October 2018 Alumnae/i E-News:

Special Announcement 10/29/2018

Wilson Adjusts Institutional Voice

On Oct. 20, 2018, the Wilson College Board of Trustees approved identifying Wilson graduates as alumni instead of alumnae/i in all institutional messaging and publications. This action brings the College’s institutional voice in line with its strategic goals and supports Wilson’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity on campus. It does not impact any requirements of the Alumnae Association of Wilson College (AAWC), which is a separate 501(c)(3) organization.

The change will be phased into all written and electronic materials as updates and reprints are needed.

Save the date for these upcoming Fall campus events:

Every Monday from Oct  22 to Nov 12 - Common Hour: Food Matters

Oct 19-20 -  Homecoming & Family Weekend 

Oct 17 - Lunch and Learn– NASA’S Insight and the Deep Space Atomic Clock

Oct 19 - Donor Recognition Dinner (invite only)

Oct 25 - Earthwatch presentation by Assistant Professor of Biology Abigail Berkey

Oct 20 - IHSA Hunt Seat Team Home Show  

Nov 3 & 4 - Veterinary Medical Technology Club Dog Wash

Nov 8 - Wilson College Writers Series - The Fiction of Alicia M. Drumgoole

Nov 9 & 10 - Orchesis Fall Student Showcase

Nov 29 - World Travel Dinner and Film Series: Germany, Switzerland, and Austria

Dec 2 - Vespers


Homecoming and Family Weekend 2018

Friday, October 19-Saturday, October 20, 2018

JOIN US for Homecoming and Family Weekend! This event gives alumnae/i and everyone in the family the perfect opportunity to reconnect with classmates, enjoy Wilson’s campus, get to know the community and spend time together as well as support Wilson’s student-athletes in NCAA competition and play in one or more alumnae/i games.

See the schedule and register at  wilson.edu/homecoming-and-family-weekend


Sarah’s Cupboard (campus food pantry) 

Items requested:
(boxes or plastic only - glass is not allowed)

  • Canned or boxed pasta
  • Peanut butter and other nut butters
  • Crackers
  • Jelly
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Rice (not industrial sized)
  • Canned meat (i.e. tuna, chicken)
  • Oatmeal and cereal (individual serving sizes)
  • Condiments 
  • Soup
  • Small size toiletries

Donation boxes available at Alumnae House or at safety desk in Lenfest Lobby.

Thank you!


All Class Officers will receive a summary of the 150th and reunion planning sessions from fall weekend. 

Save the dates:

Reunion 2019 5/31-6/2
Reunion 2020 6/5-6/7
Reunion 2021 6/4-6/6

Click here to print a nomination form for the 2019 AAWC Awards.

Class Officers
Alumnae/i Relations is always trying to keep our master list of class officers as up to date as possible; we send updates and other materials. Please help us ensure we are communicating with the correct class representatives. If you have not already confirmed with us, please reply to ARoffice@wilson.edu

Purchase with purpose

Shop for back to school supplies at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1352581 and Amazon donates to Alumnae Association of Wilson College.

Wilson Magazine update

Do you have new employment, did you finish a degree, did you get married or have a child, did you recently get together with Wilson friends?

Send your news and updates to classnotes@wilson.edu 

Please note that the deadline for the submission of Class Notes for the winter edition is November 26.

Follow Alumnae/i Relations on Facebook

Get campus or AAWC news and photos, event announcements, and other random office updates. Like and follow us on Facebook @arofficewilsoncollege

Alumnae Association of Wilson College on Facebook and Instagram!

Stay connected with the Alumnae Association of Wilson College by following us on Facebook and Instagram. Learn about upcoming events, interact with alumnae/i across generations and around the globe, share your Wilson stories and discover how you can support Wilson students. Alumnae/i from all disciplines and programs are welcome and encouraged to join. Click here and follow the instructions listed.

2019 Alumnae Association Trips

APRIL 25-29, 2019 Long Weekend Getaway in Iceland
JUNE 13-21, 2019  “Flavors of Chianti”
AUGUST 3-14, 2019 “Celtic Kingdoms Cruise” Sailing on Oceania’s Marina
SEPTEMBER 16-25, 2019 “Symphony on the Blue Danube” featuring Prague

Click here for more information about these exciting, recently announced trips!

The Alumnae Association (AAWC) has opened a virtual travel desk to assist you.

Contact AAWCTravelDesk@gmail.com and members of the alumnae travel committee will respond to your inquiries. Volunteers are seasoned travelers with an array of expertise.

Don't forget to bring your travel companion - Flat Phoenix Send your photos and captions via email to ARoffice@wilson.edu

Did you know?

Whenever you purchase a tour directly from the following partners, be sure to mention you are a Wilson graduate. Your mention will prompt the companies to make a donation to the Alumnae Association. This offer includes any trip, regardless whether it is sponsored by Wilson, from hundreds of educational tours they offer around the world.

Partner Companies:

AHI Travel: www.ahitravel.com 800-323-7373
GOHAGAN: www.gohagantravel.com 800-922-3088
GO NEXT: www.gonext.com 800-842-9023
Orbridge: www.orbridge.com. 800-639-0079
The Barge Lady: www.bargelady.com. 800-880-0071

Campus Farm Stand

Every Tuesday on Academic Quad from 3 to 6 p.m.

Farm fresh vegetables from Fulton Farm

USDA Certified Organic

Open to the community

Wilson College Store

New Merchandise ~ Visit the Wilson College Store!
Check out the latest Wilson College Gear!

