David Zohfeld ’04 and Vanessa Ramirez welcomed Emma Zohfeld to the world on September 2nd, 2022. Congratulations to them!
Byron W. Lubenkov ’04 recently married Sarah Gillaspey in St. Paul, Minnesota on May 20th, 2022. They currently live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Plenty of Titans were in attendance celebrating, including: Alexander J. Laurie ’03 (Best Man), Elizabeth (Fischer) Laurie ’04 , Erin Milligan ’04, Tyler Bennett ’04, Jake Osterberg, Justin Gorson ’07 (groomsman), Jon Charak ’05, Jessica (Hohl) Achstetter ’07, Tim Achstetter ’06, Sean Moran ’05 (groomsman), Jeni Jena ’05, Prakrit Jena ’05, and Ajeet Bajaj ’04.
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.
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Lindsey Fitzharris’s new book The Facemaker debuted at #13 on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestsellers list. You can read more about the book here. Congratulations, Lindsey!
Joe Binder ’04 recently received the Carl Dahlquist Award from the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council for his paper, “Designed Polymer Particle Architectures for Waterborne Acrylic Pressure Sensitive Adhesives.” You can read more about the award here. Congratulations, Joe!
Van Miller started his new job as IWU’s Associate Director for Advancement on March 1st. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Sara Esquig ’04 and her husband Joel. On March 23rd, 2022 they welcomed their new baby girl, Maya Arundhati Esquiq, into the world.
Lavanga Wijekoon ’04, attorney in the Chicago office of Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has been elevated to shareholder, effective January 1, 2022. Lavanga handles district and appellate level actions in state and federal courts in Illinois and Iowa, and before agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Illinois Human Rights Commission. He also provides strategic advice and counsel to multinational employers on a wide range of international employment and compliance matters, including areas such as human rights compliance, global mobility programs and expatriate workforces, employment aspects of global M&A deals, general employment advice on workforces in the Asia-Pacific region and more.
Margaret-Desiree ’04 and Sam Merwin welcomed a Tiny Titan, John Mug Merwin, into the world on November 24, 2021. Congratulations on the new baby!
Bethany Wasik ’04 was recently promoted to acquisitions editor at Cornell University Press and is acquiring books in the subject areas of Classics, Archaeology, Modern European History, and Military History. Bethany joined Cornell University Press in 2015 as an editorial assistant to transition into scholarly publishing after receiving her PhD from Indiana University in molecular biology and genetics and completing two postdoctoral fellowships at Yale and Cornell Universities. Congratulations!