Watch: The Elmhurst Experience

The Elmhurst College Experience

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


  • Finding The Right Balance

    John Reglin isn’t afraid of a challenge, which is good because balancing soccer life and student life isn’t easy.


  • Spend Your Time On The Field

    A softball player from an early age, Isabella Masini chose Elmhurst for the opportunity to play all four years.


  • The Fruits Of Their Labor

    Peggy Clemens and her volleyball teammates love their shared experiences—especially the winning.


  • Opportunities to Effect Change

    Chrissy Croft found in Elmhurst a community where her faith could be a part of her work in social activism.


  • Small And Focused

    Initially considering a big school, Taylor Collins found a home on campus and sees graduate school just ahead.


  • Finding Your Best Self

    Stepping up to leadership roles and tutoring fellow students has helped Simi Mathews find her best self.


  • When Homework Pays Off

    Jaclyn Pearson was destined to be a teacher. Elmhurst is here to guide her along the best pathway forward.


  • A Campus of Leaders

    Erik Maranto is taking advantage of the College's leadership opportunities to grow as a person and discover himself.


  • The Sound of Opportunity

    Drawn to Elmhurst's music business program, Scott Stolarz found a wealth of opportunities to pursue music on campus.


  • So Many Opportunities

    Even with her commitment to the College orchestra, Angil Tate took advantage of J-Term to tour Europe.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Building Relationships

    Drawn to the welcoming campus environment, Byron Niles is building friendships that will last a lifetime.


  • Part Of A Family

    Being a part of the track and cross county teams has given Elyse Christofanelli family-like support.


  • Teammates In The Classroom

    Cross country runner Kelsey Blount was welcomed on a team where academics is always leading the way.


  • Growing Stronger Each Year

    Building on Elmhurst’s sense of social responsibility, Fernando Gomez is making a difference with Relay for Life.


  • Service Oriented Students

    Eager to become involved in service work, Christina DiCristofano is now a leader with Habitat for Humanity.


  • Help When You Need It

    Having access to an active community of education alumni is something Michael Meadows knows is unique.


  • The Value of an Internship

    Ricky Dingraudo wasn't sure what his major would be. Then he found an internship that helped make up his mind.


  • The Power of Peers

    Published composer Stephan Carlson says he's humbled and inspired by the musical talents of those around him.


  • Making Connections Abroad

    At the Study-Away Fair, education major Anthony Zary found an internship teaching English in Spain.


  • A Starring Role

    Alysha McElroy-Hodges fell in love with Elmhurst on the first day and has found a home within the music ensembles.


  • 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 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.


  • Finding Support Along The Way

    Multi-sport athlete Jonathan Johnson appreciates his professors and coaches for supporting his goals.


  • Student First, Athlete Second

    Eager to play, but not wanting to be consumed by athletics, Hannah Lipman found her perfect balance.


  • No Singular Definition

    Student-athletes know teamwork, but Kayla Hansen—involved in five other campus groups—is learning to lead.


  • Explore All Of Your Interests

    Unsure of which professional path to take, Erika Ehmann used internships to make an informed choice.


  • A Campus of Supporters

    Communications studies major Jose Zamora is grateful for the support available within Elmhurst's community.


  • Treated As Colleagues

    Molly Ryan loves the environment of professionalism set by her professors, and knows it will serve her well.


  • Big City Access, Small Town Life

    International student Marius Spurfeld has found the perfect place to learn about Chicago’s economic engine.


  • Real-World Experience

    With four years of performance experience, Ella Bracero is prepared for the challenges of professional life.


  • Among Friends

    Austin McGrath is discovering new passions and loves being part of a community of critical thinkers.


  • 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

    Pre-law student Kira Rold says her Elmhurst Experience 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.


  • Elmhurst Stands Out

    Agnes Plawsiuk says her Elmhurst Experience helped her gain acceptance to a prestigious Ph.D. program.


  • 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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