Community. Pride. That’s Alumni.

You’re Part of a Bigger Story

Your journey likely hasn’t been a straight line. Continuing your education while hurdling over responsibilities, hardship or exciting opportunities is all part of your unique story to tell. Stories are powerful—you never know whom you will inspire. Are you ready to see extraordinary alumni stories? Or maybe share your own?

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First-Generation College Grad Tells Her Inspiring Story

Ja’Mea McNeal had a plan to attend her dream college: working through middle and high school and earning her CNA license in order to become a nurse like her mother. Then she was blindsided by hardship.

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Ex-Firefighter Pursues a Fresh Start in Cyber Security

David Hereid is no stranger to risk. After serving as a firefighter paramedic for 12 years, his world changed forever when he lost his sight. From everyday tasks to pursuing his degree, Davis was not to be stopped.

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More Alumni Stories

Medical Assisting Student Story

"I was given such a wonderful opportunity from Rasmussen to become a medical assistant. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do in life...I wanted to make a difference in people's worlds, so I became a medical assistant."

– Beckie W.
Medical Assistant Graduate and Certified Medical Assistant

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Be Someone's Inspiration

Tell us a little about your story, or just answer one or more of these questions: What are you most proud of in your education journey? What challenges did you overcome? Who cheered you on and helped you keep going? Any instructors or classes that stand out? What has your education done for you? How are you using your degree?

2020 Graduation Photo Contest Winners

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“Never give up! Always give yourself an extra push day by day, and you will see that you WILL get to the finish line.” —Michelle P.

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“Stay focused on your end goal. At the end of the day, it’s you that you have to face. Make yourself proud.” —Brooke W.

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“Busting out of school and saving lives!” —Karen F.

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Stephanie G.

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Andrew P.

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