Reunion Weekend

Class of 1970


A final decision has not been made regarding reunions and homecoming 2020 from Illinois Wesleyan relating to COVID-19 and precautionary measures.

50th Class Reunion

Always a Titan! Welcome Class of 1970 to your 50th Class Reunion!
Save the date for Homecoming/Reunion Weekend: October 9-11, 2020. 

President’s Welcome Reception  |  Friday, October 9
5 - 6 p.m.  |  Memorial Center, Young Main Lounge

Alumni Award Ceremony: Best of Illinois Wesleyan  |  Friday, October 9
6 - 7:30 p.m.  |  Memorial Center, Young Main Lounge

50th Kick-Off Social  |  Friday, October 9
5 - 11 p.m.  |  Fat Jacks

1970 Chapel Service  |  Saturday, October 10
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.  |  Evelyn Chapel

Reunion Tailgate  |  Saturday, October 10
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  |  Shirk Center Parking Lot

50th Class Reunion  |   Saturday, October 10
7 p.m.  |   DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington

Pre-Register for your Reunion Pre-Registrant List Join your Facebook Group
1970 Memory Lane Class Newsletter  


50th Class Reunion Giving 

The progress thermometer represents totals as of July 31, 2020.






To recognize the loyalty of our 50th Reunion Class, the reunion giving period runs from the 45th - 50th Reunion years. The class of 1970’s giving period is (January 1, 2016- December 31, 2020). 

A gift of any size to any designation within the reunion giving period will count toward your reunion class giving total. Class members can choose to support student scholarships, celebrate teaching excellence, provide financial relief for students after hardship, or write in a program that is close to their heart. Complete this  online giving form  to make a one-time gift, set a recurring payment, or to make a pledge. There are many ways to support IWU, find the one that best fits your life by checking out the  Reunion Giving information page.

A simple and versatile way to ensure IWU fulfills its mission for years to come is by including IWU in your will or living trust (a charitable bequest). Contact Michele Brady, Senior Director of Advancement Gift Planning at 309-275-0835 or

Committee Members 

Bill DeVore ’70 - Committee Chair Kathy Larey Lewton ’70 - Committee Chair
Brent Anderson ’70 Lana Weiss Brown ’70
Steve Burrichter ’70 Chris Cairns ’70
Earl Franz ’70 Sonny Freeman ’70
Pat McAvoy ’70 Karen Short Mills ’70
Spen Sauter ’70 Debbie Moorehead Thorpe ’70
Barbara Grace Wilson ’70 Dave Wilson ’70

Get Involved!
Interested in volunteering to make your reunion a success? Email Kaylee Kurtz, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement - Reunions at .