Sep 292022

Laura Warren ’98 was named by Crain’s Chicago Business as a Notable Gen X Leader in Sports. You can read the full article here.

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Sep 012022

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.

Click here for a full schedule of events and to register.

May 122022

Rich Kurtzman ’98 is the author of Like a Fish in Water: How to Grow Abroad When You Go Abroad, a guide to studying and living abroad, which will be published later this month. Like a Fish in Water prepares readers to be comfortable, confident and ready to take on the world, even in unfamiliar territory. Shaped by his own study abroad experiences in St. Petersburg and Madrid, and an internship in Milan, Rich has spent more than 20 years living and working in Barcelona, overseeing study abroad programs and coaching multinational organizations. More information is available at

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May 102022

Nathan Knuffman ’98 was inducted into the Woodland Education Foundation Hall of Fame at a presentation on April 29th at Woodland School. Nathan graduated as salutatorian from Woodland High School in 1994 and currently serves as the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations and CFO for the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Nathan, his wife Hallie, and their two daughters currently reside in North Carolina. You can read more about his accomplishments here. Congratulations, Nathan!

Mar 302022

John Baines ’98, head coach of the Elmhurst University men’s basketball team, was named the Region 8 Coach of the Year after leading the Bluejays to a single-season school-record 27 wins and the program’s first-ever trip to the Final Four in 2021-22. Elmhurst lost to Randolph-Macon College in the national championship game on March 19, 2022. John has been the Bluejays’ head coach since 2013, posting an overall record of 148-84 in nine seasons at the helm. As a player at Illinois Wesleyan, John played in four NCAA Tournaments and won a national championship in 1997.

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Jan 182022

Sarah Fincham ’98 was recently promoted to clinical associate professor at Washington State University, where she is a faculty member in WSU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice-Family Nurse Practitioner program in the College of Nursing.

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Jan 182022

Bill Murphy ’98, a prolific researcher in biomedical engineering, delivered the 2022 Founders’ Day Convocation keynote address titled “Mimicking Nature to Create New Technology.” The event was held on January 12, 2022, but you can still watch it at

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