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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."
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."
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 Wheaton College Applied Health Science Alumnus
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."
Example
Katrina Hartzler '13
Graduate School for Biostatistics, Harvard
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Wheaton College Sociology Alumnus Noah Chung
Noah Chung '12
Master of Divinity (M.Div.) student, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
Caring For Communities
"At Wheaton I decided to major in sociology, seek mentorship, join a Christian community, and take some risks by doing some urban ministry internships through my sophomore and junior summer. I cannot begin to explain how each experience molded me into the man I am today. These experiences shaped how I view society and culture, how I am to approach that with a strong faith, and how that empowers me to pursue my vocational calling."
Julia Wittrock Hensel '15
Strategic Sourcing Analyst, 3M
Thinking Critically, Asking Questions
"After I graduated Wheaton, I started a position in supply chain at 3M. Unlike many of my colleagues, I had no formal education or training in supply chain. Yet, because of my liberal arts education, I knew how to think critically and ask good questions, which allowed me to thrive in this position."
Abbie Pettit '15 Wheaton College English Alumna
Abbie Pettit '15
Copywriter
Equipped to Approach the World with a Christ-Centered Perspective
"I can't thank the professors at Wheaton enough for preparing me to be where I am now, working as a copywriter and getting my MFA in Writing. My professors equipped me to write well, think well, and approach the world with a Christ-centered perspective."
Alesha Guruswamy Rusk 04 Politics and International Relations alumna Wheaton College IL
Alesha Guruswamy Rusk '04
Senior Program Manager, South Asia
Following God's Call to 'Seek Justice'
"Wheaton College was for us a place which sought to develop the whole person: mind, soul and spirit. Beyond academics, we were challenged at Wheaton to integrate our faith into all that we do and we also experienced examples of true Christian community."
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."
Wheaton College Aluma Annie Arbitter
Annie Arbitter '16
My Experience With the Refugee Crisis in Greece
"My education prepared me not only for the responsibilities of humanitarian work, but to recognize the greater kingdom work that was being carried out as well. I saw the Gospel regularly come to life in Greece since I’d been trained to look closely for how God is in the process of redeeming the broken things of this world."

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."
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."
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 Wheaton College Applied Health Science Alumnus
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."
Example
Katrina Hartzler '13
Graduate School for Biostatistics, Harvard
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“Nulla a diam eu magna accumsan bibendum id quis enim. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nullam ullamcorper nec mauris sit amet tristique. Mauris scelerisque odio vitae commodo suscipit.”
Wheaton College Sociology Alumnus Noah Chung
Noah Chung '12
Master of Divinity (M.Div.) student, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
Caring For Communities
"At Wheaton I decided to major in sociology, seek mentorship, join a Christian community, and take some risks by doing some urban ministry internships through my sophomore and junior summer. I cannot begin to explain how each experience molded me into the man I am today. These experiences shaped how I view society and culture, how I am to approach that with a strong faith, and how that empowers me to pursue my vocational calling."
Julia Wittrock Hensel '15
Strategic Sourcing Analyst, 3M
Thinking Critically, Asking Questions
"After I graduated Wheaton, I started a position in supply chain at 3M. Unlike many of my colleagues, I had no formal education or training in supply chain. Yet, because of my liberal arts education, I knew how to think critically and ask good questions, which allowed me to thrive in this position."
Abbie Pettit '15 Wheaton College English Alumna
Abbie Pettit '15
Copywriter
Equipped to Approach the World with a Christ-Centered Perspective
"I can't thank the professors at Wheaton enough for preparing me to be where I am now, working as a copywriter and getting my MFA in Writing. My professors equipped me to write well, think well, and approach the world with a Christ-centered perspective."
Alesha Guruswamy Rusk 04 Politics and International Relations alumna Wheaton College IL
Alesha Guruswamy Rusk '04
Senior Program Manager, South Asia
Following God's Call to 'Seek Justice'
"Wheaton College was for us a place which sought to develop the whole person: mind, soul and spirit. Beyond academics, we were challenged at Wheaton to integrate our faith into all that we do and we also experienced examples of true Christian community."
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."
Wheaton College Aluma Annie Arbitter
Annie Arbitter '16
My Experience With the Refugee Crisis in Greece
"My education prepared me not only for the responsibilities of humanitarian work, but to recognize the greater kingdom work that was being carried out as well. I saw the Gospel regularly come to life in Greece since I’d been trained to look closely for how God is in the process of redeeming the broken things of this world."
Blanchard Hall at Wheaton College