Aug 062020

Billboard Magazine has again named Jeffrey Becker ‘01, partner and chair of Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP’s Entertainment and Media Law Practice Group, to its 2020 Top Music Lawyers list.

Congratulations, Jeffrey!

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Jul 102020

Tonya Horn ‘01, president of Rogards Office Plus and a past Central Illinois Business 40 Under 40 honoree, was featured in a series spotlighting local leaders.

Wow! Congratulations, Tonya!

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Jul 092020

Cindy (Thorson) Nourie ‘01 and her husband Michael recently celebrated the first birthday of their son, Dylan Michael Nourie. Dylan was born on June 19, 2019.

Wow! We can only imagine the many milestones Dylan has achieved in his first year! Congratulations to the Nourie family!

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May 182020

Congratulations to Alison Sweeny ’01, who was recently featured here in the Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine about her experience in research and teaching at Yale.

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May 062020

Public health official Matthew Roberts ‘01 is working tirelessly to help with the NYC COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to read more bout what he has to say regarding public health emergencies.

Thank you for all that you are doing during these uncertain times, Matthew!


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Apr 102020

Here are ways to virtually engage with IWU and fellow Titans:

  • Performances from IWU alumni, students and faculty
    Contact us at if you have a virtual performance to share. Follow the School of Theatre Arts Facebook page for posts about performances by students and alumni.
  • Back to College Classes
    Check out videos of previous classes featuring alumni.
  • Take part in Titan Talks: Webinar Series
    We are excited to launch this series featuring alumni, faculty and staff.
  • Start a Titan Group
    Have you been wanting to start a book club? Let us know at and we can help connect you to other interested alumni.
  • IWU Social Media
    Follow Illinois Wesleyan University Alumni Association social media for the latest updates and announcements – FacebookTwitterLinkedIn.
  • Virtual Titan Connections
    We miss connecting with Titans in person, but we would love to see photos or videos from your virtual connections. Show your Titan pride and tag IWU Alumni Association (@IWU_AlumniAssoc) on Twitter and (@illinoiswesleyanalumni) on Facebook. You can also post in your Regional Alumni Chapter’s Facebook group, reunion group, or affinity group.
  • Titan Challenges
    Challenge your fellow Titans to a virtual 5K or fitness challenge. Be sure to wear your favorite Titan gear and share a photo on social media or you can send it to
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Apr 082020

Ways to Support Fellow Titans
    1. 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
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. You can see more ideas here.
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Mar 022020

Thank you to Samantha Robinson Sherrod ’01, who volunteered to eat lunch and talk with students during the Psychology and Sociology Luncheon on 2/12/20, concerning her expereience as the Grants Manager at the Mars Wrigley Foundation and expereince in urban planning.

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Feb 192020

Scott Moreau ’01 returned as Johnny Cash in Late and Alone: An Intimate Portrait Of Johnny Cash at Sandhills College. The production, created by Scott, has performed in various cities across the country for the last ten years to sold-out audiences. Read more about his performance here.

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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

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