David Torres Jr. '22

David Torres Jr. Major:  Nursing

On-Campus Involvement: School of Nursing Lab Assistant, Microbiology TA, former Illinois Wesleyan Football player, School of Nursing Curriculum Committee (2019-2020), Summer Program For Leadership, Inquiry, and Campus Engagement

"I chose Illinois Wesleyan because it is a place where I saw students could have an exciting four years of college and at the same time be set up for the next 40 years of their life. The faculty here at the School of Nursing is filled with some of the most intelligent and kind-hearted people one could ever wish to meet. They always push for excellence and expect the very best out of every student.They are also approachable and understanding so if you do need extra help they are always just a phone call away. Illinois Wesleyan is a great place to get a great education and the School of Nursing has made me confident in the career path I have chosen."

- David Torres Jr. '22

Carla Snyder, smiling, standing in front of cloth sign with IWU logo

Carla Snyder '23

Major: Nursing

Minor: Hispanic Studies

On-campus involvement: Global Medical Training, SON Curriculum Council, Student Nurses Association, Pre-Health Club, Anatomy and Physiology Tutor

Off-Campus involvement: CNA at Lowell Healthcare

"On my first visit, I felt like IWU was my home away from home. Day by day with each professor that challenges me, each student that changes me, and each lesson that inspires me, I know that the IWU School of Nursing is one that will not only help me become the strongest nurse that I can be, but also the best person I can become."

- Carla Snyder '23

Claire & Kaitlyn Geier ’21

Major: Nursing

Minor: Claire has a minor in Health

On-campus involvement: Claire and Kaitlyn are both members of Alpha Gamma Delta and have held leadership positions in their chapter for several years. They are members of Sigma Theta Tau International, Student Nurses Association, and have jobs in the Nursing Interventions Lab. Kaitlyn also serves as a tutor for the sophomore nursing students in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology.

Off-campus involvement: Claire and Kaitlyn both had student nurse internships at OSF St. Francis during the summer of 2020 and have been actively involved in charity work for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through the Backyard Talent Show for St. Jude for many years.

"We both chose Illinois Wesleyan because it felt like home to us. Not only does IWU’s School of Nursing have an amazing nursing curriculum, but the facility and staff have a way of engaging and caring for students that makes you feel as though you are a part of a family from the moment you step foot on campus. Not a day has gone by that we have regretted our choice to attend Illinois Wesleyan, and as our four years come to a close we are grateful for the amazing opportunities that we have had, the people we have met, and the education we have received that has indefinitely prepared us to succeed in our futures."

- Claire & Kaitlyn '21