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Homecoming is less than 6 months away! Whether it's been 5 years or 50 since you've been back to campus, Homecoming is the perfect time to retrace your steps from the past.  Reconnect with Wilkes friends and celebrate our exciting gateway to the future at Homecoming from September 30 – October 2, 2016! Reunion groups include classes ending in 1s & 6s. This year, we have a variety of academic reunions, as well. View all of the reunions and additional Homecoming details here. Let us know you'll be there by clicking here.

Make your reservations for Founders Gala 2016
Please join us at Wilkes University's premiere event, Founders Gala 2016, on Sat., June 4th at 6 p.m. at the Westmoreland Club. Proceeds benefit first-generation students. Clayton '49 and Theresa Karambelas will be presented with the President's Medal for their unwavering loyalty to Wilkes. Reservations can be made here. Sponsorships and advertisements can also be purchased to show your support. For more information, please visit or contact Lisa Everitt-Ensley at (570) 408-4137 or

Alumni Association Elects New Leaders
The Alumni Association Board of Directors welcomes four new directors, Lisa Hartman Ninotti ’02, MBA ’08, Michael Noone ’97, Emilie Gino ’60, and Kristin Klemish ’04. These individuals will begin their terms in June 2016. Read more about the new members of the Alumni Association in an upcoming issue of the Wilkes magazine.

ROTC to Dedicate Maj. Candice Adams Ismirle ’03 Leadership Lounge
Wilkes’ ROTC Detachment 752 will dedicate a room in the University Center on Main in honor of Maj. Candice Adams Ismirle ’03 at 4:30 p.m. on Sat., April 30.  A communication studies and ROTC alumna, Candice ended her courageous fight with cancer in February.  Wilkes cadets will use the room as a meeting and study space. The alumni and campus communities are invited to attend the ceremony, which will be followed by light refreshments.  Please let the alumni office know if you plan to attend by calling 570-408-7787 or emailing

Alumni Featured at Tom Bigler Journalism Conference
Communication studies alumni returned to campus on Fri., April 8, to share their experiences with students at the 16th Annual Tom Bigler Journalism Conference. Alumni presenters included Donna Talarico-Beerman ’00, MFA ’10, marketing consultant; Kyla Campbell ’03, freelance reporter and Andy Mehalshick ’83, lead investigative reporter of the Eyewitness News I-Team, WBRE/WYOU. To learn more about the conference, click here.

Support Wilkes
As we approach the end of our fiscal year, we are reminded how important alumni support is to Wilkes. Whether your gift is designated to scholarships, mentoring programs, student activities, or other areas, the Wilkes experience continues to be special thanks to your help. Make your gift of any amount before May 31.

Max Rosenn Lecture presents Ron Prosor
The Max Rosenn Lecture Series in Law and Humanities will feature Ron Prosor, Former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations and Abba Eban Chair of International Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, on Sun. May 1. Prosor served as Israel's Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2011 to 2015 and was Vice President of the United Nations General Assembly. He has previously served as Israel's Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and Director-General of Israel's Foreign Ministry. Learn more about Prosor and register for his lecture here

Spring Commencement Ceremony – May 21
Are you attending the spring commencement ceremony for a friend or family member? The alumni office will be in the Marts Gym on Sat., May 21, to sell fresh bouquets of flowers and other Wilkes merchandise during both the graduate & undergraduate ceremonies. Learn about the spring commencement ceremonies here.

Washington D.C. Alumni Gathering
April 18

Softball Alumni Appreciation Day
April 23

Wrestling Golf Outing & Senior Brunch
April 30

Max Rosenn Lecture Series featuring Ambassador Ron Prosor
May 1

Founders Gala 2016
June 4

Chwalek Golf Tournament 

Save the Date - June 23

4th Annual Football Golf Tournament
August 5

Homecoming 2016
September 30-October 2

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.

Jonathan Perloff
Jonny Perloff '94 works for Globus M...
Alicia Mattioli
Alicia Mattioli '09 recently accepte...
Hedy Rittenmeyer
Hedy Rittenmeyer ’72 was named a Board ...
Ronald Rittenmeyer
Ron Rittenmeyer ’72 was named as Chairma...
Philip Cheifetz
Philip Cheifetz ’66 recently retired fro...
Linda Zaneski
Linda Zaneski '91, MHA '02 was r...
Peter Gale
Peter Gale '58 is currently practici...
Gary Einhorn
Gary Einhorn '64 has expanded his bu...
Richard Burns
Richard Owen Burns, Class of 1964, was r...
Tony Vlahovic
Team New Jersey Special Olympics Basebal...
Bonnie Bawiec
Bonnie Kerin Bawiec '11 recently pub...
Sean Davies
Sean Davies '06 and Shae Pickering, ...

The Family Business Alliance at Wilkes is hosting a Challenger Sales Mini Workshop with Sharon Shivetts, a national sales training manager at Benco Dental, on May 4, at 8:30 a.m.  Click here to register.

Visit for the latest athletics news!

Athletics Celebrates Division III Week

Baseball Continues Hit Parade in 9-6 Win over Scranton

Anistranski Named to NFHCA Division III Scholar of Distinction

Men’s Golf Downed by Misericordia 354-328

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

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