Shannon (Eshoff) Zelewski, '11
Major: Health Sciences
Current Position: Graduate student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Puget Sound, in Tacoma, Wash. She was named a UPS physical therapy fellow, which provides a large scholarship that offsets more than half of her tuition costs.
Why Whitworth? "Whitworth has a unique community, which I did not find on other campuses. I loved the atmosphere of a small college that is based on Christian values and maintains high academic standards."
Whitworth Activities: Eshoff was a member of the Whitworth Choir and the Whitworth Jazz Ensemble; she was involved in intramurals, student life, and student government.
Quote: "Whitworth University has blessed me in many ways, such as by expanding my knowledge, developing my character, and thereby preparing me for the future. The academic rigor and concurrent support of faculty and staff encouraged me to strive for success, which I continue to do today."
Influential Whitworth Experiences: "In the health sciences department, each of the professors contributed to my learning experience, either by challenging me to think outside the box or by inspiring me to take responsibility for my education. My advisor, Mike Ediger, was particularly instrumental in supporting my education and preparing me for life after Whitworth."
Career Goals: "When I complete my degree, I will begin practicing physical therapy to serve people who need help. I plan to apply the valuable lessons I learned at Whitworth so that I can give back to the community."
Here's what some other recent Whitworth graduates are doing with their health science degrees: