Technos Winner

Senior Patrick Beary (right) receives the Technos Prize from Makiko Tanaka, president, Tanaka Memorial Foundation.

Technos Winner Announced at IWU Honors Convocation

April 18, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University student Patrick Beary, a senior international studies major from New Lenox, Ill., was awarded the Technos International Prize by the Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust in Japan. The public announcement of the award was made at the Illinois Wesleyan Honors Convocation on Wednesday, April 18 in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 Park St., Bloomington).

“This is such an honor for me, because I know Technos does so much in developing international relations,” said Beary, who plans to follow a career in human rights and foreign policy. 

While selection of the Technos award recipient is up to the discretion of the University, it is preferred that the student be connected by studies or activities to the international spirit of the award.  Beary is no stranger to international travel, having spent time studying in South Africa, Switzerland and Guatemala.

After graduation, he will become a Rotary Ambassador Scholar at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina.  An Illinois Wesleyan football player in the 2003-2004 season, Beary is a member of the honorary societies of Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Eta Sigma.

“It is presented to honor his outstanding personal achievements and moreover his impressive personal contribution furthering the cause of international goodwill. His achievements are a example to all students of Illinois Wesleyan and Technos College,” said Makiko Tanaka, president of the Tanaka Memorial Foundation.

The Tanaka Ikueikai Educational Trust was founded by Kenji Tanaka, a Japanese businessman and honorary Illinois Wesleyan trustee who is committed to improving and promoting international relations around the world.

Contact: Rachel Hatch (309) 556-3960