GCS Alumni

Influencing the World for Christ

Welcome to the Cougar Pride!

Welcome to the official page for Grace Cougar Alumni! For over twenty years, Grace has continued to educate, equip, and encourage students through their educational journey—preparing them to be influential servant leaders for Christ in their respective degrees, careers, and relationships after high school graduation.

Alumni Relations at Grace exists to honor the investment and legacy of our GCS families by serving as an extension of Christ’s love and support to you. We recognize that the fruit of Christ-centered education is manifested through the ongoing lives of our graduates, and therefore hope to highlight the Lord’s continued work in and through you and your family.

As more generations come and go from the halls of GCS, we hold fast to God’s Truth in Psalm 33:11, “The plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.” Onward and upward, Grace graduates!

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See Where We Go

Grace proudly sends graduates throughout the state and across the globe in pursuit of God’s calling on their lives. Check out a few of our alumni highlights this year, as well as where Grace alumni have chosen to continue their education after graduation.

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Where Are They Now?


Alumni Stories

Uzo Osuagwu, MD
Class of 2004

After graduation from Grace, Uzo attended Texas A & M, majoring in biomedical sciences before earning his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. “Since I can remember I had always wanted to become a doctor,” stated Uzo, “I never really thought about anything else and the Lord was so faithful in seeing that through.” The past three years he has completed his residency, ending as Chief Resident in Anesthesiology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Memorial Hermann Hospital. Uzo finds fulfillment in medicine because he “loves meeting people and not only do I get to meet so many wonderful people but I also get to take care of them in what is usually a very vulnerable time for them and their families.”

When asked if he thinks Grace Community helped prepare him for his professional life, Uzo exclaimed, “Absolutely! The biggest thing was sowing a seed of the Word in my life. That changed everything! I also think my involvement in extracurricular activities helped develop my interpersonal/leadership skills.” Uzo says his memories of being at Grace are deeply held and valued; “Overall, what I remember so fondly about Grace are the people and friends that I made. I was so blessed to make THE most amazing friends. . . It’s been so neat to walk with them through college and some even through medical school; even more special now to be involved in weddings and to see children being born. I could go on and on forever; short version is Grace and the people there will always have a very special place in my heart.”

After graduating from Grace, Mallory attended Texas Christian University. She currently serves as the Director of Development at Texas Tech University. Mallory says, “When I tell people about my experience at Grace from Kindergarten through 12th grade, I always find myself describing more than an education based on academics. While Grace prepared me for college academically, it did, even more, to prepare me for life relationally. If I had to choose one word to describe my time at Grace, it would be ‘relationship.’ 

What Grace offers more than any other school is a profound demonstration and understanding of relationships. First and foremost, Grace encourages, in all things, a relationship with our Heavenly Father. Second, the very special relationships that are formed when you grow up with a relatively small number of classmates are unlike any other. I always tell people that we knew each other on a different level. We were family. Third, the relationships that we experienced with our teachers and administrators were unparalleled. My teachers weren’t just my educators–they were my friends, my counselors, and my encouragers. They were (and are) the kind of people that I aspire to be. I can still hear the sound of Mrs. Luce’s voice singing ‘Trust and Obey’ or the stories that Mrs. Tjiolker would tell us about ice fishing in South Dakota. I remember the joy and laughter emanating from Mr. C’s classroom, the historical experience that occurred in Mrs. Allen’s classroom, and the classics we read in Mrs. Watkins’ classroom. The relationships that were formed in my 14 years as a Grace Cougar created a foundation on which all of my relationships since have been built. They taught me to trust my leaders, to respect my peers, to value integrity, and to put faith above all else. Grace is a part of me–my teachers and my peers made me who I am today and will continue to mold me for years to come. I am endlessly grateful for my time as a Grace Cougar.

Mallory Billings
Class of 2009