May 272020

Kathleen Murray ’79 was renewed for another term as president of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, in December 2019. Her presidency to date has been marked by the development and implementation of five strategic priorities and the construction of two campus buildings.

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May 272020

Congratulations to James Messmore ’78, who recently celebrated 25 years of service at Hanson Professional Services Inc.. James joined the company in 1995 and works at the Chicago regional office. He develops and implements programs to achieve profitable growth, oversees staff, and develops and maintains relationships with clients for the infrastructure market. He has been involved in a variety of transportation-related projects, including serving as principal-in-charge for the widening and reconstruction of a 22-miles section of Interstate 90 in Boone, Kane, and McHenry Counties.

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May 272020

Bill Lambrecht ’72 Named the inaugural visiting professional at the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism in January 2020. He will assist with science and environmental investigative projects, taking advantage of expertise across the UMD campus, as part of the new role. He will work with Howard fellows in the master’s program to produce at least one investigative project during the spring and summer of 2020. 

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May 262020

Acclaimed actor Frankie Faison ’71 appeared on the cover of Theta Chi’s quarterly magazine, The Rattle, this winter. The issue includes an extensive Q and A interview covering a range of topics, including his decisions to attend IWU and pledge Theta Chi.

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May 042020

Congratulations to Nancy Hutson, Ph.D ‘71, who was appointed to Clearside Medical’s Board of Directors in April! Click here to read more about her accomplishment.

Best of luck with your new position, Nancy!

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Apr 272020
Hey there, Titans!
I hope that you are holding up well, during this unprecedented time. I ,like many of you are working from home, online! The challenges of this endeavor are many. I am teaching and completing my classes at two universities, online. In solitude, and under the stressful statistics from all over the world. I don’t know about you, but being separated from family and friends is the worst aspect. Let us try to strengthen one another.Please, feel free to send anything that you would like to post to your IWU alumni family. Today’s catchphrase is “We are in this together!” Indeed, we are. Stay safe and take care, fellow TITANS.
Be Encouraged and Be Blessed!
Dr. Debbie R. Burt-Frazier, EdD
Apr 212020

Kevin Schultz ‘79 spent the first full week of April at home — and not at Augusta National Golf Club, site of The Masters — for the first time in 30 years. Click here to read more about it.

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Apr 172020

Jim Brown ‘77 was honored for his work with the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) throughout 2019. Click here to read more about his accomplishment.

Congratulations, Jim!

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Apr 082020

Ways to Support Fellow Titans
    1. 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
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. You can see more ideas here.
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Apr 032020

Jack Sikma ‘77 was among the selections for the Kansas City Star‘s all-time NAIA Tournament Team although the tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read more about the tournament.

Congratulations, Jack!

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