- To share a word of support for your classmates at this time, submit a post to your class newsletter by emailing your editor or if your class does not have an editor, send your post to email@example.com.
- You can provide support to the Titan Student Emergency Fund. This fund will provide relief to students with needs such as housing, travel, moving and storage, transportation and vehicle repair, and technology needs related to remote learning.
- If you have expertise or a career opportunity that you can share with students, please connect with a Hart Career Center staff member for a phone or video appointment through a Handshake account here. You can also post job and internship opportunities on the site. View FAQs here.
- University Archives & Special Collections wants to hear your experiences and reflections to keep a historical record of the impact of the pandemic on the Illinois Wesleyan community, you can learn more here.
- Assist the IWU Admissions team in student recruitment efforts. Our alumni are the best and most qualified to meet with prospective students to share your IWU experience. Sign up here: Titan Alumni Ambassadors.
- You can see more ideas here.
Tennessee Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk has elevated Burke Nihill ’00 to a senior leadership position on the business side of the organization.
Burke is being promoted to Senior Vice President/Business Operations and Chief Legal Officer. He previously held the title of Vice President and General Counsel for the team. Burke will oversee Legal, Human Resources, and Nissan Stadium Operations. Burke joined the Titans in 2016 after serving as Senior Manager and Senior Counsel at VMware, Inc. an international software company.
For more information, you can read Titans Elevate New Members to Senior Business Staff.
Thank-A-Giver Day (TAG Day) is Monday, February 10. This day provides the IWU campus community with the opportunity to thank donors who support Illinois Wesleyan. IWU celebrates each year in mid-February because it marks the symbolic point during the academic year – about 70% of the way through – when we rely on support from alumni and friends, our endowment, and external grants.
If you would like to be celebrated as a donor today, you can make a gift at iwu.edu/give.
Madison County Associate Judge Ryan Jumper ’00 spoke on November 18 to seventh- and eighth-grade members of the Student Athlete Leadership Team at Liberty Middle School in Edwardsville.
Ryan was appointed to the bench as an Associate Judge in the Third Judicial Circuit in March 2018 and is assigned to the Family Division.
The entire article can be seen at the website for The Telegraph.
Thank you to Dave Malcom ’00 for participating in the Hart Career Center luncheon with students on November 13, which included alumni of finance, accounting, business, and computer science backgrounds.
Julie (Cherian) Abraham ’00 of Durham, North Carolina, died Oct. 26, 2019, in a car accident that also claimed the life of her 6-year-old son Nicholas. She was 41. Julie was an active member of the Illinois Wesleyan community, particularly as a member of the Council for IWU Women.
Wake and funeral services will begin at 9am on Saturday, November 2nd.
The Summit Church – Brier Creek Campus
2415 Presidential Drive
Durham, NC 27703
Enter at the Summit En Español door. Following the service, we will proceed to the cemetery.
For anyone desiring to send flowers, you may do so to the following address:
Hall-Wynne Funeral Service
1113 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
Alison Diaz-Mountford ’00 and her husband, Marcus, welcomed baby girl, Mia Louise Mountford, on June 3, 2019.
Congratulations to Alison and her family!
Joshua Newport ’00 has returned to Central Illinois and is currently a Science Librarian at Milner Library at Illinois State University.
Matt earned his Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures in 2017 at the University of Washington in Seattle, and after interviewing as a finalist for four positions nationwide during this year’s academic job search, he has accepted a Lecturer position in the Department of Slavic and Eastern European Languages and Cultures at the Ohio State University beginning in August, 2019. Many thanks are owed to Professor Marina Balina, who was his first mentor at IWU.