Watch: The Elmhurst Experience

The Elmhurst College Experience


Elmhurst students talk about their experiences in the classroom and beyond.

  • Learning to Lead

    At Elmhurst, Ted Harris has found opportunities to get involved and develop leadership skills.

  • Endless Opportunities

    As photo editor of Elmhurst's student newspaper, Jessie Moyemont says she's had some great experiences.

  • Hands-on Experience

    For Maureen Roderick, it's reassuring to see successful Elmhurst graduates working in her field.

  • It's an Adventure

    For Demetrios Vrettos, playing sports at Elmhurst has been a hands-on learning experience.

  • Diverse Ideas

    Amanda Nagy says getting involved on campus has helped her pursue her passion for social justice.

  • A Time to Explore

    At Elmhurst, Colleen Bannon came out of her shell and developed an appreciation of different cultures.

  • First Place

    Working on an award-winning student newspaper was a highlight of Megan Kirby's Elmhurst Experience.

  • It's Priceless

    At Elmhurst, Tyler Lomnicki found the opportunity to play a sport that he loves while getting a great education.

  • It's Personal

    Kira Rold's Elmhurst Experience has challenged her to assess her values and reconsider her beliefs.

  • A Sense of Accomplishment

    Lauren Lipira talks about starting a cheerleading squad at Elmhurst and getting recognition for the squad's achievements.

  • The Next Phase of Life

    On the verge of graduation, Jennifer Rodriguez feels reassured that she has a wide range of skills and options.

  • A Balancing Act

    Katlyn Bednarski says participating in Bluejay athletics has helped her stay focused and given her another family.

  • Team Spirit

    When Bethany Holden joined the bowling team, she found a diverse set of friends she could count on.

  • An Inspirational Place

    Kate Grube says she's changed a lot since arriving at Elmhurst, and she's found plenty of support along the way.

  • Life-Changing Experiences

    Alyse Dawid talks about doing an educational experience in Jamaica, studying abroad and teaching art.

  • Opening Up

    For Amina Quadri, Elmhurst's Niebuhr Center offers the opportunity to interact with people of different backgrounds and religions.

  • Preparing for Real Life

    Luis Lara says his Elmhurst Experience has helped him clarify his career goals, prepared him for real life and turned him into a man.

  • A Real Community

    Andrew Cenci found a community that cares about his experience and supports his spiritual growth.

  • A College that Cares

    After a car accident, Robby Allanson experienced an outpouring of support from the Elmhurst community.

  • The Small-School Advantage

    Jessica Sullivan says Elmhurst recognized her skills and gave her a chance to grow her talents.

  • The Chance to Lead

    A leadership opportunity on Elmhurst's dance team has helped Andrea Romano become the person she is today.

  • Strong Support

    Elmhurst has helped Alyssa Hewes clarify her values and beliefs and decide who she wants to be.

  • A Broader View

    Nathan Rold says Elmhurst gave him a chance to get involved and a broader view of the world.

  • Get Involved

    For Amber Bergmann, the Elmhurst Experience means a world of opportunities.

  • Outside the Box

    Taking classes in an unfamiliar discipline opens your eyes and changes your perspective, says Juliet Feifar.

  • Charting a Path

    At Elmhurst, Aleya Schwartz has been able to explore her faith and define her own spiritual path.

  • Getting Involved

    Vanessa Pacheco says participating in student organizations has opened the door to meeting new people.

  • A Great Feeling

    For Jillian Jackson, performing with Elmhurst's dance team is a confidence builder and an opportunity to connect.

  • Joining the Team

    At Elmhurst, Jake Oster was able to join the wrestling team as a freshman and compete right away.

  • An Amazing Experience

    Biology major Amy Du talks about the resources and opportunities she’s found at Elmhurst.

  • The Value of a Small College

    Elmhurst is a place where students can get involved, take charge, plan events and explore, says Emily Becker-Bruzzini.

  • Visionary Faculty

    Aleks Galus says her art professors helped her develop the skills to pursue her own artistic vision.

  • A Cultural Center

    As a music business major, Ashton DeVries appreciates being a train ride away from world-class opera and symphony performances in Chicago.

  • Find Yourself

    At Elmhurst, Nikol Bakka has taken on new tasks, gotten involved on campus, and discovered what she can do.

  • A Friendly Environment

    For Tony Chan, joining the fraternity Alpha Sigma Phi opened the gate to other organizations.

  • The Real Deal

    English major Sean Proctor says the challenges he’s found at Elmhurst have changed and improved him.

  • Global Thinking

    Elmhurst prepares students to think globally and step outside their boundaries, says Allie Baumbach.

  • All Four Years

    Playing college football is very tough, but it's also very rewarding, says Matt D'Angelo.

  • Helping Others

    A student-teaching experience reassured Erin Hopkins that she can succeed in teaching and make a difference.

  • Making a Difference

    Allison Korbel talks about her trip to New Orleans with the College's chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

  • A Passion for Advocacy

    Elmhurst has helped Rae Nelson prepare for a career of speaking out for those whose voices cannot be heard.

  • My Elmhurst Family

    Ashley Dingle says the people she's met at Elmhurst have helped her gain confidence in her abilities.

  • Serving the Community

    For Romison Saint-Louis, working with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans has been life changing.

  • Valuable Feedback

    Elmhurst professors prepare their students to be as successful as possible, says Emily Hilliker.

  • A Universal Language

    Miko Martinez appreciates studying with faculty members who are also professional musicians.

  • A Stellar Faculty

    Elmhurst faculty members balance educational theory with real-world experience, says Glen Gomez.

  • Life Is Good

    For small-town native David Devaney, Elmhurst's proximity to Chicago means there's always something to do.

  • Leave No Stone Unturned

    At Elmhurst, Ellie Pipal says she's taking advantage of every opportunity to explore new things.

  • A Variety of Opinions

    Amber Gretz says the experiences she's had at Elmhurst have helped her learn to deal with a diverse array of people.

  • A Club for Everyone

    Ben Schuetzenhofer talks about his involvement in a music fraternity, a residence hall council and the Elmhurst College Cigar Aficionados.

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