From Our Archives
As Title IX turns 50, the Illinois Wesleyan women’s athletics community reflects on
the progress that’s been made and the work that still needs to be done.
Propelled by an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to improve life in his home country
of Nigeria, Babawande Afolabi ’10 founded Green Africa Airways, a startup providing
affordable air travel in Africa’s most populous country.
Illinois Wesleyan’s Parent Fund supports enrolled students who lose a parent to death or permanent disability and has served as a beacon of hope to both current and former students by providing assistance during times of need.
Dr. Nurman Noor ’08 may be a general practitioner by trade, but a passion for baking
earned him a spot in the TV series
The Great Australian Bake Off, where he won scores of fans with his likable personality, raw vulnerability and
Angela (Tomazin) Hesemann ’09 found herself laid off at the outset of the COVID-19
pandemic, but co-founded a successful business to meet a new demand also created by
Despite working in different arenas — medicine, higher education, and the intersection of performance and activism — Illinois Wesleyan’s 2022 Alumni Award winners share the common bond of serving their communities.
When IWU nursing student and community leader Toni Tortorella ’21 was diagnosed with cancer, her family at home and school advocated for her health and her academic success. Now she’s a nurse at the hospital that cured her.
After a summer of storytelling about what makes Illinois Wesleyan a unique gem of higher education, IWU will soon be streaming on Amazon!
The Tammens have farmed their family’s land for over 100 years. Now two generations of IWU grads are turning the farm into a craft brewery — and a new legacy.