Kanagy Earns Dual Degrees


We are thrilled to announce that Ben Kanagy, Trinity Academy, 2021, has graduated with two degrees from two colleges within three years. Ben earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kansas State University and a Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology from Manhattan Christian College.
This summer, Ben is dedicating time to family, working as a welder for Desert Steel, and getting a head start on his Greek studies in preparation for his postgraduate education.
In the fall, Ben will begin to pursue a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Exegesis at Wheaton College, where he has been awarded a top scholarship.
Congratulations, Ben! We wish you the best of luck in your future academic endeavors!has graduated with two degrees from two colleges within three years.

Tyson Fast-Tracks Academic Path


Hayden Tyson, The Independent School, 2021, will accelerate the path to his degree in behavioral sciences with a minor in Psychology by taking additional classes this summer, allowing him to graduate by the end of the season.

Adding to this accomplishment, Hayden has been invited to apply to the University of Kansas graduate program as a doctorate student. This program is unique because it allows students to begin as PhD candidates, earning a master’s degree along the way, which typically reduces the overall time needed to complete the PhD.

Hayden plans to train as both a researcher and a clinician at the University of Kansas, preparing for a versatile career in the field. Obtaining a PhD includes the potential to work in education and serve as university faculty in the future.

Hayden states, “The O’Shaughnessy’s foundation has granted me the freedom to look past financial barriers that would inhibit me from seeking a degree past my bachelor’s while also providing me with the support required to take such a critical but daunting step of pursuing a postgraduate degree. The O’Shaughnessy family has been with me every step of the way, and their presence in my life has been an essential component of fostering my continued interest in education.”hh

Kanagy Commits to Graduate School


We are thrilled to announce that Ben Kanagy, Trinity Academy, 2021, has recently accepted a top scholarship for graduate school at Wheaton College! Ben will commence his journey towards a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Exegesis this coming August, following his (double) graduation in May.

The program at Wheaton College is designed to be one of the most rigorous platforms for delving into the profound intricacies of biblical texts, encompassing their original languages and rich cultural and historical contexts. Starting this fall, Ben will be taking both Greek and Hebrew language classes.

Wheaton’s interdisciplinary approach ensures that Ben can explore various fields of study, including the psychology program. It is noteworthy that Wheaton College’s graduate program has a track record of sending students to top doctoral programs annually, opening up Ben’s future academic pursuits.

Beyond academia, Ben is excited about residing in Chicago and enjoying their jazz music.

Ben remarked, ” Both of my undergraduate degrees were pretty broad, so I’m excited to get to focus more narrowly on my interest in biblical texts, languages, and their cultural-historical contexts. A major reason I chose Wheaton was the faculty, who are world-class scholars and whose work I’ve read much of over the years. It’s a bit unreal that I’ll now get to work closely with them in my master’s program!”

Congratulations, Ben! We are excited to see what this next chapter holds for you!

Lovett wraps up summer internship with a full-time offer!


Hendrix Lovett, Wichita Southeast High School, 2021, has completed his six-week internship at Kiel Maritime in Darwin, Australia. It is safe to say he has fallen in love with all things Aussie, which is good because he returned to the States with an offer for a full-time post-graduation position!

Kiel Maritime was founded in July 2018 to assist local maritime operators in their vessels’ operational and legislative needs. The company has grown, supporting locals with maritime services and advice. In January 2020, they established a branch on Phillip Island, Victoria, and in July 2021 launched a new office in Perth to ensure they could keep up with client demand.