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Emory Griffith

Hometown
Dothan, AL
Major
Business/Economics
I had two older brothers come to Wheaton, so by the time I was looking at colleges I had been here a few times. I really like the liberal arts idea, and I just wanted to get out of the south and be near a city like Chicago. Besides Wheaton, I looked at University of Alabama and Auburn University, and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to be at a Christian school. I am very glad that I chose Wheaton though, because it has given me the opportunity to learn and grow in many ways that I probably couldn’t elsewhere. Wheaton has helped me grow as a Christian by surrounding me with lots of people who have integrity and take their faith seriously. Another way I have grown is as a young business/econ student. The ISI trip that I took through Wheaton allowed me to travel with students and professors all over China and Korea. We met with businesses and visited churches along the way. The trip really broadened my cultural horizons and see how businesses operate in the global marketplace. Another experience that I loved at Wheaton was the opportunity to play in the chapel band. Collaborating with students from many different denominational and cultural background to make worship music was so rewarding. I learned a lot about what worship is beyond just music.