Dave Darling ’79 has been nominated by his peers and approved by the Leading Lawyers Advisory Board again, as a Leading Lawyer for 2020. The distinction of being named a Leading Lawyer has been earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois. Congratulations, Dave!
I truly hope that your holidays will be filled with good food, good drink and good cheer. Take time to reflect on 2019 and look forward to the promise that 2020 may bring. Share the love. Not just with your friends and loved ones, but with all mankind. Please, be kind, be safe and be happy. Here is a video wishing you a Happy Holiday from IWU.
At the Southeast Regional Conference of the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence nurses society in Columbus GA. 10-05-19, Lucinda (Cindy) Cline Bufford BSN, RN, CWOCN was awarded the Georgia State recognition award. It was in recognition of her contribution, service, outstanding leadership, and dedication to the advancement WOC nursing. Cindy has been a Wound, Ostomy and Continence nurse at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta GA for 20 years and has worked there as an RN for 37 years.
We regret to inform you that Robert Bruehl ’70 passed away on August 28,2018. Here is the link to his obituary.
Susan Meister ’74 reports that she is enjoying retirement, and has taken up piano after 50 years of not playing. She makes quilts for a shelter for homeless pregnant women, sings in Springfield Choral Society as well as her church choir, attends Bible Study Fellowship, and has been elected Regent of the Springfield Chapter of the Daughters of the American revolution. She and her husband are enjoying their two grandchildren, who are the children of their daughter Dr. Katherine Cheng (IWU class of ’04), a commander and dentist in the US Navy. Dr. Cheng is stationed with her husband at Naval Station Great Lakes.
Congratulations to Dr. Debbie Burt-Frazier ’75 , who has been elevated to full-time professorship in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Science at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio where she teaches academic and research writing and introduction to literary studies. She also remains Adjunct faculty in Wilberforce University, teaching English and Communications.
Walter Otey ’76 was the guest conductor of the Oak Ridge Community Band in Oak Ridge, TN on October 6. Walter directed the band in the performance of William Schuman’s “When Jesus Wept”. To read more, click here.
Carlina Tapia-Ruano ’77 was among those named to a Northern District screening committee by Illinois senators, to help evaluate candidates for Federal District Court Judge. For more information about the committee, click here.
We are saddened to report the death of John Marc Albright ’77, who passed away on August 13, 2019 at his home in Ladera Ranch, California. He graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1977 with a bachelor’s in Mathematics. Marc was an astute athlete, and rode across the country from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean on a bicycle when he was young. He is survived by his wife, Wendy Jo, his daughter, Ronni, and his sisters.
Read the full obituary here.
Unfortunately, Jeffery king ’72 passed away on August 9th, 2019 in Naperville, Illinois at the age of 74. He was born in Chicago in 1944. In high school, he participated in football and basketball. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1972. He was married to Patricia King, and the two fathered eight children. He received a Purple Heart in Vietnam, and later retired from Caterpillar Tractor and Unocal. Jeffery is survived by his wife, Sarah Brass-King, four daughters, two stepchildren, four brothers, one sister, and a number of grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and great grandchildren.
Read the full obituary here.