Betsy (Pollard) Sostak ’02

Betsy (Pollard) Sostak ’02 graduated with her doctorate in educational leadership in December 2023. Her dissertation entitled, “Self Portraits: How The Arts May Be the Key to Equitable And Authentic Engagement For Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student Populations,” won the university’s Outstanding Dissertation Award in the area of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Congratulations Betsy!

Jeremy Coffman ’02

Black Legends, a high-energy hit musical revue tracing African-American history through songs from the last hundred years, has just been renewed for a third season at Théâtre Bobino in Paris! Jeremy Coffman ’02, the Stage Manager, has been a part of the company since February 2023 and he has been helping the company move forward to reach audiences in Paris, around France, and perhaps beyond!

You can find more information about it here.

Dr. Ebony Murrell ’02

Dr. Ebony Murrell ’02 gave a talk on March 23rd, “New Roots for Fallowed Ground: Developing Sustainable Perennial Grains Agriculture.” Murrell, a Crop Protection Ecologist at The Land Institute, provided an overview of the research conducted by the Land Institute and global partners on perennial grains systems.

 L. J. Hachmeister ’02

L. J. Hachmeister ’02 has created a new book called Instinct, an anthology that features stories from bestselling authors about how animals rescue us in the realm of science fiction/fantasy. The anthology is a prequel to a longer series that involves the life of a nurse on a medical mercy mission in space. The book releases March 7, 2023 and 70% of book sale profits go to rescuing animals via Lifeline Puppy Rescue. To read more about the book, check it out here. Congratulations L.J!

Homecoming & Family Weekend 2022

In the past two years we’ve witnessed the Titan community come together in new ways to share stories, expertise, and friendship. However, we have long awaited the chance to welcome you back to campus for a true Illinois Wesleyan Homecoming! We look forward to sharing a meal, a drink, and a story with all of you in person, September 23-25, 2022.

Click here for a full schedule of events and to register.