Alumni Stories

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.

A Foundation in the Liberal Arts

As an undergrad, Linda Marshall ’85 was primarily focused on business. Now, after decades of success, she’s still relying on a foundation built at Elmhurst.

The Composition Behind a Great Career

A composer at Chicago’s Comma Music, Andrew Ecklund ’13 hits all the right notes for advertisers like McDonald’s and Kellogg’s.

Lessons Worth Sharing

Teacher Virginia Kelly ’12 draws on her own experiences at Elmhurst's Niebuhr Center to inspire and motivate her fifth-grade students.

From Hardship to Hard to Stop

Jessica Mueller grew up dealing with the addictions of her parents. Now she helps teens at Chicago’s Mercy Home navigate their own crises.

The Power of Listening

A summer internship helped Stephanie Kyriakopoulos '12 turn a talent for listening into a career.

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