Chris Wheeler 1997, 2000

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Master of Science in College Student Personnel; both from Western.  Master of Business Administration from Ferris State University.

Business Information: Solution Specialist at Sungard K-12

Advice for Freshman: Now is the time to start to figure out who you are as a person.  That means making your own decisions and fighting your own battles.  You will make mistakes.  You will fail.  That is ok, many lessons can and will be learned from them.  To help you through them find your allies, your supporters, your mentors, your friends that will provide solid advice to help you succeed.  There is no one right way to make it, you just have to find your right way.

Favorite WIU Memory: My favorite memories mostly consist of hanging out with friends talking about life, road trips, spending hours in the cafeteria, and the stoop of Henninger Hall with a cigar.  I would also say being an Resident Assistant on the Bay/Henn staff for two years is a big highlight.  I made many great friends that are still my go to people today.

Family Information/Special Interests and Hobbies: I'm married to Amanda who is also a CSP alum.  I have two boys, Jack and Max.  I'm a TV junkie, movie geek, book nerd, and a sports guy.  I also enjoy exploring craft beer on occasion.