Alumni Stories

Teaching Lessons that Save Lives

Alumna Briana Mingus has joined the fight against deadly diseases as a Peace Corps health educator in Burkina Faso.

Alumna Advances on ‘American Idol’

Singer Gina Venier won new fans—and a Golden Ticket to Hollywood—in her American Idol debut.

A Novel Approach to the Wedding Dress

Visual artist Carrie Ann Schumacher ’08 turns romance novels into wedding dresses that are exquisite and thought-provoking works of art.

Blazing a Student’s Spiritual Path

Kaiser Aslam led a national Muslim youth group even as he earned his Elmhurst degree. Now he wants to help other students find their own way.

Kelly Stone ’03
Shares Her Spirit

As Protestant chaplain at tradition- rich Wellesley College, alumna Kelly Stone is working to create a more inclusive campus pastorate.

A Model of Professional Success

Jax Turyna ’13 credits her studies at Elmhurst with helping her launch a thriving career as a model and actress.

Terri Hemmert’s Continued Success

When we wrote a profile of deejay Terri Hemmert '70 a few years ago, we included a brief list of some of her many achievements. Since then the list has only grown.

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