May 202022

Hannah Johnson ’12 is the new executive director of Illinois Art Station, a local nonprofit that provides “transformative learning through hands-on experiences in the visual arts.” Read more here.

Apr 042022

Ronald Fowle Grider ’12 graduated Dec 11, 2021, with a PhD degree from Washington University School of Medicine. He is originally from East Peoria, IL and graduated with honors in 2012 from IWU with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He resides in St. Louis, where he is employed by the Washington University Graduate School of Medicine Laboratories.

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Feb 282022

Erick Henderson ’12 was interviewed by the American Optometric Association about his recent Young Optometrist of the Year award and his other career ventures. Read the full article here.

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Jul 062021

Erick Henderson ’12 was recently awarded “2021 Young Optometrist of the Year” by the American Optometric Association for his hard work thus far in the field of optometry. Congratulations Erick!

You can learn more about this news here.

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Apr 192021

An update from Amber Sipich:

I just opened a small store in Chicago’s Roscoe Village neighborhood called “And Studio”. The store builds on my existing graphic design business that I own with my business partner. We are selling prints, home decor and handmade goods that we make in house as well as good from other local artists and makers. I’ve kept up both my art concentrations since attending IWU and now have my own intaglio press where I make the monoprints that we are selling in store. Additionally we are hoping to host workshops and events in our space once the vaccine has been distributed to the public. Our website is and we hope to be updating it with all our new vendor’s products soon!

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