Wheaton magazine

Volume 22 // Issue 1
Wheaton magazine // Winter 2019

Top Stories from 2018

#1. Wheaton Foodies

By Jasmine Young '13

From farming to hot sauce, these alumni are nourishing the common good.

#2. Billy Graham's Wheaton: A Walking Tour

From the time he was a student, Rev. Billy Graham ’43, LITT.D. ’56 remained involved in the life of the College—often speaking on campus, being elected to the Scholastic Honor Society in 1951, receiving an honorary doctorate in 1956, leading a week-long evangelistic campaign on campus in 1959, and serving on the Board of Trustees. His influence at Wheaton continues today through the Billy Graham Center. Here are a few of the local stops he would remember and why.

#3. Wheaties in Foreign Service

By Jeremy Weber '05

What do Kenya's new constitution, Darfur’s genocide declaration, and Myanmar’s newest political party have in common? Wheaton alumni played a behind-the-scenes role in each event while working for the U.S. Department of State. 

#4. In Memory: Margaret West Taylor ’39

By Mark. D. Taylor

Margaret Taylor was co-founder of Tyndale House Publishers and was dedicated to her family.

#5. Passing Generations: Struggles for Equality at an Abolitionist School

By David B. Malone M.A. ’92

Remembering the past comforts us in the present, and helps us chart a path into the future.

#6. Inside the Graham Legacy

By Katherine Halberstadt Anderson ’90

Few knew Rev. Billy Graham ’43, LITT.D. ’56 like his youngest sister, Jean Graham Ford ’53, and her husband Dr. Leighton Ford ’52—his colleague for 30 years. Together they offer personal reflections, as well as inside perspective on the evangelist’s significant contributions to the church and society.

#7. Piece by Piece

By Paul Vermeesch '18

Paul Vermeesch built a LEGO® model of the Wheaton College campus for the new Welcome Center.

#8. Alumni Profile: Rev. C. Herbert Oliver '47

By Jasmine Young '13

In January 1948, shortly after graduation from Wheaton College, Rev. C. Herbert Oliver ’47 returned home to Birmingham and became a faithful activist during the civil rights movement.

#9. Human Trafficking: A Global Injustice

By Allison Althoff Steinke '11

Forty million people are being trafficked globally today—more than ever before in human history. Meet Wheaton abolitionists making a difference worldwide.

#10. Undergraduate Student Profile: James Sorensen '19

By Ashley Rydberg Bright '10

James Sorensen ’19 did not expect competitive Scrabble to be a key part of his Wheaton College experience, but the Minneapolis native is learning to keep up.


By Marilee A. Melvin ’72

A tribute to Wheaton’s wrestling coach

Read all of Wheaton magazine's 2018 issues online.

Winter 2018

Spring 2018

Special issue: Billy Graham (1918 - 2018)

Autumn 2018