Brenda Milcik

Aug 162019

Jordan Ault ’04, as a partner in the Jefferson City, Missouri, office of Husch Blackwell, recently launched and co-chairs the firm’s Nonprofit Organizations and Religious Institutions team. In June, he was elected to serve as Chancellor to the Missouri Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and represents over 700 churches across the state. He is one of four Missouri attorneys to be awarded the 2019 Pro Bono Publico Award from the Missouri Bar for outstanding pro bono service to indigent or low-income persons in need of legal assistance. Jordan received the honor for his work challenging Missouri’s parole policies on behalf of a class of Missouri youthful offenders that received mandatory sentences of life without parole. Jordan helped secure summary judgment in favor of the class, resulting in new parole procedures that give class members a meaningful and realistic opportunity for release based on demonstrated maturity and rehabilitation. He lives with his wife, Rev. Chelsey Hillyer ’05, and their daughter, Jo.

Apr 122019

Milestone Reunion Challenge! An anonymous donor from the class of 1994 will donate $50 per gift, up to $50,000, made by alumni celebrating a milestone reunion this year (grad years ending in in 4 or 9).

Jan 072019

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.

Apr 052017

April 5, 2017 is our day of giving at Illinois Wesleyan and this year’s theme is Tune In for All In! Not only is today a day for giving, it’s a day to celebrate IWU and all of the things that make it special.

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Donate today! Go Titans!

Apr 072016

Today is All In for Wesleyan at IWU.  Dr. Randy Reed ’73 has offered to give $500 for each class year with 30 donors today, and an additional $500 for each class with 60 donors. Seriously – every dollar counts! Help the class of 2004 meet this Challenge.  Click this link to donate  You can also see how 2004 is doing in the challenge.


You can see All In on campus by clicking here.

Dec 052014

Robby Easton, age 32 of Mattoon, passed away unexpectedly in North Carolina on Thursday, November 27, 2014. Visitation for family and friends will be held Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston. Funeral Services honoring and celebrating his life will be held at the funeral chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 8, 2014 with Pastor Ivan Jess officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Cemetery in Charleston.  More infomation can be found here.

Jul 312014

IWU’s fiscal year ends TODAY – July 31 – Thank you if you’ve already made your annual gift!

Now help us find the 47 additional alumni donors we need to reach our participation goal by today. Organizations view alumni participation as the metric that measures alumni satisfaction. It affects IWU’s ranking, bond rating, and ability to earn grants, so make your gift today at to keep IWU strong!  Every donor counts!

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Jul 232014

Join other IWU supporters by renewing your gift at

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The Illinois Wesleyan fiscal year is ending quickly on July 31. Have you renewed your support yet this year? *

It’s not too late to be added to the list!

We still need 163 alumni to step forward before July 31 to increase alumni participation 1% over last year.

*Check by visiting