Aug 092017

Matt Mikulcik ’97, was promoted to vice president of product marketing at CNO Financial Group. Congratulations Matt!


CNO Financial: Matt Mikulcik

On May 8, CNO announced the promotion of Matt Mikulcik to vice president of product marketing. He will be responsible for the strategic direction of CNO’s distribution partnerships, market intelligence, and product positioning and promotion, the company said.

“Matt brings deep insight and knowledge of our customer base and proven strength in developing and implementing marketing solutions for key businesses,” said Gerardo Monroy, chief marketing officer of CNO.

Mikulcik joined CNO in 2012 as director of direct marketing and analytics, and most recently held the position of senior director of marketing and enterprise data analytics, the company said.

Before joining CNO, he spent more than six years at BMO Financial Group in leadership positions, most recently as vice president, head of marketing strategy and campaign management.

Mikulcik holds a master’s degree in applied statistics from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and risk management from Illinois Wesleyan University.


Executive Changes in the Insurance World

Feb 062017

Members of the IWU 1997 NCAA Division III National Championship men’s basketball team were honored at halftime of the IWU men’s basketball game on February 4, 2017.

The players in attendance were: Andy Boyden ’99, Korey Coon ’00, Bryan Crabtree ’97’ Matt Hoder ’98, Nathan Hubbard ’99, Matt Mann ’98, Brent Niebrugge ’98, Jason Osborn ’00, Tony Pacetti ’97, Michael Rogers ’00, Kyle Tudeen ’98, Seth Zeller ’99.

Check out the story in the Pantagraph:


Jan 062017

Sung Jin Hong ’97 will premiere “Defiant” January, 22, 2017.  For more information, visit http://www.oneworldsymphony.org/concerts2016_Defiant.shtml



Dec 092016
For the first time in 20 years, Sarah Mmari ’97 (center) visited the IWU campus with her mother (left) and a family friend. Mmari, a native of Tanzania, returned to her home country after finishing her coursework in business administration in December 1996.
“IWU gave me the tools to start my life in Tanzania,” she said. “When you graduate from here, you have the confidence to be able to do anything.”
After working in banking for several years, Mmari now owns a small logistics company with her husband. Her visit to campus included a serendipitous meeting with Admissions Counselor Nicole Chlebek ’16, who studied abroad in Tanzania as a student. Chlebek recorded the visit with her phone.
(Photo by Robert Frank III ’14)