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.”

 Posted by at 3:37 pm
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.

 Posted by at 3:36 pm
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.

 Posted by at 4:23 pm
Oct 032017

Does this plate stir memories of IWU?

Hi Everyone. Perhaps you have memories that like this one that you can share with your friends and fellow alumni October 13-15. I promise, I do not know how this ended up in my home. I look forward to hearing your updates and memories.

Steve Preis ’74

 Posted by at 7:17 pm
Sep 152017

Hello everyone! What have you all been doing the last 43 years? Have you enjoyed your life’s journey? I sure have. I recently retired after a 40+ year career of teaching and serving as a school administrator. My journey began as an American Studies major where Paul Bushnell and Bob Bray somehow found a way to guide me through the challenge of higher education. After a earning a degree in Jr. High Education at the big school in Normal, I began my teaching career in Pekin, Illinois being a part of a brand new school, Broadmoor Jr. High. I concluded my career by opening and serving as principal for ten years at Desert Meadows School, in Laveen, AZ.

I want to encourage you to share your life’s journey with the Class of ’74 and all of the other great alumni and staff that call Illinois Wesleyan home. I know for a fact that our lives have not always been as we thought or planned when we entered our dorms for the first time. Two great examples are my friends Ned Carter and Roger Lirely. Ned told me in the spring of 1974 that he was going to study in Sweden for a year. He has now earned multiple degrees and raised a wonderful family in Sweden. He visits family and friends back here in the states. Roger was a pre-med student. Today he heads the Department of Accounting, Finance and Business Law at the University of Texas, Tyler. Those are great journeys full of twists and turns. Let’s hear yours! I can be reached at scooterv@icloud.com

 Posted by at 6:11 pm