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View Homecoming Photos and Tell Us What You Think!
The Office of Alumni Relations is thrilled to share the Homecoming 2014 photos, video and survey with you! To access everything, please click here. You'll be able to download and print your favorite photos. Please complete a survey whether you did or did not attend Homecoming - we'd love to hear your feedback and thoughts. Each year, we strive to make Homecoming the best yet and in order to do that, your feedback is vital.

Fellow Alumni - Thanks for Giving!
A note from Alumni Assoc. Board President, Cindy Charnetski '97
As I approach my first holiday season as the president of the Alumni Association, I am reminded how grateful I am for the opportunity to lead our alumni community. Thank you to our alumni who have made so many projects possible at Wilkes.

Our family of Colonels is growing stronger as a result of positive recruiting efforts, excellent academic and co-curricular offerings and alumni participation projects. Dr. Leahy has recently unveiled "Gateway to the Future;" our new strategic plan that will bring exciting changes to Wilkes University. Alumni engagement is a focus and our board is creating more ways for you to stay connected with your alma mater. I look forward to continuing to update you on these efforts. 

As you gather with family and friends later this month, take a moment and remember that you will always be a part of the Wilkes University family. On behalf of the Alumni Association board of directors, thank you for the work that you do, the contributions you make and the pride you show in Wilkes. 

Best wishes for a very happy, healthy Thanksgiving! 

Cindy Charnetski ’97

Education Celebration to Honor Eddie Day Pashinski ’67
Join us on campus on Thursday, November 20, for a Celebration of Education at Wilkes!  Wilkes education alumni, faculty members and educators from around Northeastern Pennsylvania will enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks with friends while honoring Wilkes education alumnus Eddie Day Pashinski ’67 for his contributions to both the field of education and our community. Proceeds from the event will benefit education scholarships for Wilkes students. Can't attend? Make a gift in support of our students. Register & donate here.

Wilkes Announces Honors Program
An honors program offering enhanced academic experiences and grants and scholarships totaling more than $35,000 over four years will be offered to students for the first time by Wilkes in fall 2015. The program will be available for freshmen admitted to Wilkes for the 2015-2016 academic year...more

Wilkes Online Has a New Look
Recently, the Wilkes website was redesigned. Make sure to visit the new wilkes.edu on your smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop and let us know what you think by emailing us! You’ll want to check the alumni website after the New Year for our new look!

See You on the West Coast
Next week, Wilkes will travel to California to visit alumni and friends with gatherings in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Irvine, Toluca Lake and Sacramento. We look forward to telling you about the exciting progress that has recently taken place on campus and share our "Gateway to the Future" plans with you.  All events are $25 per person - guests are welcome! …Register here.

Join Us for Empty Bowls on November 16
Wilkes University, King's College, Luzerne County Community College and Wyoming Seminary invite you to enjoy a hot bowl of soup while raising money for area food banks.  Plus, you'll receive a handmade pottery bowl created especially for the event by one of our talented local artists, including Wilkes pottery instructor Jean Reiter Adams '78. Register here.

Submit Your Work to The Manuscript & the Farley Library
Two campus groups invite alumni to submit work. The Manuscript Society is asking for work from students, faculty, staff and alumni. You may submit your work by emailing magazine@wilkes.edu. In addition, the Farley Library is seeking donations of clean copies of published novels, short stories, poetry, plays, screen plays, and creative non-fiction written by alumni. These publications will be a part of a new collection available to the Wilkes community...more 

Volunteer through Wilkes this Holiday Season
Are you interested in volunteering this holiday season? Donate your time to help feed a family through Wilkes University at the former Sunshine Market located at 1492 Highway 315 in Plains, PA. Dates and times vary…more 

Alumni Guidance Counselors Receive Award
Wilkes Admissions recently hosted its Guidance Counselor Tour and Reception.  Jill Saporito ’71 and Don Williams ’76, both of Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre, were presented with the Wilkes University Guidance Counselors of the Year award…more

Wilkes Thanks You for All You Do
Student scholarships, mentoring programs and many other student activities are possible thanks to the generosity of alumni donors. Join your fellow classmates and continue to help our students with a gift to Wilkes...more

Enroll in a Life Insurance Plan Today
What if…you weren’t around to contribute to your household?  What if…you left unpaid bills or other expenses for your family to handle?  And what if they didn’t have the means to pay those bills, or even cover your funeral expenses?  If you haven’t reviewed your life insurance needs in a while, now is a good time to do so.  Our alumni insurance program offers products and tools to help.  A variety of life insurance plans are available, with lots of choices.  For info, click here.

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, November 15. You or the student can register at www.wilkes.edu/openhouse. Can’t come in November? 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!


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.

Shirley Newhart
Shirley Newhart '73 has recently bee...
Kay Coskey
Kay Coskey RN, FNP '86 recently repr...
Martin Naparsteck
In his eighth book, The Trial of Susan B...
David Talenti
Dr. David A. Talenti '84 a gastroent...
John Ormando
John Ormando '75 recently retired af...
Christopher Thompson
Graduated from Fellowship in Hospice and...
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Join us: Art n' Vino on Nov. 14!
Where: Art n' Vino Paint & Sip Studio - Plains, PA
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, you do a “paint-along” with an artist while enjoying snacks and wine (it's BYOB).  The cost is $25, which is a discount from their usual rate...find out more & sign up here. We'll be painting the festive snowman below and you'll be taking it home with you in time for the holiday season! 


The Colonel's Travels

Wilkes California Events
November 14-20

Empty Bowls
November 16

Celebration of Education
November 20

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