Our dedicated Conference Services office is happy to assist with all aspects of your
conference, camp, meeting, or reception. Feel free to contact any of our staff members
to start planning your Illinois Wesleyan experience!
Michelle Wu, Director
Michelle serves the Illinois Wesleyan community by providing event coordination and
conference services for summer camps, conferences, weddings, receptions, and meetings
on IWU's campus. One of Michelle's primary functions is to market and represent IWU
to external constituents, both locally, nationally, and internationally. She also
serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Collegiate Conference Directors,
Originally from Canton, CT, Michelle received her B.A. in American Studies from Emory
University and her M.Ed in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University.
In March 2013, she received her designation as a certified Collegiate Conference
and Events Professional (CCEP) from ACCED-I. She moved to Bloomington to oversee
the formation and implementation of the Conference Services office at IWU during the
summer of 2015.
Michelle can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309.556.3591.
Doni York, Event Coordinator
Doni manages event coordination on IWU's campus. In particular, she coordinates all
wedding ceremonies and receptions at the university, providing logistical assistance
and event management services to alumni and community members. She also oversees the
marketing and digital presence for Conference Services.
Doni received her B.A. in English from Olivet Nazarene University and her M.A. in
English from Indiana State University with a concentration in creative writing. In
her free-time she enjoys traveling, writing, and having coffee dates with friends.
Doni can be reached at email@example.com or 309.556.3035.
Ellie Reineke, Student Coordinator
Ellie is the special events coordinator, with a concentration in weddings. Additionally,
Ellie focuses on policy projects for Conference Services, including the protection
of minors procedure.
Ellie is a member of Flourish, which aids high school girls in college preparation
such as assistance with college application essays. She is also a member of the Cypher
Ellie is an English major at Illinois Wesleyan and hopes to work for a publishing
company after graduation. She has worked with Conference Services since May 2019.
Ellie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309.556.3100.
Sarah Garces Rivera, Student Coordinator
Sarah provides logistical support for events throughout the year, focusing on weddings
and wedding receptions. Additionally, Sarah works on several special projects for
Conference Services, including the Wilder Guest House.
Sarah is the Social Chair of Alpha Gamma Delta and the current President of the Women
of Color RSO. She is also a member of Black Student Union. In her free time she
loves attending festivals, going to the gym, and watching videos on YouTube. Sarah
also works as a TA in the Chemistry Department.
Sarah is a current Junior Business major at Illinois Wesleyan and has worked with
Conference Services since September 2017. Sarah can be reached at email@example.com