Mar 252022

Professor of Piano at West Liberty University Gerald Lee ’97 will serve as a judge at the 69th annual Young Musicians Audition for 2022, in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Nov 302021
Corey and Friend

Corey Schieler ‘97, a director of venture capital investments at State Farm, was named the Make-A-Wish Illinois Volunteer of the Year for 2021. He previously received Make-A-Wish Illinois’ Exceptional Creativity Award, for “bringing exceptional creativity to boost wish children’s spirits,” in April 2021.

Corey has been a wish granter since 2011 and has helped grant over 30 wishes for kids fighting critical illness.

He has received many accolades for his work, including a story on WGLT, and State Farm, Corey’s employer, created a video about his work with Make-A-Wish: Not 3 Wishes, 30 and Counting!

Check out Facebook for updates on Corey’s next wish-granting story, helping Luke, a 17-year-old Connecticut teen with rare and terminal thyroid cancer. Corey promises some of his few “magic sprinkles!” Find him on Facebook.

Want to help Corey make wishes come true? Visit wish.org/Illinois/donate

Way to go, Corey!

Mar 122021

Elisa (Siegert) Egan ’97 was promoted to the Senior Product Development Manager, North America, for Mars Wrigley, responsible for Gum, Mints, and Fruity Snacks – including, but limited to, the brands of Extra, Orbit, Doublemint, Altoids, Hubba Bubba, Skittles, Starburst, and LifeSavers.

Congratulations Elisa!



Feb 252021

Justin Zamirowski was named chief commercial officer at Better Therapeutics, a San Francisco-based prescription digital therapeutics company, where he will commercialize its portfolio of prescription digital therapeutics products.

Congratulations Justin!

Nov 192020

Bruce Clark ’97, unveiled a mural he painted featuring an image of George Floyd. Yovana Milosevic ’21 wrote a poem in honor of the occasion. The two unveiled the mural in October at the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal. The initiative was part of  the West Bloomington Revitalization Project.

The mural is called “Hold Onto Each Other.”

The Pantagraph covered the unveiling. See the mural and watch a video of Yovana reading her poem:


Amazing work Bruce! Congratulations and thank you for painting the beautiful mural. Great job Yovana!

Nov 032020

Jennifer Gill, ’97, and fellow alumnus Cliff Nellis, ’97 started the Young Professionals’ Council at Lawndale Christian Legal Center in Chicago. Cliff is the executive director  Jennifer volunteers with the organization.

The LCLC’s Virtual Gala will be held Nov. 13. See the flyer for tickets and information or visit www.lclcgala.com.

Jun 042020

Sarah (Anderson) Perry is running for Piatt (IL) County State’s Attorney.

Sarah has spent much of her career as a child advocate, representing minors in abuse and neglect cases. She served as guardian ad litem in Cook County after finishing law school. She has worked in private practice and as a county court-appointed special advocate in San Diego before returning to Monticello in 2008. Since 2013, she has worked in the Champaign County State’s Attorney office.

Best of luck Sarah!