Two Degrees, One University: Jon-Marc Ream

By: Dezaray Barr


Jon-Marc Ream has obtained two bachelor’s degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) but in two different years.

Jon-Marc Ream and his twin brother, Grant


He received his first bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2014 and his second in 2016 in Nursing.

“I first was introduced to Indiana Wesleyan by my twin brother, Grant, who also attended IWU,” Ream said. “Shortly after, I was recruited for the baseball team, but unfortunately was not able to keep playing due to injuries in high school. I stayed at IWU and still believe God brought me there.”


As a student, Ream loved being on campus, and he loved developing friendships with fellow Wildcats.

“I still hold many friendships to this day, and was able to meet an amazing woman whom I will share the rest of my life with,” he said.

Ream met his wife, Chloe, while attending IWU. Fun fact: Chloe is also a twin, and her twin also attended IWU!

Ream and his wife, Chloe

Before attending IWU, Ream didn’t have an intimate relationship with God.

Through friends, professors, and other relationships, he was encouraged to learn more about the Lord.

“Most importantly, I was able to see a God who was not judgmental, but loving and positive,” Ream said. “I would not be who I am without the relationships I gained at IWU. I’m very grateful.”

He is now an operating room nurse in Elkhart, Indiana.

Ream believes that IWU helped lay a foundation for him to be a light in a dark world.

“Especially in healthcare, I run into patients and families that are in a very sad place,” Ream said. “I have been given opportunities to show some goodness in the dark places.”

As  nurse, Ream is able to pray for patients when needed, share hope for families when they have none, and he ultimately can be kind to some who feel as if they have lost everything.

It’s true that Ream earned two degrees at IWU, but he left with so much more. He left with a wife, an education, and, most importantly, a newfound, intimate relationship with the creator of the universe.


Written by Dezaray Barr, PR Specialist for the IWU Alumni Office. Dezaray is a senior Strategic Communication, Journalism and Honors Humanities triple major at Indiana Wesleyan University in the John Wesley Honors College. Visit Dez’s website at


Sloan-Harrison Scholarship

By: Kendra Housel

A new scholarship has been established at Indiana Wesleyan University for students who are a part of the Division of Pre-licensure Nursing. The Sloan-Harrison Scholarship will be available beginning in this upcoming 2017-2018 school year. This unique, endowed scholarship was set up by Indiana Wesleyan’s School of Nursing to honor Professor Brenda Sloan and Dr. Pamela Harrison, past educators who have both greatly impacted their students.

With a combined 80 years of teaching in the School of Nursing, Sloan and Harrison impacted thousands of students as they pursued their calling to serve others in the medical field. Through both personal and intellectual encouragement, Sloan and Harrison helped students grow as nurses and as members of the body of Christ. Many students remember both Sloan and Harrison for their commitment to opening up about their personal walks with Jesus and for the way they deeply invested in each student.

Indiana Wesleyan, through the School of Nursing, established this scholarship to remember these amazing professors and to allow others to invest their money in a scholarship that will go towards assisting young people as they are equipped to impact our world now and for years in the future.

If you would like to give to the Sloan-Harrison Scholarship fund in honor of their commitment to serve and care for students, you may do so by contacting the IWU Advancement Services office at 765-677-1439 or by gifting online at and selecting Sloan-Harrison from the drop down menu.

A special reception is being planning during Homecoming (October 6-7) to honor IWU Faculty Retirees including Brenda Sloan and Pamela Harrison. The reception event is on Saturday, October 7 beginning at 10:00 AM. (Barnes Student Center, Commons) No admission fee required.

This event will also include Dr. Wilbur Williams who has retired after 50-years of service.sloan


Written by Kendra Housel, a writer for the Alumni Center. Kendra is a sophomore Education and Honors Humanities double major at Indiana Wesleyan University in the John Wesley Honors College. She is also a member of the University Chorale. She is passionate about serving Christ through writing, singing, and caring for others.