Alumni Stories

With a scholarship from the Pullman Foundation, both Christine and George Gloeckler graduated from the University of Chicago in 1960
Alumni Stories • 05.24.18

Renowned Scientist Thanks Scholarship Foundation with Surprise $50,000 Gift

From a Refugee Camp in Europe to the National Academy of Sciences and Interstellar Space May 21, 2018, Chicago, IL… Read More
Alumni Stories • 12.04.17

Rich In Origin and In Possibilities: Gundega Korsts, Beloit College

A few years ago, I started getting mailings from the Foundation. I congratulate those who thought of calling on past… Read More
Alumni Stories • 11.30.17

The Monumental Impact of a Pullman Foundation Scholarship: Christine and George Gloeckler, University of Chicago ’60

Today, scholar alumnus Dr. George Gloeckler (University of Chicago ’60) is one of the most renowned physicists on the planet.… Read More
Alumni Stories • 03.28.17

Passion for Math: Teaching Future Mathematicians

Pullman Scholar Alumna Kristen Schreck, Illinois Institute of Technology, '87,  shares her experience in Math and how she's teaching future… Read More
Alumni Stories • 03.02.17

The Pullman Foundation Women in STEM

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Foundation will be focusing on one “letter” of STEM each week of March.… Read More
Alumni Stories • 07.27.16

TRUST WHAT OTHERS SEE IN YOU: A Pullman Scholar Alumni Feature – Bob Dahl

“The Pullman Foundation saw something in me that I did not see in myself at the time,” says Bob Dahl,… Read More
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Alumni Stories • 06.23.16

Fred Marcon, Pullman Scholar Alumnus Featured in Huffington Post

“Work absolutely as hard as you can in whatever environment you’ve chosen, and make sure you deliver. When you deliver,… Read More
Alumni Stories • 09.09.15

Pullman Scholar Alumni Enjoys Linking Experience to Need

The George M. Pullman Educational Foundation helped Tom Meagher attend college. Now he’s giving back. Meagher volunteering at the 2015… Read More
Alumni Stories • 09.02.15

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child: Sabrina Kendrick’s Educational Journey

The handwriting is neat and legible, the tone modest but confident. The message is of an ambitious high school senior… Read More
Alumni Stories • 08.26.15

Bucking the Trend: Bethsaida Arroyo Forges Her Own Path

Pullman Scholar Alumna Bethsaida Arroyo Forges Her Own Path. All things considered, it would have been easy for Bethsaida Arroyo… Read More
Alumni Stories • 08.13.15

How Education & A Helping Hand Changed Nadia Horb’s Life

An immigrant's tale Nadia Horb learned early how to think on her feet. She was born in 1946 in a… Read More
Alumni Stories • 08.03.15

Preparation Plus Opportunity Equals Sustained Success

There was no doubt that Marcus Woods would go to college. And thrive there. His mother, Sheila, pretty much required… Read More
Alumni Stories • 08.20.14

My American Dream: Pre-College and 10 Years Later

By Patrick T. Murphy, Pullman Scholar Alumnus, '09. “Always be dissatisfied with what you are, if you want to arrive… Read More