March 12, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.-Anne Marquette, a sophomore psychology major with an English minor, has been selected to study at Pembroke College in Oxford, England. As part of the Pembroke College Visiting Students Programme, Marquette will spend the 2008-2009 academic school year at the university.
Marquette, a native of Naperville, Ill., says she is " really grateful for this opportunity and I am looking forward to the chance to study psychology and English literature at this prestigious university."
Founded in 1624, Pembroke College admits less than 100 undergraduate students each year from schools throughout Great Britain and a small number of students from other countries with a total enrollment of approximately 400 students. Pembroke is one of 32 colleges that make up Oxford University, which has a relationship with 13 U.S. colleges and universities: Brown, Bryn Mawr, Boston College, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, George Washington, Hamilton, Haverford, Illinois Wesleyan, Swarthmore, Tufts and the University of Pennsylvania. Illinois Wesleyan students have studied at Pembroke College since 1997.
Illinois Wesleyan, founded in 1850, is a private liberal arts institution located in Bloomington, Illinois, with an enrollment of 2,045 students from 39 states and 22 countries. With 184 faculty scholars, the student-faculty ratio is 11 to 1 and the average class size is 17. The University offers 41 major areas of study, plus programs in pre-med, pre-law, pre-dentistry, pre-engineering, pre-veterinary science, pre-seminary studies, and professional programs in business, the fine arts and nursing.
Contact: Sherry Wallace, (309) 556-3181