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Andrew Shadid

Graduation Year: 2015

Hometown: Winfield, IL

Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Why SG? As a good friend of last year’s Student Body President, I was able to witness the action of Student Government as an outsider. Throughout my time at Wheaton, strategizing the future of Wheaton has invigorated me. I decided to pursue the opportunity of SG because of the challenge and excitement involved with responding to conflict.

Why Wheaton? I chose Wheaton because of its commitment to the liberal education, which seeks to build up its students for a greater purpose: for Christ and His Kingdom.

What would you like to achieve by being a part of Student Government this year? The vision of Student Government is to imagine and advance the Kingdom of God at Wheaton College. We will collaborate with the college community to catalyze lasting innovation and solidify Kingdom rooted identity. Therefore, the two-part answer is: a) catalyze student-centered innovation, and b) have all we do congeal our identity as citizens of Jesus’ Kingdom.

When you are not studying or working on projects, where can we find you on campus? On that rare occasion, a few places come to mind: Blanchard lawn, when the weather allows or Sam’s, because a good cup of coffee is always necessary.

Describe Wheaton in three words: Intellect. Charisma. Stimulating

Favorite Wheatonism:  “Dirty Steve,” everyone‘s got to meet him!

What makes Wheaton unique? I will continue to say this everyday. The professors at this school are unlike any other. To think that most all of my professors would welcome me into their home for a meal, and would accept an invitation to my home, brings a smile to my face. Every Wheaton professor would be willing to mentor a student; all you need to do is ask.

Favorite CU or campus event: Class Films, reigning champions!

How has the Wheaton Community impacted you? The relationships I have developed with other guys on campus have been the most life giving experiences while I have been a student. My friends have expressed willingness to take the hardest conversations headstrong, seek reconciliation, offer forgiveness, pursue love, and walk with each other through life. This is the most I could ask for. 

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