Jan 222020

Satish Lohani ‘05 and his wife, Pratima, welcomed their second child, Prisha Lohani, in November 5, 2019. Congratulations to the whole family!

Photo of baby girl dressed in red long-sleeved dress with headband

Jan 112020

I, Maggie Bertram, your very own newsletter editor, married my long-time partner, Rachel Krausman, on September 21, 2019. Megan (Adams) Folkerts ’05, Katie (Forristall) Hermann ’05 and Katie’s two eldest daughters stood by my side.

Rach is Senior Director of 2-1-1 at United Way Worldwide, I am Team Lead, Learning & Development at HubSpot, and we live in the greater Boston, MA area.

Maggie and Rachel's wedding party

Jan 112020

Lauren Jensen (’05) and Charles Tanner Hughes (’05) married on November 11, 2018, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Katie (Jurgens) Bishop (’05) served as Matron of Honor. After several years of practicing and working along the Gulf Coast, Lauren and Tanner moved to Chicago this past fall.

Tanner is a Urologist with UroPartners and Lauren serves as a library consultant following time in academia.

Oct 292019

Keelia (Rhoads) Clemens, PhD, and her husband, Travis, welcomed their daughter, Brielle Scarlett Clemens, on July 3, 2019. She joins big brother, Finley (2).

Congratulations, Clemens Family!

Baby with floral outfit laying in fetal position

Oct 222019

Earlier this year, Jonathan Charak ’05 was named a Zurich North America Innovation Champion, one of six representatives charged with participating in exploratory and innovative projects. Also this year, Charak was appointed vice president and emerging solutions director, a role in which he works closely with Zurich’s line of business heads, business leaders and product developers.

To read more about Jonathan’s work with Zurich North America, click here.

Congratulations, Jonathan!

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Jun 142019

Since 2014, Jonathan has won three awards for the Casualty Actuarial Society: 2014 new Members Award, 2016 Above and Beyond Achievement Award, and the 2018 Young Researcher Award! He was also featured on the Business Insurance website as one of the 2019 Break Out Awards. You can read more here.

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May 242019

Alesia (Perry) Whitt and her husband, Eric, welcomed their first child Elijah Alan on November 12, 2018. The family resides in Grayslake, IL and Alesia has worked as a Nurse Practitioner at Illinois Bone and Joint Institute for the past 6 years.

Congratulations Whitt Family!

Apr 292019

Cathy Gilbert ’05, was co-curator of an exhibit at Heartland Community College called “Typo(etry): Poems, Images, and Typewriters.” Two of Cathy’s own poems were part of the exhibit. They related to her family background and were accompanied by photos of her grandparents. Here is the link to the article about the exhibit and here is a link to a podcast about her work.

Congratulations, Cathy!

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Apr 152019

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!)

This video captures a few successes from #AllInforWesleyan.  Check out the social media activity and revisit iwu.edu/all-in to see how your gifts made a difference.

Thank you for your support!