The spirit of giving is all around us this holiday season, please consider giving the gift of bright futures to current and future Illinois Wesleyan University students. Your gifts provide opportunities and experiences that will be remembered for a lifetime.
Don’t forget – Homecoming 2017 is this weekend!
If you are still deciding on which events you want to attend during Homecoming, the International RSO Fair is highly recommended. It will be on Saturday (10/14) at the Hansen Student Center, Center Court from 11 am – 1 pm. Come learn more about our multicultural registered student organizations and enjoy activities and musical performances. You can visit the Homecoming Facebook page or the International RSO Fair Facebook event for more information.
Erin (Luke) Rosas (’98) and Daniel Rosas welcomed Raven Seraphina and Phoenix Aurora Rosas on September 9, 2017.
Congratulations, Erin and family!
As IWU celebrates Titans Around the World at Homecoming this weekend, we will also honor our alumni who served worldwide as veterans and first-responders, including Captain Ryan A. Beaupre ’95. We will remember Ryan and all veterans and first-responders who have given their lives in the service of others and our country. Presenting the colors will be American Legion Color Guard Post 635 Normal and Post 56 from Bloomington. The ceremony will take place this Saturday, October 14th at 12:45 p.m., prior to the Homecoming Football game at Tucci Stadium and will include the National Anthem sung by Wayne Messmer ’72. Classmates and friends can view the ceremony on streaming video live at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/iwu/.
Dana Smith ’98 has been named superintendent of Flossmoor, Ill., School District 161. Dana is currently the assistant superintendent for early childhood and elementary education in Woodstock Community Unit School District 200, where he is responsible for elementary curriculum and instruction at the district’s seven elementary schools. He began his career in education as a classroom teacher in third through sixth grades. He has also been an assistant principal, principal, and directior of teaching and learning. An education major at IWU, he holds a master’s in educational leadership and administration from North Central College and a doctorate of education from DePaul University.
Read more about Dana’s accomplishments on the Flossmoor school district 161 website, here.
Amy Farrell ’98, a strategist in energy, environmental and regulatory policy, has been named senior vice president for government and public affairs at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
Read more about Amy’s accomplishments here.
John Baines ’98 and Emily Baines, along with big sister Sloan, welcomed new baby Jackson, born 2-21-17. Congratulations to the Baines family!