Student Success Stories

Savanna Atchison

I was hired immediately after I graduated. It was a really easy transition from NSU, straight into my career field.

I’m working for Seminole Science Charter School (FL), which is a tuition-free, public charter school that specializes in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) classes. Had it not been for NSU robotics (Robotics Academy of Critical Engagement or R.A.C.E.), there was no way I could have competed for this position. They interviewed people from all over the United States and my experiences here definitely gave me an edge over a lot of candidates.

Savanna Atchison
NSU Alumna, STEM/Robotics Teacher

Yves Saint Hall

NSU is very unique, as far as colleges go. They let you get a lot of hands-on experience with research that you don’t get at most big universities. There you don’t have the one-on-one interaction with professors like you do here.

If you’re looking for a place that’s going to focus on your education as much as they are focused on how you get your education, a place that’s going to give you an interpersonal relationship with each instructor, a place that makes you feel like it’s not just their job to teach but they’re going to help you accomplish your job of learning—NSU is the place to be.

Yves Saint Hall
Natural Sciences Major, Natural Science Graduate Student,
NSU, BS in Biology, as of May 2015,
Researcher, Veteran

Nathan Mills

Apply yourself from day one. You’re here for a reason—to get an education, to better yourself, to give back to the community in some way, shape or form.

I took a tour of NSU and automatically fell in love with it. I got the letter ten days later. It was the longest ten days of my life. Right then I went back to Tahlequah, signed up for my classes and I started applying myself even harder, because I knew this was a university and I really wanted to do it right this time.

I’m on the honor roll—again. It’s amazing. A lot of people probably have the same story that I have. It’s never too late to go back. I’m 27 years old and I will graduate when I am 29 or 30. At the end of the day, I am going to have that piece of paper and I’m going to be where I want to be in life.

Nathan Mills
Nutrition & Dietetics Major, Fraternity Member, Transfer Student

Dakota Thompson

We take care of our own. We say hello to each other. We build each other up here at NSU. We’re a family. If you’re looking for a connection on a deeper level then I would highly suggest being an NSU RiverHawk.

It’s all about that home feeling that you get.

Dakota Thompson
Gates Millennium Scholar, NSU Alumna, School Counselor