The story of the black experience at Elon includes highs, lows and amazing perseverance by determined individuals.
Whether she is volunteering with local children, researching how to teach Shakespeare or interning for an Indian organization for girls, the junior English major is working to promote education.
Elon’s Maker Hub provides a space where students can tinker and learn perseverance through failure.
In the past six years, the president’s office assistant has completed more than 125 quilts for family, friends, charities and clients around the world.
An infielder turned pitcher, Tom Brewer translated the lessons he learned during a semester spent at Elon in 1951 into a successful Major League Baseball career.
A financial planner, Katie Jarret Burke ’03 is focused on advising busy professionals and young families.
Brandon Landreth ’11 has been able to design and implement weekly lessons on health, wellness and oral hygiene for elementary students in rural Greene County thanks to a fellowship.
The lessons Robert Cody ’80 learned as an Elon football player have translated to success as a high school coach.
Senior Dustin Pfaehler’s legacy at Elon is the research he’s conducted on a hand-built tiny house found at Loy Farm, where faculty and administrators hope to launch a living-learning community.
Over the span of Elon’s history, the campus has been home to several wells, including the Old Well.
For Meredith Rountree Worsham ’06, the value of the Elon connection is in the spirit of collaboration that extends far beyond campus.
Joel Leonard ’87 is an avid advocate for the construction of maker spaces across North Carolina.
A dedicated altruist, J. King White ’80 is passionate about connecting like-minded people and advocating for his alma mater.
What's your personal “elevator pitch” about Elon? Here are five key messages for you to share.
A member of Elon’s track and field team, Simone is open to making mistakes and learning from them—both on the field and in the classroom.
Fueled by personal experience, Yasmine Arrington ’15 is building a brighter future for children of incarcerated parents.
A successful entrepreneur, the Elon alumnus is applying his “think large, act small” mentality to his mayoral career.
Seeking asylum in the United States is not as easy as some might think. Just ask immigration attorneys Natalie Teague L’09 and Allison Lukanich L’12, who know firsthand the complexities of the process.
WBAY-TV reporter Emily Matesic ’99 shares insights about the case that inspired the Netflix original series “Making a Murderer.”
An avid ice skater, the Elon alumna never thought one day she would play one of Disney’s most popular female characters for audiences around the world.
Meet William H. Maness ’38—fighter pilot, judge, state legislator, lawyer and long-time civil rights movement supporter—who defied the norms of his time.
As a first-generation college student, the political science major is fully embracing Elon and the opportunities it provides him.
Alumni across the country and around the globe are expanding the university’s influence and impact.
For decades, Elon students learned “the practical and theoretical knowledge of the principles governing cookery” as part of the home economics program.
The addition of state-of-the-art music recording studios reflects changes in the music industry and the success of Elon students and alumni.
As the fourth-generation owner of a Virginia funeral home, Rob Finch Jr. ’80 is a leader in an industry undergoing change as American attitudes toward faith and death evolve.
Abigail Santamaria’s book tells the story of the intricate life of Joy Davidman, the woman who captivated C.S. Lewis late in his life.
A fixture in North Carolina public education, Todd Wirt ’98 is not afraid to tackle challenges head-on, with compassion and determination.
Parts of Daniel Sheehan’s childhood were filled with heartbreak and hurdles that tested the human spirit. The 2015 Elon graduate has since made it a personal mission to help others overcome similar challenges.
How Elon alumna Katy Steele ’14 visited 11 countries in 11 months to share her faith with others.
A problem-solver, Vincent Suozzi ’82 invented a compact tool that makes it easier to enjoy a weed-free garden.
The acting graduate's latest movie role has the potential to open new doors.
The recent addition of a solar farm to the far southeast corner of campus is only the latest feature of a site used by Elon students and professors to learn, teach, research and serve the broader Alamance County community.
From a ‘little clown’ to a co-starring role in Netflix’s original series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Lauren Adams ’04 has reached her professional destination: comedy stardom.
As an anthropology major minoring in Latin American studies and art, the rising junior appreciates the versatility that comes with his chosen fields of study.
While experts agree television will continue to be a fixture in our lives, the model of how content is delivered—and who is creating it—is continually evolving.
See what campus life was like for the 76 students who enrolled in Elon’s first academic year.
Alumnus Johnny Morris ’14 hiked the Appalachian Trail to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.
Artist Megan Coyle ’08 uses magazine cutouts to create one-of-a-kind collages.
A chance encounter during a study abroad program led Emily Tomich ’15 to team up with her mentor to research the effects a Himalayan tree has on starvation recovery.
Writer Sam Slaughter ’09 finds beauty in the brevity of words, something that has inspired him to write a flash fiction book.
A career educator, Maggie Carson ’95 reflects on the challenges teachers face in the classroom that have nothing to do with budget cuts or standardized testing.
