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Alumni Sweetheart Stories 2014
Each February, we feature the stories of Wilkes Colonel couples who lived here, laughed here and loved here. Read stories from Cortny Sasserson ’12 and Taylor Bridges PharmD ’13; Justine Adams ’12 and Nick Zinskie ’12; Christine Durdach LoPresti PharmD ’09 and Frank LoPresti ’06; John ’09 and Pamela Pogash PharmD ’11 Edler; Donna Talarico-Beerman ’00, MFA ’10 and Kevin Beerman ’01; Vanessa Velikis Phillips PharmD ’05 and Eli G. Phillips Jr. PharmD ’06; Pam Carey Fox ’06 and Mike Fox ’06; George ’69, MBA ’76 and Carol Corbett ’79 Pawlush; Anne ’84 and John ’82, ’90 Sweeney; and Jillian Englesbe '09, MBA '11 and David Sborz '09... more
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!
Wrestling Alumni Invited to Celebrate Program's 800th Win
On February 14, the Wilkes wrestling program reached the 800-win mark when the No. 9 team posted a 23-9 victory over No. 15 Ithaca College. With this win, Wilkes improves to 17-3 overall on the season and reaches the 800-win mark in the program's 68 years of existence. As a program, Wilkes now stands 800-369-16, becoming the 12th program in any division (I, II, or III) to reach the milestone win mark. Coach Reese, Coach Zellner and Coach Laudenslager invite wrestling alumni to celebrate this achievement when the team takes on cross-town rivals King's College at 7:00 p.m. in the Marts Center. Please RSVP by contacting Jon Laudenslager at 570-408-4035.
Women's Basketball Alumni Game this Saturday
Women's basketball coach Christopher Heery and Doris Saracino invite former women's basketball team members to attend the alumni game this Saturday, February 22, at 1:00 p.m. in the Marts Center. This will also be the "pink" game, which will recognize the fight against breast cancer. Proceeds from the door and the sale of commemorative pink t-shirts will support the cause. Let the alumni office know that you plan to attend by calling 570-408-7787 or emailing Bridget Giunta Husted '05.
New! Online Report of Gifts
Each year, we share our annual report so that you can see the impact of your gifts to Wilkes. We also strive to be good stewards of the environment, so this year’s annual report of gifts will be available on our website. You will be able to view members of the John Wilkes Society (annual donors who contribute at least $1,000 each year) members of the Marts Society (contributors who participate in gift-planning programs), as well as search donors by class year and constituency. View the new online report of gifts.
New Issue of Wilkes Magazine Available
The latest issue of the Wilkes magazine features alumni Col. Deborah Marquart Liddick ’88, commander of Air Force Basic Military Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas; architectural lighting designer Caleb McKenzie ’70; winning high school football coach Joe Frappolli ’69; adventuresome educators Kaitlin (Taber-Miller) Karpinski ’08 and Steve Karpinski ’08 MS ’10; nursing mentor Susan Maier Davis '85; and many others. Read the online version and share your favorite stories in your social network... more
Inaugural Founders Gala to Benefit First-Generation Students
Wilkes University and President Patrick Leahy invite alumni and friends to celebrate our heritage of educating first-generation college students with a new tradition: the Founders Gala. Proceeds from this annual event will support the new First Generation Fund, established to provide additional scholarship funding to make a Wilkes education attainable for first-generation students. At the Founders Gala, the inaugural President’s Medal will be awarded to Joseph Savitz, Esq. ’48, a member of the first official class to graduate from Wilkes College. Learn more about the Founders Gala.
Sharpen your Professional Skills with Monthly Webinars
The Alumni Association's career-focused webinar series offers practical tips to help advance you professionally. These complimentary programs are offered in a convenient online format. Plus, you can watch pre-recorded presentations online anytime. The series begins on March 5 with the presentation "Proven Strategies to Build a Powerful Network". Future topics include leadership, social media and networking... more
STUDENT BLOGS: Where in the World are Wilkes Students?
Currently, Wilkes undergraduate students are learning, teaching and expanding their college experiences in locations around the world. Ten business and engineering students are participating in the new "Semester in Mesa, Arizona" program. They are pursuing internship opportunities with Fortune 500 companies and other businesses, as well as studying at the Mesa Center for Higher Education. Read the "Semester in Mesa" student blog...
A unique student-teaching opportunity has taken six education students more than 9,000 miles from campus to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. During this seven-week study abroad program, these students will teach at the Sri Utama International School and experience the rich Malaysian culture. Alumni Kaitlyn McGurk '12, Nicholas Barno '13 and Becky Gallaher '12, who work at the school, welcomed the students when they arrived. Follow their adventures by reading the "Wilkes in Malaysia" student blog...
Futurist Jack Uldrich is Kirby Lecture Series Speaker
On February 25, renowned global futurist and the author of eleven books, Jack Uldrich, will speak on the topic "Why Future Trends Will Demand Unlearning". Jack is the founder and "chief unlearning officer" of The School of Unlearning - an international leadership, change management and technology consultancy... more
Nominate a Faculty Member for Annual Mentoring Award
Do you continue to have a close relationship with a faculty mentor? Consider nominating him or her for the Wilkes Alumni Mentoring Award, sponsored by the Teacher Recognition and Effectiveness Committee (TREC). Nominations are due by March 17... more
Alumni Benefit Spotlight - Special Event Insurance
The Wilkes Alumni Association insurance program provides a wide variety of coverage options, including special event insurance. This service can provide protection against liability for injuries and damage to property, coverage for events held anywhere in the United States and proof of event liability insurance for your event facility/venue... more
Apply for the Wilkes Ed.D. Program
Wilkes is now accepting applications for the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program. Apply by May 1 for classes that start this fall... more
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