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The Value of a Wheaton Education

Brendon Smith Wheaton College Applied Health Science Alumnus
Brendon Smith '10
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health
Researching at Harvard
"I am a postdoctoral research scientist in Gökhan Hotamisligil's lab. We study molecular mechanisms of metabolism and metabolic conditions including obesity, diabetes and atherosclerosis."
Josh Lawrenz Wheaton College Applied Health Science Alumnus
Josh Lawrenz '10
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident at Cleveland Clinic
Undeniably Formative
"My experience at Wheaton College as an Applied Health Science major was undeniably the most formative four years of education in my life. Now, in my fourth year of the orthopaedic surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic, I credit many of the tangible and intangible skills I require to perform my job to my AHS professors at Wheaton."
Micah Alford '12
Prosthetist/Orthotist
A Healthy State of Being
"I have a strong desire to restore people to a healthy state of being. . . . Giving people the ability to return back to their day-to-day activities is equivalent to giving them new life."
Wheaton College Alumna Moire Yue
Moire Yue '12
Physical Therapist
The Art of Medicine
"I can say confidently that each part of my Wheaton experience contributed to my career. The Applied Health Science department prepared me academically, but it was the influence of Dr. Susan Vendeland that urged me to identify a unique vision to carry forward."
Marjorie Mead headshot
Marjorie Lamp Mead '74, '06
Associate Director of the Marion E. Wade Center
Honoring History
"Keeping company with evangelical influencers and artful creators began as early as Marj’s freshman year on Wheaton’s campus..."
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Lorna Dueck '15
CEO at Crossroads Media Group
Evangelism in the Media
“Being rooted through my M.A. in the methodology and history of how God has used evangelism has been so helpful...Evangelism is deliberate, it must be fought for and practiced, and my M.A. showed me that.”
Esther Lee Cruz '06
Content Marketing Manager, LinkedIn
Math Gives Street Cred
"My math major gives me street cred with employers. They know I am data-driven and won't shy away from numbers."
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Rev. C. Herbert Oliver '47
Minister
Keeping the Faith during the Civil Rights Movement
“I was impressed by [Wheaton students] because I saw that they were able to discuss philosophy with ease... When I found these minds were coming from Wheaton College, that’s where I wanted to go.”
Wheaton College Alumna Chelsea Medic
Chelsea Medić '14
Owner of The Soap.Bar; Production Assistant at DreamWorks Animation
An Animated Introvert in L.A.
"My Wheaton experience has been an integral part of my faith and journey as a professional adult. I often look back on my Wheaton years as being the kickstarter for my growth as a critical thinker and I have no regrets choosing to attend a school like Wheaton."
Andrew Kulpecz 02 Wheaton College Geology Alumnus
Andrew Kulpecz '02
Geoscientist and Explorationist
A Firm Foundation for a Successful Career
"The Wheaton College Geology Department and its faculty laid a firm foundation that has allowed me to lead a successful career as a geoscientist and explorationist on exciting energy projects spanning Australasia, the Norwegian Arctic, North America, and West Africa."

Success Stories

The Value of a Wheaton Education

Brendon Smith Wheaton College Applied Health Science Alumnus
Brendon Smith '10
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health
Researching at Harvard
"I am a postdoctoral research scientist in Gökhan Hotamisligil's lab. We study molecular mechanisms of metabolism and metabolic conditions including obesity, diabetes and atherosclerosis."
Josh Lawrenz Wheaton College Applied Health Science Alumnus
Josh Lawrenz '10
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident at Cleveland Clinic
Undeniably Formative
"My experience at Wheaton College as an Applied Health Science major was undeniably the most formative four years of education in my life. Now, in my fourth year of the orthopaedic surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic, I credit many of the tangible and intangible skills I require to perform my job to my AHS professors at Wheaton."
Micah Alford '12
Prosthetist/Orthotist
A Healthy State of Being
"I have a strong desire to restore people to a healthy state of being. . . . Giving people the ability to return back to their day-to-day activities is equivalent to giving them new life."
Wheaton College Alumna Moire Yue
Moire Yue '12
Physical Therapist
The Art of Medicine
"I can say confidently that each part of my Wheaton experience contributed to my career. The Applied Health Science department prepared me academically, but it was the influence of Dr. Susan Vendeland that urged me to identify a unique vision to carry forward."
Marjorie Mead headshot
Marjorie Lamp Mead '74, '06
Associate Director of the Marion E. Wade Center
Honoring History
"Keeping company with evangelical influencers and artful creators began as early as Marj’s freshman year on Wheaton’s campus..."
Lorna Dueck Evangelism and Leadership Alumna Spotlight Image Square
Lorna Dueck '15
CEO at Crossroads Media Group
Evangelism in the Media
“Being rooted through my M.A. in the methodology and history of how God has used evangelism has been so helpful...Evangelism is deliberate, it must be fought for and practiced, and my M.A. showed me that.”
Esther Lee Cruz '06
Content Marketing Manager, LinkedIn
Math Gives Street Cred
"My math major gives me street cred with employers. They know I am data-driven and won't shy away from numbers."
Rev. Oliver Spotlight Image Square
Rev. C. Herbert Oliver '47
Minister
Keeping the Faith during the Civil Rights Movement
“I was impressed by [Wheaton students] because I saw that they were able to discuss philosophy with ease... When I found these minds were coming from Wheaton College, that’s where I wanted to go.”
Wheaton College Alumna Chelsea Medic
Chelsea Medić '14
Owner of The Soap.Bar; Production Assistant at DreamWorks Animation
An Animated Introvert in L.A.
"My Wheaton experience has been an integral part of my faith and journey as a professional adult. I often look back on my Wheaton years as being the kickstarter for my growth as a critical thinker and I have no regrets choosing to attend a school like Wheaton."
Andrew Kulpecz 02 Wheaton College Geology Alumnus
Andrew Kulpecz '02
Geoscientist and Explorationist
A Firm Foundation for a Successful Career
"The Wheaton College Geology Department and its faculty laid a firm foundation that has allowed me to lead a successful career as a geoscientist and explorationist on exciting energy projects spanning Australasia, the Norwegian Arctic, North America, and West Africa."
Blanchard Hall at Wheaton College
Blanchard Hall at Wheaton College