IWU Students Honored for Their Community Involvement
Oct. 12, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Based on their commitment to service and efforts to better the
Bloomington-Normal community, five Illinois Wesleyan University men were recognized
at the second annual Extraordinary Ordinary Men of the Year Awards Dinner on Thursday,
The dinner was hosted by Collaborative Solutions Institute (CSI), a not-for-profit
counseling practice, run by CEO and IWU alumna Cheryl Gaines '77. The student attendees
were accounting major Matt LaLonde '14 (Downers Grove, Ill.), physics and mathematics
major Alejandro Mancera '15 (Hanover Park, Ill.), biology major Andrew Cox '15 (Hawthorne
Woods, Ill.), environmental studies and Hispanic studies Danny Kenny '13 (Wildwood,
Mo.) and political science major Ryan Dyar '14 (Danville, Ill.).
The event celebrates and honors men who make a positive impact on the community and
the lives of others through their everyday actions.
"Illinois Wesleyan prepares students to be engaged leaders and forward-thinking problem
solvers," said Matthew Damschroder, assistant dean of students for campus life. "Each
of our IWU student representatives for this event has shown a deep commitment to living
this institutional mission as they serve both the campus and surrounding community.
They exemplify both the spirit of true Titans and that of extraordinary-ordinary
CSI's mission is to provide innovative building blocks for civility in relationships
through research, counseling programs and public education. Their aim is to develop
emotional intelligence, respect for self and others and communication and behavior
skills for the individual, family and organization.
For additional information about the event and CSI visit their website at www.collaborativesolutions.org.
Contact: Katherine Filippo, '12, (309) 556-3181 firstname.lastname@example.org