AAWC Online Ballot
Alumnae Association Board Nominees Ballot 2018-2021
Online voting will close on May 31 before Reunion Weekend begins. Members can vote in person during the annual Alumnae Association of Wilson College General Meeting from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, in Brooks Auditorium.
The AAWC Nominating Committee presents the slate of officers and directors for terms running 2018 through 2021:
Lynne E. DiStasio ’74 attended Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Ga., after graduating from Wilson, and practiced law in New York. She worked at MetLife for 32 years, mostly as an attorney, but also as vice president of employee relations and chief diversity officer for the company before she retired. She was a member of the executive committee of the AAWC Board of Directors, served as AAWC alumna trustee and is the chair of the civics and legislation committee of the Women’s Club of Massapequa, N.Y.
In her own words: “I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity to assume the leadership of the AAWC as the College moves into its second 150 years. We have the wonderful chance to connect an increasingly diverse membership in this association to the College in ways that are meaningful and useful to both alumnae/i and current students. We all have different opinions and points of view on many issues, but we share an abiding affection for Wilson—what it was when we attended, what it is for students today, and what it can become for the students of the future. I ask for your support in focusing on this common ground, as this association and the College move forward to meet the needs, aspirations and dreams of our alumnae/i and current and future students.”
Alumnae Trustee (to the College Board of Trustees):
Maxine Lesher Gindlesperger ’98 graduated from Wilson with a degree in liberal studies. Since 1989, she has worked for eLynxx Solutions in Chambersburg in various capacities and today is the company’s chief administrative officer. She has received the Distinguished ADP Alumna/us Award from the AAWC and has been active in the Aunt Sarah program and the College’s career development events. She has been a member of the AAWC board since 2015, serving on the finance and student connections committees. She has also served as chair for the Franklin County Homeless Shelter Coalition and as chair of personnel for the Totem Pole Playhouse in Fayetteville, Pa.
In her own words: “With the experiences gained during my initial term, I believe I am better equipped to assist the board accomplish its mission. I would like to gain the increased participation from alumnae/i who have not yet been active and engaged with the College following their graduation.”
Carole Ashbridge ’70 credits Wilson College with giving her the tools for a rewarding 35-year career as a school library media specialist. She received her Master of Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh and was a member of the American Library Association. Since 2012, she has worked as a genealogist for North Hills Genealo- gists outside of Pittsburgh. She has served as vice chair of the AAWC Heritage Committee and serves as her class correspondent.
In her own words: “I have served on the AAWC board since 2015. In those three years, the College has made giant strides in transitioning from a women’s college to a co-educational one, while still keeping the Wilson traditions strong. I welcome the opportunity to work toward strengthening the relationships between the College, her heritage and the alumnae of the past and future.”
Cody R. Dunlap ’18 is majoring in financial mathematics and eco- nomics and expects to graduate this May. He is active in the Wilson College Government Association (WCGA), serving as WCGA president during the 2016-17 school year and as chief justice in 2017-18. Since 2015, he has been the student representative to the college Board of Trustees’ Finance Committee and is responsible for presenting WCGA finances to the board.
In his own words: “I am the person I am today because of my Wilson experience. I want to join the alumnae board in order to give back to Wilson all that it has given me. I want to be able to interact with students as much as possible, in the hopes of adding to their Wilson experience. I want to be as active on the board and in the middle of the events as much as possible!”
Amanda Harrity ’07 currently works for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania as the member service specialist/special projects, managing the sales force customer service database. She is also pursuing a Master of Social Work at Widener University in West Chester, Pa., and is working as a social work extern at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia. While she was attending Wilson, she was WCGA vice president and a student tour admissions representative from 2004-07.
In her own words: “I feel I can help the board continue to integrate alumnae/i into the college events. Considering how Wilson nurtured me as a young woman, I want to contribute to the campus, helping alumnae/i continue to benefit from Wilson’s collegial network. During this term of service, I plan to broaden the ways alumnae/i receive information, perhaps expanding platforms of sharing Wilson information via social media to foster a more engaged alumnae/i network.”
