Why Wheaton

The Why Wheaton series aims to document many alumnae/i and current student-athletes' stories throughout each month in an attempt to share why our past and present student-athletes have chosen to attend Wheaton. The goal of this series, which will be a mix of in-depth articles, quick highlights, videos and feature stories, is to showcase the amount of opportunities we have here at Wheaton. Hope you enjoy the stories.

 

Why Wheaton: Lawrence Chan '15 (July 16, 2014)

Ever since Lawrence Chan '15 (Lincoln, R.I./Wheeler School) could hold a racquet on his own, he has used tennis as a tool of his own personal development. The game of tennis that has surrounded Chan his entire life has provided him with qualities that have enabled him to have an impact in any community he has been a part of... READ MORE.

 


Why Wheaton: Alessia Viscomi '11 (July 17, 2014)

Alessia Viscomi's '11 (Newton, Mass./Newton North) decision to come to Wheaton College was an easy one for her, but no one knew what was to come next for the young soccer star. Like many college freshmen, the challenge to balance academics and athletics can be overwhelming; however, Viscomi overcame this test thanks to many... READ MORE.



 

 

Why Wheaton: Elise Waelder '16 (July 18, 2014)

I went to volunteer in Ostional, Costa Rica at a turtle conservation for two weeks and the program I did it through was International Volunteer Headquarters. The beach in Ostional is one of the main beaches in the world that the Olive Ridley turtles go to lay their eggs... READ MORE.




Why Wheaton: Tess Weyburne '16 (August 14, 2014)

This summer, I traveled to different parts of Ecuador. I stayed for the majority of my trip in the capital, Quito, and a rural town named Chone. I participated in a program called CFHI, Child Family Health International. I shadowed doctors in numerous areas, from small clinics in Quito, to a hospital in Chone. I also took Spanish lessons to increase my general and medical vocabulary... READ MORE.

 

 

 

Why Wheaton: Emily Berardi '15 (August 19, 2014)

I was approached by the USA Athletes International (USAAI). There was a nomination process as well as fundraising in order to be able to attend the trip. USAAI sends athletes in numerous sports from across the country to all different locations in order to compete in international play... READ MORE.




Why Wheaton: Laura Pierce '15 (August 25, 2014)

For Laura Pierce (Hampstead, N.H./Pinkerton Academy), Wheaton College has always felt like home. From the minute she stepped onto campus, Laura knew that she didn't belong anywhere else. Coming from a small town in New Hampshire, the transition from home to college was an easy one... READ MORE.



 

 

Why Wheaton: Alexandra Marlowe '15 (September 29, 2014)

It was an amazing feeling, one that was definitely unexpected when I got the internship in U.S. Senator John McCain's Phoenix, Arizona office. I remember sitting in my room in Keefe, in disbelief. It was awesome to see how my hard work had really paid off... READ MORE.




Why Wheaton: Dana Auger '13 (October 7, 2014)

I chose Wheaton College for it's education licensure program and its wealth of options for other courses of study. I knew I wanted to attend a liberal arts college just in case I were to discover that I did not enjoy the education course of study. I was pretty confident that I would like to gain a teaching license out of undergrad, and Wheaton offers a wonderful program in which I could do that... READ MORE.



 
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