Dear Leader Reader,
Thank you for picking up our first issue of The Leader.
As many of you may already know, this summer, the former adviser to The Leader and English professor, Dr. Ron Wiginton, passed away. This was a huge loss for The Leader family, as Wiginton advised The Leader from 1997 to 2020 and continued to mentor students even after his advising years.
The Leader was his baby, which is why in this issue, we decided to dedicate a story to him that includes details about the upcoming campus memorial, the memorial issue The Leader is planning for him, and quotes from students and professors who have had the privilege of working with him over the years.
After Wiginton’s passing, we decided to postpone our summer Orientation Issue, which is an issue dedicated to teaching students about the ins and outs of college life. In this issue, we included an insert of stories from our Orientation Issue.
The Orientation Issue was Wizard of Oz themed, so you’ll see some graphics relating to that theme throughout several pieces.
Our staff have put our blood, sweat, and tears into this issue, and we can’t wait for you to read everything we’ve been working on.
Whether this is your first year or your last, I hope your year is filled with joy, success, and lots of memories, and that you find a place to belong at Elmhurst University.
Adriana Briscoe (she/her)