Joshua Bidzinski was recently promoted to partner at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP. More can be found here about Josh’s accomplishment.
Thank-A-Giver Day (TAG Day) is on Monday, February 11. This day provides the IWU campus community with the opportunity to thank the donors who support Illinois Wesleyan. IWU celebrates each year in mid-February because it marks the symbolic point during the academic year – about 70% of the way through – when tuition dollars run out and support from alumni and friends, our endowment, and external grants kicks in for the remainder of the year.
Thank you to all donors who help make the IWU experience possible!
Erik Schuessler ’07 was promoted to Shareholder in the law firm Burns, Figa & Will, P.C. in Greenwood Village, Colorado. He has also been named to the Super Lawyers Rising Star list for Colorado in 2018 and 2019 (an honor given to just 2.5% of attorneys in the state). Erik’s practice specializes in commercial litigation, employment litigation, and real estate litigation. To read the full statement from Burns, Figa & Will and to view Erik’s bio, click here.
Christopher Seps ’07, an Ulmer attorney, has been selected to the 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers List. The list features the top attorneys in the state, chosen for their demonstrated excellence in the practice of law. Christopher focuses his practice on complex litigation and arbitration in the securities and commodities industries. His securities practice involves handling both customer and industry disputes, as well as regulatory matters, involving issues of fraud, suitability, breach of contract, wrongful termination, etc. To read the full statement from Ulmer & Berne LLP and access Christopher’s bio, click here. Congratulations, Christopher!
Patrick Beary ’07, an accomplished leader in environmental organizations and consultancies, has been named the new senior director of strategic partnerships for the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, a position that is partially supported by Provost Michael Kotlikoff’s Radical Collaborations Sustainability Task Force. You can read more about it here.
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.
Michelle ’07 and James Miciunas welcomed Leonardo Carrillo Miciunas
on October 18, 2018.
Anna Bromingham married Matt Compton July 6, 2018.
Emilee Henkel ’07 and her husband Zach Henkel welcomed their daughter Collins Lee on August 5th, 2018.