Congratulations to all of the 2017 Graduates. You can read about what some of us are doing next here.
All photos from the 2017 Commencement can be found here.
Congrats to Preslav Mantchev ’17 who is now a J.D. Candidate at the University of Illinois College of Law, on a full tuition scholarship.
Boryana Borisova ’17 won this year’s Phi Beta Kappa Liberal Arts Scholar Award at Illinois Wesleyan, celebrating student research that engages, translates and bridges academic disciplines. The full article with more information can be found here.
John McHugh ’17 won the Academy of American Poets Prize and Mayra Gonzalez ’17 won the Kay Nelson Memorial Essay Prize at the 2017 IWU Creative Writing Awards. Click here to read the full article.
Over 10000 physicists gathered in New Orleans for the March Meeting of the American Physical Society (the largest meeting of physicists in the world.) There Illinois Wesleyan student Andy Ding ’17 was awarded the “Future of Physics” day’s “Outstanding Undergraduate Research Presentation Award.”
You can read more here.
Anna Kerr-Carpenter ’17 spoke on behalf of the scholarship recipients at the State Farm Scholars Dinner.
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Ryan Andersen ’17 has been selected as a soloist for the annual Henry Charles Memorial Concerto-Aria Concert. You can read more about it here.
Jamie Gradishar ’17 competes in the pole vault at the I-55 Triangular on Jan. 21 at the Shirk Center. The men’s and women’s indoor track teams claimed five first-place finishes at the meet.
Brittany Straznickas ’17 presented a poster at the annual meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology in New Orleans in early January. Straznickas’s work as a Bruce and Norma Criley Summer Research Fellow helped inform the research presented through her conference poster, which was entitled “Feeding on the unseen: Ingestion and assimilation of bacteriophages by Brachionus plicatilis (Rotifera),” which was co-authored by Professor of Biology William Jaeckle. Straznickas said her experience at the national conference helped her realize that there are often more questions than answers in science. After graduation, the biology major plans to work as a medical scribe for a year before applying to medical school.