Mar 182019

Carol Brandt ‘78 has been recognized by Forbes as a 
Best-In-State Wealth Advisor for 2019. Wealth Advisors are selected  
annually based on quantitative and qualitative data, including industry  
experience, assets under management, revenue produced, and compliance  
factors. Brandt, a Wealth Management Advisor, has more than 35 years’  
experience advising high-net-worth families, providing them with  
personalized Wealth Management strategies. She has also been recognized as a Barron’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors, Barron’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors, and Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisors.

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Mar 052019

Jim Brown ’77, a wealth management adviser, has qualified for Court of the Table Membership in the Million Dollar Roundtable (MDRT), an independent and international association of leading life insurance producers. This is the seventh consecutive year that Jim has achieved Court of the Table membership. More about his accomplishment can be found here.

Congratulations, Jim!

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Feb 202019

Jack Sikma ’77 was named a finalist for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Sikma, a Seattle SuperSonics great, was a seven-time All-Star and 1979 NBA champion.  Read more about Jack’s accomplishment here.

Congratulations, Jack!

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Feb 042019

If you are a donor, you are about to be tagged!

Thank-A-Giver Day (TAG Day) is Monday, February 11. This day gives the IWU campus community the opportunity to thank the donors who support Illinois Wesleyan. Each year in mid-February, IWU celebrates the symbolic point during the academic year – about 70% of the way through – when tuition dollars run out and support from alumni and friends, our endowment, and external grants kick in for the remainder of the year.

Thank you to all donors who help make the IWU experience possible!

Jan 072019

Emeritus Associate Professor of Economics Robert (Bob) Leekley passed away on Tuesday, Jan.1. Prof. Leekley started teaching at Illinois Wesleyan in 1974, and from his first year to his 44th, his commitment to IWU and our students remained unchanged. His positive impact on generations of students and colleagues will not be forgotten. Read an obituary. A service will be held in the IWU Evelyn Chapel from 11-12 on Wednesday, January 9th.

Dec 172018

We are saddened to share the news of the passing of Dr. Steve Doran ’79. Steve passed away on December 3, 2018 while while serving on a mission trip in Haiti.

In October 2018, Doran was honored at Homecoming as Illinois Wesleyan’s Distinguished Alumnus Award winner. In his acceptance speech, he stated, “There is no award for which I am eligible that would mean more to me than to be the Distinguished Alumnus of Illinois Wesleyan University.”

See details in his obituary.

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Dec 142018

Curt Nord ’74 and his wife, Debi, retired to Palm Harbor, FL in August. He said, “While we love the Gulf, the sunshine, and warm temperatures it did not take me long to miss having a work related purpose every day.  So, I obtained my real estate license and became affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Clearwater.”

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Dec 142018

Ned Carter ’74 will be retiring from the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions at the end of Feb. 2019.He has worked there since 2004 as a work environment expert. He has also been an adjunct professor at the Ergonomics Department of the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm and a docent at Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University. Ned resides in Uppsala Sweden.

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Dec 132018

Happiest of Holidays, Titans!

Season’s Greetings! It has been a while, fellow Titans, since Homecoming, 2018. Please, accept my sincerest apologies for the gap in our communications. I looked up and found Christmas to be less than two weeks away. Yikes! Maybe it has crept up on you, as well? Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate, which just passed.
Hopefully, you have begun your Christmas shopping baking and decorating. The Advent season is a season of hope, after all; hope for peace, a brighter tomorrow, a kinder, gentler world, a sustainable planet for our children (and grandchildren). Hope springs eternal! Keep hope alive! “Hope,” Desmond Tutu said, “is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”
I hope, that you and yours have a Merry Christmas! One that is full of joyful good times, plenty of love, and filled with hope. See you next year, fellow Titans, Happy New Year, 2019!
Dr. Debbie R. Burt-Frazier, EdD