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Bruce Fergusson ’73

April 7, 2014

This is Why Story:

Wesleyan took a chance on me, a high school football jock from upstate New York who wanted to write novels someday. I only played freshman year--illness wiped out my sophomore season--and after that I discovered Wesleyan's rugby team. But the writing has never stopped. Wesleyan is a big reason why I… more

Noumaan Ahmed Shamsi ’10

April 1, 2014

Favorite Course:

CHIN103 Elementary Chinese I

Favorite Professor:

Xiaomiao Zhu

This is Why Story:

As an international student from Pakistan, Wesleyan gave me the opportunity of a lifetime: to travel and live abroad, to meet people from a surprisingly diverse set of backgrounds, to engage difficult problems and tackle critical issues, and to see the world through a completely different lens. From… more

Jason Carlos Rosado ’96

March 22, 2014

Favorite Course:

Choral Teaching of African American Music (Ebony Singers)

Favorite Professor:

Becky Thompson

This is Why Story:

Wesleyan inspired me to "be the change you wish to see in the world." While at Wesleyan, when I realized there was not much on-campus social space, I founded an organization and collective with Kimani Rogers '97 and Santi White '97 to find spaces on campus to do just that. When I realized there was… more

Karen Powell ’93

March 21, 2014

Thesis Title:

American Studies and MTV (or something like that)

Favorite Course:

American Studies

Favorite Professor:

Joe Reed

This is Why Story:

Karen Powell lives in Montana, where she owns Triple Divide Spirits, a vodka distillery. She is the Chief Tax Judge for the State of Montana, and founded and skates for the local roller derby team. Powell is married with two kids, a community activist, and a proud Wes grad ('93). My Wesleyan experience… more

David Leisner ’75

March 13, 2014

This is Why Story:

Wesleyan offered me a stimulating mix of liberal arts courses, finding ways of making meaningful connections between disparate disciplines, and sometimes magically finding the wonder in it. An inspired teacher/artist like Franklin Reeve could bring me to new levels of inquiry and discovery, or a brilliant… more

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