Publication Date

Summer 2018


A transcript of this interview is available for download above and to the right. The audio recording is embedded below and two photos are linked below that.


Dr. Cromwell is a member of the Class of 1975. In this interview she describes her interest in Illinois Wesleyan based on its reputation for successful medical school placement. She describes activities that took place at IWU's Black House and at Illinois State University. Cromwell also describes dorm life and reflects on the prank-style reasons that some students from Chicago may not have interacted as much with students from Central Illinois in social settings.

She expresses a desire for IWU to connect more with alumni who could, in turn, help current students and new grads as they explore affinities they may have based on careers and not just on shared racial or ethnic backgrounds. An additional suggestion is for IWU to be more supportive of alumni in providing services and recommendations even at later stages of their careers.

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James_Janine_1975.jpg (324 kB)
Senior class photo from the 1975 Wesleyana

James_Janine_2018.jpg (278 kB)
Photo provided by Dr. Cromwell in 2018