, MBA '13
Midway University is proud to spotlight Allie Hembree Martin, MBA from Shelbyville, KY.  She received her MBA in 2013.  She chose Midway Unive...
Alumni Spotlight - Cole Ballard '17 '22
Cole Ballard received his bachelor’s in business administration in 2017 and his MBA in 2022 from Midway University. In the summer of 2016, Cole found ...
Alumni Spotlight - Conner Smith, MBA '22
Conner Smith ’22 is an MBA graduate and the Head Western Equestrian Coach at Midway University. Conner is originally from North Carolina and now resid...
Alumni Spotlight - Angela Kik '93, '12
Angela Kik received her ADN in 1993 and her BSN in 2012 from Midway University. She was a member of the Student Nursing Association. Today, Angela is a nurse su...
Alumni Spotlight-Krystle Shoopman
Krystle Shoopman '10 is an Interdisciplinary Studies graduate. Originally from Shreveport, Louisiana and now residing in Shelbyville, Kentucky, Krystle fell in ...
Kelly Beckett
Kelly Beckett obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Education in 2015 and her Master of Education degree in 2019. Mrs. Becket has been named principal of Scot...
Alumni Spotlight: Paula Parm, ’98
Name: Paula Crouch Parm Graduation Year(s): 1998 Degree(s): B.A. Accounting, B.A. Business Administration, A.A. Computer Information ...
Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Day '18, '20
Originally from Taylor, TX, Jennifer graduated from Midway University with a Bachelor's degree in Equine Science in 2018. She continued her education at MidwayU...
Alumni Spotlight: Margaret Butcher, ‘76
Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Margaret graduated from Midway in 1976 and returned to her hometown to become a teacher (and continues to do so today...
Esther “Essie” K. Rogers, ’03
Name: Esther (Essie) K Rogers Graduation year: 2003 Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Equine Studies with a Concentration in Management Ath...
Cameron Kincer Faris
Name: Cameron Kincer Faris Graduation Year(s): 2021 (undergraduate) and 2022 (graduate school) Degree(s): Bachelor of Science ...
Alumni Spotlight - Cheryl Herrin Rawlings '74
This month we’re shining the spotlight on Cheryl Herrin Rawlings '74 as she reflects on her Midway University experience. Favorite Midway Experience o...
Whitney Allison
Name: Whitney Allison Graduation Year(s): 2000 Degree(s): Education (Middle School) Current Place of Residence: Frankfort, KY Hometown: Cynthiana, KY Why I Chos...
Alumni Spotlight - Jessica Whittaker '18
This month we’re shining the spotlight on Jessica Whittaker '18 as she reflects on her Midway University experience. Degree(s): MBA; Hospitality, Tour...
Alumni Spotlight - Kimber Roberts '16
This month we’re shining the spotlight on Kimber Roberts '16 as she reflects on her Midway University experience. Why I Chose Midway: I chose...
Alumni Spotlight -Lillian Bland '98
This month we’re shining the spotlight on Lillian Bland '98 as she reflects on her Midway experience. Why I Chose Midway: Their Organizationa...
Alumni Spotlight - Norma Aylor '43
Norma Aylor, Class of 1943, recently visited campus to relish the memories of her student days. After her mother’s passing, her father, who was a truc...
Alumni Spotlight - Maggie Melton Elder '18
This month we’re checking in with Maggie Melton Elder ’18, who recently joined the staff of Pulaski Veterinary Clinic in Tennessee. Original...
Alumni Spotlight - Beverly Gartland '18
This month we’re shining the spotlight on Beverly Gartland ’18 as she reflects on her Midway University experience. Why I Chose Midway:&...
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT – SUZANNA DOWLER ’21
This month we’re shining the spotlight on Suzanna Dowler, class of 2021 and Alumni Association Board member, as she reflects on her Midway experience....
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: David Lyons MBA ‘14
This month we’re shining the spotlight on David Lyons, MBA ’14, as he reflects on his Midway experience and his exciting career path from po...
Alumni Spotlight - Natalie Dial Heighton '06
Inside the McManis Student Center, former student athletes' jerseys have been retired and other honors are hung for display in the Walk of Fame. Among the honor...
Alumni Spotlight - Deborah Hahn Brock ’12
This month we’re shining the spotlight on the current president of the MidwayU Alumni Association Advisory Board, Deborah Hahn Brock ’12. Or...
Leaving a Legacy - Pamma Townsend '69
"Midway University changed my life. When I look back at my 41-year career in nursing, I have been blessed beyond measure. It afforded me the opportunity to real...
Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Cynthia T. Long '79
Originally from Wichita, KS, Cynthia graduated from Midway College with a nursing degree in 1979. She lives in St. Petersburg, FL and currently works for Johns ...
Alumni Spotlight: Angie Boden Reckers '97
Originally from Ft. Thomas, KY, Angie graduated from Midway University with a bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies and an associate degree in Comput...
