Jennifer McClure ’93 was recently promoted to Senior Information Analyst with Walt Disney Attractions Technology. She is responsible for managing data for resorts, room types, tickets, restaurants, and dining products at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. She also participates in technology projects designed to enhance Disney Guest experiences.
As IWU celebrates Titans Around the World at Homecoming this weekend, we will also honor our alumni who served worldwide as veterans and first-responders, including Captain Ryan A. Beaupre ’95. We will remember Ryan and all veterans and first-responders who have given their lives in the service of others and our country. Presenting the colors will be American Legion Color Guard Post 635 Normal and Post 56 from Bloomington. The ceremony will take place this Saturday, October 14th at 12:45 p.m., prior to the Homecoming Football game at Tucci Stadium and will include the National Anthem sung by Wayne Messmer ’72. Classmates and friends can view the ceremony on streaming video live at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/iwu/
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
Darcia Kunkel ’91 released both paperback and kindle versions of her debut book, 40-Something and Fried in April. With humor and honesty, Darcia documents the ups and downs of a 40-something mother of three, wife, author, and editor. A former military spouse, she writes on topics including motherhood, Christian inspiration, military spouse transition, practical cooking, and the struggles of perfectionism.
You can find this and more in the Spring 2017 edition of the Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine – the excerpt above was on page 32.
Darcia asked to share this on our class page as she has many ties to the Class of 1993!
Todd Stocke ’93, vice president and editorial director of Sourcebooks, discussed the success of their Jabberwocky imprint, through which Sourcebooks became the 16th largest children’s publisher in the U.S.
You can find the article at the following link.
Heléna Klumpp recently joined the law firm Ivins, Phillips & Barker as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Heléna, who has over 20 years of experience as a tax lawyer, is now a member of the firm’s corporate tax and tax policy practice groups. She and her husband, Bill Emery, and their children, Catherine and Joseph Emery, relocated to Vienna, Virginia from Evanston, Illinois, where Heléna had been serving as VP-Tax for Baxter International Inc.
Hope you can all Tune In for All In tomorrow, Wednesday, April 5th to make a donation for All In for Wesleyan campaign. Remember, every donation counts! Let’s represent the class of 1993 well tomorrow.
On April 5, any gift made at www.iwu.edu/all-in will be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100,000!) by Dorothea Bilder ’62, doubling your impact on Illinois Wesleyan! Show your Titan Pride by making a gift and spreading the word using #AllInForWesleyan.
Fox News Oscar Expert Tariq Khan was the top-scoring pundit predicting the Academy Award winners on the website Gold Derby. Khan tied for first place out of 30 of Hollywood’s best-known Oscar experts from major media outlets, including Entertainment Weekly, Fandango, Rolling Stone, USA Today and Vanity Fair. Unfortunately, his predictions failed to help his classmate Dean Jukovich win his office Oscar pool.
A link to the story is below.
It’s hard to believe but the Class of ’93 will celebrate its 25th reunion next year! Homecoming is tentatively set for the weekend of October 5-7, 2018, so mark your calendars now and plan to come back to campus for a fun weekend of activities, celebrations, and renewing friendships.
We had a very successful 20th reunion planned by a great committee and are looking for volunteers again. If you would like to help plan the 25th Reunion, please contact Mark Denzler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marie Tarbell Zahorick ’93 finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 2015 and is attending Purdue University-Northwest graduate school for her Family Nurse Practitioner Master’s degree. She will graduate in summer 2018. She also recertified with her 10-year International Board Certified Lactation Consultant exam in 2015.