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Mary Ellen (Barron) Hird ’08 married Nathaniel Hird on Aug. 18, 2012, at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church in Naperville, Ill. Those in attendance included (front row):Katelyn Draths ’10 and Allison (Fisher) Nicoletti ’08; (second row) Kelly Nelson ’08 and Jessica (Pryor) McGee ’08; (third row) Emily (Willenbring) Jwanouskos ’09, Megan Kosirog ’13, the bride, Carissa Nemmers ’09 and Lisa (Cercello) Hinsdale ’08; (back row) Connor McGee ’08, Wally Farris ’10, Matthew Sheehan ’08 and Mike Nicoletti ’07.


Maria (Roth) Snodgrass ’10 and Drew Snodgrass ’07 were married on July 8, 2012, in Jacksonville, Ill. IWU friends and faculty who attended include (front row): the groom and the bride; (second row) Ann Chang ’10, Marie Huey ’10, Jennifer Bush ’10, Joey Schmitt ’10, Jill (Raabe) Flaherty ’07, Professor Greg Shaw, Chuck Stuckey ’77, Ellyn Drathring ’10 and Thomas Jung ’10; (back row) Joline (Buege) Hegi ’06, Blair Hannah ’06, Kevin Hegi ’06, Stefan Mustain ’06 and Jon Flaherty ’07.


Alumni flew to Riviera, Maya, Mexico, for the wedding of Lori (Keeven) Schlonat ’04 and Dale Schlonat on Jan. 17, 2012. From left are Jaynanne Calaway-Habeck ’99, Blair Silliman ’04, Heather (Lingenfelter) Szymusiak ’04, the bride, the groom, Erin (George) Hankins ’04 and Marilyn Caldwell ’04.


Erin (George) Hankins ’04 married Justin Hankins on March 17, 2012, in Baldwin City, Kan. Alumni in attendance included (from left) Marilyn Caldwell ’04, Lori (Keeven) Schlonat ’04, the groom, the bride, Blair Silliman ’04 and Heather (Lingenfelter) Szymusiak ’04.


 Jesse Gaffney ’07 and Warwick Johnson ’07 were married on Sept. 1, 2012. Alumni who attended include (from left) Matt Martin ’07, Mel Keiser ’07, Martin Langrall ’08, Mike Yarnell ’08, Patrick Dunham ’06, Emily Monteagudo ’06, Nolan Kennedy ’07, Adam Miller ’06, Dan Andruss ’08, Sylvi Re ’08, Eric Knight ’06, Sean Olumstad ’06, Katy Benjamin ’07, Nick Simon ’07, Rob Carroll ’07, Steph Grady ’07, Matt Erickson ’06, Julie Allen ’09, Peter Durkin ’07, Carol Rose ’07, Mark Tomasino ’06, Armie Thompson (IWU staff), Loren Jones ’07, the bride, Angela (Latkowski) Tomasino ’07, the groom, Clara Hirsh ’07, Megan Henderson ’07 and Sara Gorsky ’07.


 Sarah (Whitaker) Solomon ’12 and Kyle Solomon were married on July 28, 2012, in Elmhurst, Ill. Many IWU students and alumni attended, including the bride’s father Mark Whitaker ’76.


 Sarah (Cowan) Farster ’05 married Benjamin Farster on Dec. 15, 2012, in Freeport, Ill. Several alumni friends attended the celebration.

Holly, Pumpkin Patch

“Every year a bunch of our IWU friends meet in Arthur, Ill., to spend a day at The Great Pumpkin Patch owned by the Condill family,” writes Theresa (Trost) Holly ’99. Those pictured are (from left): Chris Cotner ’99, Emmy Cotner-Benton, Dave Benton, Avery Crawford, Dave Crawford ’99, Buck Condill ’99, Shana (Bushyhead) Condill ’99, Holly Crawford, Lincoln Crawford, Theresa (Trost) Holly ’99, Luke Holly, Patrick Holly ’99, Trey Holly, John Lewert ’99, Tara Piekos, Maggie Purl, Kate (Dougherty) Purl ’99, Tom Purl ’99 and Joey Purl.

Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre

From left, Zez Ready ’11, Keely Vasquez ’94, Matt Raftery ’95, Michael Querio ’87 and Erin Daly ’10 pose at the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre Chicago Alumni Reunion. (Elizabeth Lanza ’07 is not pictured.) Michael is artistic director for the theatre group, which is based in Grand Lake, Colo. Among the directors, staff members, actors and musicians he has hired over the years are many Illinois Wesleyan theatre and music students and alumni.