Holly S. (Bessert) Edwin, Eng ’04, is a new product introduction manager at Caterpillar and was named as one of Peoria Magazine‘s 40 Leaders Under Forty in 2020. She led the introduction of the world’s first high-drive, electric-drive bulldozer and is a board member for Women in Leadership Central Illinois.
Gaelen (Bell) Orbon, Comm ’02, was promoted to senior vice president, content services at the Motion Agency in Chicago. Motion is a full-service, woman-owned agency, specializing in building brands through strategy, digital marketing, public relations, content, creative and advertising.
John (Jay) Jackson, Arts ’00, was promoted to chief legal officer and secretary of Thrivent Funds at Thrivent Financial, a Fortune 500 financial services company based in Minneapolis. He has been with Thrivent since 2017.
Ted R. Bolstad, Grad ’09, Published in Spring 2021
Andrew J. Thorson, Eng ’05, Published in Spring 2021
Michael A. Padron, Comm ’04, Published in Spring 2021
William J. Fellows, Grad ’03, Published in Spring 2021
Amanda C. (Burgett) Philpott, Arts ’01, H Sci ’03, Published in Spring 2021
George F. Schroeder, Bus Ad ’00, Published in Spring 2021
Aislinn M. (Whyte) Wake, H Sci ’09, and Nathan Wake: son Hudson Mack born April 27, 2020. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. He joins big brother Lincoln Ryan. Published in Spring 2021