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Spring 2020

Manor of Learning

Illinois Wesleyan Entrepreneur in Residence Marc Talluto ’94 provides students with experiential learning opportunities through internships that benefit IWU’s Design, Technology and Entrepreneurship program.

Training the Mind

A personal loss inspired Chad McGehee ’03 to broaden his horizons and led to his discovery of meditation. Now he helps others use meditation to reach personal well-being and performance goals.

Mentoring Matters

Influential professors fostered the freedom to explore unexpected interests for Alison Sweeney ’01, who now does the same for her students at Yale University.




Summer/Fall 2020

Long Way Home

When the novel coronavirus outbreak presented travel challenges for Illinois Wesleyan students abroad, the IWU community came together to help students return home quickly and safely.

Waging War on COVID-19

Dr. Gregory A. Poland ’77 has spent decades studying infectious diseases and developing vaccines, and is a leading voice during the current health crisis.

Leading on the Front Lines

Cheryl (Wallace) Reinking ’87 oversees more than 2,000 frontline healthcare workers as the chief nursing officer at El Camino Health, a two-hospital Bay Area healthcare system.

Protecting the Vulnerable

Illinois Wesleyan 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award winner Dr. Raymond “Pete” Davis ’80 treats and advocates for victims of child abuse and child sexual abuse.