Leaving A Legacy - Frances Roberts '44
"Midway literally saved my life. My home life had me so depressed that I just didn't want to live anymore, that is until I learned about Midway through a friend...
Alumni Spotlight: Sierra Dewald '20
Originally from LaCrosse, WI, Sierra graduated from Midway University with a Bachelor’s degree in Equine Management in 2020. She currently lives in Fr...
Alumni Spotlight - Jessica Lavon (Kutch) Owens, '11
Jessica Lavon (Kutch) Owens graduated early from Midway University in December 2011 with a BA in Equine Studies with a concentration in Business Management. Jes...
Alumni Spotlight: Brent Cross '14
Originally from Versailles, KY, Brent graduated from Midway University with an MBA in 2014. He currently lives in Boca Grande, FL where he works as the Director...
Leaving a Legacy: Ben Kaufmann
"Education allows individuals to be on an equal playing field. In everyone’s life, things can be gained and lost, but you can never lose your educatio...
Leaving A Legacy: Melissa "Lissy" Wines '85
Lissy graduated Magna Cum Laude from Midway University in 1985 with an Associate Degree in Management: Equine Office Administration. She says she supports Midwa...
Alumni Spotlight: Terry Adams '17, '18
As an online student, Terry received a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration and an MBA. After earning two Associate Degrees at KCTCS in his hometow...
Leaving a Legacy: John & Betty Day
John & Betty Day say Midway University's impact on their daughter, Jennifer '17 & '20, is worth making an investment. "My wife and I visited many colleg...
Alumni Spotlight: Shella Jarvis Eagle '04
“Midway opened many doors for me through networking and volunteer opportunities,” explained Shella Jarvis Eagle. Upon graduation, she began ...
Leaving a Legacy: Mary Lou Darland '52
Mary Lou Darland '52 was a student at Midway for just two years, but says her experience was a life-saver. "I grew up 'dirt poor' on a farm outside Harrodsburg ...
Alumni Spotlight: Phyllis Ann Cornett Puckett '77
Upon graduating in 1977, Phyllis began her career with Midway University as the Bookstore Manager and currently is Administrative Assistant to the School of Hea...
Alumni Spotlight: Meet Kristi Buffenmyer '93, '95
When Kristi Buffenmyer arrived her freshman year from Northern Ohio, without a car, to a small town in a state she had only driven through, she had no idea she ...
Michele Rankin '99 Earns Ruth Slack Roach Memorial Award
Michele Rankin has built her career on a reputation of exemplary leadership and innovative problem-solving. Michele is the Jailer for the Woodford County Detent...
Alumni Spotlight: Meet Chris Workman '16, '19
Chris Workman ’16, '19 is a proud educator teaching 7th grade at Farristown Middle School in Berea, Kentucky. He has rapidly adapted and overcome chal...
Alumni Spotlight: Meet Edna Shearers Barber '72, '94
Edna Shearers Barber ’72, ’94 received her ADN and BSN from Midway. Hailing from West Liberty, Kentucky, Edna currently lives in Nicholasvil...
Alumni Spotlight - Emily (Sudduth) Adkins '95, '19
Emily earned her first degree, an Associate’s Degree in Nursing, from Midway in 1995. Congratulations to her for completing her second degree, a Bache...
Alumni Spotlight - Tania T. Orihuela '16, '18
Tania T. Orihuela graduated from Midway University in 2016 with a BA in Professional Studies and again in 2018 with her MBA, with a concentration in healthcare....
Alumni Spotlight - Berry Popp '05
Berry L. Popp graduated from Midway University in 2005 with a degree in Organizational Management (OM). Originally from Frankfort, Berry currently resides in Ve...
Alumni Spotlight - Craig Yeast '11
Former University of Kentucky football star Craig Yeast graduated from Midway University in June 2011 with a degree in Sports Management. He left UK as a non-gr...
Alumni Spotlight - Laura Mitchell Jefferson
Learn more about Midway University Class of 1999 alum Laura Mitchell Jefferson in this month's Alumni Spotlight! Major - Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Mana...
Alumni Spotlight - Brittany Crume
I'm a 2013 graduate of Midway with a major in healthcare administration and a minor in business administration. I am from Bardstown, KY and have lived there my ...
Alumni Spotlight - Jeneen Walker
Learn more about Midway University Class of 2017 alum Jeneen Walker in this month's Alumni Spotlight! Name - Jeneen Walker Graduation Year - 2017 Major - Nursin...
Alumni Spotlight - Billy Van Pelt
Learn more about Midway University Class of 2010 alum Billy Van Pelt in this month's Alumni Spotlight!  Graduation Year - 2010 Major - Master of Busine...
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT – Hannah Waroway ’21     
This month we’re checking in with one of our most recent graduates, Hannah Waroway ’21. Originally from Ann Arbor, MI, Hannah graduated Midw...