While her home was spared, Kathy Young '06 witnessed the devastating May 20 tornado, which she described as so massive it appeared to be smoke or fog.
Lindsey Rosecrans has been hired to be the first women's lacrosse coach at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Amy Fairgrieve '12 has been awarded a $5,000 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship to complete a doctorate program at the University of Minnesota, one of 51 students awarded this fellowship nationally.
Thomas John Laughlin has been selected as a 2013 National Science Foundation Scholar, to attend the 17th Annual Green Chemistry and Green Engineering Conference.
Five alumni and a member of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference have been named as new trustees, or moved into new roles on the Illinois Wesleyan Board of Trustees.
Head Baseball Coach Dennis Martel, who won a national championship in 2010 and is closing in on 700 career wins at IWU, will be among Maine natives inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame in July.
Jeff Morriss '73 was part of the five-member Intel team that developed Universal Serial Bus (USB) technology, honored with the 2013 European Inventor Award.
Dave Kindred '63 has been named the winner of the Memorial Tournament's Golf Journalism Award for 2013, and is scheduled to appear on The Golf Channel.
Five Illinois Wesleyan students will pursue summer research and creative activity, supported by the Robert S. and Nell B. Eckley Summer Scholars and Artists Program.
Former Illinois Wesleyan basketball player Michelle Bilek '13 has been named Director of Basketball Operations at Division I Columbia University in New York City.