"As I walked across the stage and received my diploma and the honor of being the 2007 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award recipient, all the wonderful memories of Wesleyan began flooding through my mind, and I realized how truly blessed I was, and am, for being a Wesleyan graduate. I had a wonderful opportunity to work with professors who truly cared—not only about my grades but my health, well-being, and future. I interacted with staff and administration who asked how my day was, who encouraged me to study that extra hour, who shared their education and life experiences freely, and who told me they were proud of me when I made a good grade."
“I was able to run to my work-study supervisor and show her my ‘A’ paper. I was able to speak freely with my Resident Director about the "college facts of life" and know he, or she, would not only listen, but they would give advice and not judge. I became a new person, and Wesleyan faculty, staff, and administration will point out your transformation because they want you to take pride in the person you become.”
After graduation, Jennifer stayed on at Wesleyan for two years as Coordinator of Student Activities. She left last summer for a position in Events Management in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. “They wanted a Wesleyan graduate,” Jennifer said. “If not for the scholarships received and various forms of financial aid given, not only would I not be a Wesleyan graduate, I would not have been able to return to Wesleyan as a staff member and would not have moved on to a place where out of thousands of applicants, a Wesleyan graduate was wanted.”