Sharon Chung ’00 was elected as representative for the 91st House District of Illinois, serving as the first Korean-American elected to the General Assembly. You can read more here.
Lucy Shair is an alum of IWU who passed away in January 2021. She was an avid supporter for women taking control of their financial futures and after her initial cancer diagnosis in 2016, she dreamed big and launched her own financial advisory firm. After her passing, a group a friends wanted to do more and the Lucy Shair Foundation for Women in Finance was created. The foundation will offer a yearly $5,000 grant to women working in the finance industry.
Sharon Chung ’00 debated against Scott Preston at Illinois State University’s Bone Student Center. Both candidates are vying for the 91st Illinois House District seat. You can read more here.
Ryan Jumper ’00, an associate judge in Illinois’ Third Judicial District, announced his intention to run for circuit judge in the November 2022 election. He will seek to replace Circuit Judge William A. Mudge, who announced his retirement at the end of his term. Ryan currently presides over the Third Judicial District’s probate, chancery and small claims divisions. Prior to joining the bench, he was an attorney at the Lance Callis Law Firm in Granite City, Illinois, and Thompson Coburn LLP in St. Louis.
Lindsay Caltagirone ’00 is vice president of Dry Goods stores, which is opening a location at The Shoppes at College Hills in Normal this fall. View the full article here.
Meg McKeen ’00, founder and chief confidence builder for Adjunct Advisors, LLC, was recognized among Insurance Business America’s “2021 Elite Women.” With more than 20 years experience in the insurance industry, Meg launched Adjunct Advisors in 2018 to help those in insurance sales leverage their unique voices and find success. Her roles with Adjunct Advisors are many, and include: sales coach, professional speaker and podcast host.
Monday, February 8 is Thank-A-Giver Day at Illinois Wesleyan and we’re eager to celebrate generous Titans!
Thank-A-Giver (TAG) Day is the symbolic point during the academic year — about 70% of the way through — when tuition dollars are exhausted and Illinois Wesleyan relies on donor generosity to continue providing a world-class education and rewarding collegiate experiences.
Each and every year, every gift matters. Contributions benefit students and faculty, enhance academic excellence, and strengthen the IWU community.
Thank you to all who give back to move IWU forward.
Meg McKeen ’00, Founder/Chief Confidence Builder with Adjunct Advisors, hosted mock virtual interviews on September 18. McKeen has worked in the insurance industry for the past 20 years and was eager to share her experience of interviewing with students.
Erin Simpson ’00 passed away on August 14, 2019. An accomplished academic, she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Columbia University in 2003. She published an article on Asthma in the Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, and was also a free-lance editor and researcher. She is survived by her sister and friends. Read the full obituary here.
In March, Kris Kaneta ‘00 took on a new role as Chief Product Officer for MMIT. MMIT is the leading provider of software, data and analytics supporting drug and therapy market access.