#MyWheaton Blog


Degree: M.A. in History of Christianity: Reformation 

Extracurricular Activities: Walking with my wife and trimming my beard.

Favorite spot on campus: The “panda desk.” At least I call it that. It is a desk located in the second floor of Buswell Library by the west-facing wall. It has a drawing of a panda. 

Favorite quote: “Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.” - Simone Weil

Post: " The Fellowship of the Rope"

serena-suhMajor(s): Philosophy (integrated anthropology), international relations 

Extracurricular Activities: Shalom House, Student Ministry Partners

Favorite spot on campus: 5th floor of Billy Graham Center

Favorite quote: “Yet it would perhaps be thought to be better, indeed to be our duty, for the sake of maintaining the truth even to destroy what touches us closely” - Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle

Post: " Confronting Identity Through Traditional Dance"

silas-wadeDegree(s): M.A. in Christian Formation and Ministry, Outdoor Adventure Leadership emphasis

Extracurricular activities: Ultimate frisbee, broomball, soccer, climbing, playing guitar

Favorite class or professor and why: My favorite class so far has been Personal Spiritual Formation with Dr. Muhia Karianjahi, because it gave me the opportunity to dive into my own life as a believer. Examining myself was often difficult but I have grown so much because of it. 

Favorite quote: ”It doesn’t honor God to pretend everything is ok. That’s the beauty of Jesus that so many people miss. That beauty is that He died on the cross on our sins, but also that He existed the way we exist.” [John Mark McMillan]

Post: " Skis, Frozen Lakes, and Jesus"

Kirkland-An-Headshot Class Year: 2017

Major(s): Political science and journalism certificate

Favorite class/professor and why: American Politics and Government with Dr. Amy Black — she's such a great professor and is always engaging her classroom. 

Why did you come to Wheaton?: It's a fantastic Christian school with great academic credibility.  

Favorite quote: "I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." - John 16:33

Post: " Navigating the Competitive World of Journalism"


Class Year: Sophomore

Major: Applied Health Science

Why I chose to come to Wheaton: Amazing Christian community and challenging academics

Extracurricular activities: Lacrosse, intramurals, after-school tutoring

Dream job: LeaderTreks

Post: " HoneyRock: Wheaton in the Northwoods"

alex-garciaMajor: Mechanical Engineering

Extracurricular Activities: Taekwondo club co-captain, IM soccer and ultimate frisbee

Favorite Spot on Campus: The game room in Lower Beamer 

Favorite professor/class and why: Dr. David Hsu because he is very encouraging and teaches class in a really fun and effective way. My favorite class has been Innovative Design in Engineering because we learned how to design various products with people at the center.

Favorite quote: “If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.” - Eleonora Duse

Post: " A Closer Look at Wheaton's Engineering Program"

charlotte-hallstrom-wheaton-collegeClass Year: Senior

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Major(s): Communication and Biblical and Theological Studies

Your Wheaton experience in three words: Raw, unexpected, inspiring 

Favorite quote: “Those who sing, pray twice.” – St. Augustine 

Dream job: To own an urban café, fully employed by the “unemployable” that doubles as a space for communal worship

rebecca-watkinsMajor(s): Communication (Theater)

Extracurricular activities: Dance, visual art, theater

Favorite spot on campus: The courtyard of Arena Theater

Why I came to Wheaton: My sister went here, so I was familiar with it. I was also drawn to the academics and the theater program.

Favorite quote: “Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life.” -Brian Andreas

Post title: " How Arena Theater Helped Me Find My Tribe"

alice-zhangMajor: Music with elective studies in Business; Economics 

Extracurricular activities: Varsity Women's Swimming, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, Aural Skills Teaching Assistant. 

Favorite spot on campus: Sam’s Café 

Favorite professor and why: Dr. David Gordon, professor of music composition, because of his dry humor, quirkiness, and unparalleled ability to teach difficult material. 

Favorite quote: “Always be more than you appear and never appear to be more than you are” –Angela Merkel

Post: " The Best of Both Worlds: My Experience as a Conservatory of Music Student-Athlete"