Student Spotlights


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Hayley Holmquist, '20

Criminal Justice
Minor: Psychology


"As a college athlete, there were many things I looked for when visiting this campus being that Wheeling Jesuit is across the country from my hometown in Temecula, California. When I visited the University, not only did I realize how friendly the atmosphere was, but I also realized that all the students were so dedicated to academics as well as athletics.

One of my favorite things about Wheeling Jesuit is the small school size, which makes it easy to have connections with professors and easier to meet new people around campus. I also love how available all the programs are and how accessible it was for me to get involved to become a Resident Assistant. I am currently a captain on the women’s lacrosse team, and I serve as a member of Wheeling Jesuit’s NCAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). I plan on graduating in May 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in psychology. Wheeling Jesuit University has so much to offer, and I am grateful for the opportunities and the support I have received from my WJU family."


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Chelsey Ward, '20

Biology/Pre-Med

"My name is Chelsey Ward, and I am from Dawson, Pennsylvania. I came to Wheeling Jesuit University because this place immediately felt like home the moment I set foot on campus. I continue to love this University because of the atmosphere and the people. The people here at Wheeling Jesuit are my family.

I am a biology major (Pre-Med Track) and my professors helped me to apply for a grant that allowed me to start my own cancer research project. These professors allowed me to see my potential and will continue to help me throughout the rest of my time here at Jesuit. After graduating, I plan on going to optometry school.

Outside of my academics, I have a wide variety of activities that I am involved with on campus such as serving as a Student Advocate on the Student Government Executive Board. As the Student Advocate, I am given the opportunity to be a voice for the student body, oversee the intramural sports league, and I work with Parkhurst and the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate Food Committee to improve the dining experience on campus. I am the current Mendel Biology Club President, Med-Life Secretary, an Arrupe Scholar, student ambassador and Luceat. I also coordinate and lead service-immersion trips, participate in homeless outreach, and help lead retreats with Campus Ministry."



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Janet Nolan
Director, Annual Giving & Database Management
Phone: 304-243-8166
Email: jnolan@wju.edu

Joseph Edmiston
Vice President for Advancement
Phone: 304-243-8172
Email: jedmiston@wju.edu