|Emilee Bocker '07, now enrolled in medical school, served as a student representative on the Strategic Planning and Budgeting Committee and on the executive board of the Student Senate while at Illinois Wesleyan.|
|Your hometown?||Lanark, Illinois|
|Why Wesleyan?||The atmosphere — the first time I visited campus I felt at home, and I was also very impressed with what I saw.|
|Your major?||I was a biology major and German minor. The biology major gave me the preparation that I needed to apply and be accepted to medical schools. The biology faculty challenges students, and that’s exactly what I’ve found to be the case in medical school.|
|After Wesleyan?||I attend the University of Illinois College of Medicine.|
|For fun?||Titan basketball and Hansen Student Center events. Wesleyan students are lucky to have all of that entertainment for free!|
|Favorite professor?||Dr. (Robert) Hippensteele—although he was somewhat intimidating my first year, he was my faculty advisor from sophomore year on. Dr. Hippensteele was a source of encouragement and was always willing to help students.|
|The best?||All of the organizations that you can participate in, or even the chance to start a new one! I especially enjoyed being involved in DRL and having the opportunity to serve the community, and even travel internationally (to Costa Rica) to spread the word of God.|
|Biggest challenge?||First year Gen Bio and Gen Chem! It’s there to test your dedication… but in reality it’s good preparation for medical school.|
|Some advice?||Take advantage of every opportunity that you have. You never know what connections you might make in the process and how this could influence your life in the future.|
"You cannot teach what you do not know, nor lead where you do not go." — Anonymous.
I think it’s very important to be an example and to work hard to accomplish goals. Illinois Wesleyan is known for its production of good students and future leaders. I want to be someone who helps the tradition continue.