Reunion Weekend

Class of 1970

50th Class Reunion

Homecoming 2020 Goes Virtual 

Reunion weekend is a long standing tradition at IWU and we remain devoted to providing your class with an in person experience in 2021. Until that time, your reunion committee is committed to providing you a fun, virtual experience during Homecoming week, October 5-11, 2020. A few featured events are highlighted below:

Best of Illinois Wesleyan: Alumni Award Ceremony 
Monday, October 5  | 10 a.m. CT

“Fire Up for the 50th” - Virtual Celebration for the Class of 1970 
Tuesday, October 6  |  7:30 p.m. CT

From Rehearsal to Red Carpet: A Theatrical Conversation with Richard and Sharon Jenkins ’69 
Thursday, October 8  |  6 p.m. CT

Bites+Beverages - Best of Bloomington
Saturday, October 10  |  5 p.m. CT

1970 Memory Lane Class Newsletter   Join your Facebook Group
  Homecoming Schedule & Registration 1970 Music Playlist 50th Class Reunion Booklet

  2020 Class Reunion Donors

The progress thermometer represents totals as of September 30, 2020.

GOAL: $1,000,000 






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 .