Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

  WJU News
  Wednesday, February 6, 2019 11:44 AM
  Student Services, Alumni, WJU News, Academics, Athletics, Service

Wheeling, WV

Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose to attend Wheeling Jesuit and what they have experienced during their time on campus. This series will also allow potential students, alumni, donors and the community to get to know the student body.

The two students highlighted are Hayley Holmquist, class of 2020, and Chelsey Ward, class of 2020.

Hayley Holmquist

"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."

Chelsey Ward

"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."

Please visit the official campaign website, or contact Janet Nolan at 304-243-8166 or, for more information regarding how to support Wheeling Jesuit University.

Wheeling Jesuit University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the country offering 25 majors and concentrations, 15 minors, and six graduate programs. The University provides a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts education, and our affordable programs unite the Jesuit tradition of intellectual excellence allowing students to receive an education for life, leadership and service with and among others. The 65-acre campus is situated on the Ohio River 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, and two hours east of Columbus, in Wheeling, WV.

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