Orientation Committee


Dana Ann Henderson


Graduation Year: 2017 

Major: Applied Health Science, Business 

About Me: I grew up in Southern California. I'm the baby of the family, and like my older siblings, I always wanted to have an out-of-state college experience. After a very long process, I decided on Wheaton. I couldn't be happier! I'm currently on the Women's Golf Team and this summer will participate in Wheaton in the Holy Lands. There are SO many opportunities- make sure to get involved!

Why Wheaton? When I was looking for a college, I wanted an environment that would challenge every part of me- a place that would nurture my strengths, encourage me to grow, and keep me accountable. Wheaton has showed me that even though those are good desires, we accomplish this by focusing outside of ourselves--on the body of Christ and His Kingdom. 

Why OC? During my freshman year, I was looking for something to be deeply involved in where I could serve others but also be thoroughly challenged. I remember last year's Orientation Committee painting such an amazing vision of Wheaton, and I want to be able to similarly encourage and welcome all new students this coming year! 

Favorite place on campus? On a bench in the fall 

Describe Wheaton in three words: Fellowship. Challenge. Outpouring. 

Favorite Wheatonism: Intinction. (Credit: Chappy K) 

Most memorable experience at Wheaton (or part of a Wheaton program): New Student Worship - 2013 Orientation! 

What makes Wheaton unique? There is incredible community, priceless opportunities, and great academics- but at the foundation of it all is the belief that we serve God's purposes, not our own. It is incredibly humbling to be in an environment with such great men and women who seek passionately after the Lord. 

Favorite CU or campus event: All-School Communion

What person at Wheaton has had the greatest impact on you and why? I can’t pick out one person. (The other Dana Henderson is pretty great though. Yes, there are two of us.) My peers have taught me so much about diversity and grace within the body of Christ. Shout out to the upperclassmen who have reached out to me to share their experiences and wisdom. So many people want to pour into your life if you allow them- be open to these opportunities!

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