Nick Vennochi

SCHOLAR ATHLETE ALEXIS WALKER ’16

To some, “knowledge is power” may sound clichéd, but Alexis Walker ’16 is proof that education fuels opportunity.  She grew up in Oklahoma City, with limited learning choices, but was able to enroll in the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP). This rigorous charter-school program taught Walker the skills she needed and raised her expectations for…

A PEAK MOMENT IN WES SPORTS HISTORY RECALLED

The 2010 Wesleyan softball team knew it had something to prove. For two years in a row, they were one game shy of their ultimate goal: a NESCAC crown. They were good, but they wanted to be great. Five years later, Head Coach Jen Lane still recalls how determined that team was. “We had expectations…

SCHOLAR ATHLETE DONNIE CIMINO ’15

As an economics major, #11 Donnie Cimino knows numbers. While there are some he’d rather not talk about (his own), they are hard to ignore: The defensive-back has 112 career tackles, seven interceptions, and 11 pass breakups. And that’s just football… The two-sport athlete also plays center field for the baseball team and has a…