Record Number of IWU Students Accepted to Oxford Program
March 4, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – A historic number of Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) students
will be heading to historic Oxford University with the Pembroke Scholars Programme
in the fall.
Seven IWU students have been accepted into Pembroke College of Oxford under a special
exchange program that allows them to spend a year with students from universities
such as Brown, Bryn Mawr, Boston College, Columbia, Cornell, Duke and Georgetown.
“Competition for the Pembroke Program was unusually intense this year,” said IWU Director
of the International Office Stacey Shimizu, who noted IWU usually has one or two applicants
selected annually for the program. “I was delighted that we had so many exceptionally
qualified students interested in applying, and I’m absolutely thrilled that we will
be sending a record number of IWU students to Pembroke. It testifies to the quality
of our students and our faculty.”
The IWU students, all juniors, who have been accepted into the 2011-2012 program
Savannah Davis, an English-writing major from Freeburg, Ill.
Theodore Delicath, a political science major from Bartonville, Ill.
William Erlain, an economics and religion double major from Naperville, Ill.
Charles Golaszewski, a philosophy and history double major from Braidwood, Ill.
Will Lawrence, an economics and philosophy double major from Great Falls, Va.
Melissa Seeborg, an economics major from Bloomington
Sijia Song, an economics and international studies double major from Wuhan, China
Pembroke, founded in 1624, has a total enrollment of 420 students and only admits
under 100 undergraduates each year.
Contact: Rachel Hatch, (309) 556-3960