Apr 252019

Alice Arnold ’75
recently completed her 44th year as an educator, including the past 21 as a professor at East Carolina University. Alice’s teaching and research have been directed by a constructivist philosophy, with emphasis on inclusion. She has focused on the arts and literacy education, with particular attention on the creation of optimal learning environments. She has been recognized professionally on multiple occasions by the National Art Education Association and the North Carolina Art Education Association. In 2015, she was named one of East Carolina’s “Women of Distinction,” recognizing outstanding contributions from women in the campus community. She has been published in scholarly books and journals, and has presented at numerous conferences and workshops.

Apr 152019

You did it, Titans! You were the key to IWU’s success on All In for Wesleyan day! On April 11, 2,205 donors collectively raised $518,316. And thanks to the generosity of the pacesetter challenge donors, the grand total is $776,316 (and still counting!)

This video captures a few successes from #AllInforWesleyan.  Check out the social media activity and revisit iwu.edu/all-in to see how your gifts made a difference.

Apr 092019

Hey, Fellow Titans!

     Thursday, April 11th is almost upon us! That is “All In for Wesleyan Day” Unlocking Opportunities, 2019! It is our annual giving fest that takes place with a flurry of generosity. It is when all I.W.U. alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends get to show their pride and support by being “All in for Wesleyan.” During this 24-hour giving day, we can unlock opportunities together. You are the key to our success!

     Be sure to check out the “All In Happy Hours” that will be taking place around the country. Show your Titan pride by spreading the word about All In for Wesleyan to your personal networks via social media, calls, texts, emails, etc. You are sure to have a great time! Especially because you will be encouraging others to make an additional gift on All In and sharing stories about how IWU Unlocked Opportunities for each of us.

     Visit our All In webpage for more information.  Register for a regional All In event. Please, spread the word on social media using #AllInForWesleyan. Thank you, Titans! See you on the 11th, when we will all be: ALL IN!!!


Apr 082019

Paul E. Pedersen, M.D., was sworn in as president of the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) during its 2019 annual meeting. Dr. Pedersen is board-certified in internal medicine and is Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. Since 1995 he has served on various committees and functions within OSF including local, system wide and Board Committees primarily focused on IT development, Quality & Safety and Ethics. He earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois Chicago campus.

Dr. Pedersen is active in many areas of organized medicine. He has been a member of ISMS since 1980. At the local level, Dr. Pedersen is active in the McLean County Medical Society, where he has served as its president from 1995 through 1996. Since 1992, Dr. Pedersen has served on the board of the Rural Illinois Medical Student Assistance Program (RIMSAP) and is currently board president. RIMSAP is a program started in 1948, sponsored by the Illinois Farm Bureau and the ISMS. It has helped many qualified applicants to hurdle financial needs and other barriers to a medical education. This program has assisted over 800 students with a recommendation and/or loans to the University of Illinois. This program is designed to provide doctors in rural communities in Illinois. Dr. Pedersen will serve as president through April 2020.

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Apr 022019

Check out the All In Happy Hours taking place around the country. Show your Titan pride and encourage others to meet you for All In Happy Hour by spreading the word on your personal networks via social media, calls, texts, and emails. You’ll have a great time while encouraging others to give on All In day and sharing stories about how IWU Unlocked Opportunities for each of us.
Visit our webpage for more information and registration

Mar 292019

Most taxpayers consider April 15 a milestone date when it comes to personal finances. But Illinois Wesleyan alums know that April 11 is a milestone date for IWU finances, and it comes before April 15.

On April 11, alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends of IWU can show their pride and support by being All In for Wesleyan. During this
24-hour giving day, let’s band together and unlock opportunities! You are key to Wesleyan’s success!

Be All In, All Day! Give online at iwu.edu/all-in and spread the word on social media using#AllInforWesleyan. Check out this social media toolkit!

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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