Jun 252018

We are deeply saddened to inform you that Terry L. Ridenour ’68 of Roscoe, IL, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 after an extended illness.

After graduating from IWU, Terry married the former Diane W. Ault in Mt Morris on June 28, 1969. He retired as an insurance sales manager for Allstate Insurance Co. He was a veteran of the Army National Guard serving in the Vietnam War. He was a member of Hope Free Evangelical Church and was an avid walleye fisherman and belonged to many fishing organizations. He was a Mason for A.F. and A.M. of Samuel H. Davis Lodge #96 in Mt Morris, and a life member of A.A. Scottish Rite Valley of Danville.

View Terry’s full obituary here.

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Jun 192018

The Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce has presented its 2018 Community Leadership Award to Bob Evans ’62, chairman and founder of FMG Financial Services in Worcester. The award recognizes Evans for his leadership roles, high ethical standards within his industry and dedication to community service.

Pictured (from left) Chamber President Sharon Taubert, Bob Evans ’62, State Representative Kim Ferguson and Senator Anne Gobi.

Congratulations, Bob!

View the official post from The Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce here.

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May 292018

Dr. David L. Gearhart ’67 and Legacy Graduate, granddaughter Ms. Hannah A. Sage ’18

The Reverend Amy L. Gearhart ’88 and Ms. Hannah A. Sage ’18, Dr. David L. Gearhart ’67, Ms. Lauren A. Gearhart ’09 – Legacy Photos. Illinois Wesleyan photo by Robert Frank III

May 292018

Howard Fricke ’60 and Sharon (Linton) Fricke ’60 and their Legacy Graduate, grandson Brandon Fricke ’18

Mr. David S. Fricke ’85, Mr. Brandon D. Fricke ’18, Mrs. Sharon Linton Fricke ’60 and Mr. Howard R. Fricke ’60 –  Legacy Graduates 2018 Legacy Photos. Illinois Wesleyan photo by Robert Frank III

Apr 272018

Dianne Williamson ’62 was nominated for the YWCA McLean County 2018 Women of Distinction award!

Each year YWCA McLean County gives special recognition to women who have made their mark on our community. The Women of Distinction award, a YWCA national initiative, is the focus of the event and recognizes the professional and personal achievement of women. Proceeds from the event benefit the diverse programs offered through YWCA McLean County.

Recipients of the YWCA Women of Distinction Award have a shared commitment to give something back to other women in our community, so they created and fund the WINGS Award, which is also presented at the Women of Distinction Award Banquet. The WINGS award is intended to encourage development in women, both professionally and personally, through mentoring and financial support. The award is given annually to a Woman to Improve her skills for a Notable purpose which allows her to Grow professionally and to achieve Success.

Congratulations on your nomination, Dianne!

Read more about the award here.

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Apr 242018

We are saddened to inform you that David L. Fuller ’60 passed away on January 24, 2018, in Bloomington.  David spent the majority of his public education career in the Prairie Central School District.

David will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched.

His obituary can be viewed on the East Lawn Funeral Home website, here.

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Apr 242018
Emil Ludy ’61 is a player/coach of the Illinois Ice (70+) team.  They won the second place silver cup; losing to Michigan 6-3 in the championship game Sunday 4/22. The Illinois Ice has 4 gold cups and 5 silver cups in the age 50+,65+ and 70+ age brackets since 2011 at the National Tournament.You can see the scores and tournament bracket here.
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Apr 052018

James Proctor Brown III ’62 gave the January lecture to the Torch Club of Southampton Roads on ‘Understanding African Art’. In March he was presented with the Moultrie Guerry Award for the best paper of 2016-17 entitled ‘Kenya: An Historic Safari.’ He was also interviewed for WTVZ about the history of the Peace Corps, along with some personal experiences.

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