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Homecoming 2017: Chris Daughtry

By: Dezaray Barr — Every year, Indiana Wesleyan University gives the Distinguished College of Adult and Professional Studies Alumni Award to an alumnus or alumna of the College who has exhibited excellence in serving his or her profession, community, church, or alma mater in the spirit of Jesus Christ. This year, Chris Daughtry receives this

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Pastor of the Week: Alan Downing

By: Dezaray Barr — Reverend Alan Bennett Downing is the Lead Pastor of First Wesleyan Church in Frankfort, Indiana. He’s been there since August 2014. Downing grew up in a United Methodist Church near Lafayette, Indiana. He played the piano and organ, and he helped with the choir as needed. “As I got older and

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A Journey in Public Education: Justine Gonzalez

By: Dezaray Barr — Justine Gonzalez visited Indiana Wesleyan University’s campus when she was just a junior in high school. At the time, she did not even know what the Wesleyan denomination was. “I knew during that first visit though that IWU was a special place,” she shared. Gonzalez was a first-generation college student paying

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Homecoming 2017: Brandon Lee

By: Emily Neideck — Each year, Indiana Wesleyan University awards an outstanding individual with a Distinguished School of Nursing Alumni Award. This award would be granted to an alumnus or alumna of the School who has exhibited excellence in serving his or her profession, community, church, or alma mater in the spirit of Jesus Christ.

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Pastor of the Week: Paul VanCise

By: Dezaray Barr — Rev. Paul D. VanCise is the Senior Pastor of Bryant Wesleyan Church in Bryant, IN. VanCise graduated from IWU in 1991 with a B.S. in Christian Ministries, as well as in 1996 with an M.A. in Ministerial Studies. “When I graduated from high school, I wanted to be an architect, so I went Ball

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Homecoming 2017: Aaron and Jathniel Shepherd

By: Emily Neideck — Each Fall, Indiana Wesleyan University awards an outstanding IWU graduate with the Distinguished Young Alumni Award. This award is granted to an alumnus or alumna who graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences within the past 10 years and has exhibited excellence in serving his or her profession, community, church,

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David Liebel – Volunteer Initiatives and Prison Ministry

By: Kendra Housel — David Liebel graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2002 with a bachelor degree in management. His time as a undergrad student was incredibly busy, because he was a full time student and also worked full time. He completed his degree through IWU’s online program. This specific, adult online program is what drew Liebel

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Author Whitney Bailey

By: Emily Neideck — Whitney Bailey has always lived in the Midwest. She went to a large high school, allowing her to blend in, but when choosing a college, she opted for a smaller, more personal setting. Bailey arrived at Indiana Wesleyan University in 1997 and chose to pursue a degree in writing. She remembers

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Homecoming 2017: Phill Tague

By: Emily Neideck — Each Fall, Indiana Wesleyan University awards one outstanding individual with the Distinguished Wesley Seminary Alumni Award. This award is granted to an alumnus or alumna of the Seminary who has exhibited excellence in serving his or her profession, community, church, or alma mater in the spirit of Jesus Christ. This year, Phill

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Pastor of the Week: Kevin Stirratt

By: Dezaray Barr — Kevin Stirratt is currently the Lead Pastor of Common Ground Church of the Nazarene in Decatur, Indiana. He received his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2004. “My MBA from Indiana Wesleyan revolutionized my ministry,” Stirratt said. “I had been trained in theology and then asked to lead the operations of a non-profit: the

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