Jan 222021

Amy McCabe ’01 performed at the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden on Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C., as a member of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. Gunnery Sergeant McCabe is a trumpeter/cornetist who has been a member of the band since 2006. Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” she was a featured soloist in the Tony and Emmy Award winning musical Blast!, and a member of MusiCorps, a music education and advocacy program designed to promote music awareness, appreciation and training in Chicago Public Schools.

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Jan 182021

Todd McCannon was recognized in The (Champaign) News-Gazette for using his artistic skills to creatively engage students when instruction went remote, creating chalkboard murals for his Zoom background.

You can read the article on The (Champaign) News-Gazette here.

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Jan 132021

Hello IWU family!
I thought I would pass on some updates as it has been a while since I have shared anything.

It’s been an exciting year professionally!  I continue to work for Mayo Clinic, where I have been since graduation from the IWU School of Nursing in 2001.  In April 2020, I was named the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Nurse Practitioner Program Primary Care Preceptor of the Year.   In keeping with my commitment to advancing Nurse Practitioner Education, I was also promoted to Assistant Program Director for the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Nurse Practitioner Program, supporting primary care and women’s health in October 2020.

I truly believe that my interest in nursing education was sparked during my time at IWU; surrounded by so many brilliant and passionate nurse educators definitely rubbed off!

Kindest regards,


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Jan 082021

Congratulations to Ryan Eyer ’01 and his wife Ashley for the newest addition to their family, Emery Grace Eyer, who was born on September 29, 2020. She was 7 lbs. and 19.25 inches.  Big brother Jackson is excited about his new baby sister. We wish you all the best in the new year! 

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Oct 022020

As a part of the Hart Career Center’s Titan Career Chat series, Matthew Roberts ’01, MPH, DrPH discussed his role as a public health official fighting communicable disease outbreaks, preparing for and responding to public health emergencies, developing informatics capacity at health departments and in healthcare, and leading the assessment of Medicaid healthcare programs in New York. He provided context for the coronavirus pandemic, how health departments and healthcare systems respond, and what this means for the future.

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 Sweeney ’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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