President S. Alan Ray explains how the College’s commitment to faith, meaning and values prepares its students for a changing world.
Elmhurst’s largest legacy family gathers on campus for reunion festivities and to raise funds in support of Elmhurst students.
Our graduates enjoy uncommon success in a variety of demanding careers. Here are a few of their stories.
The College’s chapter of Kappa Delta Pi was recognized for leadership development, membership activities and programs.
Art majors graduating in February will exhibit their final projects during the College's Fall Capstone Exhibition.
Running through December 13, the Fall Student Art Exhibition features everything from painting and drawing to graphic design and digital art.
On November 19, Elmhurst College celebrated the First Amendment with a day of exhibits, discussions and other activities.
Jessica Mueller grew up dealing with the addictions of her parents. Now she helps teens at Chicago’s Mercy Home navigate their own crises.
Ed Momkus '74
and his wife, Betsy Goltermann, received the Philanthropic Leadership Award given by the West Suburban Philanthropic Network. Presented at a luncheon in May, the award recognizes the couple’s dedicated support of Elmhurst College, where they have supported scholarships, Friends of the Arts, the Annual Fund, capital campaigns, Summer Extravaganza, Walk for Hope and more. In addition, Ed and Betsy are founding members of Elmhurst: College & Community. A member of the Elmhurst College Board of Trustees since 2002, Ed currently serves as vice chair of the board. He received the College’s Alumni Merit Award in 2006.
Dane Ladwig '12
published his first book, Piercing the Veils of Death, in January 2013. His next nonfiction true crime book, Dr. H. H. Holmes and the Whitechapel Ripper, is scheduled for release in the fall of 2013. Dane has been invited to join seven of the world’s leading nonfiction true crime authors to collaborate on an anthology about serial killers, scheduled for publication in the winter of 2013.
Kathleen Willis '00
was elected to the Illinois General Assembly on November 6, 2012. She represents the State's 77th Legislative District.
Brett Eldredge '08,
a country singer, performed as an opening act on Taylor Swift’s 2013 tour.
Jean (Tschudy) Whitcomb '68
and her husband, Don, are retiring after 41 years at the First Congregational Church, UCC, of Paxton, Massachusetts, where Don served as pastor and Jean as minister of music and education. They leave behind a growing, debt-free church with a thriving Sunday school and youth ministry, four choirs, a new organ, hand chimes, and a remarkable church family. A surprise celebration of their ministry was held on May 5 at a standing-room-only worship service, followed by a dinner and retrospective skit attended by over 400. The Whitcombs will be retiring to Hermosa Beach, California, where they plan to “first sit down and do nothing” before embracing their new West Coast adventure.