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Today, we’re celebrating the many reasons why we’re lucky for our alumni.  You make a difference in the lives of our students by serving as mentors and offering internship opportunities.  By contributing to Wilkes, you provide scholarships for hardworking students and help us create state-of-the-art facilities for learning.  When you volunteer or attend an event, you help spread the Colonel spirit on campus and in your community.

The alumni office hopes that you feel as lucky about Wilkes as we do about you.  Tell us why you’re lucky to be a Wilkes grad on our Facebook page or emailing  We’ll vote on the best answer and the lucky winner will receive a Wilkes prize pack.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the office of alumni relations! 

Wilkes' 11th National Wrestling Champion Crowned
Freshman Matthew Grossmann captured the 11th national championship in Wilkes University wrestling history on Saturday night at the NCAA Division III championships at the Giant Center in Hershey, PA. More than 45 wrestling alumni and friends gathered together in support of the team...more

Congratulations to the Alumni Scholarship Recipient!
The recipient of this year’s alumni scholarship is Adam Wychowanec ’16, son of William Wychowanec '94. Adam is a junior double major in business administration in management and marketing with a minor in leadership. You may have received a phone call from Adam – he works for phon-a-thon, too! Learn more about our recipient here.

Spring Cleaning?
While you’re doing your spring cleaning, reflect on your Wilkes memories and consider passing your memorabilia back to campus. We’ll house them in the Harold Cox Archive Room of the Farley Library. Just email the alumni office or call us at 570-408-7787 if you have Wilkes items you'd like to donate.

Make your Reservations for the Founders Gala
On Saturday, May 30, longtime Wilkes wrestling coach, John Reese, will be honored with the President's Medal at the Founders Gala. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate our heritage of educating first-generation college students with President Patrick F. Leahy and many other members of the Wilkes family. If you are unable to come to Wilkes-Barre for the event, you can be our virtual guest. Make your reservations now by clicking here

Wilkes in Mesa, AZ
Follow the Wilkes in Mesa blog, where our spring semester students post regularly about their experiences living and learning in Mesa, AZ…more 

Wilkes presents the Allan P. Kirby Lecture
Cynthia Montgomery, a Timken professor of business administration and director of research at Harvard Business School and author of “The Strategist: Be the Leader Your Business Needs,” will be at Wilkes to speak to students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members on Thursday, April 16. Learn more and register here

Apply for Your Ed.D. Today
Wilkes is now accepting applications for the doctor of education degree. Our Ed.D. is designed for professionals who wish to take on leadership roles in K-12 or higher education. It's offered in a convenient format that blends virtual class sessions and online learning - no travel to campus is required...more

Considering Long Term Care Insurance?
The Wilkes alumni insurance program now offers a new approach to long term care insurance called “Perfect Fit," which allows you to select from a menu of features to find a plan with a premium you can afford.  For more info, click here.

Dale Threlkeld at the Sordoni Art Gallery
now through May 17

"Build Your Brand" - NEPA Networking Event
April 9

Allan P. Kirby Lecture Series ft. Cynthia Montgomery
April 16

Philadelphia Communication Studies Gathering
April 23

Max Rosenn Lecture Series ft. Brian Greene
April 26

Spring Commencement Ceremony

Homecoming 2015
October 2-4


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.

Stephanie Smith Cooney
The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association...
Christopher Mayerski
Chris Mayerski '08, MBA '10 and ...
Patrick McAndrew
Patrick McAndrew '07 accepted a vice...
Clark Speicher
After retirement from USAF in 2008 and L...
Sarah Vandermark
Sarah Vandermark '96 received her un...
Nathan Lipton
Nathan R. Lipton '00, CFE, was appoi...
Joseph Fadden
J.J. Fadden '99 and wife, Michele, w...
Stefanie Taylor
Stefanie Henniger Taylor '02 and And...
David Morris
David Morris '92 was promoted on Jan...
Matthew Diltz
Matthew Diltz '02, MBA '04 was m...
Kurt Franke
Kurt Franke '77 retired in January o...
John Carey
Jen Ogurkis Carey '83, John Carey &#...

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Reese to Receive President’s Medal

Colonel Baseball Falls 6-1 to Bethany in Spring Break Finale


Wilkes Swim Teams Conclude Action at MAC Championships

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