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See Who’s Coming to Homecoming 2015
Wondering which of your classmates, teammates and friends are returning to campus for Homecoming weekend? Click here to access our online attendee list. When you register and opt in to the attendee list, your name will also be visible online.

And the Winner Is...
Thank you to everyone who voted for this year's Homecoming shirt! The winning design is the collegiate design. Pre-order your soft, vintage-style t-shirt online for $12. Only limited quantities will be available at Homecoming events, so don't miss your chance to get one!...more


Campus Gateway Project Nears Completion
The section of the gateway from South Main Street to Franklin Street has been opened to pedestrian traffic. The section from Franklin Street to the middle of the Fenner Quadrangle will be opened for the start of the fall semester. Below is an updated photo of our newest addition to campus. To see more photos, click here. For more information on the project, click here.


Ancestral Colonel Award RecipientSelected
The  2015 Ancestral Colonel Award will be presented to George Pawlush '69, MS  '76. George is a lontime member of the Wilkes family. He holds business administration and education degress  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 

Wilkes University Theatre Announces its 2015-16 Season

Mark your calendar to attend these four great productions... For more information, click here.

Women's Volleyball to Host Alumni Match
On September 12, the women's volleyball team, along with Head Coach Joe Czopek and former coach Doris Saracino, will host an alumni match. If you plan to attend or need more information, please email alumni@wilkes.edu or call 570-408-7787.

Planning on Visiting Campus?
The Office of Alumni Relations can help to provide student-led campus tours, arrange a meeting with one of your former professors and give you a slice of what campus is like now. We may even throw in some Wilkes goodies! Just email alumni@wilkes.edu or call 570-408-7787 to let us know you're planning a trip to Wilkes-Barre.
 
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. 19. You or the student can register at www.wilkes.edu/openhouse. Can’t come in September? Encourage your student to attend another open house, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15. 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!

New Teaching Certificate Course
Wilkes now offers PDE-approved Online Instruction Endorsement for Pennsylvania teachers! Earn your master's degree, Pa.
endorsement or both, completely online...more

Golf Tournament to be Held for Alumnus

On September 19, the third annual John Anthony "Beno" Borzell Golf Tournament will be held at Emanon Country Club in Falls, Pa. in memory of John "Beno" Borzell '11. The golf tournament supports students at Wilkes Univeristy, as well as students from John's high school, Wyoming Area, Exeter, Pa. For more information or to register, call Jack Borzell at 570-885-3652.


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


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...
Jonathan Perloff
Jonny Perloff '94, along with two ot...
Leslie Jenkins
Leslie (Toby) Tobias Jenkins '65 pla...
Leslie Jenkins
Leslie (Toby) Tobias Jenkins '65 and...
Jennifer Radzwillowicz
Jennifer Radzwillowicz '99 has been ...
Michael Hughes
Mike Hughes '72 announced his retire...
Steven Case
Steven T. Case '71, PhD retired as P...
 

 


FBA: Highlights of Healthy Communication in Family Business
August 26

Alumni Volleyball Match
September 12

FBA: Twelve Best Practices of Successful Family Businesses
September 15

Admissions Open House
September 19

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
Save the Date: October 24

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



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Homecoming Registration is Now Open!
You can now register to celebrate with your Family of Colonels at Homecoming 2015! Click here to view the full schedule. Weekend highlights include the Gateway to Campus Dedication and Share the Spirit.  Purchase your tickets now so you don’t miss any Homecoming fun this October 2-4!

It’s time to vote for your favorite Homecoming t-shirt design! Choose between design 1, which is an old school collegiate style and design 2, which is a 70s retro style. Both are made of soft, vintage-style material that will be the perfect addition to your Wilkes wardrobe. Click here to select your favorite. We’ll announce the winning design in the August issue of the alumni e-newsletter. 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 purchase yours now and we'll include it with your welcome bag at the first event for which you've registered.

Homecoming Highlight: Kevin Gryboski ’95
One of the highlights of the weekend will be our “Share the Spirit” event which celebrates school spirit at Wilkes. It will be held on Saturday, October 3, and feature special guest, Kevin Gryboski ’95. Kevin was a member of the 1995 Wilkes team that won the conference title that year and made his debut with the Atlanta Braves in 2002. Read Kevin's bio here and see photos from when he was a student by clicking here.


Gateway to Campus to be Completed August 3
Throughout the summer, improvements are being made to campus to enhance the experience of Wilkes students, faculty and staff. The new Gateway to Campus is quickly progressing and is slated for completion at the beginning of August. Click here to see our photo gallery of the Gateway progress. We'll post more photos of current projects on Facebook, so be sure to like the Wilkes Alumni Association page to keep up to date on all the latest news from campus. Better yet, see the changes for yourself by taking a student-led campus tour at Homecoming.

Wilkes Dedicates Creative Writing Building to Harold Cox
On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, the building located at 245 South River Street was dedicated in honor of our friend and colleague Dr. Harold Cox, Professor Emeritus of history. This building houses the Wilkes University Creative Writing Program, which Dr. Cox serves as a faculty member. His financial support has made possible numerous renovations to the building…more

The Wilkes Colonel is Ready for Vacation

The Colonel is ready to go with you on all of your summer adventures! 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. Let’s keep the Colonel very busy this summer! 

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. 19. You or the student can register at www.wilkes.edu/openhouse. Can’t come in September? Encourage your student to attend another open house, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 15.  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!

Class of 2015: Do you have concerns about health insurance options following graduation?
Some of you will secure new coverage through an employer, but others may need short-term coverage until they lock down their first job. While open enrollment via the Affordable Care Act (ACA) doesn’t begin until November 1, 2015, the end of student health insurance is classified as a Qualifying Event, so many of our newest graduates qualify for a special enrollment period for 60 days following the end of student health insurance coverage. If coverage is needed, an opportunity to purchase an ACA-compliant policy via the private health insurance exchange is available through the alumni insurance program. Click here all of the coverages available or call our program partner at 888-404-3121 for free quotes and additional information.


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


Jonathan Perloff
Jonny Perloff '94, along with two ot...
Leslie (Toby) Jenkins
Leslie (Toby) Tobias Jenkins '65 pla...
Leslie (Toby) Jenkins
Leslie (Toby) Tobias Jenkins '65 and...
Jennifer Radzwillowicz
Jennifer Radzwillowicz '99 has been ...
Michael Hughes
Mike Hughes '72 announced his retire...
Steven Case
Steven T. Case '71, PhD retired as P...
Robert Gaetano
Robert “Bob” Gaetano '80 recently co...
Marc Honrath
Captain Marc Honrath '08 and Dr. Bri...
Shirley Newhart
Shirley Davis Newhart '73 and her hu...
Anthony Vlahovic
2014 Special Olympics North America Coac...
Amanda Ward
Amanda (Dougherty) Ward PharmD. '13 ...
Ronald Yakus
Ron Yakus '73 retired from American ...
 

 


3rd Annual Football Golf Tournament
August 3

Homecoming 2015
October 2-4


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