The Class of 1989 celebrates its 30th reunion during Homecoming Weekend, October 4-6, 2019. We are looking for alumni interested in helping to plan and organize the reunion. If you’re interested, please contact Krista Cardona in the Office of Alumni Engagement at email@example.com.
Robert Poynton ’80, a member of The Lettermen, a male pop vocal trio, will be performing with the other members of the group on Sunday, February 21, at the McCallum Theatre at 3:00 p.m. Here is a link to the article and also where you can purchase tickets for the performance.
Best of luck to Bob and the rest of The Lettermen!
Senior Judge Roger Colton ’59 is pictured with newly elected County Court Judge Sara Alijewicz (Shannon) ’84 at her investiture as County Court Judge, 15th Judicial Circuit, in and for Palm Beach County at West Palm Beach, FL, on February 2, 2019.
Thank-A-Giver Day (TAG Day) is on Monday, February 11. This day provides the IWU campus community with the opportunity to thank the donors who support Illinois Wesleyan. IWU celebrates each year in mid-February because it marks the symbolic point during the academic year – about 70% of the way through – when tuition dollars run out and support from alumni and friends, our endowment, and external grants kicks in for the remainder of the year.
Thank you to all donors who help make the IWU experience possible!
Martha Henderson ’83 started a new job as Senior Trial Litigator at Zenith Insurance Company.
Carl Teichman ’80 was named “Federation 2018 Advocate of the Year” by the Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges and Universities. You can read more about it here.
At the November 2018 general election, Tim Brophy, ’84 was elected County Treasurer in Will County, Illinois. Estimated 2017 population of 692,661 make it the fourth-most populous county in Illinois. Approximately 274,120 real estate tax bills were mailed in 2017 with collections of $1.88 Billion.
Tim served on the Joliet City Council from 1995 to 2011. Tim lives in Joliet, Illinois.
Julie Dunbar ’80 received the Zephyr Foundation’s Outstanding Industry Contributor Award. The Zephyr Foundation’s mission is to advance rigorous transportation and land use decision-making for the public good by advocating for and supporting improved travel analysis and facilitating its implementation.This award is given to ‘an individual who in embodying the Zephyr Principles, has selflessly contributed to the good of the industry through the body of their work. The Outstanding Industry Contributor shall be:
- Collegial and collaborative, investing in shared technical knowledge and community assets in order to reach common goals
- Generous with their time such as investment in mentorship, community-assets, and other volunteer roles;
- Respectful and thoughtful in their interactions; and
- Goal-oriented towards the public good and usefulness, even if the pathway is unconventional.
Jill (Misener) York ’85 was named to the 2018 list of “Chicago’s Notable Women in Commercial Banking,” published by Crain’s Chicago Business. Jill is executive vice president of specialty banking and mergers and acquisitions for MB Financial Bank, a position she has held since April 2016. Jill, who is also a director of the bank, is responsible for a portfolio of businesses including wealth management, card services, leasing and indirect lending. Jill is also a member of Illinois Wesleyan’s board of trustees. You can read more about it here.
Colleen (Daugherty) Halberg ’86 and son, Andrew Runkle ’21, while he spent the semester studying in London with Professor Lehr and other IWU students.