Michael Tipsord '81 will become CEO of State Farm Insurance Cos. in September, at the recommendation of current CEO and fellow Illinois Wesleyan graduate Ed Rust Jr. '72, who will remain board chairman.
Physics alumnus Taiyo Wilson '12 has been awarded a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship, enabling him to collaborate with top researchers in the field.
Alumni Deon Hornsby '97, Stephen L. Ondra '80 and Jill E. York '85 have been elected to Illinois Wesleyan's Board of Trustees.
Miranda Karban '08, a graduate student in biological anthropology, has received a Ballard and Seashore Dissertation Fellowship for her research on cranial growth patterns in modern humans and Neanderthals.
Illinois Wesleyan theatre alumna Marti Lyons '08 has been named the 2014-2015 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.
Chris Fusco '94 and two of his colleagues at the Chicago Sun-Times have won the George Polk Award for Local Reporting.