Graduation Spotlight: Luis Nuñez (SOC)

Luis Nuñez (B.A., sociology, ’18) began his academic career as a biology major interested in becoming a veterinarian. His introductory sociology course was supposed to be just an elective.  Instead, the class was a deciding factor in changing his future. Nuñez’s main area of interest has been community engagement. He says outreach is important “in…

Graduation Spotlight: Matt Wyss (PHIL)

A desire to satiate his “intellectual curiosity” and “growing interests in the humanities” led Matt Wyss (B.A., philosophy, ’18) to enroll at IPFW. “Philosophy in particular nurtured my natural tendency towards analysis and reasoning through abstract concepts.” During his time here, he went from a quiet student with few friends to a highly accomplished graduate…

Graduation Spotlight: Helena Carvalho Schmidt

International student Helena Carvalho Schmidt (English, communication, political science, ‘18) came to Fort Wayne from Brazil in 2014. She started as a quiet English major who sometimes struggled to understand her professors and make cultural adjustments. With the help of supportive faculty and her ambition to succeed, she graduated this year with an impressive array…