College volunteers aged 18 to 80 turned out to build a shed to complete a family’s new home in Franklin County, Pa. The collaboration between Wilson and Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County (HFFC) was the brainchild of Habitat’s Mark Story and Wilson’s Rev. Derek Wadlington.
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Wilson has received a $16,000 grant from the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) for scholarships of $4,000 to four students pursuing equine or animal-related majors.
The College announced a scholarship drawing for students vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Three lucky students will win scholarships in the amounts of $5,000, $3,000, or $1,000 that they can use toward their spring semester, 2022, education.
Chambersburg, Pa. — A free exhibition of artwork will open Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Bogigian Gallery, Wilson College, featuring the work of members of The Foundry. The gallery is in Lortz Hall.
A reception to mark the opening will be held at the gallery from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Wilson College is the first college in Pennsylvania to offer post-baccalaureate teaching certification in American Sign Language (ASL). This teaching certification, awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), is accepted in most states.
The College is pleased to announce the appointment of Erica N. Johnson, Ph.D., as our first director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI). Johnson will oversee initiatives to ensure Wilson is welcoming to and supportive of all its constituents.
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A Nobel Laureate and the CFO of the United States Secret Service will address the classes of 2020 and 2021, respectively, at this year’s ceremonies.
The College will have two commencement speakers this year to honor the classes of 2020 and 2021. The 150th annual commencement ceremony, scheduled for May of last year, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Instead, the College’s 2020 graduates will be honored at a commencement ceremony Saturday, May 15. The 151st commencement ceremony, honoring the class of 2021, will take place Sunday, May 16.
Wilson College has entered the wildly popular esports arena with the appointment of two co-head coaches, Josh Bound and Mike Pittenger, to train the new Phoenix eSports teams. The coaches will begin recruiting players immediately from current and prospective students with the goal of teams competing in fall 2021. The Phoenix eSports program will initially enter teams in “Overwatch” and “League of Legends” tournaments and later in “Rocket League” competitions.
Wilson College is now offering master’s degrees in Humanities and in Applied Leadership online. These programs help working professionals or anyone with an undergraduate degree advance their careers, change professions, or prepare to enter a Ph.D. program. The degrees are designed to be flexible and customizable. They work with the student’s schedule, and the student can tailor them to fit their profession or specific area of specialization.