TALES OF THE BRAVE
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
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.
Nursing was always her passion. With Maryville Online, it’s now her mission.
Her love of the St. Louis Blues brought Danielle Van Komen to Maryville. But her commitment to finding greater purpose as a nurse pushed her to become a nurse practitioner and change lives in healthcare facilities.
Learning to serve and lead by example
‘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.
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.
Meet your Maryville #BraveU student ambassadors
Want to know what it means to be brave, or what being a Maryville Online student is all about? Hear from the unique perspectives of our #BraveU student ambassadors. At Maryville, you can get the inside scoop from current and former students who were once in your shoes and ultimately decided to make a brave decision to continue their education at Maryville Online.
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