- To share a word of support for your classmates at this time, submit a post to your class newsletter by emailing your editor or if your class does not have an editor, send your post to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You can provide support to the Titan Student Emergency Fund. This fund will provide relief to students with needs such as housing, travel, moving and storage, transportation and vehicle repair, and technology needs related to remote learning.
- If you have expertise or a career opportunity that you can share with students, please connect with a Hart Career Center staff member for a phone or video appointment through a Handshake account here. You can also post job and internship opportunities on the site. View FAQs here.
- University Archives & Special Collections wants to hear your experiences and reflections to keep a historical record of the impact of the pandemic on the Illinois Wesleyan community, you can learn more here.
- Assist the IWU Admissions team in student recruitment efforts. Our alumni are the best and most qualified to meet with prospective students to share your IWU experience. Sign up here: Titan Alumni Ambassadors.
- You can see more ideas here.
If you would like to be celebrated as a donor today, you can make a gift at iwu.edu/give.
We regret to inform you that Phillip Glotfelty ’70 of Shorewood, Illinois, died Nov. 1, 2019. He was 71. Phil met his future wife Jody (Carlson) Glotfelty ’70 while attending Illinois Wesleyan. He began his career at Kemlite Corporation, where he established the company’s human resources department, and later joined First Midwest Bank Corporation, from which he retired in 2006. He was active in many groups and organizations, including: Sports Car Club, Jaycees, Joliet (Ill.) Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Development Council, Joliet Kiwanis Club, and Plainfield (Ill.) United Methodist Church. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards and Trivial Pursuit, sharing meals with friends, and watching his grandchildren play sports and perform on stage. He is survived by his wife, children Sherry (Glotfelty) Steele ’99 and Jeffrey Glotfelty ’00, seven grandchildren, brother, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. You can read his full obituary here.
BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING OF ALL IS:
The Class of 1970’s 50th Class Reunion!
October 10, 2020
When: Our Gala Dinner takes place on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Pre and post events include a Fat Jack’s Friday gathering, a Memorial Service, and more – October 9 and 10. More details to come, but for now – mark that calendar!
Soon: Our very own website created by the class reunion committee! We’ll be asking for stories, pictures, and music.
NOW: Getting organized. Steering Committee members and committee heads are listed below – and we can use more help! If you want to be part of the planning, email Bill Devore (email@example.com) or Kathy Lewton (Kathylewton@aol.com).
Steering the Effort: Dave and Barbara Grace Wilson, Karen Short Mills, Bill Devore, Earl Franz, Kathy Lewton, Sonny Freeman, and Steve Burrichter.
Committee Leaders: Lana Weiss Brown (Back to College program), Pat McAvoy (assisting with everything), Brent A. Anderson and Debbie Moorehead Thorpe (inviters and arrangers), and Spen Sauter (website creator and manager). Many more to come!
FIRE UP FOR OUR 50TH FROM HEARTS AFLAME
Michael E. Davey ’70 of Alexandria, Virginia, died March 2, 2019. He was 71. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in history at Illinois Wesleyan, Mike acquired master’s degrees in sociology, educational administration, and future studies. He taught sixth grade, and worked for Batelle, and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, before beginning his career as a researcher at the Congressional Research Service. While there, Mike was selected to attend the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University. He also spent a year on loan to the National Research Council as the National Nanotechnology Initiative Study Director. Mike taught evening classes at the University of Maryland. He had a lifelong love of sports and coached youth sports for many years. He was active in his church and was a President of the Board of Directors for United Community Ministries, a local nonprofit. Mike is survived by his wife Bonnie (Earll) Davey ’70, two children, two grandsons and two sisters.
You can read the obituary here.
Check out the All In Happy Hours taking place around the country. Show your Titan pride and encourage others to meet you for All In Happy Hour by spreading the word on your personal networks via social media, calls, texts, and emails.
You’ll have a great time while encouraging others to give on All In day and sharing stories about how IWU Unlocked Opportunities for each of us.
Visit our webpage for more information and registration.
On April 11, alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends of IWU show your pride and support by being All In for Wesleyan. During this 24-hour giving day, let’s unlock opportunities together – you are key to our success!