The Future of the Front Page
Chris Fusco ’94 leads the Chicago Sun-Times as it delivers news and content in an ever-changing media landscape.
Bringing Back the Barn
Driven by a bold, entrepreneurial vision, Abby Reel ’04 has resurrected a local dinner
theatre and reunited a community with deep Illinois Wesleyan roots.
Environmental Studies students got a firsthand look at environmental issues in Vietnam
before crafting proposals to promote sustainability.
Heading to the Hall
The standard bearer for Illinois Wesleyan basketball, Jack Sikma ’77 will be immortalized
as an inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in September 2019.
Boundless curiosity and deeply rooted motivation inspired a groundbreaking medical
device and served as a springboard to a career in medicine for Niyant Vora ’19.
Like a Good Neighbor
Illinois Wesleyan 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner and retired State Farm chairman
and CEO Ed Rust Jr. ’72 embodies his company’s well-known slogan.
A Bright Future for IWU
A tireless advocate for higher education with vast experience at elite liberal arts
institutions, Georgia Nugent was named Illinois Wesleyan’s 20th president in November 2019.
Life of Crime
Associate Professor Amanda Vicary, who brings true crime into her psychology courses
at Illinois Wesleyan, has become a highly sought-after expert in the crime community.
Dr. Beth Mulberry ’86 provides an upstream approach to healthcare for uninsured and
underinsured residents of Greensboro, North Carolina, through Mustard Seed Community