BLOOMINGTON, Ill.—At the 2017 Council for IWU Women Summit, four scholarships were awarded to students who exhibit personal and professional
passion, communication skills, empowerment, leadership, and the influence and change
that an individual brings upon others.
This year’s winners were Nubari Gloria Kanee ’17, a nursing major from St. Louis,
Mo.; Clare O’Donnell ’18, a psychology major from Lemont, Ill.; Kenzie Berggren ’19,
a double major in music and psychology from Chebanse, Ill.; and Yesenia Martinez Calderon
’20, a double major in Hispanic Studies and secondary education from Chicago.
Each year, four scholarships are presented at the summit to a woman in each class
at Illinois Wesleyan. The scholarships reflect the values, passion and relationships
the applicants have garnered from their experiences both inside the classroom, as
well as through civic activities, volunteer services, and leadership positions.
Since 2006, the Council for IWU Women has been providing guidance and mentorship to
support the personal and professional development of the talented young women of IWU.
The council’s annual summit features a variety of events that allows students to connect with successful alumnae
in a variety of fields and professions.
Many of the events from the summit are recorded in this photo gallery: