Recent Alumni and Student Accomplishments
Kendall Vanderslice ’13 published “Power in the Plate, The History of our Food Speaks of Injustice – and Invites us to Redemption” in the November issue of Christianity Today
Michael Chen ’17 2018 Yenching Fellow. The Yenching Program is an elite interdisciplinary postgraduate leadership program at Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing.
Sarah Han ’16 published “Sameness and Difference: Asserting Cultural Identity Through Multicultural Experience and Negotiation” in the Undergraduate Journal of Ethnography.
Hannah Garringer ’18 graduate of the 17th annual Wolfram Summer School, held at Bentley University. Wolfram Summer School provides a unique educational and career opportunity to learn and do projects at the frontiers of science, technology, and innovation.
Emily Ding ’20 received and accepted into the American Anthropological Association's Undergraduate Research Fellow Program
Eric Hoskins ’19 recipient of the Wheaton Global Scholar Award. Eric spent this past summer in Addis Ababa researching a local non-profit, and recently presented his research on campus.
I always felt a great ease and comfort in being with people from backgrounds and experiences that differed from mine. Language, custom, gender, and religious differences never stumped me but rather enlivened me. Anthropology spoke to this particularity of mine and gave me a foundation from which to actually do work in the world based on these interests.
Sociology is necessary for anybody wanting to love our neighbors in a tangible, educated way.
Marketing is a great field for sociology majors because it requires the ability to think about group psychology and how to change people’s behavior as well as the broader culture. Tech is a great industry to check out because it encourages sociological imagination and is all about creating social change through technological advancements
Being a Christian sociology major will enable you to look past the brokenness and systemic injustices around the world to see a savior who is able to save everyone.
I realized that Anthropology could help give me the language that I needed to better understand my life, the world around me, and God's work in the world. I will also add that, along with my Anthropology classes, my other most meaningful classes at Wheaton were my Sociology classes. Those courses worked alongside my Anthropology to teach me about society's systems and structures.
I come from a culture where legacy is important. I believe that is important to look back at where we come from to see the direction in which we are going... The task won’t be easy, because trying to make significant change never is, but we can find some peace in God’s track record thus far.
If you study something you love, you'll learn it better, remember it longer, and I believe have a broader, more well-rounded base of knowledge going forward.
A sociology major will equip you with a "sociological imagination" that will fundamentally alter your way of seeing society, no matter what career path you ultimately follow.
On-the-job skills can always be cultivated, but challenging your worldview for the better is something to be especially valued during your undergraduate years at Wheaton.
Cultural Anthropology is all about how people understand the world and learning to see from someone else's perspective. I know how to observe and ask questions, and develop creative solutions that are unique to my organization.
My coursework at Wheaton helped to encourage my desire to serve others, and also taught me to think critically about how our good intentions and best efforts to do so sometimes have negative effects.
Sociology will offer you a framework through which to process your life experiences and will lay the foundation for a variety of careers.