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Meet Annie Schaffer...

Admissions Counselor, Briar Cliff University (Sioux City, Iowa)
Graphic Design & Marketing Major ('16)


I love working in our new digital media lab with the other graphic design students.


— Anne Schaffer
Admissions Counselor, Briar Cliff University (Sioux City, Iowa)
Graphic Design & Marketing Major ('16)

How did BCU help you chase your dream?

I was born in Vladikavkaz, Russia, and spent much of my childhood in an orphanage. There's a long story in between, but I was 11 when a family in Iowa adopted me. My older brother signed to play football at Briar Cliff, so I guess you could say I followed in his footsteps.

When it was time for me to choose a school, I had no idea what I wanted to study. I have always been creative and artistic, so my mom helped me decide on graphic design and marketing. I loved working in our new digital media lab with the other graphic design students. It had tons of big-screen Mac computers and all of the latest Adobe design software to give us experience.

When did you know BCU was right for you? 

The moment I stepped on campus.

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