Alumni E-news

Log-on to the Wilkes Alumni Website!

Thank you to everyone who voted in this year's t-shirt contest! We received a record number of votes and the collegiate design won by only 2 votes. You can purchase one of these limited edition tees for $12 on the Homecoming registration form and also during the weekend of Homecoming. Quantities are limited, so get yours now and we'll include it with your welcome bag at the first event for which you've registered.

- You can register online now to celebrate with your Wilkes family at Homecoming 2016: September 30-October 2Click here to view the full schedule and register. Weekend highlights include an expanded Pints with Professors and on-campus kick-off to the Twist & Stout Downtown Bar Tour. Purchase your tickets now so you don’t miss any Homecoming fun this fall.

- During Homecoming weekend, the Farley Library will be selling extra copies of the Wilkes Amnicola. Proceeds will directly benefit the Library’s yearbook digitization project, which will make all of the yearbooks available online for the Wilkes community to view at any time. Although not every yearbook will be available, you can select the issue of your choice for a donation of $10 or more. For questions, call the Farley Library at (570) 408-2012 or email

- We've secured blocks of rooms at a number of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. hotels, and they are filling up fast. These blocks expire on Tuesday, Aug. 30, so make sure to book yours today. Click here to view the hotel listing and contact information.

Ancestral Colonel Award Recipient Selected
The  2016 Ancestral Colonel Award will be presented to Michael DeVincentis '75. Michael is a member of the A-List and you may have read about him in our most recent Wilkes magazine for his work in connecting alumni from 1971-1979. While at Wilkes, he was a double major in history and sociology. He is currently an electrical contractor and resides in Pequannock, NJ. The award, which recognizes accomplished alumni and friends who have achieved personal and professional excellence, will be given out on Saturday, October 1, at halftime of the Homecoming football game at Schmidt Stadium in the Ralston Athletic Complex… more 

Get Outside and Get Involved: ON Campus Challenge 2016
The Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge is a 6-week (Sept. 4-Oct. 15) competition among universities and colleges in the U.S. to be the Most Outdoorsy School in America. Wilkes will be challenging 90 other schools this year and we believe that we can win with the help of our alumni. Last year was our first year competing in the challenge and we placed 4th among 57 schools! It's easy to get involved. Sign up and encourage friends, family and neighbors to do as well. Go outside for a walk, run, hike, bird-watch, gardening project, bike, etc. for 30 minutes or more and take pictures of whoever is participating. Then, log-on to the site and enter your activities. Registration begins Aug. 22 and you can learn more here. There is an app available for download on iTunes and the Google App Store.

New Gifted Letter of Endorsement Program
Pennsylvania teachers seeking to develop their expertise in educating gifted and talented students can now enroll in Wilkes University’s online Gifted Education Letter of Endorsement Program. Learn more.  

The Wilkes Colonel is Ready for Vacation
The summer may be winding down, but the Colonel is still ready to travel! Contact the alumni office to receive your own paper Colonel or print your own by clicking here. Then, take him on your summer vacation, road trip or through your everyday travels and snap a photo to send to the Alumni Office. We’ll add him to our Facebook photo album, which features more than 100 photos from around the world. 

Introduce a Young Person to Wilkes University
Have a relative, neighbor or friend starting the college search process? Introduce him or her to your alma mater. Wilkes University will host an open house for undergraduate students on Saturday, Sept. 17. Find out more information about our open houses here. Can’t come in September? Encourage your student to attend one of our fall open houses, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12. You can always schedule a personal tour by calling (800) WILKES-U Ext. 4400 or clicking here. Make sure to mention that you’re an alumnus/a!

We want to know what you've been up to!  Share your news with your fellow alumni by emailing information to Jacki Lukas at and it will appear in the next e-newsletter.

John Bednarz
Kalen Churcher
Dr. Kalen Churcher '97, of Plymouth,...
Christine Baksi
Christine Tondrick Baksi '98 is now ...
Ronald Metcho
Ronald M. Metcho, Esq. has been appointe...
Andrew Amoroso
Drew Amoroso '06 began his own law f...
James Jenkins
Jim '65 and Leslie '65 Jenkins c...
Leslie Jenkins
Leslie '65 and Jim '65 Jenkins c...
Erin Hardiman
Erin Hardiman returned to the University...
Sherri Markiw
Wilkes graduate Sherri Markiw MS '16...
Christopher Gulla
Chris Gulla '10 accepted a new posit...
Daniel DiMaria
Daniel DiMaria, Esq. '08, married lo...
John Lack
John Lack ’78, published his second work...

Admissions Open House
September 17

Homecoming 2016

September 30-October 2

Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Lt. Col. Allen West

October 5

Pharmacy Care Lab Dedication
Save the Date - October 22

Visit for the latest athletics news!

Ten Tennis Student-Athletes Earn ITA Academic Honors

Swimming Announces ID Clinic


Thanks for reading the Alumni E-Newsletter, Jacki!  
If you have ideas for future content, let us know!

Give 2015
Homecoming 2016
Read the Alumni E-news!