Maria Mangold ’04 has been promoted to registrar at the University of Montana. You can read the full article on her promotion here. Congratulations!
Monday, February 8 is Thank-A-Giver Day at Illinois Wesleyan and we’re eager to celebrate generous Titans!
Thank-A-Giver (TAG) Day is the symbolic point during the academic year — about 70% of the way through — when tuition dollars are exhausted and Illinois Wesleyan relies on donor generosity to continue providing a world-class education and rewarding collegiate experiences.
Each and every year, every gift matters. Contributions benefit students and faculty, enhance academic excellence, and strengthen the IWU community.
Thank you to all who give back to move IWU forward.
Sheena (Selvey) Watterson ’04 and her husband Adam gave birth to their child, Camden Leigh Watterson on November 2nd, 2020. Congratulations to them on the newest addition to their family!
Central Illinois Business Magazine named Illinois Wesleyan University alumna Gianina Baker ’04 its Woman of the Year from the publication’s “Forty Under 40” class.
Baker is the associate director at the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), a resource-research institute founded to discover, document, and disseminate effective assessment of student learning practices at colleges and universities. She is also vice president of the Champaign Community Unit School District 4 school board and recently helped pass a resolution that declares racism a public health crisis, ensuring that the necessary attention and resources will be directed to this issue.
Baker graduated from Illinois Wesleyan in 2004 with a degree in psychology, before earning a master’s degree in human development counseling from Saint Louis University and a Ph.D. in education policy, organization & leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
One of the most decorated student-athletes in Illinois Wesleyan history, Baker was an eight-time All-American, and a member of the 2004 Indoor National Champion 4×400 meter relay team. Baker was also president of the Black Student Union; co-President of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee; resident advisor; and assisted/led/hosted a variety of initiatives on the IWU campus.
Baker remains involved with Illinois Wesleyan as a member of the Council for Women. She will be among the presenters for a Titan Talks webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. titled: “ Leaders in Education – Rising to the Challenges of COVID-19.”
Central Illinois Business Magazine ’s “Forty Under 40” recognizes the professional achievements and community involvement of young leaders in Central Illinois.
Read more here.
Tristan Gunn returned to Wesleyan virtually as a panelist for the Hart Career Center’s Law Career Panel on October 15th. Thank you, Tristan!
David Zohfeld ’04 and Vanessa Ramirez welcomed Lucy Patricia Zohfeld to the world on 7/22/20. Congratulations!
Laura (Sahn) Cover ‘04 and her husband Ross welcomed baby boy Charles (Charlie) Robert Cover on June 8, 2020. Laura says, “It’s been a little busy since then. Our 8 lb, 21” long guy is doing great and has two very proud big brothers.”
Congratulations to the Cover family!
We are saddened to inform you of the passing of Jeremy Brunner ‘04. Jeremy passed away on July 12, 2020. Read his full obituary here.
Michael Rampey ’04 of Evanston, Illinois, died May 11, 2020. He was 39. Michael was an executive director at Morgan Stanley. He was a member of Evanston Vineyard Church, where he often shared his gift of music. Michael loved music, soccer and time with his family. He is survived by his wife, two children, parents, grandfather, four nephews, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Read the full obituary here.
We regret to inform you that Bradley Andrews passed away on Wednesday, April 08, 2020. His obituary can be found here.