Feb 072020

Thank-A-Giver Day (TAG Day) is Monday, February 10. This day provides the IWU campus community with the opportunity to thank 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 we rely on support from alumni and friends, our endowment, and external grants.  

If you would like to be celebrated as a donor today, you can make a gift at iwu.edu/give

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Nov 192019
Thank you to Vanessa Macias for participating in the Hart Career Center luncheon with students on November 13th, which included alumni of finance, accounting, business, and computer science backgrounds.
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Jul 172019

Sarah Bussmann ’14 graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with Masters in Statistics in May 2019!

Congratulations Sarah!

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Jul 032019

Each year YWCA McLean County gives special recognition to women who have made their mark on our community. Colleen O’Connor ’14 has been named a 2019 nominee for the The Women of Distinction Award. Colleen’s contributions as well as those of other nominees were celebrated at the 30th annual Women of Distinction Awards Banquet on June 25, 2019.

Congratulations Colleen!


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Feb 272019

Hannah Smith ’14 graduated in August 2018 from the University of Colorado with a Master’s Degree of Science in Nurse Midwifery. She also accepted a position as a staff midwife with Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.

Congratulations, Hannah!

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Feb 042019

Matt Pankau ‘14 and Jill Kawasaki ‘14, got married in September of 2018, with multiple IWU alumni in attendance.

From L to R: Jane (Mizuno) Kawasaki ‘82, Jason Pankau ‘11, Hope (Schulte) Pankau ‘11, Bethany Presutti ‘14, Cody Collinson ‘14, Tara Gracer ‘13, Matthew Pankau ‘14, Gabe Chanez ‘14, Jill Kawasaki ‘14, Joel Backs ‘14, Leah (Allen) Wheeler ‘08, Alexandra Bidner ‘15. 

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Apr 192018
Sara Yemm ’14 is working for an auto dealership owned by her father, Rick Yemm ’78, that  has been in their family for 56 years and counting.
Rick and Sara sat down with The Register-Mail to discuss working as a parent-child team, how the internet has transformed vehicle sales, and why young people might want to consider a career in the auto business. Read the full article here: http://www.galesburg.com/news/20180304/taking-care-of-business-yemm-auto-family-owned-for-56-years
Congratulations, Sara!
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