Sept. 15, 2015
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – A sailing instructor, a young woman who runs her own cake business, and a 4th-generation beekeeper are among the nearly 500 first-year students who have navigated their first weeks as Illinois Wesleyan students.
The new Titans come to Bloomington from 20 states and 13 countries. Among those, 62 students are attending as relatives of Illinois Wesleyan alumni. First-generation students – those who are first in their families to attend college – number 59 students.
The Class of 2019 is a diverse group, with nearly 26 percent of the students representing a wide variety of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Beyond these numbers, of course, are real people – young adults with dreams of becoming doctors, actors, teachers or social activists. People with aspirations, ambitions and hopes of changing lives, perhaps most importantly, their own. New Titans with a variety of talents and skills, from small towns in Illinois to megacities in China and Pakistan.
We introduce you to a few of the members of the Class of 2019: