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 roll out the entire series of stories and memories.

Elmhurst University faculty member Alan Weiger, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, sits in the dressing room of Elmhurst's Mill Theatre.

‘This is the Place to Be’

Faculty stalwart Alan Weiger has witnessed Elmhurst’s momentous changes.

Elmhurst University student Norbaya Jameela Durr '22

‘A Beautiful Challenge’

Student and mentor Norbaya Jameela Durr ’22 has seen growth in a time of change.

Mark Wakely, Services Manager at Elmhurst University, in front of the Old Main building on campus.

‘I See a Bright Future’

Storyteller and campus history buff Mark Wakely reflects on 40-plus years at Elmhurst.

Colleen Munro-Leighton is a chemistry professor at Elmhurst University.

‘So Many Ways to Grow’

Faculty member Colleen Munro-Leighton helps students become whole people.