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Briar Cliff Welcomes Presidential Scholars

May 12, 2021

Briar Cliff University welcomed its four Presidential Scholars to the April 30 Charger Orientation.

Braxton Brockhaus, son of Greg and Heather Brockhaus, will study biology while attending BCU. He chose Briar Cliff because of the family atmosphere and Catholic Franciscan values.

“I am most looking forward to seeing how Briar Cliff can push me to be the best person I can be,” Brockhaus says.

Sarah Glover, daughter of Jason and Laura Glover, plans to study exercise physiology for pre-med. She looks forward to growing and exploring new opportunities.

“BCU has the atmosphere and culture I’m looking for. Their Catholic Franciscan values will allow me to continue to grow through campus ministry and other organizations,” Glover says.

Rachel Langel, daughter of Mick and Tami Langel, plans to study biology. She chose Briar Cliff knowing it would best prepare her for her future career and success.

“I fell in love with the beautiful campus and like how Briar Cliff’s values align with mine,” Langel says. “I’m looking forward to getting involved and I’m excited to meet new people and continue to learn things in my field of study.”

Kiersten Baker, daughter of Michael and Stacie Baker, will study exercise physiology. She chose Briar Cliff because of its diversity, small-class sizes, and welcoming environment.

“I look forward to a high-level education and the ability to represent my home, college, and family as an ambassador at Briar Cliff,” Baker says.

Brockhaus, Glover, Langel, and Baker will start their Charger journey Fall 2021. To be eligible for the Presidential Scholarship, an incoming freshman must have a 3.75 or above GPA and minimum 26 ACT or 1240 SAT score. Brockhaus, Glover, Langel, and Baker were chosen from 55 applicants and will receive full tuition to Briar Cliff beginning this fall.

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