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Homecoming 2015 is Two Weeks Away!
Homecoming 2015 is coming up quickly and we can’t wait to celebrate with you and your family of Colonels. If you haven’t registered for Homecoming yet, do so by clicking here
- Online registration closes on October 1, so make sure you and your classmates register as soon as possible. Save $5 on the Tailgate Tent and score your welcome back gift when you pre-register!
- Check out the attendee list to see which of your classmates, teammates, coaches and professors have already registered to come back to campus.

Spotlight on Spirit
Join us at Share the Spirit on Saturday, October 3, where Wilkes Hall-of-Famer & former pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, Kevin Gryboski ’95, will be our guest of honor. Enjoy this fun, casual event with fellow alumni, former and current coaches, students, faculty, staff and friends. Register now.

NEW THIS YEAR: Colonel’s Kids Club & Corner
Bring your future Colonel to the Colonel’s Kids Corner at the Homecoming Tailgate Tent! They'll enjoy a bounce house, balloon animals, face painting and kid’s activities run by student-clubs! Also, you can sign your child or grandchild up for our new Colonel’s Kids Club. They’ll receive a membership card in the mail, and a birthday card from the Colonel each year. Your child or grandchild may even get a few surprises as one of the Colonel’s favorite kids! Sign up here now:

Tell us Your Wilkes Sweetheart Story!
Each February, we share the love stories of Wilkes Sweethearts with the Wilkes community. We are starting early this year - look for our Sweetheart stations during Homecoming on Friday, October 2, next to the Welcome Table in the Henry Student Center and on Saturday, October 3, at the Tailgate Tent! ...more

Ring-ring! Wilkes is Calling...
Student Phon-a-thon workers, pictured below, have started making calls to tell you how you can support the great things happening on campus. So, next time you receive a call from Wilkes, pick up, say hello and consider making a gift in support of a person, place or project that is important to you. Don't forget, you can make a gift anytime online at

Ancestral Colonel Award Recipient Selected
The 2015 Ancestral Colonel Award will be presented to George Pawlush '69, MS '76. George is a dedicated member of the Wilkes family. He holds business administration and education degrees from Wilkes. He also served as sports information director and public relations director at Wilkes. George has coached Wilkes cross country and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees. The award, which recognizes accomplished athletic alumni and friends who have achieved personal and professional excellence, will be given out on Saturday, October 3, at halftime of the Homecoming football game at Schmidt Stadium in the Ralston Athletic Complex… more 

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, November 14. You or the student can learn more by visiting You can always schedule a personal tour with a prospective student by calling (800) WILKES-U Ext. 4400 or clicking here. Make sure to mention that you’re an alumnus/a!

A Celebration of Performing Arts: 50th Anniversary of the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center
Join us as we honor the past, celebrate the present and anticipate the future of the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. An evening of musical and theatrical performances and special reminiscenes is planned to mark the 50th anniversary of the Darte Center and the special place it holds as a home to the performing arts on the Wilkes University campus and in the surrounding community. Register here.

Passport to Science: Cohen Science Center Open House
Share the fun of science at Wilkes with children in grades 4 to 9 by attending Passport to Science on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cohen Science Center. This day of free hands-on science activities and demonstrations is presented by faculty and students in our award winning, biology, chemistry, environmental engineering and earth sciences and physics programs. With the open house format, attendees can visit for any amount of time. New demonstrations start every half hour beginning at 10 a.m. All youngsters must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required and is encouraged for groups of 8 or more by visiting
Alumni Discount through Enterprise
Alumni are now eligible for rental vehicles at 5% discount from Enterprise and a 10% discount from National Car Rental under the Enterprise Plus program. To enroll or find out more, visit or call Loyalty Member Services at 1-866-507-6222.

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.

Marcia Brinker-Dye
Marcia Brinker-Dye '70 will be retir...
Elliot Rosenbaum
Rabbi Elliot Rosenbaum '70 was named...
Royal Wetzel
Royal Wetzel '62 will be inducted in...
Jennifer Bonita
Jennifer Bonita '05 has accepted a n...
Christopher Barrows
Chris Barrows MS '12 has been named ...
Caleb McKenzie
Caleb Mckenzie '70 has joined US Li...
Robert Lehman
Bob Lehman retired from Honeywell Aerosp...
Bonnee Bentum
Bonnee Breese Bentum '93 was married...
Jason Griggs
Jason Griggs '90 & his business ...
Melissa Leedock
Melissa Leedock PharmD. '05 was rece...
Bruce Lear
Bruce Lear '77 recently earned his S...
Jackie Klahold
Jackie Klahold '08, MS '15 start...


Homecoming 2015
October 2-4

The Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship features Michael Reagan
October 7

Passport to Science: Cohen Science Center Open House
October 10

50th Anniversary Celebration of Dorothy Dickson Darte Center
October 24

"Economic Espionage: Don't Be a Victim" lecture featuring alumnus William Evanina '89
November 12

Celebration of Education
November 19

Visit for the latest athletics news!

Men’s Tennis Makes Fall Home Debut with 7-2 Victory over Oneonta

Huff Scores to Lead Men’s Soccer Past Summit in Double-Overtime

Two Unanswered Goals Lead Field Hockey over Elmira

Connor and Tyler Lead Women’s Soccer Past William Paterson

Volleyball Falls in Conference Opener

Women’s Tennis Opens 2-0 with Wins Against Lycoming and Penn College

Cross Country Teams Compete at Cougar Classic

Football Stuns DVU 12-7 in Home Night Debut

Men’s Golfers Take Third at King’s Tri-Match

Wilkes to Add Men’s Volleyball Program in 2017

Men’s Basketball Set to Host Second Annual Columbus Day Shooting Clinic

Softball Set for Fall Play Date

Did you move, get married, start a family? Maybe you've recently started a new career or won a professional award! Update your contact information with the alumni office!

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