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April 2015 - Volume 21, Number 2


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Iowa Wesleyan College Update


The second annual Mansfield Symposium was held Thursday, March 26.  This event honors the legacy of Arabella “Belle” Babb Mansfield, one of IWC’s most notable alumnae. Diane Crookham-Johnson, a general practice attorney from Oskaloosa, Iowa, delivered the keynote address. After 20-plus years in the family business, Musco Corp., she left to attend law school and complete a life-long dream. Diane is committed to community volunteerism and leadership. 


The inaugural Belle Babb Mansfield Award was presented during “An Evening with Belle” dinner recognizing individuals whose community involvement embodies the spirit of Belle Babb Mansfield. The recipients were Waunita Hobbie (graduated ’46, L.H.D. ’92) and Christie Vilsack (L.H.D. ’99).


Access Wesleyan

Access Wesleyan is the perfect opportunity to visit campus. This year, Access Wesleyan was held March 21 and April 11. Events included community and academic fairs, overview and admissions presentations, campus and residence hall tours, and a social hour.



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