Meet Our Graduates


Members of the St. Ambrose University 2018 spring graduating class include 456 undergraduates and 158 master's and doctoral students. They come from 21 states and six foreign countries and each has a tremendous and highly individual story about their educational journey.

Yet, if you listen to the words they use to describe their Ambrosian experience, you'll discover common themes: community, service, discovery, opportunity, support, leadership and dreams fulfilled. 

Our graduating class includes students who said they've learned to transform uncomfortable situations into opportunities; the value of immersing into a new culture and service; the deep impact of support, community and family; how to embrace leadership and use power to honor differences; to set goals and persevere; and how their Ambrosian education is allowing them to meet, and exceed, their professional goals. 

We've shared their stories below. Congratulations to all of our Spring 2018 graduates. 

Grad Stories '18: A 9,100-Mile, Lifelong Connection With SAU

Grad Stories '18: Keep Moving Forward And Don't Look Back

Grad Stories '18: 'Like' Is An Understatement

Grad Stories '18: From Patient to Nurse In Five Years

Grad Stories '18: Graduating Classmates From Three Iowa Communities

Grad Stories '18: Net Gains for a Busy Ambrosian

Grad Stories '18: Bigger Isn't Always Better

Grad Stories '18: A Born Leader

Grad Stories '18: Making Goals in Soccer and Classwork

Grad Stories '18: Ready to Jump, Again

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So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 27 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!