Four from IC community honored by local newspaper
A senior student and three alumni, including a current staff member, are among those recently honored by the Jacksonville Journal-Courier newspaper’s “20 Under 40” initiative to spotlight young community leaders throughout the area.
Featured from Illinois College in the publication are:
- Adam Dean ’04, superintendent of Triopia CUSD 27, volunteer coach for athletics and a children’s church volunteer at First Christian Church in South Jacksonville;
- Jeremy Hommowun ’11 ’14, faculty support and educational technology specialist in IC’s Office of Information Technology and principal timpanist and former executive director of the Jacksonville Symphony Society;
- Erin Westermeyer ’11, photographer and founder of Wake Up Your Wild, a creative services company that specializes in brand photography and web design for women in small business; and
- Olivia Jordan ’21, a senior at Illinois College with a double major in secondary education and English literature who will begin student teaching in the spring. Jordan is involved in several honor societies, the Illinois College Chamber Singers, and the IC varsity softball team, and serves as student director for the Center for Student Involvement and president of Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC).
According to the Journal-Courier’s website, the “20 Under 40” series recognizes Jacksonville’s “next generation of movers and shakers” and “the people who help make the city and area what it is today and are helping guide it into the future.”
The publication honored only 19 community members and reserved the 20th spot in recognition of healthcare workers, teachers and other essential laborers who have helped care for the community during the pandemic.
To read the full “20 Under 40” publication, visit issuu.com/hearstmidwest/docs/tuf122620.