Sara (Russell) Rodriguez ’97 was in attendance at the inauguration of Vickie Folse ’86 as the first female president of Ripon College. She spoke about Folse at the inauguration. “As a fellow nurse and graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University myself, I believe a strong background in nursing provides a unique perspective that allows us to look at problems and find solutions in ways that others might not be able to see,” Rodriguez said. “And you are an asset to any team and a strong leader.” You can read more here.
Gregg Bush ’97 is running for the fifth ward seat for the city council of Columbia, Missouri. Read the Columbia Missourian article here.
Newly elected Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin Sara Rodriguez ’97 credits her experience at Illinois Wesleyan in helping develop her public speaking and writing skills. You can read more here.
Corey Schieler ’97 was chosen as the Chicago Bears Fan of the Year in November 2022 and was sent to Super Bowl 57 in Phoenix, AZ, courtesy of the Chicago Bears and the NFL. Corey was recognized for his volunteer work as a Wish Granter for the Illinois chapter of the Make-A-Wish® foundation, where he has helped grant over 30 wishes. In 2021, Corey was named the Wish Granter of the Year by the Illinois chapter of Make-A-Wish. Congratulations Corey!
Lon Erickson ’97 was awarded the Gagliardi award in 1996 for his outstanding performance on IWU’s football team. Here he is with his well-earned trophy:
Amber S. Kujath ’97 has been selected as the new director of Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Nursing, effective Jan. 3, 2023. Read the full article here.
Sara Rodriguez ’97 was elected Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin. You can read more here.
Matt Riehle ’97 will become the next CEO of Westminster Village. Matt has nine years of experience at Westminster Village. Matt will start duties as the new CEO mid-February 2023, following the retirement of Barb Nathan ’80. You can read more here.
In the past two years we’ve witnessed the Titan community come together in new ways to share stories, expertise, and friendship. However, we have long awaited the chance to welcome you back to campus for a true Illinois Wesleyan Homecoming! We look forward to sharing a meal, a drink, and a story with all of you in person, September 23-25, 2022.
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Sara Rodriguez ’97 is now the nominee for lieutenant governor in the state of Wisconsin. More information can be found here.