David Hoekman '02
I'm an assistant professor of biology at Southern Nazarene University, a small Christian college. Similar to Wheaton, we aim to integrate faith and learning in everything we do at SNU. My experience at Wheaton prepared me well academically for graduate school, a postdoc and other research and academic positions. It also prepared me with strong relationships, a deep
appreciation for creation and the value of pursuing excellence to further the kingdom. As a college professor I have often reflected on the wonderful influence that Wheaton faculty were for me; their example inspires me to work with my students.