Sports Information Office Named in Honor of Ed Alsene
Nov. 2, 2015
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Sports Information Director's office at Illinois Wesleyan
University has been named in honor of Ed Alsene, thanks to a generous anonymous donation
by an IWU alumnus in Alsene’s name.
Alsene was the director of publicity and sports information at Illinois Wesleyan from
1965 until November 1988. In 1986, he was elected to the Hall of Fame of the College
Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), at the time becoming only the second
person from a small, private school to be so honored.
He served a decade as men's district coordinator for the CoSIDA Academic All-America
Committee and won the organization’s Lester Jordan Award in 1998 for his contributions
to the Academic All-America program. Alsene’s IWU men’s basketball brochures twice
were rated second in their category in the National Association of Intercollegiate
He is a member of the Illinois Basketball Association Hall of Fame (1982) and the
Springfield, Ill., Sports Hall of Fame (1996).
Alsene and his wife, Donna Rae ‘54, are parents of four grown children, all of whom
attended Illinois Wesleyan.