Alumni News

Wheaton College Alumni Association 2021-2022 Annual Report

Each year the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors awards financial and nonfinancial grants and awards to faculty, students, and alumni. Funds for these grants flow from the annual Wheaton Fund, which makes a direct impact on the excellence and affordability of every student’s Wheaton experience.

Alumni Association Board of Directors

ROW 1 (L-R): Noah Chung ’12, Priscilla Barclay Kibler ’12, Eric Fowler ’81, Beverly Liefeld Hancock ’84, Renae Schauer Smith ’91, Mary Ashley Miller ’69, Jerard Woods ’12

ROW 2 (L-R): Becky Gray Jordan ’88, Manette Galvan Turner ’92 M.A. ’98, Brian De La Cruz ’21, Barbara Bates Alexander ’77, Jim Wilkes ’79, Leigh Naraine Pylman ’08, Kari Shook Anderson ’91, Chris Peterson ’93, Lissy Verseput Jones ’08

Not pictured: Bryan Eklund ’89, M.A. ’14, Jeffrey Shafer ’96

Alumni News

Faculty Awards

Alumni Faculty Grants Awarded for 2021-22

Dr. Nadine Rorem
Biology

Dr. Allison Ruark
Applied Health Science

Dr. James Schroeder ’09
Physics & Engineering

Dr. Tammy Schultz
Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy

Science Division Block Grant for Faculty/Student Summer Research

Junior Alumni Faculty Grants Awarded for 2021-22

Dr. Allison Dick ’02
Chemistry

Dr. Olga Dietlin
Mission, Ministry & Leadership

Mr. Dan Haase ’97, MA ’02
Mission, Ministry & Leadership

Dr. Emily McGowin
Biblical and Theological Studies

Faculty Missions Project 2021-22

Dr. Thomas Hueber ’82
Uganda
Conservatory

Dr. Alan Seaman
Colombia
Applied Linguistics & International Education

Student Awards

Juniors Awarded Scholarships for Their Senior Year

Brett Bauman ’22
International Relations and Spanish

Julia Chavez ’22
Economics Major, Biblical/Theological Studies Minor

Emma Folts ’22
Communication

Genevieve Nelson ’22
Physics

New Members

After working in higher education
and at a faith-based non-profi t organization,
Priscilla is currently serving
as Young Life’s Chicagoland Associate
Regional Director. Priscilla holds a
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family
Therapy from Bethel Seminary. While
at Wheaton, Priscilla was involved in
Diakonoi, the William Osborne Society,
B.R.I.D.G.E., 1-2-1, and served as a student
chaplain. She and her husband,
Scott ’12, have an infant son.
ROW 1 (L-R): Noah Chung ’12, Priscilla Barclay Kibler ’12,

Priscilla Barclay Kibler ’12, Chicago, Illinois

After working in higher education and at a faith-based non-profi t organization, Priscilla is currently serving as Young Life’s Chicagoland Associate Regional Director. Priscilla holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary. While at Wheaton, Priscilla was involved in Diakonoi, the William Osborne Society, B.R.I.D.G.E., 1-2-1, and served as a student chaplain. She and her husband, Scott ’12, have an infant son. ROW 1 (L-R): Noah Chung ’12, Priscilla Barclay Kibler ’12,

Noah is the pastor of Park Community
Church in Hyde Park and works
part-time as Director of Strategy
and Impact at Resource Global.
After Wheaton, he earned a Master
of Divinity degree at Trinity Evangelical
Divinity School. As a student,
Noah served as a leader in Koinonia,
Global Urban Perspectives, and Solidarity
Cabinet. He and his wife Sophia
Yoo ’12 have two small boys.

Noah Chung ’12, Chicago, Illinois

Noah is the pastor of Park Community Church in Hyde Park and works part-time as Director of Strategy and Impact at Resource Global. After Wheaton, he earned a Master of Divinity degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. As a student, Noah served as a leader in Koinonia, Global Urban Perspectives, and Solidarity Cabinet. He and his wife Sophia Yoo ’12 have two small boys.

Brian is our young alumni representative.
He graduated from Wheaton with
a degree in Business Economics and
works as a Business Operations Coordinator
for the American Medical
Association in Chicago. While a student,
Brian was an Innovation Scholar
at the Center for Faith and Innovation,
a member of the National School
Project, and a marketing assistant
for Graduate and Undergraduate
Admissions.

Brian De La Cruz ’21, Waukegan, Illinois

Brian is our young alumni representative. He graduated from Wheaton with a degree in Business Economics and works as a Business Operations Coordinator for the American Medical Association in Chicago. While a student, Brian was an Innovation Scholar at the Center for Faith and Innovation, a member of the National School Project, and a marketing assistant for Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions.