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Alum turns fitness fever into CrossFit business
Alum turns fitness fever into CrossFit business

Apr 13, 2021

CrossFit gym owner and athletic trainer Jared Ruffing, ’10, has knocked it out of the park, turning his passion for fitness into a successful local business alongside his brother, Justin.

Jared graduated from Heidelberg with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and Sport Management, focusing on Fitness. Years before coming to Heidelberg, even as far back as junior high, he was interested in athletic performance enhancement.

Young alum loves challenges, rewards of nursing profession
Young alum loves challenges, rewards of nursing profession

Mar 25, 2021

Tyler Hunter, ’18, has always known he wanted a career to help and care for others. That’s why he chose nursing. And thanks to an exceptional undergrad experience at Heidelberg, with professors and coaches who pushed him and demanded excellence, he’s well on his way.

For the past six months, Tyler has worked as a Critical Care nurse in the Neurointensive Care Unit at Miami Valley Hospital. It’s challenging, it’s stressful, but he loves it.

As 1st-year Ph.D. student, '20 alum well prepped for COVID research
As 1st-year Ph.D. student, '20 alum well prepped for COVID research

Mar 2, 2021

Caleb Frye’s first year of graduate school has been full of twists and turns, especially in the research world of COVID-19. 

Following graduation from Heidelberg last May, Caleb selected Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he’s pursuing his Ph.D. in chemistry with a research focus in biochemistry. His timing was perfect; he hopes to develop his research specialization in the biochemistry of infectious diseases.

Students to donors: You fuel our passion for learning
Students to donors: You fuel our passion for learning

Feb 25, 2021

The pandemic wasn’t about to stop our students from letting ‘Berg donors know how thankful they are for the opportunities their generosity and support provide! On Thursday, the Student Alumni Association, with support from the Office of Alumni Engagement, led the ninth annual TAG (Thank A Giver) Day as part of National Student Philanthropy Month.  “Tags” were placed on buildings and other locations on campus that exist because of donor support.  Students, faculty and staff also wore “tag” stickers as their efforts at Heidelberg are also supported by donor generosity. 

'Berg alum living her dream with Special Olympics Montana
'Berg alum living her dream with Special Olympics Montana

Feb 23, 2021

Sports are in Mandy (Hanning) Patriarche’s blood. So is advocating for people with intellectual disabilities. She was able to marry the two when she became vice president of Outreach for Special Olympics Montana. For the last six years, Mandy, a ’10 Heidelberg grad, has been living her dream in the place where her heart led her.

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