Sep 012022
 

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.

Click here for a full schedule of events and to register.

Aug 102022
 

Dr. Lindsay Sicks ’06, IWU alumna of the Class of 2006 and Associate Professor at the Illinois College of Optometry, was the recipient of the IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Award by the American Academy of Optometry. Congratulations, Lindsay!

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May 212022
 

Ashley Keith-Phillips was invited to present at the American Health Lawyers Association’s (AHLA) Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute with her topic titled “Providing Culturally Competent Legal Advice to Healthcare Systems.” After the well-received presentation, she was featured in the Member Spotlight for AHLA’s May edition of its magazine, Health Law Connections. Ashley serves as in-house corporate counsel at University Hospitals Health System, the second largest private sector company in Ohio with more than 30,000 employees. She is currently serving her second term as a member of the Board of Directors for Pregnant With Possibilities Resource Center, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating racial disparities in maternal and infant health outcomes in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

Dec 072021
 

Anne (Gilmore) Meetz and her husband, Jeffrey Meetz, welcomed Tiny Titan Harrison Daniel Meetz on 11/7/2021, weighing 5 lbs and 1 oz. He joins his big brother Henry and big sister (in Heaven) Holland. Congrats to the Meetz family!

Sep 072021
 

Mike McGraw ’06, President and owner of McGraw Enterprises, Inc., was recently selected as a recipient of a “40 Under 40” business leader award in the Springfield and surrounding community area. Sponsored by the Springfield Business Journal, the award features 40 leaders who are under the age of 40 and are selected based on their contributions to our local business community and the community in which they reside. The recipients, in part, represent the future of business in Central Illinois communities. Mike is the owner/operator of McGraw Family McDonald’s(R) in the Springfield, Litchfield and Williamsville areas. He is involved in the McDonald’s Corporation OPNAD Owner/Operator Group, Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House of Central Illinois and is a member of the Springfield First United Methodist Church.

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Jul 222021
 

We are sad to say that Tanner Springer passed away in Downs, Illinois, July 14, 2021 at the age of 37. Tanner studied computer science and played baseball at Illinois Wesleyan. He worked as a software developer at State Farm for 13 years before transitioning to a job as a software engineer for Enterprise Holdings. He shared his love of sports with his family — especially his sons — cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Bears and Chicago Blackhawks. Tanner also shared his love of sports with the many athletes he mentored as a youth sports coach. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and time with his loyal dogs. But most of all, he enjoyed being a father and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, three sons, two siblings, grandfather and many extended family members and friends. You can read more in his obituary here.