2019 Student Stories

Elmhurst students come from all walks of life. They are active, passionate and engaged in the world around them.

Read their colorful stories right here.

Thomas Sullivan studied in Australia as part of his Elmhurst University journey.

Around the World in 4 Years

Traveling the globe helped Thomas Sullivan ’19 map his future.

Elmhurst University student Natalia Wehr leaped over several health obstacles to complete her education.

Life Happens While You’re Busy Getting Your Degree

Elmhurst helped working mother Natalia Wehr ’19 keep her family in focus amid her studies.

Incoming Elmhurst University student Dennis Arreaza collects soccer equipment to donate to a youth team he helped organize in Guatemala.

The Ultimate Goal

Dennis Arreaza ’23 launched a service project that donates soccer equipment to at-risk kids in Guatemala.

Will Lyles plays on the Elmhurst College men's basketball team and is studying Information Systems.

Shooting Star

Will Lyles ’20 represents Elmhurst spirit—on and off the court.

Karenina Thomas found her calling in special education and is pursuing her studies at Elmhurst College.

Called to Teach, Driven to Learn

Nina Thomas ’19 sees a world of possibilities in special education—and a way to serve.

Elmhurst College Student Lily Rizo-Dubois is taking her studies of French and Spanish abroad.

Beating the Odds, One Diploma at a Time

Scholarship winner Lily Rizo-DuBois ’22 is taking her education worldwide.

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