Alumni Stories

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Parlaying Compassion into a Career

A lifelong advocate for people with disabilities, Karrie Pece ’06 channeled her compassion into a career, working for a firm that employs adults with autism.

Blazing a Trail

As Rutgers University’s first full-time Muslim chaplain, Kaiser Aslam ’12 counsels students and works across campus to increase understanding about Islam and the Muslim community.

A Successful Philosophy

Joey Carrillo ’13 discovered that his philosophy classes at Elmhurst were “a great stepping stone” for the rigors of law school.

Launch of a Writing Career

Meghan O’Toole ’17 won LitMag‘s Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction. Her winning story grew out of an independent study course she took with English professor Janice Tuck Lively.

The Way of the Entrepreneur

Beckie Hayes, MBA’12 had been successful managing someone else’s business. But Elmhurst gave her the tools, the knowledge and the confidence to follow her passion.

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