August/September 2018 Alumnae/i E-News:

New Wilson students arrive on campus 8/23. Returning students arrive over the weekend. Many of our student athletes and student leaders are already on campus. We are excited for classes to begin on Monday, 8/27. 

Save the date for these upcoming Fall campus events:

Sept 11 - Convocation 

Sept 28-30 - AAWC Fall Weekend (includes Reunion 2019 and Sesquicentennial planning)

Oct 19-20 -  Homecoming & Family Weekend 

Oct 20 - IHSA Hunt Seat Team Home Show 

Oct 10 - Arts Day 2018  

Oct 19 - Donor Recognition Dinner (invite only) 

Dec 2 - Vespers

Fall Weekend 2018

Sept. 28-30
Everyone welcome!
Mailing to class officers coming soon.
See the schedule and register at
Please assist the Sarah’s Cupboard (campus food pantry) by bringing along a few items to donate. 
Donation boxes available at Alumnae House or at safety desk in Lenfest Lobby.
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 

Thank you!

The planning period for Reunion 2019 is right around the corner!

Class Officers join us for Fall Weekend, September 28 - 30 to begin planning. 

Activities include:
•    Reunion 2019 planning
•    Class Officer Q&A
•    Wilson 150th Celebration planning session
•    Discussion on “Supporting the student experience,” with student speakers

Save the dates for next year:  May 31 - June 2 celebrating classes ending in 4 & 9

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

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Farm-to-Table Fundraiser Dinner
Saturday, September 29, 5 - 9 pm
Back by popular demand, The Don’t Look Down Band! 
Screening of The Fulton Performance Project.
Follow us on Facebook for updates!
$325                    VIP Reserved Table for Eight
$325                     Sponsor Student Table for Eight
$85                       Pair Tickets
$48                       Individual Ticket
$48                       Sponsor Student Ticket
Purchase tickets online at:
Additional sponsor opportunities are available. Contact:  Christine Mayer, Fulton Center for Sustainability Studies, or 717-264-4420 ext. 4420

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 with deadlines of August 24 and November 26.

The summer 2018 edition of Wilson Magazine is at the printer and should be in most mailboxes by the end of August/first week of September! Please note that the deadline for the submission of Class Notes for the fall  edition is Friday, Aug. 24.

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.

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 for more information.

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 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

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: 800-323-7373
GOHAGAN: 800-922-3088
GO NEXT: 800-842-9023
Orbridge: 800-639-0079
The Barge Lady: 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

Save the Date!
Homecoming and Family Weekend, Oct. 19 & 20

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.

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 (
  • Be a mentor
  • Come to our networking events

Contact us:

Linda Boeckman, Director Career Development,, 717-262-2616
Marybeth Famulare, Director Alumnae/i Relations,, 717-262-2010

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.

The tradition continues with approximately 145 active pairings this past academic year.  Please let us know if you are keeping your assigned student (s) or if you will need a new assignment for Fall 2018.  55% of the alumnae/i participants are class years 2000 – 2017, so your ongoing efforts do make a difference in the day to day student experience.

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