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Blooming as a Beacon: Jazzy Soria-Gonzalez’s ’28 “Eventful” First Year

If you were to ask Jazzy Soria-Gonzalez ’28 to sum up her first year at Valparaiso University in one word, it wouldn’t be surprising to

Embodying the Spirit of Innovation and Determination: The Story of Charles Smith ’25 and Fayol Ateufack Zeudom ’26

Embodying the spirit of innovation and determination, Charles Smith ’25 and Fayol Ateufack Zeudom ’26 are prime examples of what makes Valpo’s College of Engineering

“The Journey of Resilience”: College of Business Commencement Student-Speaker Jaylen Jude ’24 Shares His Story

Of all the shared qualities and experiences that unite the Class of 2024, Commencement student-speaker and Portage, Indiana, native Jaylen Jude ’24 places the strongest

Engineering a Path of Purpose: Lauren Kadlec’s ’24 Journey of Discovery and Determination

From Maple Grove, Minnesota, Lauren Kadlec ’24 has a Valpo story marked by challenges, triumphs, and unwavering determination. Full of passion burning brightly within her

Noah Godsell ’24 Brings His Love For Valpo Athletics To WVUR-FM

How many of you watched a football game from the bleachers this season – or cheered on our Beacons from the student section at a

A Calling Made Clear in the Capital

From her hometown of Lake Station, Indiana, to the halls of Valparaiso University, to the bustling streets of Washington D.C., Kayla Smith’s ’24 journey is

Game, Set, Match: Olivia Czerwonka ’23, ’26 DNP, Aces Leadership and Sisterhood In Valpo Tennis

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to win a championship with your best friend? For Olivia Czerwonka ’23, ’26 DNP, that dream

Valpo Student Shares Faith, Fellowship, and Service in Sweetwine Music Ministry

When Fox Wilmot ’24 first came to Valpo, he already understood faith and service to be the foundation of his journey forward. The oldest brother

Valpo Social Work Students Make History While Making a Difference

Facebook, Instagram, X (formerly known as Twitter) – we’re all plugged into this digital age some way, somehow. Whether we click and swipe for connectivity,
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