Brenda Milcik

Jan 062017

lee-short-as-a-senior-1947Lee Short ’44, Director of Admissions from 1952-1978, passed away on January 4th. Services for Lee will be held Thursday, January 12 at 10:30 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church. An obituary will be published in The Pantagraph on Sunday.

Please join me in offering sympathy to Lee’s wife, Phyllis, his children, and his nephew Trey.

Lee’s many contributions to Illinois Wesleyan are chronicled in this IWU Magazine article from 2010.

You may read his obituary here.

Apr 072016

Today is All In for Wesleyan at IWU.  Dr. Randy Reed ’73 has offered to give $500 for each class year with 30 donors today, and an additional $500 for each class with 60 donors. Seriously – every dollar counts! Help your class meet this Challenge.  Click this link to donate  You can also see how your class is doing in the challenge.


You can see All In on campus by clicking here.

Feb 152016

Frankie R. Faison ’71 (left) poses with IWU’s Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter President, Scott Huch ’86, following the matinee performance of Between Riverside and Crazy at Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C., on February 13, 2016.  In Studio’s production of this 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Faison stars in the lead role of Walter “Pops” Washington.  Faison is a Tony and Drama Desk Award-nominated Broadway actor also known for his work on film and TV, notably as Commissioner Ervin Burrell on the acclaimed HBO series The Wire.  Faison can currently be seen in the hit Cinemax series Banshee as Sugar Bates.

Scott Huch '86 and Frnkie Faison '71

Jul 232014

Join other IWU supporters by renewing your gift at

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The Illinois Wesleyan fiscal year is ending quickly on July 31. Have you renewed your support yet this year? *

It’s not too late to be added to the list!

We still need 163 alumni to step forward before July 31 to increase alumni participation 1% over last year.

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