Jun 232022

Cam ’18 and Haley (Lower) Loyet ’17 are the cofounders of Honeymoon Chocolates, a growing business that opened a new factory and retail space in Clayton, Missouri, in February 2022. Cam and Haley founded the company during their time at Illinois Wesleyan, as Cam was the winner of IWU’s Entrepreneurship Fellowship in 2016. Honeymoon Chocolates now offers “bean-to-bar” chocolates in over 100 retail stores nationwide. The company is driven by ideals of conservation, sustainability, eco-friendly business practices and quality products. In 2021, Honeymoon Chocolates was the recipient of an Arch Grant, equity-free funding awarded to selected entrepreneurs in the St. Louis area.

May 202022

Taylor Williams ’18 began a new job at the McLean County State’s Attorney’s Office as the Assistant State’s Attorney. Congratulations Taylor!

Apr 062022

Dr. Brock Taylor ’18 is graduating from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, Illinois, in May 2022. Brock matched into the pediatrics residency program at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and will work at Texas Children’s Hospital, the largest children’s hospital in the country, for the next three years.

Nov 022021

Cameron Loyet ’18 and Haley (Lower) Loyet ’17 started Honeymoon Chocolates while students at IWU. Now they are in the 2021 cohort of Arch Grants. Read more about it here and here.

Aug 182021

Jacob Taitel ’18 earned a silver medal in the tuba artist competition at the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival, held virtually Aug. 7-8. Taitel is Adjunct Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at IWU this semester, and a Graduate Student Instructor for the Musicology Department at the University of Michigan.

Aug 032021

Michaela Burandt ’18 has recently been selected as President of the Class of 2023 within her Physician’s Assistant Program at Midwestern University! Congratulations, Michaela, we look forward to seeing your leadership in the future!

Feb 052021

Monday, February 8 is Thank-A-Giver Day at Illinois Wesleyan and we’re eager to celebrate generous Titans!

Thank-A-Giver (TAG) Day is the symbolic point during the academic year — about 70% of the way through — when tuition dollars are exhausted and Illinois Wesleyan relies on donor generosity to continue providing a world-class education and rewarding collegiate experiences.

Each and every year, every gift matters. Contributions benefit students and faculty, enhance academic excellence, and strengthen the IWU community.

Thank you to all who give back to move IWU forward.

Jan 182021

Inspired by a Rotary Youth Exchange trip to Peru, Adjunct Instructor in Political Science Zoe Bouras ’18 is now the communications and development director for The Immigration Project, a nonprofit that works with about 1,000 immigrants a year. Congratulations to her for her success!!!