Charlie Sell '10 is the second consecutive Illinois Wesleyan graduate to hold the prestigious Dunn Fellowship in Washington, D.C. He then won a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to complete post-graduate studies in Switzerland.

Your hometown?

Wauconda, Illinois

Why Wesleyan? 

Why not?

Your major? 

Political Science

Favorite professor or class? 

My favorite was Professor Jim Simeone’s Classical Political Thought class. It was challenging and surprisingly relevant, given the title. I continued to run into the readings/concepts we dealt with in class while studying outside of Wesleyan.

Biggest thrill or best memory?

Snowboarding in the Alps was an interesting experience; you can call it a thrill but it felt more like a life-threatening experience given the fact that I only went to Alpine/Wilmot previously.

For fun?

Tennis, books, music, self-proclaimed quad parties.

Favorite book?

Atlas Shrugged

Favorite band?

Changes a lot, Dave most of the time.

Favorite movie?

Pulp Fiction

Favorite quote(s)?

Should the soul vanish from the earth, the motors would stop, because that is the power which keeps them going – the power of a living mind – the power of thought and choice and purpose.

O my soul, do not aspire to the immortal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible.

Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it thousands of times.

Charlie Sell

While attending IWU, Charle Sell '10 held internships with the City of Bloomington's law office and at the Business Council for International Understanding in Washington, D.C. through Georgetown University's Semester in Washington. He also studied abroad in Geneva, Switzerland, through the SIT program.

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