Jan 062017

Ryne Haag (’06), Lauren Waidzunas (’05), and Andrew Sperry (’98) are IWU alumni working at the Zurich North American Headquarters. Ryne is an Operations Consultant in the Operational Excellence Group in Underwriting Support & Services. Lauren and Andrew are Mass Litigation Claim Professionals in Latent and Environmental Claims.


 Posted by at 12:19 am
Jul 192016


Show your Titan Pride! 

From now through July 31, you can receive a pair of Illinois Wesleyan socks with your gift of $25 or more. All proceeds, unless otherwise designated, will support current students through the Wesleyan Fund.

These limited edition socks are only available through the end of the month.

Click here to order.

Get yours by making a gift of $25 or more at titanpride.org/socks today!

(This offer only applies to individuals who make a gift of $25 or more by July 31. Limit 1 pair per donor.
Per IRS regulations, the $10 cost of the socks is not tax-deductible.)

 Posted by at 6:42 pm
Jul 102016
Since March 1st, 2016, Jack has been working as a Prospect Research Analyst I for Duke Health Development & Alumni Affairs in Durham, NC.  He previously worked for over 8 years as a Prospect Research Coordinator in Illinois Wesleyan’s Advancement Office. While it was a difficult decision to leave IWU, he’s very happy in his new role with Duke.

Jack lives with his wife, Mandi, and their 4 cats (Kaya, Neko, Ziva, and Abby) now live in Mebane, NC, where he continues to play guitar and write fiction in his spare time.

Thanks for the update, Jack!



 Posted by at 5:41 pm
Jul 102016

A little alum reunion in Vegas: Scott Moreau ’01, Johnny Cash, Million Dollar Quartet, Las Vegas; Miranda Crispin ’00, Artistic Director, American Music Theatre Live!, Paris, France; Maggie Cornyn ’98, Adjunct Faculty, SoTA, IWU; Ben Stephenson ’00, Head Carpenter, Cirque du Soleil, Beatles’ Love, Las Vegas; Molly Cornyn ’06, Production Specialist, Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas.



 Posted by at 5:35 pm
Jun 162016

Erik Heine ’98 is a full professor at Oklahoma City University. His first book, James Newton Howard’s “Signs”: A Film Score Guide, was published by Scarecrow Press in January 2016. He also presented at the Voicing the Soundtrack Conference, held in Austin in honor of David Neumeyer in April 2016. In May, Erik was appointed as Assistant Director of the Honors Program at Oklahoma City University. His son, Theodore Roland, was born on September 30, 2015.

 Posted by at 1:56 pm
Jun 162016

Attorney Kimberly M. Large is the recipient of Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) Western Region 2016 Outstanding Member Award. Kim was selected for this award based on her commitment to WLAM. She has been a member of WLAM since 2007. Kim was also President of WLAM Michigan, Western Region, from 2013 to 2014, and a board member from 2009 to 2015. Also taken into consideration for the award was Kim’s involvement in mentoring other lawyers, her outstanding legal service and her various charitable and professional activities. Kim specializes in civil litigation, with particular emphasis in the areas of trademark and employment law.


Click here to read more about Kim’s accomplishments.

 Posted by at 1:50 pm
May 122016

David Szwed ’98 was named principal of Mead Junior High School for the 2016-2017 school year.

You can read more about his accomplishments since graduating from IWU here.

Congratulations, David!
 Posted by at 11:53 pm
Apr 172016

Shailushi Ritchie ’98 received her MPH from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and is currently working as the director of California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom (CCRF) and also on the board of directors for About-Face. Shailushi has been working for over 20 years to advocate for women’s rights, health, and social justice.

Shailushi was featured as one of 37 “Women in Power” in San Francisco magazine’s annual power issue. Read the article.

You can learn more about her role at CCRF here.

Thank you for all your hard work, Shailushi, and congratulations on your recognition!


Shailushi Ritchie '98 (far right) was featured in San Francisco Magazine's 2016 power issue.

Shailushi Ritchie ’98 (far right) was featured in San Francisco Magazine’s 2016 power issue.

 Posted by at 3:40 pm