Facebook:  WilsonCollegeStore
Instagram: @wc_store_cafe_

Order Online https://bookstore.wilson.edu

Be Sure to Follow Us on Social Media for the most up-to-date information:
Twitter: @Ignite_the_Fire
Facebook: WilsonCollegePhoenix
Instagram: @phoneixathletics

Athletics Hall of Honor

  • Recognize Wilson College women and men who have distinguished themselves in the field of athletics by virtue of their performance on athletics teams representing the College, or by meritorious efforts on behalf of athletics either as an undergraduate or in years after leaving the College.
  • Recognize student-athletes from all sports in which the College competed as a recognized intercollegiate athletics event throughout its history as well as former coaches, distinguished administrators, and significant contributors to the mission of the athletics department.

Click here for more information about the Athletics Hall of Honor.

Come cheer on the Phoenix at remaining fall games.
Join us on-campus or off-campus at a game near you.
Our students would love to see you.
Watch for conference championship and post season announcements.

Field Hockey
Oct 17 (Wed) 4:00 PM
at Keystone College
La Plume, PA
Oct 20 (Sat) 1:00 PM
vs Cedar Crest College
Chambersburg, PA
Oct 22 (Mon) 4:00 PM
vs Hood College
Chambersburg, PA
Women’s Soccer
Oct 20 (Sat) 12:30 PM
vs Bethany College
Chambersburg, PA
Oct 22 (Mon) 4:00 PM
at Trinity (DC)
Washington, DC
Oct 25 (Thu) 4:30 PM
vs Notre Dame of Maryland University
Chambersburg, PA
Women’s Volleyball
Oct 20 (Sat) 3:00 PM
vs Rosemont College
Chambersburg, PA
Oct 23 (Tue) 7:00 PM
vs Elizabethtown College
Chambersburg, PA
Oct 27 (Sat) 1:00 PM
at Bryn Athyn College
Bryn Athyn, PA
Men’s Soccer
Oct 17 (Wed) 4:00 PM
at Clarks Summit University
Clarks Summit, PA
Oct 20 (Sat) 2:30 PM
vs Keystone College
Chambersburg, PA
Oct 23 (Tue) 4:00 PM
at Centenary University (New Jersey)
Hackettstown, NJ
Men’s Golf
Oct 22 (Mon) 12:00 PM
vs LVC Dutchmen Invitational
Lebanon, PA Lebanon Country Club

American Moderns: The Legacy of Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest

Curated by Louise Feder, Guest Curator
June 2, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Fred Beans Gallery, James A. Michener Art Museum

A remarkable gift of 27 works from Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest in 1999 enabled the Michener Art Museum to highlight the significant contributions to the development of modern art in America as seen through the prism of our region. Artists such as Charles Frederick Ramsey, Louis Stone, Charles Evans, Lloyd Ney, and Charles Rosen were actively engaged in the artistic dialogue that resulted in major shifts in American art at mid-century. For the first time in thirty years, these works will be on view together in one gallery, underscoring the lasting contributions of our region’s artists to the evolution of 20th-century American art.

More information at michenerartmuseum.org

Career Development

Looking to make a professional connection with another Wilson graduate or classmate? To learn more about students looking for alumnae/i career connections? Or to find out who is hiring Wilson graduates? Check out our LinkedIn page or by typing in “Wilson College” in the top left search bar. Be sure to choose the “School – Harrisburg, PA Area” selection for Wilson College as there are several others on LinkedIn as well, such as the School of Court Reporting, Lindsey Wilson College, Chowpatty Mumbai, etc. Just select “Follow” to see the latest news updates and the newest Career Insights Connections on the Wilson College page. Please like, comment or share college postings and be engaged!

Making Wilson Career Connections
Helping students prepare for life after Wilson

  • Connect with the Career Development and Alumnae/i Relations Offices
  • Make a campus visit or host workplace visit
  • Sponsor internships or job shadowing
  • Share employment openings
  • Give to the Internship Gift Program (https://www.wilson.edu/alumnae-association-internship-gift)
  • Be a mentor
  • Come to our networking events

Contact us:

Linda Boeckman, Director Career Development, linda.boeckman@wilson.edu, 717-262-2616
Marybeth Famulare, Director Alumnae/i Relations, marybeth.famulare@wilson.edu, 717-262-2010

Make a gift here. 

Aunt Sarah Program – we appreciate our volunteers!

Thank you to just over 160 volunteers who are paired with students or contribute random items to assist our coordination of the Aunt Sarah Program.

Currently there are just over 100 pairings with a handful of student applications still pending. Volunteers are still needed. 

Learn more about the Aunt Sarah Program here. 

Thank you!

Alumnae/i Admissions Referrals

The Admissions Office welcomes referrals of current high school juniors or seniors from Wilson College alumnae/i. An Admissions referral button has been added to the main alumnae/i webpage for your convenience. Just fill out the form, hit submit and Admissions will make contact. Have a student in mind now! Click here to go straight to the online form.

Transcript Request

To request a copy of your Wilson College transcripts, click here.

The Hankey Center and Boyd Archives Update

Our finding aids are now available online! This allows alumnae/i to explore what the Hankey Center has to offer from the comfort of their own homes. These finding aids cover collections that represent the history of Wilson College, manuscripts of faculty and alumnae/i, and the publications of Wilson College. They can be accessed through our website via our Collections tab or this direct link http://exhibits.wilson.edu/finding-aids

Volunteer at the Hankey Center and Boyd Archives
Join the staff and other alumnae volunteers for a walk down memory lane. Volunteers are needed to help with scanning photographs and documents, transcription of hand-written letters, and other basic archival processing tasks. General hours are M – F 9:00 – 4:00 pm. Contact Kiri McGhee at kieran.mcghee@wilson.edu for more information.