Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds

Lenard, AAB ’14, BBA ’16, and Mona, MBA ’14, Franklin both agree that their pasts were less than ideal. Mona, one of nine children, was the only one in her family to leave the Fort Thompson Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Her family struggled with alcohol abuse...
Graduate degree prepares Shippee to shape next generation of nurses

Graduate degree prepares Shippee to shape next generation of nurses

Life contains a lot of firsts: first day of school, first kiss, first job. Jessica Shippee, BSN ’10, will forever have a unique first attached to her name: first graduate of Baker University’s Master of Science in Nursing program. “Baker’s nursing program has a long...
50 Years of Baker Wetlands

50 Years of Baker Wetlands

Even a visionary like Dr. Ivan Boyd, former Baker University biology professor and member of the Faculty Hall of Fame, couldn’t have foreseen the transformation of the 573 acres deeded to Baker University in August 1968. Through Boyd’s efforts, Baker acquired the land...
Remembering a talented artist and well-loved member of the Baker family

Remembering a talented artist and well-loved member of the Baker family

Kevin Mahogany ’81, leaves behind a rich legacy in the music community at Baker University and beyond. Dubbed the “standout jazz vocalist of his generation” by Newsweek, Mahogany achieved great success as a musician and will be missed by many. Mahogany was 59 when he...
Education goes beyond the classroom

Education goes beyond the classroom

Craig Ahrens didn’t necessarily need to return to school to advance in his job, but he had always felt the pull to add to the associate degree in marketing he’d earned years ago back in 1987. “I am a student of business and will always be working on my continuous...