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See Who’s Coming to Homecoming 2014
Wondering which of your classmates, teammates and friends are returning to campus for Homecoming 2014? 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.
Send Us Your Spirit
In celebration of the Homecoming 2014 theme, "Share the Spirit", we are showcasing alumni memorabilia online and in our event decorations. Send the alumni office photos of your Wilkes items by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out last year’s gallery to see the Wilkes items sent in by alumni.
And the Winner Is...
Thank you to everyone who voted for this year's Homecoming shirt! The winning color combination is the light blue with navy writing. 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!
Join us for the Ralston Golf Classic
Enjoy a fun day of golf in Dean George Ralston’s honor on Friday, September 26, at Edgewood in the Pines on Drums, PA. This year, the golf classic will be held in conjunction with the Wilkes-Barre Rotary, with proceeds benefiting the Osterhout Library’s children’s programs. Registration and breakfast will be held at 9:00 a.m. followed by a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start. Click here to register for the new tournament.
The New Sidhu
Above is a photo of the exterior renovations to the University Center on Main at 169 South Main Street, which is the new home of the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership. Join us at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 26, as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Sidhu School and the opening of the newly renovated building. This state-of-the-art facility features a financial trading room, smart classrooms, faculty offices and meeting rooms for students and clubs. During our open house, you can tour the building, meet current Wilkes business students and enjoy a reception with friends. Let us know that you plan to attend this complimentary event by filling out the Homecoming registration form. Click here to see more photos of progress around campus.
Ancestral Colonel Award Winner Selected
Alan Gubanich '64 will be the recipient of the 2014 Ancestral Colonel Award. The award, which recognizes accomplished athletic alumni and friends who have achieved personal and professional excellence, will be given out on Saturday, September 27, at halftime of the Homecoming football game at Schmidt Stadium in the Ralston Athletic Complex… more
Wilkes Ranked in Money Magazine for Best Value to Students
Wilkes University is ranked highest among northeast Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities on Money magazine’s Best Colleges list of schools delivering great value for students. The Money ranking is based on factors such as graduation rates, affordability and average earnings after graduation…more
Get Social with Wilkes
There is always something new and exciting happening on campus… and on our social media networks! The Office of Alumni Relations is now on Instagram, so make sure to follow us at @wilkesualumni. Click here to check out some of our latest photos. In addition, the Farley Library has two new Twitter pages: @WilkesULibrary, which is for library news, and @WilkesUArchives, which provides a look into historical materials from the Dr. Harold Cox Archives.
Were you Involved in the Marine Science Consortium as a Student?
The Chincoteague Bay Field Station, formerly known as the Marine Science Consortium, is hosting their second annual Friends & Family Alumni Weekend on September 5-7, 2014. They invite alumni of the program to see their newly renovated campus, meet friends both new and old, and reengage with the natural wonders of the Eastern Shore. For more details click here or contact Elise Trelegan – email@example.com, (757) 824 5636.
Introduce a Young Person to Wilkes University
Do you 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, September 20. You or the student can register at www.wilkes.edu/openhouse. If you can't come in September, encourage your student to attend our open house 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!
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