In a time when prospective students are visiting and applying to more schools than ever before, it takes more than a brochure to attract them, and universities across the country, including Elon, are taking note.
In addition to her rigorous coursework and research, the junior exercise science major has been volunteering continually since junior high school, and plans to use her Elon education as preparation to study physical therapy.
Dominic Barrett ’06 is growing more than food at Shalom Farms in Virginia: He’s tackling hunger from the ground up.
A seasoned traveler and dedicated environmentalist, Colby Halligan ’15 has overcome personal loss to challenge world hunger as a student and beyond.
For almost 20 years, Elon archaeologist Rissa Trachman has been investigating a Maya site in Belize, debunking Hollywood stereotypes about the profession along the way.
Brandon Kline ’03 recently launched Natural Border, a sustainable shirt manufacturer based in Richmond, Va., that uses all natural bamboo fibers.
After seven years doing publicity work for Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michelle Matalon Delgado ’07 is comfortable taking the spotlight on her own terms.
One of the most devastating epidemics in modern history swept across the United States during 1918-19, leaving a half million people dead, including three Elon students.
Looking for ways to channel your energy into a creative force for good? Learn how others from Elon find fulfillment in giving back to their communities.
A lifelong racing fan, Annette Randall ’05 has managed to shape a career around her favorite pastime.
There was a time when romantic relationships between Elon students were not as common as one might think.
A self-described “salesman for Elon,” the accounting major enjoys showing off the campus he loves to visitors in his role as an admissions tour guide.
After a series of injuries put his active military career on hold, U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jamie Sclater '02 has found strength—and healing—in the pool.
After an antiracial incident in 2011, Elon’s head women’s basketball coach Charlotte Smith decided to channel her thoughts via poetry, and eventually music.
Jessica Shepps ’12 and her mother, Stacy, helped a North Carolina nonprofit that works with cancer patients expand its presence in the mid-Atlantic.
After being diagnosed with bone cancer last February, Nicole “Colie” Dennion is ready to get on the soccer field once again.
As Matheny leads his team through their first season in the Colonial Athletic Association, he took a few minutes to sit down with The Magazine of Elon to share five things about himself.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics Chad Awtrey hopes to show the direct applicability of math and help students taking the course build skills transferrable to a number of careers.
Besides molding young minds in the classroom, the economics professor finds joy in creating wooden pieces in his backyard shop.
Serving as a drum major for the Fire of the Carolinas, playing trombone in multiple groups and being president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., are just a few of the roles the music performance major has on campus.
Discover what goes on inside the Global Neighborhood, Elon’s newest residential neighborhood that blends academic and residence life to create a vibrant, 24/7 learning environment.
Being a successful theater actor in New York isn’t easy. Just ask Todd Horman ’94, the first graduate of Elon’s music theatre program who has managed to stay in the business thanks, in part, to Professor of Performing Arts Cathy McNeela, a mentor and friend who taught him the ropes 24 years ago.
Associate Professor Scott Wolter ’85 and two Elon students are measuring x-ray patterns of everyday items as part of a broader effort to help the U.S. Department of Homeland Security develop a new generation of airport explosive-detection technology.
As soccer’s popularity surges nationwide, so does the strength of Elon’s program. The result? The Phoenix has become a source of professional players who can succeed at the country’s highest level.
Ongoing research by Lainey McQuain ’15 using the Japanese art of origami shows new ways of teaching students in high school and college how to be better writers.
U.S. Army Maj. John Kirchgessner ’02 shares his perspective on the Gloal War on Terror and its aftermath.
More than 2,500 people gathered on campus to celebrate Elon's 2014 Homecoming on Oct. 17-19. Relive the weekend through these images, video and social media posts.
Through his company, Second Earth, Doug Frain ’91 created an innovative physical water treatment system that is installed on the university’s cooling towers.
In his first book, Jeremy Jones ’04 weaves together personal stories about growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains with 200 years worth of stories about his ancestors who lived on the same land.
Part of an elite team of JAGs, Steven “Luke” Spencer L ’09 works for the U.S. Air Force Special Victims’ Counsel providing support to victims of sexual assault.
Is prison an actual deterrent to crime? That's one of the many questions Associate Professor of English Prudence Layne asks her students as part of this upper level interdisciplinary course.
An artist and winemaker, Father Gerry Waterman believes he was created to create. His original watercolor paintings and bottles of homemade wine are evidence of this mantra.
Driven by a desire to bridge the education gap, the early childhood education major and Spanish minor works with children of all ages throughout the community to help pave the way to their future successes in school.
Seven years after joining the Elon Academy, a dozen of the first high school students to take part in the university’s college access and success program have earned their college degrees. Brittney Burnette is one of them.
