Eckley Scholars Announced

May 28, 2013                                  

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—Five Illinois Wesleyan students have been named Eckley Scholars: nursing major Molly Guenette ’14 of Chicago; theatre major Sarah Menke ’15 of Evergreen Park, Ill.; psychology major Timothy Mueller ’14 of Oconomowoc, Wis.; political science major Ryan Winter ’14 of Wheaton, Ill.; and chemistry major Maggie (Xuewen) Zhou ’14 from Wuhan, China.   

The recipients will participate in the Robert S. and Nell B. Eckley Summer Scholars and Artists Program, established in 2012 as part of a $515,000 gift by the late President Emeritus Robert S. Eckley, his wife Nell and the Eckley Family Foundation. The endowment also includes funds for the Robert S. Eckley Lecture in Economics.

The Eckley Summer Scholars and Artists endowment will support summer research and creative activity for four to five students each year, enabling them to stay on campus over the summer to work under the direction of faculty mentors.

Lisabeth Searing, assistant professor of nursing, will mentor Guenette; Dani Snyder-Young, assistant professor of the School of Theatre Arts, will sponsor Menke; Abigail Kerr, assistant professor of psychology, will work with Mueller; Kathleen Montgomery, associate professor of political science, will sponsor Winter; and Zhou will be mentored by Chair and Associate Professor of Chemistry Rebecca Roesner.

For additional information, contact the Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculty at (309) 556-3101 or Sherry Wallace, director for news and media relations, at (309) 556-3181.

Contact: Sherry Wallace (309) 556-3181