The following is a story on IWU Alumni Relations student worker.
I grew up knowing that I would attend a college five minutes away from my house in my comfortable town of Bourbonnais, Illinois, but God had other plans for my life.
Not long later after hearing about IWU, I was on campus for my first visit. I felt uneasy at first, not knowing a single person, but I was surprised to notice people opening the doors for me everywhere I went and people I didn’t even know approaching me and asking me if I needed help finding anything. I could truly feel God’s presence on the campus. I remember the moment that God confirmed that this was the college for me. I felt such a wave of peace wash over me and I knew this was where I was called to be.
My name is Kayleigh and I am involved with the John Wesley Honors College, as a double major in Honors Humanities and Exercise Science. I am also minoring in Spanish as I have a passion for reaching others through language and hope to study abroad in the future.
This is only my first year working in the Alumni/Church Relations office, but God has blessed me with being in an environment that allows me to see the impact that this university has made on those who have passed through it. Hearing stories of how alumni have changed the world inspires me and I am so thankful to be a part of a university whose focus is on changing the world by developing students in character, leadership, and scholarship.
I am involved in the John Wesley Honors College Student Association and have really enjoyed getting to build relationships with such wonderful examples of Christ. I enjoy playing intermural sports such as flag football, volleyball, and soccer. The relationships that I have developed with my teammates through team devotions are such a blessing. The intentional community that this university has is unlike any other, and I am thankful for it every day as I grow into the person that God has created me to be alongside over 3,000 others with the same purpose.