Megan Hebert ’06 and Kevin Hebert welcomed a baby girl, Emma Helen Hebert, on September 27, 2018. Congrats to the Hebert family!
Debo Olaosebikan, 2018 Robert M. Montgomery Outstanding Young Alumnus award winner, gave a Back to College Class at Homecoming 2018 titled “Walking Through Walls: What the Electron Taught Me About Success.” In this class, Debo shared his story of growing up in Nigeria, studying physics and mathematics at IWU and building technology companies in Silicon Valley. Through the lens of counter intuitive physics concepts and formative experiences at IWU, Debo discussed the importance of running towards barriers and other broadly applicable lessons for making progress on things we deeply care about.
On August 16, 2018, Matt Cassady accepted a new position with the Minnesota Historical Society as the Program Specialist for their brand-new Interpretive Programs Team. Matt’s new responsibilities include leading institution-wide initiatives and projects around historic interpretation, educational program development, staff training, and communications for the Society’s 26 historic sites and museums. Working with the other members of the team, Matt will also develop strategies to create and foster partnerships with community groups and leaders, organizations, businesses, educational organizations to further the mission of the Minnesota Historical Society.
Jessica and Scott Rzepka welcomed Charles Scott on August 1, 2018. Congratulations!
Join IWU at this year’s Homecoming to recognize Debo Olaosibekan on his achievement. The awards ceremony is Friday, October 5th; Debo will also be announced as the winner at the October 6 football game during halftime. Register to attend at https://www.iwu.edu/homecoming.
To learn more about Debo’s achievements, check out our recent class newsletter post.
Illinois Wesleyan is very sorry to inform you that Professor Elizabeth (Susie) Balser, faculty member in Biology for more than 20 years, passed away last month following an extended illness. Susie was recognized as an expert on the anatomy of echinoderms. Her passion for invertebrate animals inspired the creation of three new courses at IWU. Both as an instructor and as a research mentor, Susie challenged students to carefully study the natural world and make their own discoveries.
Tuesday, April 3rd is our day of giving at Illinois Wesleyan and this year’s theme is
Not only is today a day for giving, it’s a day to celebrate IWU and all of the things that make it special. Last year, our class had an impressive 43 donors, let’s try for 50 this year! We contributed $2985. Our goal this year is $3500! Think of the impact this can make for IWU students and their families!
Click here to learn more and to donate on Tuesday, April 3rd.
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