Wesleyan's "Extraordinary Ordinary Men" to be Honored
Oct. 2, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Based on their commitment to service and efforts to better the
Bloomington-Normal community, six Illinois Wesleyan University students will be recognized
at the second annual Extraordinary Ordinary Men of the Year Awards Dinner on Thursday,
October 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel (201 Broadway St.,
The dinner will be hosted by Collaborative Solutions Institute (CSI), a not-for-profit
counseling practice, run by CEO and IWU alumna Cheryl Gaines, Class of 1977. The student
attendees will be Bobby Castillo (senior English-literature and philosophy double
major), Kent Larson (senior mathematics and economics double major), Jonathan McBride
(junior business administration major), Tim Reardanz (junior business administration
major), Genyl Rufino (junior biology major) and Filip Swist (senior political science
major). Aaron White, residence director for Harriett Fuller-Rust House and Magill,
Blackstock and Kemp Halls as well as Matthew Damschroder, assistant dean of students,
will accompany the students.
The campus honorees have been role models and shown leadership in the classroom, in
service, in campus organizations, on athletic teams and in residential and fraternity
communities. 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 Damschroder. "Each of our IWU student representatives for this event
have 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 men."
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: Hannah Dhue, ’15, (309) 556-3181, firstname.lastname@example.org