R.S. Richard Sheng
MALANA Orientation Leader

Class Year: Senior
Major: Biology
Hometown: Barrington, IL
High School: Fremd High School

Why IWU?

"The small class sizes and the personal attention that professors give each of their students really stood out to me. The atmosphere of Illinois Wesleyan is so welcoming and supportive all the time!"

Cecilia Mendoza  
M ALANA Orientation Leader

Class Year: Senior
Major: Sociology
Hometown: Chicago, IL
High School: Lake View High School

Why IWU?

"I was ready to face any and all challenges! I wanted small classes and a lot of resources. Professors are wonderful, students are friendly, and it is a small community. I enjoy everything about Illinois Wesleyan!"                                              
Akash Akash Bhatia
MALANA Orientation Leader

Class Year: Junior
Major: Music & Psychology
Hometown: Naperville, IL
High School: Neuqua Valley High School

Why IWU?

"The small campus size, great music program, and friendliness of the faculty attracted me to IWU. I loved the fact that I could combine my academic interests and participate in pretty much any activity or organization. I felt welcomed from the very beginning, and I could tell that the professors wanted their students to be successful. I have enjoyed every moment at Illinois Wesleyan!."

Raven Stubbs  
M ALANA Orientation Leader

Class Year: Senior
Major: Theatre Arts
Hometown: Detroit, MI
High School: Detroit School of Arts

Why IWU?

"I chose IWU (and this will sound cliche)  because the moment I stepped on campus  I felt a calming/zen sense, like home. I also loved the small feel of IWU  and how the professors WANT to know your name, not a number. I also chose IWU because the theatre department is prestigious and known for producing artists, not just performers. It's like how IWU produces well-rounded humans, not just scholars."                                   
 Leo

Leobanny Martinez
MALANA Orientation Leader

Class Year: Sophomore
Major: Business Administration & French minor
Hometown: Chicago
High School: Marist

Why IWU?

"When I visited it just felt like the school for me."

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