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Winter 2021-22

Bringing Broadway Back

A lifetime of experiences prepared Bill Damaschke ’85 to serve as producer of a Tony Award-winning musical that echoes real life as Broadway bounces back from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Taking Off

A series of rejections didn’t stop Torri “T.J.” Newman ’06 from writing a story that has become a New York Times bestseller and landed a seven-figure movie deal.


At Home Among the Spires

As Illinois Wesleyan celebrates the 25th anniversary of its association with the Pembroke Program and the University of Oxford, Rachel McCarthy ’21 shares a firsthand account of her experience studying in the “City of Dreaming Spires.”


Summer/Fall 2021

Titan Among Titans

Burke Nihill ’00 is the president and CEO of the National Football League’s Tennessee Titans, where he and his family are all part of the team.

Keeping Our Community Safe

Through her many campus roles, Vickie (Noltkamper) Folse ’86 helped the Illinois Wesleyan community safely navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reimagining Radio

Illinois Wesleyan’s storied campus radio station, WESN, is evolving through renewed interest and investment while continuing to serve as an important platform for student voices.

Leaving a Legacy

Illinois Wesleyan’s 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award winner Dr. William Farrar ’71 has made a lasting impact through his many leadership roles at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.




Spring 2021

Angel in Adoption

Guided by her own adoption experience, Dr. Judith Eckerle ’98 serves as director of the University of Minnesota’s Adoption Medicine Clinic.

Up for an Adventure

The tallest mountain in North America beckoned Andrew Baldock ’99 to Alaska and set in motion a quest to climb the world’s highest peaks. 

Cookies for a Cause

A love of baking and a transformative volunteer experience led Katherine Slevin ’10 to found C. Love Cookie Project, a bakery that supports the local immigrant community in Portland, Maine.