You did it, Titans! You were the key to our success. On April 11, 2,205 donors collectively raised $518,316. And thanks to the generosity of our pacesetter challenge donors, our grand total is $776,316 (and still counting!)
Check out the All In Happy Hours taking place around the country. Show your Titan pride by spreading the word about All In for Wesleyan to your personal networks via social media, calls, texts, emails, etc.
You’ll have a great time while encouraging others to make an additional gift on All In and share stories about how IWU Unlocked Opportunities for each of us. Visit our webpage for more information and registration.
On April 11, alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends of IWU show your pride and support by being All In for Wesleyan. During this 24-hour giving day, let’s unlock opportunities together – you are key to our success!
Tracie Crane ’03 celebrated her 15th anniversary with Jacobs Technology. She is a Deputy Department Manager on the main engineering services contract at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. She helps supervise nearly 400 engineers, scientists, and technicians.
Steven Messina ’03 has been named the executive director of advancement at Marist High School in Chicago, IL. You can find more information about his accomplishment here.
Thank-A-Giver Day (TAG Day) is on Monday, February 11. This day provides the IWU campus community with the opportunity to thank the 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 tuition dollars run out and support from alumni and friends, our endowment, and external grants kicks in for the remainder of the year.
Thank you to all donors who help make the IWU experience possible!
Emeritus Associate Professor of Economics Robert (Bob) Leekley passed away on Tuesday, Jan.1. Prof. Leekley started teaching at Illinois Wesleyan in 1974, and from his first year to his 44th, his commitment to IWU and our students remained unchanged. His positive impact on generations of students and colleagues will not be forgotten. Read an obituary. A service will be held in the IWU Evelyn Chapel from 11-12 on Wednesday, January 9th.
Jenny (Grodecki) Gill ’03 and husband Chad welcomed their tiny Titan, Connor Thomas Gill, on May 20th, 2018 into their family.
Patrick Spangler ’03 and Kelly Green ’04 had their third child, Greta Enright Spangler, on July 9, 2018. Congratulations on your tiny Titan!
Additionally, Patrick was also recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Law Initiative (“PILI”). PILI supports pro bono and public service programs for current law students and fellowship programs for recent law school graduates. Patrick served as a PILI Fellow in 2005 and has continued an active pro bono practice, which has included representation of individuals in immigration asylum, family law, and criminal justice reform litigation. Congratulations, Patrick!