As director of communications for Fruit of the Loom Inc., Lindsay Porter ’05 is as comfortable talking about briefs as she is budgets and sales projections.
When letters and phone calls to the Social Security Administration fell on deaf ears, Brenda Cunningham turned to Elon Law’s Elder Law Clinic hoping for a miracle.
Shea Coakley ’07 is providing nutritious food to customers while feeding those in need through his company, LeanBox.
After reinventing his career, Wyn Ferrell ’09 is leaving his mark on the distilled spirits industry in the Denver area.
Amanda Taylor ’06 and Lace Varn ’07 are at the forefront of an online musical revolution.
Find out more about some of the interesting courses faculty are teaching at Elon.
A member of Elon’s faculty for almost 30 years, the professor of history is passionate about her job. But if there’s anything she loves doing as much as teaching, it’s being a devoted fan of America’s pastime.
When Toorialey Fazly ’14 left Afghanistan in 2010 to come to Elon, he was expecting the experience to be uneventful. What Fazly, who graduates this spring from the university, found instead transformed his life.
An immunologist-turned-businessman, Niclas Stiernholm ’89 is at the helm of a Canadian biopharmaceutical company making advances in the fight against cancer.
The Elon University senior's extensive performing arts training is translating into a budding career.
News of the death in March of Vietnam prisoner of war and former U.S. Sen. Jeremiah Denton P’73 brought back memories of his historical visit to campus 41 years ago for Elon’s Founders Day.
An internship in South Africa her senior year led Anne Goddard '12 to produce an award-winning documentary and solidified her passion for wildlife filmmaking and conservation.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at this year’s Sochi Winter Olympics through the eyes of two Elon alumni and an assistant professor who covered the event.
In 2011 Chris Jones ’80 and daughter Katherine ’14 started working on a collection of photos, poems and stories about the moments that have shaped their lives.
Mary Lou Chandler Boal ’63 can trace her family ties to Elon back to the institution's founding.
Elon commemorated the Hindu festival of Holi on April 11, with approximately 200 people gathering on Young Commons to fill the air with powdered paint.
J. Earl Danieley '46 and his lifelong affiliation with Elon were the theme of a special Spring Convocation on April 2 as part of the university’s 125th anniversary celebration.
Experience Turkey through the lens of Elon University Photographer Kim Walker, who visited the country during Winter Term 2014.
Elon's Jason Waterman sees challenges as opportunities in all aspects of his life—including the soccer field.
After moving to New York in July, John Yi ’11 and Claire Manship ’13 were inspired to create a show about life in the city.
Inspired by the life and death of his father, Kyle Johnson ’10 has published a book detailing his difficult senior year, adventures around the world and journey to an authentic faith in God.
Browse this photo slideshow and relive some of the greatest moments from Elon's 2013 Homecoming Weekend.
There are many things that make Elon a special place: its sense of community, its people, its traditions.
Addie Haney has done it all: interned at “NBC Nightly News,” spent a semester in Turkey, danced as part of Elon’s Finest and worked with Elon Local News. Find out what motivates the broadcast journalism major in this installment of “I Am Elon.”
To mark Elon's 125th anniversary, 125 alumni from around the nation formed a "Log Maroon Line" as part of Elon’s 2013 Fall Convocation on Oct. 3, which was headlined by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak encouraged members of the Elon community to “build in an element of fun” into everything they do as part of his speech during Elon University's Fall Convocation.
Jim Hunt, a nationally recognized leader in promoting public education, headlined the Elon's Master of Education Commencement ceremony Aug. 17.
Browse this photo slideshow and experience Ghana through the lens of Elon University Photographer Kim Walker, who visited the West African country as part of a Winter Term course.
For Cara McClain, a psychology major and Spanish and environmental studies minor, nature is a vital part of her life. Find out why in this installment of "I Am Elon."
Meet Kristin Feeney '11, one of thousands of runners who took part in this year's Boston Marathon. Learn more about her memories of that day and her plans to return to the streets of Boston next April.
As the United States loosens its economic sanctions and travel restrictions to Cuba, Elon students are discovering the island for the first time.
For David Brown, Elon not only provided a place to grow intellectually but also personally. Read his story in this installment of "I Am Elon."
Ten outstanding young alumni from the past decade were recognized during an April 20 ceremony for their contributions to their communities, careers and alma mater.
As memories of Hurricane Katrina fade, long-term volunteers—including those from Elon University—are becoming more crucial when it comes to rebuilding New Orleans.
In honor of Elon's quasquicentennial, we are compiling a list of 125 things we love most about Elon.
Elon’s botanical garden is much more than rows of pretty plants in a flower bed.
Elon honored 10 outstanding graduates of the past decade on March 31 at the annual Top 10 Under 10 Awards banquet.