Sep 212017

To all IWU Alumni,
Homecoming is right around the corner!  It’s a wonderful time to reminisce and reconnect with long lost friends and classmates.  Come on back to Bloomington and enjoy a visit full of festivities and all the wonderful colors of the fall at IWU.
  • Homecoming dates are October 13-15.
  • Register for Homecoming here.
  • View the Homecoming Schedule here.

Also, remember to go to “Club Tommy” in the Young Main Lounge at the Memorial Center to visit with alumni, family, friends, faculty and staff (Cost $20).

Sep 212017

 Homecoming 2017 is right around the corner!

You can register now here

A few noteworthy events:

  • Back to College Classes Friday and Saturday – The Ames Library, Beckman Auditorium
  • Family Fun on the Quad Saturday 8:30-11 – Eckley Quadrangle
  • Titan Tailgate Featuring Local Food Trucks Saturday 10AM-1PM – Shirk Center Parking Lot
  • “Club Tommy” Saturday, 6-9pm (Cost: $20) – Young Main Lounge in the Memorial Center

You can see the full schedule of Homecoming 2017 events here

 Posted by at 3:12 pm
Aug 302017

Dear Class of 1987,

Homecoming and our 30th Milestone Reunion Celebration are quickly approaching, we hope you make plans to return to campus and celebrate. Below are a few reunion updates we want to make sure you are aware of. Keep in mind future details and updates will continue to come as developed.

October 13
President’s Reception  |   President’s House  |   4PM – 5:30PM
Windjammer Lounge  |  80’s Band – RETROFIT  |  7PM-11PM

October 14 
Dinner and Cocktails |  Marriott Hotel, Redbird B Room  |  7PM
If you are interested in booking your hotel stay, room blocks are available at Marriott (view here) on a first come, first serve basis. Book early!

The homecoming schedule of events and registration are now available on the IWU homecoming page. To stay in touch with our class, join our Class Facebook Group for news and updates regarding reunion information. Please feel free to use this page to post photos and memories of your time at Illinois Wesleyan University and share what you have been doing for the past 30 years! Additional, we are putting together a slide show for our Milestone Reunion Evening. If you have some photos to share, please send them to: with “30th Reunion” in the subject line.


David Pires ’87 Class Chair
Gary Ohler ’87 Class Chair

 Posted by at 11:27 am
Aug 112017
Carl Teichman, a 1980 alumnus and director of government and community relations at Illinois Wesleyan, was named Citizen of the Year by the Town of Normal.

Teichman gets a hug from his wife, Laurel, after he was named Normal’s Citizen of the Year on Thursday evening at Heartland Community College’s Astroth Community Education Center in Normal.
This was also reported by WJBC and WGLT Radio.
Congratulations, Carl!
Aug 082017
Daniel Parod ’88 was appointed president of St. Vincent’s Southwest Region, providing leadership and guidance to the more than 750 physicians and 3,500 associates in the region.
Jul 062017

School of Nursing alumna Cheryl Reinking ’87, who is Chief Nursing Officer of El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, California, discussed the family-centered approach to care that led to the hospital’s designation as a Baby-Friendly Hospital.

Click here for a link to the entire article.

 Posted by at 3:33 pm
Jul 062017

GO Riteway Transportation Group has announced the appointment of Bob Zanotti ’85 as its new President. Zanotti will be the first non-company leader since it was founded in 1957. The company is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and today has over 1,300 employees and 1,090 vehicles, operating out of 18 Wisconsin Locations.

Zanotti credits his early management career experiences at Federal Express Corporation with his leadership approach. “Focusing on treating employees with consideration and respect is the best way to deliver outstanding service to customers,” he said. Since leaving FedEx, Zanotti has been President of two privately held local companies in southeast Wisconsin. He is a native of Kenosha, Wisconsin and a United States Arm veteran. He holds a BA from Illinois Wesleyan and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business. Congratulations, Bob!

Read more Here.

 Posted by at 10:11 am
Jun 232017

Renee A. Donaldson ’89 lives in El Paso, Ill., with her husband David and son Nathan.  She has worked at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center for 26 years and currently oversees the Behavioral Health Service Line for Advocate’s Central Region. She also leads Advocate’s System Behavioral Health Committee.  Renee participates on multiple McLean County committees and has also served as a board member for the McLean County Recovery Court for the past six years. According to its Facebook page, the court is a Mental Health Specialty Court for high risk/need adult defendants who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness. Renee is doing some amazing work. Congratulations on all your achievements, Renee!

 Posted by at 2:19 pm