Jun 262017

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.

Congratulations, Dana!

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Jun 262017

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.

Congratulations, Amy!

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Feb 202017

Thank A Giver Day marks the symbolic point during the year — about 70% of the way though — when tuition dollars run out and the University relies on the generosity of donors, the endowment, and external grants for the remainder of the year.

To be among those celebrated today, make a gift at www.iwu.edu/give.

If you have already donated this year, THANK YOU!


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Feb 132017
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 Febuary 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 this article about the team in the Pantagraph – it’s full of great memories from that historic season!


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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.


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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.)

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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!



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