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Each February, we feature the stories of Wilkes Colonel couples who lived here, laughed here and loved here. This year, you’ll read stories from Jeff Balmer ’85 & Helen Kowalski Balmer ’84; Michael Ferriero ’07 & Georgina Robinson Ferriero ’08; Bob Gardner ’67, MS ’73 & Judy Gardner ’71, MS ’75; Chris Hopkins ’11 & Lindsay Behrenshausen Hopkins ’11; John Leedock Jr. ’02, MBA ’05 & Melissa Leedock PharmD. ’05; Matthew Miller ’11 & Valentina Beneski Miller ’11; Rob Noone ’09 & Kaley Opshinsky Noone ’08; Michael Pasquariello ’10, MS '16 & Ashley Filipek Pasquariello ’10; Jared Shayka PharmD ’08 & Reka Shayka MBA ’11; Bob Spinelli ’76 & Patty Spinelli ’77; Peter Steve ’81 & Judy Barnick Steve ’81; and Lee Thomas ’80 & Cindy Fisher Thomas ’79. Click here.
Make it a Double!
Did you know that when you support Wilkes as a married couple, your donation counts as two? Support Wilkes today and we're sure you'll feel twice as nice!
Happy Valentine's Day from Students
In early February, Evans Hall and Barre Hall students created Valentine's Day cards to send to our married Colonel couples. Click here to see photos from the event.
Panama’s Minister of Education Visits Wilkes
Marcela Paredes de Vásquez, Panama’s minister of education, visited Wilkes University from Feb. 10-13, as part of a comprehensive new partnership being developed between the Latin American country and the University. Paredes de Vásquez began her visit – her first to northeastern Pennsylvania – by signing an agreement with Wilkes that will pave the way for educational partnerships in fields that include education and STEM fields…more
Please join us for Wilkes University’s premiere event to support first-generation students! Founders Gala 2016 will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at the Westmoreland Club in downtown Wilkes-Barre. We will honor Clayton '49 and Theresa Karambelas with the President’s Medal. Clayton and Theresa are longtime Wilkes supporters who recently made the Campus Gateway possible through a generous donation. Learn more about our recipients...more
Men's Basketball Alumni Day
The men's basketball program will hold an Alumni Day on Saturday, Feb. 20. Former basketball players are invited to join us for a game, lunch, the Wilkes vs. King's game, and a post-game reception. Learn more & register here.
Join Wilkes in Naples, FL
President Patrick Leahy and his wife Amy, Wilkes alumni, and friends will be in Naples in a few weeks! Please join us on Thursday, March 3, at 5 p.m. for drinks and hors d’oeuvres at Broadwell’s Restaurant in the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. Learn more & register here.
Spotlight on Scholarships
The Alumni Association Scholarship is awarded annually to a current Wilkes undergraduate student (freshman, sophomore or junior) who has had a parent or grandparent attend Wilkes and has at least a 3.0 GPA. Last year’s recipient was Adam Wychowanec ’16 – learn more about him here. If your child or grandchild is a Wilkes student, encourage them to apply today. Applications will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 19.
Nominate Your Favorite Professor for the TREC Mentoring Award
The Alumni Mentoring Award is given annually to a faculty member who demonstrates excellence in maintaining Wilkes' mentoring culture with University alumni. All current faculty are eligible for the award. The deadline for nomination is Monday, March 14. Nominations should be submitted via web or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Mary Fisher – author, artist, advocate, social entrepreneur – is a global leader in the arena of social change through positive thought and action. On Wednesday, March 16, she’ll come to campus to present her lecture titled, “Freeing the Entrepreneur for the Global Good." The lecture is free and open to the public...more
Let the Countdown Begin…
The Class of 2016 kicked off their senior year with a First Farewell cocktail party hosted by the offices of alumni relations and annual giving. This year’s class gift is raising money for wooden, outdoor benches which will be placed along the walkway to the new entrance of Capin Hall. View photos from First Farewell.
Students Sell Wilkes Gear for Good Causes
- Two business students are selling Wilkes can koozies for $2.00 and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Purchase your can koozie by emailing Michelle.Lehman@wilkes.edu or Patrice.Lonardi@wilkes.edu.
- The Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group is holding a Wilkes bracelet fundraiser. Bracelets are $15 each and will be sold throughout the entire month of February. If you have any questions or would like to place an order, please contact email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Click here to see what the bracelets look like!