Alumni Stories

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.

The Spirit of Elmhurst

Seven alumni talk about how the College encouraged their personal and spiritual development and how their values continue to inform their daily lives.

From Elmhurst to South Sudan

Louise Ulveland ’12 has visited 28 countries in 24 years. Now she's about to embark on another adventure—interning for UNESCO in South Sudan.

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