News that Evangelist Rev. Billy Graham has been admitted to the hospital has captured the attention of his alma mater Wheaton College, where a campus leader said today she is praying for the famous alum.

“He is an amazing man,” said Marilee Melvin, executive assistant to the college president.

Melvin, a 1972 graduate of the college, not only knows of the evangelist through her relationship with the school, but also through her parents – Art and Marian Melvin. The two were on campus at the same time as Graham, who graduated in 1943 with a degree in anthropology.

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