Briar Cliff is small enough to get an individualized college experience, but big enough to afford students incredible opportunities.
He didn’t venture “far away” for college, but Jacob Hindman is going places.
A junior biochemistry and business double-major from Sioux City, Iowa, Hindman chose Briar Cliff — a college in his own backyard — because he felt that it was good stepping stone to his future.
“Briar Cliff is small enough to get an individualized college experience,” Hindman says, “but it’s big enough to afford students some incredible opportunities.”
Like travel, for instance. As an honors program student, Hindman has embarked on trips ranging from Denver, Colo., and the Pacific coast, to a tour last summer across Europe.
“I’ve actually been to more countries now than states, thanks to Briar Cliff,” he says.
Those aren’t the only places he's showing up.
Hindman was also published last spring by the Iowa Academy of Science for his research with his biochemistry professor, Dr. Paul Weber. The two isolated and analyzed certain antioxidant-like components of the root of a prairie turnip located in the Sioux City Prairie adjacent to BCU’s campus.
“College can get pretty intense, but if you stay determined, things work out.” Hindman says. “As college students, we have the world at our feet.”
After graduating from Briar Cliff, Hindman plans to pursue his dream of running his own dental office and raising a family.