Lisa Havilland ’04 currently lives in Gaithersburg, Md. She is a family law attorney, practicing in Maryland and Washington, D.C. She previously worked as a judicial law clerk for the Judge Julie Stevenson Solt in the Circuit Court for Frederick County, Md., after she received her law degree from the George Washington University Law School in May 2016. She is an avid horseback rider and enjoys fox-chasing side saddle and spending time with her fox hound, Melrose.
In my own words: “I am interested in continuing my service to the AAWC, so I can ensure that Wilson’s wonderful customs and traditions continue to live on. I am also interested in creating positivity between the association, the College, and the alumnae/i. If elected, I promise to listen to the alumnae and current students and do the best I can to serve their needs and wants. Wilson changed my life, and I want to make sure it continues to be a special place for future graduates.”
Sarah Tackling Keebaugh ’05 is currently the director of contracting at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, where she oversees an office of 35 employees. She has held various positions at Letterkenny since 2004, including working as a budget support analyst for training support at Camp Aachen in Bayern, Germany. She served as Wilson’s soccer coach from 2007-09. After graduating from Wilson with a bachelor’s degree in business, she received her MBA from Shippensburg University.
In her own words: “Wilson provided the foundation of knowledge and leadership skills that has allowed me to be successful. I would like to give back to the College and the current student population, and be part of the lasting impression Wilson makes to her students. As a board member I hope to bring alumnae/i and students together to provide membership and support opportunities.”
Amanda Vogel Kenney ’17 holds a Bachelor of Arts in English for Secondary Education and teaches 11th and 12th-grade English language arts, fundamentals of 21st century communication and literature at Waynesboro (Pa.) Area Senior High School. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society. She lives in Chambersburg with her husband, Sean, and two children. While at Wilson, she spent her time volunteering to co-lead a support group within the counseling center, planting trees along the Wilson campus and writing poetry for the Bottom Shelf Review and the Conococheague. She was the ADP speaker at the May 2017 commencement ceremony, where she spoke of the value of time and her desire to encourage others to join her in making our community and world a better place.
In her own words: “For me, Wilson was a home away from home. Despite it being a mere seven minutes from where I live, I found that during my time within the “four walls” of Wilson, I came to find a comfort, maturity and education that has left me forever grateful. I have a desire to support current and future students and bring Wilson’s many strong suits to the community. I have served the community through volunteer efforts and hope to continue to do so through this new journey.”
The Rev. Lois A. Wolff ’67 is a retired Presbyterian minister and English teacher. The congregations where she was pastor include First Presbyterian Church of Bainbridge, N.Y., and Guilford Center Presbyterian Church in Guilford Center, N.Y. She received her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. She taught English at the Morris Knolls High School in Denville, N.J., and then taught gifted and talented students in kindergarten through 5th grade in Ramsey, N.J. She served as president pro-tem, vice president and secretary of the Ramsey Teachers Association in New Jersey and is her class correspondent.
In her own words: “I would like to serve on the alumnae board because my years at Wil- son were a time of significant growth for me personally, intellectually and spiritually. I arrived as a shy, introverted teenager and graduated four years later as a fairly self-assured young woman with an idea of where I was going and what my strengths were. I would like to help today’s Wilson students to experience similar growth. During my term of service I would appreciate a closer relationship with the College, and am interested in developing relationships with some current students.”
Leslie H. Hanks ’70 is a retired elementary school teacher. She taught for 35 years in the Washington County public school system in Maryland as a classroom teacher, library media specialist, staff developer and intervention teacher. After graduating from Wilson with a bachelor’s degree in political science, she received a master’s degree in early childhood education from Shippensburg University. She has served on the nominating committee and student connections committee for the AAWC board for the past three years.
In her own words: “I appreciate the opportunity to represent others on the alumnae board. Serving on the board in the past has helped me to learn about the progress being made at Wilson and appreciate the College's current events.”