Oct 312022
 

Barb Nathan ’80 will retire as the CEO of Westminster Village mid-February of 2023. Barb has served as the CEO since 2012. Current CFO, Matt Riehle ’97, will replace Barb as the CEO. You can read more here.

Oct 032022
 

Sandra Steingraber ’81 will deliver a lecture at The State University of New York College at Geneseo on October 5 titled “Designing the Unfractured Future: Thoughts on Pipelines and Plastic in an Age of Climate Emergency.” You can read more here.

Sep 072022
 

Mike and Keri Wall again opened their home to host fellow IWU alums Gary Judson, John Dalton, Tim Brophy and Todd Vohland (IWU ’80-81) for a weekend of golf and fellowship.

From left to right: Gary Judson, Palatine; John Dalton, Oak Park; Mike Wall, Freeport; Tim Brophy, Joliet; Todd Vohland, Decatur
Sep 012022
 

After 40 years as a public school band, choir, jazz band, and general music teacher, Mark Allen, 1981, has finally retired. He is now retired from Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado, as well as 3 years spent teaching in central Illinois. Allen switched from trumpet to sax during his junior year at IWU, and now spends his weekend doing solo sax shows throughout the Four Corners area.

Aug 312022
 

In the past two years we’ve witnessed the Titan community come together in new ways to share stories, expertise, and friendship. However, we have long awaited the chance to welcome you back to campus for a true Illinois Wesleyan Homecoming! We look forward to sharing a meal, a drink, and a story with all of you in person, September 23-25, 2022.

Click here for a full schedule of events and to register.

Aug 102022
 

After 40 years as a public school band, choir, jazz band, and general music teacher, Mark Allen ’81 has finally retired. He is now retired from Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado, as well as 3 years spent teaching in central Illinois. Allen switched from trumpet to saxophone during his junior year at IWU, and now spends his weekends doing solo sax shows throughout the Four Corners area.

Jul 012022
 

William (Bill) Metzger ’86 passed away on June 9th, 2022. Bill graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in business and was a member of the Sigma Pi Fraternity. While at Illinois Wesleyan, he was a four-year letterman of the track team where he ran the high hurdles as well as throwing the javelin. He was chosen and inducted into the Illinois Wesleyan Order of Titans, by the coaching and physical education staff based on athletic contributions, academic accomplishments, and general citizenship.

Jun 232022
 

Rick Bakewell ’87 was named chief financial officer of Modern Campus, a leading engagement platform for higher education, in March 2022. Rick will lead all Modern Campus’ financial activities. He brings a wealth of experience to the role, including 25 years in the technology and services industries, where he specialized in financial organizational, operational efficiency, financing and capital raising initiatives, and mergers and acquisitions. Rick most recently served as chief financial officer at Benefitexpress, a cloud-based benefits administration technology and human resources services provider. Prior to that, he held senior finance positions at Fruition Partners, NTT Data Americas and the Revere Group. 

Jun 222022
 

Illinois Wesleyan Associate Professor of Nursing Brenda Lessen Knoll ’89 published a study in the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology with colleague Ehsan Naderifar on involving mothers in the assessment of their own preterm infant feeding skills while in the neonatal intensive care unit. The research is the first part of a larger study assessing the effect of Brenda’s Premature Infant Oral Motor Intervention (PIOMI) on early feeding skills scores.