Dec 012017
J.T. Dozier ’78, Doris Spencer Sanders ’78 and Tom Gooding ’11 recently appeared in the Quincy Community Theatre production of Thorton Wilder’s Our Town. J.T. portrayed Professor Higgins, Doris portrayed Mrs. Webb and Tom portrayed George Gibbs.
Congratulations to all three on a great show!
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Nov 302017

I’d like to echo Steve’s  comments. This time of year, most of us are deluged with appeals from worthy causes. In addition, many of us volunteer with nonprofit organizations that play vital roles in our local communities. But a gift to Illinois Wesleyan is different, because higher education is different–it’s an investment in the future of our greater society and our global community. Strong alumni support sends a personal message to today’s students who are walking the same pathways you did. Please consider a gift to IWU as part of your year-end giving plans.

Nov 282017

Homecoming has come and gone, and Thanksgiving just sprinted by. As I write this it is Giving Tuesday, a day devoted to giving either time or money to those in need. It is also a good time to think about tax time. What is the best way to give and save a few bucks early next year? Give a donation to the school that provided us with the skills to be successful, Illinois Wesleyan University. Have a great holiday season.

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Nov 142017

Dr. Paul Pedersen ’73, Chief Medical Officer at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, received the inaugural St. Joseph the Worker Award at the 28th OSF HealthCare Foundation Crystal Ball. The award recognizes adherence to the ideals of hard work, commitment, and caring for others, and to the advancement of medical care within the community. Pederson attended the ball with his wife, Ginni (Hestrom) Pedersen ’72 (pictured below with President Eric and Elizabeth Jensen).

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Nov 132017

Russ Hagen ’71, longtime CEO of Chestnut Healthcare, has announced he is retiring from the Chestnut Healthcare system. You can read about it here.

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Nov 072017

We are saddened to announce the passing of William “Bill” Tweedell ’76. Bill passed away on May 4, 2017 of congestive heart failure.  Bill worked in accounting, most recently as Controller at Grand Products in Des Plaines, IL. He is survived by his wife (Cynthia Benn, class of 1976) and two grown children, Rebecca and Matthew (wife Karina).

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Nov 072017
Pamela Page ’79 just returned from a European pleasure and Violin Concert Tour!
Pamela enters her 39th year of teaching Instrumental Music and Choral Teaching. After Graduating from Illinois Wesleyan ’79, Pamela (Miss Page) taught in Edwardsville and Danville, Illinois School Districts while earning her Masters’ Degree at tjhe University of Illinois (’85).
Pamela has been teaching in California in the Milpitas, Saratoga, Mountain View and currently at Santa Clara School Districts since 1986. She continues her education at Good Teachers Conferences held at Stanford and throughout California. Page also teaches 18 private string lessons Aqua Aerobics. Pamela is know as a Concert Strolling Violinist for parties, dinner parties, weddings etc. throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Congratulations, Pamela!
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Nov 012017

Patty Johanson ’79 was featured in the Herald-Whig Newspaper where she talks about her journey of becoming the first female to serve as the lead pastor for her church. You can read about it here.

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