Karen was honored as one of the “40 Under 40” recipients in the Springfield Business Journal. Karen is director of public relations and communications at SIU School of Medicine. She lives in Springfield with her husband, James Hawker, and their daughter.
Thank you 1997 Alumni for being “all in” all the time, and for continuing to make Illinois Wesleyan one of your giving priorities. If you have already made your gift this year, thank you! If you have not made your gift this year, I hope that you will join me as a donor and put us one more gift closer to our participation goal. You can make your gift by visiting iwu.edu/give. It is your support that keeps Illinois Wesleyan strong, and develops the next generation of leaders.
Your partner in support,
Van Miller ‘04
Director of Annual Giving
Ryan is on the team of physicians at a Bariatrics and Weight Management Center opened by Elmhurst Hospital.
Sun has been featured on numerous programs from CUNY TV: “Arts in the City” “Asian American Life” “Game of Thrones” operas ode and more. Watch interviews, view concert photos and a teaser video from his Hannibal Opera at http://oneworldsymphony.org/index.shtml
Marissa Weaver ’97 is a CRNA at Associated Anesthesiologists in Peoria, IL. She will be working primarily at OSF St. Jame’s John W Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac.
More than 1,800 gifts of all sizes from 49 states and 17 countries totaled over $500,000 in support for Illinois Wesleyan University and our students. The impact that proud alumni and friends can have on the University in one day is truly amazing.
The campus community celebrated you for the role you play in keeping the University strong. They enjoyed witnessing the day unfold as gifts and feelings of pride poured in from around the world. Our collective philanthropy served as an inspiration to the next generation as All In For Wesleyan firmly established itself as an Illinois Wesleyan tradition, both on campus and off.
Visit the All In For Wesleyan website to see the gift map, challenge recaps, and more fun stuff. You’ll see there are 8 campus items up for naming rights and anyone who gave to All In For Wesleyan could be selected. Names will be announced on April 21.
We’ve heard from many of you that your gifts are in the mail, so we’ll finalize the All In For Wesleyan total and announce that on April 21 as well.
Thank you again for doing well, and doing good.
From President Wilson:
Today is All in for Wesleyan 2015! All gifts made today will be matched by an anonymous donor (up to $75,000).
And this year, there’s a twist. Let me explain.
Gifts to the Wesleyan Fund support student financial assistance and also the little, but essential, things that create the Illinois Wesleyan experience. So today we’re celebrating these little essentials — the unsung heroes. Make a gift today and your name could appear next to one of these items for a limited time.*
Give today and your gift will be matched by an anonymous donor.
Give today and show that you’re proud to be a Titan!
Make a gift at iwu.edu/challenge today to support the little things that make Illinois Wesleyan great! You could win the naming rights for the hot spot, WESN mic and more! What piece of the IWU campus would you name? #IWUNameIt”
Thank you for your commitment to keeping IWU strong!
April has been named Assistant Vice President of Leasing Development at Macerich, an industry leading publically traded REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust), overseeing the Leasing of a dozen Super Regional shopping centers nationwide.
She and her husband of 9.5 years and two daughters, Lillian (9) and Hannah (7) will relocate to Dallas, Texas.
April has been involved in the publically traded shopping center industry leasing for 8 years, with 5 years of experience prior to that in Costa Mesa, Calif., working Community Relations events for South Coast Plaza, a world renowned privately owned shopping center.
April writes that she is thrilled for the new position.