Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

  WJU News
  Wednesday, December 5, 2018 8:24 AM
  Alumni, Athletics, WJU News, Service, Student Services, Academics

Wheeling, WV

Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose to attend Wheeling Jesuit and what they have experienced during their time on campus. This series will also allow potential students, alumni, donors and the community to get to know the student body. 

The first two students highlighted are Darius Berry, class of 2019, and Lucy Hritzo, class of 2018.

Darius Berry

"I was initially attracted to Wheeling Jesuit University because it offered small, personalized classes, and I appreciated the size of the campus. I’m from Cumberland, Maryland and the distance to WJU was a perfect fit – not too far for me to drive home on the weekends, yet not too close either. One of the best parts of Wheeling Jesuit is the opportunity to be involved on campus and in the community while still managing your studies. Along with being a student-athlete on the track team, I participate in several other activities including the Chemistry Club, Chemistry Honors Society, and the Black Student Union. I am also the Student Government President. Throughout my time here, I have taught freshman year seminar, served as a freshman mentor as well as a Cristo Rey mentor, delivered speeches at the Presidential Inauguration and freshman convocations, and participated in our annual Make a Difference Day of Service. I want to be able to make a difference in the lives of others in the same way Wheeling Jesuit has made a difference in mine."

Lucy Hritzo

"Being a student leader has allowed me an array of experiences -- whether it is working in the lab on Lyme Disease research, participating in five choirs and directing two of them, leading nature activities with adventure society, helping students' voices be heard through Student Government, serving as a woman for others in Wheeling and the local community, or shining my light as a Luceat to guide new Cardinals along their respective paths -- and I am thankful to attend a school that provides so many opportunities for involvement. Jesuit captured my attention over the 21 other schools to which I applied because of the people. It truly is a family of caring and loving individuals who want to see the students succeed in everything we do. The people here make up the fabric of this campus, and the University would not be the same without them. The people that I have met over the last four years are the backbone and the light which keeps WJU the beacon on the hill shining out for everyone else to see."

Please visit the official campaign website, or contact Janet Nolan at 304-243-8166 or, for more information regarding how to support Wheeling Jesuit University.

Wheeling Jesuit University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the country offering 25 majors and concentrations, 15 minors, and six graduate programs. The University provides a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts education, and our affordable programs unite the Jesuit tradition of intellectual excellence allowing students to receive an education for life, leadership and service with and among others. The 65-acre campus is situated on the Ohio River 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, and two hours east of Columbus, in Wheeling, WV. 

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