Feb 242023

Victoria Olds ’88 was selected as the Nez Perce County Magistrate Judge. She was unanimously selected by the Second District Magistrate Commission of Idaho. Read the full Big Country News article here.

Feb 232023

Jerry Gore ’87 was named chief technology officer for Cloud5 Communications, a provider of communications and technology solutions for more than 5,000 hotels, multi-dwelling units and commercial facilities across the Americas. You can read more here.

Feb 222023

CJ (Warnken) Jonasen Blackwell ’83 married her second husband in August of 2019. She soon after retired in June of 2020 after 30 years of teaching. She now plans to enjoy her retirement by moving onto a 44-foot yacht to live abroad full-time. She’ll spend her time living in Chesapeake Bay for 2023-24. Congratulations CJ!

Feb 162023

Barb Nathan ’80 was recently featured in a Pantagraph article where she reflects on her extensive career journey in nursing, healthcare, and most recently, director of Westminster Village in Bloomington. Read the full article here.

Feb 032023

Meg McDonald ’82 retired in 2018 after 34 years at Northwestern University to join her Australian husband and family in relocating to Sydney. While at Northwestern, she served as AVP for Research and finally, Senior Director of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies. Since moving to Australia, she has been a very active volunteer with Sydney Wildlife Rescue and the Animal Rescue Cooperative, both of which rescue and rehabilitate native animals.

Jan 232023

Marcia (Keown) Padden ’83 recently retired after twenty years of being a Labor Relations Program Manager for Metropolitan Council/Metro Transit! Marcia is looking forward to all the “normal” retiree activities – like no alarm clock! Congratulations Marcia!

Jan 182023

Warren Kistner ’83 was presented the Max L. Starkey Award by President S. Georgia Nugent on August 22, 2022. Warren has provided guidance and encouragement for Titans as they explore internships, career opportunities and pathways to graduate school. Read the full article here.

Jan 182023

Kevin Cellini ’84 recently completed a 32,000 piece jigsaw puzzle that measures 17’10″x6’4″. Kevin, a math major at IWU, has loved puzzles his whole life.

Completed Puzzle
The Completed 32,000 Piece Puzzle
The Puzzle as a Work in Progress
Jan 052023

Congratulations to Tim Brophy ’84, who was recently elected to a second term as Will County Treasurer. In his remarks following his oath of office on December 1st, Brophy said: “It is an honor and a privilege to serve my fellow citizens as Will County Treasurer.”

Dec 192022

Tim Black ’84 recently retired from the Illinois Department of Corrections where he was the Educational Facility Administrator at the East Moline Correctional Center. Before working for the state, Tim taught English, social studies and special education at schools in both Illinois and New Hampshire. In addition to his teaching, he was a reporter for the Galesburg Register Mail and Kewanee Star Courier where he won back-to-back Illinois Associated Press Awards for public service writing. Tim is a trustee emeritus at Black Hawk College, where he also worked as an adjunct instructor. He and his wife, Linda, live in Galva, Illinois. Congratulations, Tim!