Why I love Friends!

Below is a collection of student and alumni testimonials that showcase the difference a Friends University education can make!

Undergraduate | Adult Undergraduate | Graduate

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Friends University encouraged me to explore gaps of service in the healthcare sector and prepared me with the skills to help lead change. Due to my research at Friends, Via Christi Health has implemented our nation’s first human trafficking education program and protocol for healthcare professionals.

Nicole Ensminger, Health Care Leadership Graduate 2014
Panya Amphone, 2020 Music Education and Mathematics

The Music program at Friends University has equipped me with the connections and resources to propel my career into the future. The faculty, staff and students have provided a nurturing community in which I have grown as a musician, educator and follower of Christ.

Panya Amphone, 2020 Music Education and Mathematics
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I have to thank the good finance program of Friends University in which I gained a lot of skills and knowledge causing the German Federal Bank to offer me an internship and an amazing full time job after my graduation!

Pascal Wawrzinek, International Business and Finance Graduate, 2016
Patrick Mathews

This new program is so exciting! It gives students a great science foundation but digs into many other disciplines too. It really puts students in the driver’s seat of their own career pathway.

Patrick Mathews
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Friends University has been the “gift that keeps on giving.” I continue to be impressed by the variety shown in the teacher workshop offerings. They are timely and critical to strengthening the level of expertise in my teaching craft. Based on these workshops and the summer graduate class offerings, I am able to return to my school in the fall with impactful lessons, technology strategies to enhance my instruction and leadership ideas for my team.

Ramona Kee-Adams, Master of Education in Teaching & Learning Graduate
Friends University Testimonial

I just want to take a minute to praise the Lord. I am amazed at what I have learned about myself in the last 3.5 years. I have had an amazing support system during this time. God has brought new people in my life and for that I am forever grateful…. He gave me the ability to get through it and helped me keep a 4.0! He is a great God and worthy of our praise!!

Randy Harris, Global MBA
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The instructors were very knowledgeable in what they were teaching. They would even go out of their way to take the time to make it feel like the class was customized just for me. Before attending Friends University, I was at an entry level position with my employer, and once I finished my degree was able to transition to a more senior level position/pay.

Richard Gaertner, Business Management
Rod Craft, Organizational Leadership and Transformational Change graduate

This University has provided more than just a degree; it has allowed me to see the world in a different light. I have grown personally and professionally. More importantly, I have become a part of something bigger than myself.

Rod Craft, Organizational Leadership and Transformational Change graduate
Friends University Testimonial

You’ll have unparalleled access to professors and critical thinking that I don’t think is prevalent at a larger institution.

Rodney Pitts, Business Administration
Friends University Testimonial

I think others should consider Friends University if they want a quality education that others in the professional world will take seriously. Another factor you should take into consideration, is that once you leave Friends, Friends doesn’t leave you. Once a Falcon always a Falcon.

Ross Foley, Physical Education Teacher Education Graduate/Teacher & Coach at Wellington High School
Friends University Testimonial

My professors have furnished me with the tools to connect with others on multiple levels and thrive in an unfamiliar atmosphere.

Samantha Billings, Spanish
Samantha Filer, Christian Spiritual Formation

The Christian Spiritual Formation program is one of the main reasons I came to Friends University. I wanted to be part of the CSF program because I wanted to learn as much about Jesus as possible. There was an unquenchable thirst for God in my life, and the CSF program has helped make that longing more acute.

Samantha Filer, Christian Spiritual Formation
Sarita Castillo, Spanish

Yo sé que cuando el tiempo se acerca para empezar a buscar y encontrar su universidad perfecta, hay muchas preguntas y surgen muchas dudas. Tengo que decirles que recibí mucha ayuda y mucho apoyo de los consejeros de la Universidad de Friends. ¡Era excepcional!

Sarita Castillo, Spanish
Friends University Testimonial

For me, Friends University has been the best investment I have made in my education. The personal growth I have seen in my time spent at Friends is astonishing. I have overcome challenges and obstacles that I would not have been able to if I had not attended Friends University. The community that surrounds this school is something I will never forget, and the relationships that have been built during my attendance here will last a lifetime.

Stacey Cox (transfer student), Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Stu Meether

As a graduate student it was all about the camaraderie with the other members of my class and the professors – it was always interesting, challenging and fun to learn.

Stu Meether
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My decision to attend Friends University outreach program in Garden City was the best ever. As a non-traditional student I get to pursue my dreams and take classes with a college that values God and His principles.

Susan Dreiling, Accounting, Garden City
Tina Swink, Global MBA

In addition to the great business opportunities and personal growth I have enjoyed as a result of my degree program, I recently received a significant promotion which will allow me to work in the role that I have desired for years, as well as travel the world!

Tina Swink, Global MBA
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Visit the Global MBA Graduate Program page to learn more about the Global MBA Graduate program.

Toniesha Friday, Global MBA
Tracey Hubbard, Human Resource Management

I do not think I could make this journey without the amazing staff at Friends… The academic success coaches have been vital in helping me make wise decisions. They also truly care about my journey and are a constant source of encouragement and help.

Tracey Hubbard, Human Resource Management
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I’ve always thought bigger than what’s around me and have had a strong urge to get out and see and do more. My broad liberal arts education at Friends helped me to think big, too. Friends is where I first learned to read music and begin to study my craft seriously. Being involved with the Singing Quakers and studying voice with Dr. David Weber fueled a passion for singing.

Tyler Ray, 2012 graduate and first tenor with Norwegian choir Edvard Grieg Kor