Elmhurst Voices: Sesquicentennial Stories
As a special way to mark our sesquicentennial celebration, we asked some of our students, faculty, staff and alumni to share their fondest Elmhurst memories, favorite campus stories and hopes for the future of the University.
Follow along throughout our sesquicentennial celebration (May 2021–May 2022) as we share these stories and take a few deep dives into Elmhurst’s history and institutional legacy.
English department chair Ann Frank Wake strives to constantly improve the student experience.
Men’s basketball coach John Baines continues to build on a winning tradition.
Elmhurst helped Cynthia “Cyn” Campbell ’01 MBA ’05 advance in the world of finance.
Supply Chain Management Program Director Roby Thomas has helped shaped the future for students and the University.
While at Elmhurst, Len Walter ’62 laid the foundation for a legendary career in news media.
After thriving at Elmhurst, Amanda O’Brien ’21 is heading abroad to teach in France.
Ayanna F. Brown, Ph.D., guides students on their growth journey.
Elmhurst’s study abroad opportunities helped
Allen Riquelme ’16, MBA ’21 build his worldview.
Faculty stalwart Alan Weiger ’72 has witnessed Elmhurst’s momentous changes.
Student and mentor Norbaya Jameela Durr ’22 has seen growth in a time of change.
Storyteller and campus history buff Mark Wakely ’87 reflects on 40-plus years at Elmhurst.
Faculty member Colleen Munro-Leighton helps students become whole people.