The Robert M. Montgomery Outstanding Young Alumni Award was presented to Erin Anderson ’07 at Homecoming 2019 in recognition of her outstanding professional achievement and civic leadership. Erin was featured in the inset of page 23 of the IWU Magazine that can be found here. You can view her Homecoming Back to College class, entitled “Harnessing Chemistry for Selective Cancer Treatments” 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.
Today is All In for Wesleyan at IWU. Dr. Randy Reed ’73 has offered to give $500 for each class year with 30 donors today, and an additional $500 for each class with 60 donors. Seriously – every dollar counts! Help the class of 2007 meet this Challenge. Click this link to donate https://www.iwu.edu/all-in You can also see how 2007 is doing in the challenge.
You can see All In on campus by clicking here.
February 16th is Thank A Giver Day — a day when the Illinois Wesleyan campus community celebrates the generosity of our supporters. We celebrate Thank A Giver Day on February 16th because at this point we’re 70% of the way through the school year. Since tuition covers 70% of the total cost of an IWU education, it’s a fitting time to draw attention to the fact that outside support from alumni and friends of the University plays a key role in delivering the kind of educational experience we expect from our alma mater.
Last year, over 8,000 people made gifts to Illinois Wesleyan University and, regardless of the size, each and every one played a role in keeping Illinois Wesleyan strong. If you would like to take a moment to make your annual gift, we invite you to do so at iwu.edu/give.
Join other IWU supporters by renewing your gift at www.iwu.edu/give.
The Illinois Wesleyan fiscal year is ending quickly on July 31. Have you renewed your support yet this year? *
It’s not too late to be added to the list!
We still need 163 alumni to step forward before July 31 to increase alumni participation 1% over last year.
*Check by visiting http://www.iwu.edu/annualreport/.
Brian Trainor is currently a PhD candidate with Loyola University-Chicago in their Research Methodology and Statistics program. His research focuses on methods of teacher evaluation in public education, and he has collaborated with professionals at a number of universities, including Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech. Brian was also selected to serve as the Dean of the Graduate College of Education’s sole research assistant.
Click the photo to see what exciting memorabilia Meg Miner – University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian – has requested.