Wheaton magazine

Volume 19 // Issue 1
Wheaton magazine // Winter 2016
Alumni News
Annual Report

Wheaton College Alumni Association Board of Directors

Esther Lee Cruz '06

ESTHER LEE CRUZ ’06 lives in San Francisco where she works as a content marketing manager for LinkedIn. Esther loved her Wheaton College activities and leadership roles both before and after graduation. She was student body president, president of the Student Global AIDS Campaign, served on her five-year reunion committee, and volunteered with the Wheaton Alumni Club of Philadelphia. Esther enjoys traveling, biking, and hiking with her husband, Carlos. Together, they lead a community group at their church, Reality SF. 

Grant Hensel '15

GRANT HENSEL ’15 graduated with a degree in business/ economics and works as an analyst for Slalom Consulting in Chicago. During his time at Wheaton, he was a member of College Union, served on Student Government, and was vice president of the Student Alumni Board. He also spent time working with Project World Impact, a startup doing digital marketing for nonprofits. Grant attends Holy Trinity Church in Pilsen and helps lead their vocational ministry. Grant enjoys reading and traveling, meeting people, and starting businesses. 

Gary Keyes '63

GARY KEYES ’63 resides in Collierville, Tenn., with his wife, Janet Nyberg ’65. Gary served for six years as the chairman and professor of Biomedical Engineering and Imaging at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He is a member of Collierville First Baptist Church, sings in their worship choir, serves as a deacon, and volunteers with the Memphis Union Mission. Gary enjoys handyman projects, photography, reading, traveling, and visiting his children, Kristin Garcia ’90 (Lou), Eric ’93 (Kristi Granitsis ’95), Greg ’97 (Michelle Nye ’01), Andrew ’98 (Kate Renner ’99), and 11 grandchildren. 

Lee Eakle Phillips '77

LEE EAKLE PHILLIPS ’77 has been a social worker for Alliance Clinical Associates since 1989 with expertise in the areas of adult and adolescent therapy. Through Parkview Community Church, she serves as a prayer minister and facilitates a small group for 20-somethings. Lee loves farmers’ markets, playing the piano, Saturday morning bike rides, and relaxing with a good book. She and her husband, Ken, have three children: Jon, Beth ’13, and Carrie. 

Jon Tuin '83

JON TUIN ’83 has a wealth of experience in education, has served as a curriculum developer and a teacher at several elementary schools, and is the principal at Larkin High School. He was named the Kane County Administrator of the Year in 2007. Jon enjoys hanging out with his wife, Heather, and watching his daughter’s cross country and track meets. Jon and his family attend King of Glory Lutheran Church in Elgin, Ill. The Tuins have three children: Ty, Jens, and Jordan ’16.

Photos by Kevin Schmalandt