Mar 042020
 

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.

Feb 072020
 

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

 Posted by at 11:31 am
Jan 122020
 

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.

Nov 182019
 

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.

Oct 302019
 

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

 

May 302019
 

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.

Congratulations Matt!

 Posted by at 10:14 am
May 062019
 

The 2019 Department of Chemistry Alumni of the Year awardee is Rebecca Centko ’00. The award is presented by the Department of Chemistry. Rebecca was invited to campus during a special Departmental Honors Day ceremony in April.

Rebecca graduated with research honors (Cum Laude) in Chemistry in 2000. She did an honors project in Professor Mohan’s lab, and the title of her thesis was “A Study of The Solvolysis Reactions of Tetrahydrofurfuryl Tosylate.” 

Following graduation, Rebecca joined Pfizer Pharmaceuticals (formerly Pharmacia), where she worked with a program team to design and synthesize therapeutic agents to treat disorders of the CNS.

In 2003, she joined Regis Technologies in the Chicago area. At Regis, Rebecca rose through the ranks and is currently Director of Project Management & Account Management. Regis manufactures small molecule Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) in pre-clinical and clinical development through commercial supply.