May 142021
 

Shannon Zenk ’95 was selected to be the director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Nursing Research. A registered nurse and leading population health researcher, Dr. Zenk was previously Nursing Collegiate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing and a fellow at the UIC Institute of Health Research and Policy. She started her new role early last fall.

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Apr 222021
 

Christopher Baron ’95 (Associate Professor of Classics, Notre Dame) is the editor of The Herodotus Encyclopedia. This is a three-volume set with over 2500 entries written by 180 contributors from across the world. It is the first work of its kind, providing a comprehensive gateway to Herodotus, the fifth-century BCE Greek author known as the “Father of History.”

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Apr 212021
 

Thank you to Jennifer Keeney for your service to the Class of 1995 as Class Newsletter Editor.  We appreciate your dedication to your classmates and work to keep your class connected.  Jennifer has stepped down from the position, and we wish her well.

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Mar 292021
 

Susan (Nielsen) Frances received her Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in May of 2019 and was ordained as a Unitarian Universalist minister in August of 2020. Susan and her spouse, Mickey Kennedy (IWU ’03), live in Chicago, IL. Susan spent 18 years practicing law and now serves as part of the ministerial team at the Unitarian Church of Evanston.

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Feb 052021
 

Monday, February 8 is Thank-A-Giver Day at Illinois Wesleyan and we’re eager to celebrate generous Titans!

Thank-A-Giver (TAG) Day is the symbolic point during the academic year — about 70% of the way through — when tuition dollars are exhausted and Illinois Wesleyan relies on donor generosity to continue providing a world-class education and rewarding collegiate experiences.

Each and every year, every gift matters. Contributions benefit students and faculty, enhance academic excellence, and strengthen the IWU community.

Thank you to all who give back to move IWU forward.

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Jun 112020
 

Congratulations to Ellen Wandless ‘95 who was hired by (Plainfield, Ill.) Troy Community School District 30-C as Director of Finance.
We hope you are enjoying your new role, Ellen!

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Jun 032020
 

Brian Sampias ’95 joined Accel Entertainment as its financial controller in September 2019. Accel is the largest slot machine aoperator in the United States and recently went public on the New York Stock Exchange. The move followed at 13-year career with BP where he most recently served as Director, Record to Report, Global Business Services of Americas. Congratulations!

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Jun 032020
 

Congratulations to Laura Orvidas ’95, who became the CEO of Xmaps Inc., a digital mapping company for outdoorsmen and hunters, in 2018, after spending nearly 18 years as an executive at Amazon. Laura was featured in a Wall Street Journal story in November 2019, highlighting the many former Amazon employees who have ascended to leadership roles with other companies.

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