We regret to inform you of the passing of William H Mundt ’75. William passed away on December 25, 2017. You may read William’s obituary here.
Virginia Orr ’76, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, received the CIA Office of General Counsel’s Kathy Stewart Award, recognizing CIA attorneys who show dedication, commitment and genuine care for others. You can read more about Virginia’s accomplishment here.
Steve Doran ’79 held a Back to College Class at homecoming titled “Haiti.” In this class, Steve gave an overview of the history of Haiti and discussed the unique challenges and rewarding experiences of his work in the communities there.
Dr. Steve Doran ’79, an oral surgeon in Bloomington, Illinois, will be presented the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award at Homecoming on October 5th at the Alumni Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Center’s, Young Main Lounge. This award is presented to an alumnus or alumna who has made a distinguished contribution to society, has achieved distinction in his or her profession, or has demonstrated civic leadership.
In 2011, the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS) presented Doran with the President’s Award for outstanding contributions to the dental profession. Since then, he has made 12 oral surgery mission trips to Haiti and Honduras, in addition to his participation in the Gary S. Johnson ’71 free extraction clinic and four ISDS Mission of Mercy clinics. He presently serves on the boards of the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal and John Scott Health Services.
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Katherine James, a 1973 theatre major, is starring in The Gin Game, which opened September 8 at the Sierra Madre Playhouse in Sierra Madre, California, and will run through October 6. In addition to acting, James also writes and directs. She is the founding director of ACT of Communication, the first organization to apply theatre to the law. Among other activities, ACT of Communication conducts stagecraft workshops for lawyers (actofcommunication.com).
The first person to tell James about the glowing review of The Gin Game was another 1973 theatre graduate: Nancy Rose Harrington, who is flying out to Sierra Madre to attend the play. Here is the link to the review: https://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/BWW-Review-Sierra-Madre-Playhouse-Offers-Brilliant-Production-of-THE-GIN-GAME-20180910
Tom Bost ’78 was a former Drama Major at Illinois Wesleyan University. He now lives in Rocklin, CA where he teaches drama and English and performs in the Sacramento area.
Tom was recently nominated for an “Elly”, a performing award for best supporting actor in a comedy. There are over 50 professional and nonprofessional regional and community theaters in the general Sacramento area.
Duck Hunter Shoots Angel is the production that Tom performed in as the Supporting Male.
Illinois Wesleyan and Delta Omicron Sigma Chapter were well-represented at the National Triennial Conference of Delta Omicron, in July 2018, in the Orlando, Florida, area. Among those in attendance were (from left): Brenda Maurer Dannewitz ’77, Fern Noth, Jennifer Klafeta ’88, Victoria Morford ’20, Jake Scheuring ’20 and Matthew Neylon ’11
Celebrate a 100 years of IWU Homecoming on October 5 – 7
A milestone Homecoming is only a few weeks away. Have you made plans to attend the 100th?
Here’s more information about what’s going on and how to register:
See the schedule and register here.
David Darling ’79, a partner/shareholder in the law firm Stone & Johnson, Chtd, in Chicago, IL. has been nominated by his peers and selected as one of Illinois Leading Lawyers in Construction Law in 2018. Dave concentrates his practice in construction law, product liability, transportation and general negligence defense work in civil litigation.