Shavantay Thomas ’12 was among the 2022 graduates of the Multicultural Leadership Program (MCLP) honored in a Facebook live event on April 2, 2022. Shavantay is a retention specialist in State Farm’s Customer Care Center. MCLP is the flagship program of the Multicultural Leadership Institute, a nonprofit located on Illinois Wesleyan’s campus and recognized among the University’s affiliate programs.
Erika (Olsen) Ohlendorf ’12 has been named to The Illinois Nurses Foundation’s 40 under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders awards list. You can read more about it here.
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.
Rachel Seidel ’12 and her husband, Andrew Seidel ’15, welcomed a baby girl, Isla Lynn Seidel, into the world on June 14, 2021. Congrats on the Tiny Titan!
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.
Jeremy Adams ’12 and his wife Misty welcomed their son in October 2021. Congrats on their Tiny Titan, Mason Stone Adams!
Stephanie (Cesaroni) Jost ’12 married Justyn Jost ’13 in Chicago on June 19, 2021. A belated congrats to the couple!
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!
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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 andstudiochi.com and we hope to be updating it with all our new vendor’s products soon!