Illinois Wesleyan University has had its share of famous alumni over the years. Who knows? Maybe there is another one in the 2014 class that will graduate Sunday.
President Harry Truman, right, talks with Sen. Scott Lucas, D-Ill., center, the Senate Majority leader, and Rep. John W. McCormack, D-Mass., the House Majority leader, at a dinner for freshman Democratic senators and congress at the Carlton Hotel in Washington, April 6, 1949. Lucas was 76 when he died Feb. 22, 1968.
Jack Wayne Sikma, 59, is a retired NBA basketball star who is currently an assistant coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves. A center, he was known for his distinctive curly, blonde hair along with his patented step back behind the head jumper during his playing days. This photo shows Sikma in 1987.
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Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate State Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, speaks with reporters during his election night party Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Bloomington.
An actor, Dunn's work includes Samantha Who?, a series appearing on ABC from 2007 to 2009, as well as playing Ron Witwicky in the Transformers film series. His film appearances include Small Soldiers, Stir of Echoes, Godzilla, Snake Eyes, Nixon, Mad Love, Ghostbusters II, Dave, Beethoven's 2nd, Hot Shots!, and 1492: Conquest of Paradise.
Bill Damaschke, far left, is an animated film producer and chief creative officer at DreamWorks Animation. He joined DreamWorks Studios in 1995, and has served in a variety of animation roles, including head of creative production and head of development.
Sandra Steingraber, 55, is an American biologist, author, and cancer survivor in the tradition of Rachel Carson. Steingraber writes and lectures on the environmental factors that contribute to reproductive health problems and environmental links to cancer. Her most famous work is "Living Downstream."
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Dawn Upshaw, 53, is an American soprano. The recipient of several Grammy Awards and Edison Prize-winning discs, she performs both opera and art song, and in repertoire from Baroque to contemporary. In 2007, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. In this photo supplied by the Metropolitan Opera, Dawn Upshaw sings as Daisy Buchanan during the Metropolitan Opera's final dress rehearsal of "The Great Gatsby" on April 26, 2002, in New York.
Ralph C. Smedley (Feb. 22, 1878-Sept. 11, 1965) was the founder of Toastmasters International, an international speaking organization with more than 292,000 members in 122 countries and more than individual 14,350 clubs.
Frankie Faison, 65, was born in Newport News, Va. He is an actor, known for roles in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Hannibal (2001) and The Wire (2002). Faison delivered the commencement address at IWU's 152nd commencement on May 5, 2002.
Richard Jenkins, 67, is a stage, film, and television actor. He began his career in the theater and made his film debut in 1974. He has played supporting roles in films almost every year since 1985 and had lead roles in The Cabin in the Woods and The Visitor, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He played the deceased patriarch Nathaniel Fisher on the HBO drama series Six Feet Under.
Dennis G. "Denny" Matthews, 72, is a sportscaster, best known as a play-by-play announcer for the Kansas City Royals since the team's inception in 1969. In this photo, Matthews speaks after receiving the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasting excellence during the National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cooperstown, N.Y. Sunday, July 29, 2007.
Edward B. Rust Jr. is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Bloomington-based State Farm. His father, Edward Sr., and his grandfather, Adlai Rust, also led State Farm.