Mandy Leifheit ’96 is a part of Humble Design, a volunteer organization that helps to furnish homes for families that are transitioning out of homelessness. Here is the link to the article that talks about all the good that Humble Design does.
You did it, Titans! You were the key to our success. On April 11, 2,205 donors collectively raised $518,316. And thanks to the generosity of our pacesetter challenge donors, our grand total is $776,316 (and still counting!)
On April 11, alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends of IWU show your pride and support by being All In for Wesleyan. During this 24-hour giving day, let’s unlock opportunities together – you are key to our success!
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!
Michele Thornton ’96 completed her Ph.D. in Health Policy and Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago in December of 2017. She has accepted a new position as Assistant Professor in the School of Business at the State University of New York at Oswego.
Tuesday, April 3rd is our day of giving at Illinois Wesleyan and this year’s theme is Think Bigger!
Not only is today a day for giving, it’s a day to celebrate IWU and all of the things that make it special. Last year, our class had an impressive 26 donors, and we contributed $2,118. Let’s think bigger and surpass last year’s donors and dollars contributed! Think of the impact this can make for IWU students and their families!
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After Black Friday and Cyber Monday is #GivingTuesday, a global initiative to celebrate generosity and give back during the holiday season. Join the movement and help make bright futures possible for current Titans with a gift at www.iwu.edu/give today!
Junaid Ahmed ’96 is a Senior Broadcast Journalist at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), one of the world’s leading provider of news. Despite being a London based journalist, Junaid’s work for the BBC has taken him around the world to cover stories, ranging from the earthquake in Nepal to the elections in Israel, to the horse meat scandal in Belgium. His most recent trip was to the Scottish capital Edinburgh where his show, the Weekend, covered the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival and the political mood in Scotland ahead of Britain’s departure from the European Union. As a Back to College Class speaker during Homecoming 2017 – Titans Around the World, Junaid spoke about these stories, his initial journey to Bloomington, and how his education at Illinois Wesleyan shapes his work. His presentation, entitled “Reporting World News Thtrough Storytelling”, may be viewed below.