#MyWheaton Student Profile: Joy Ong ’21

September 6, 2019

Get to know Joy Ong ’21 as she reflects on some of the favorite parts of her Wheaton experience so far.

Joy Ong

Where are you from?
Malaysia/Hong Kong

What is your major?
Elementary Education

What have been some of your favorite classes so far?
Young Adult Literature with Dr. Dunn-Hensley, Public Speaking with Professor Mangin, and Geology with Professor Smidt 

Who are your favorite faculty members?
Dr. Kim, Dr. Jonas, and Professor Vroom Fick from the education department

Do you have any staff or faculty mentors?
Jerry Woehr from the International Student Programs office and Mark James from the Annual Giving office

What are some of your favorite extracurricular activities?
Symphony Orchestra, Phonathon, and tutoring the kiddos at Lowell Elementary 

What is your favorite place on campus? 
Room 407 in McManis-Evans Hall

What is your favorite campus event?
MOVE (hosted by College Union) or any of the Artist Series concerts 

What have been some of your favorite Wheaton experiences so far?
Staying up late with friends to watch the snowfall, constantly stumbling across new study spots on campus, touring with both the Women’s Chorale and the Symphony Orchestra, and getting the unique chance of traveling all over Europe to visit classrooms with a small cohort of education majors and one of my favorite professors

What makes Wheaton special?
The number of opportunities given and, of course, the community 

Anything else?
A big thank you to all the Wheaton donors for investing in my time here at Wheaton, and for making my experience truly unique. At Wheaton, I can pursue my interests with full knowledge that I will be well supported by those around me. It’s the community and opportunities offered that make Wheaton so special, and I am grateful for people like you who continue to invest in students like me