June/July 2018 Alumnae/i E-News:



Thank you to the many class officers and volunteers who assisted in the planning.  It does indeed take a village and we are so grateful for your time and efforts.

Look for the photo gallery at https://www.wilson.edu/reunion-weekend

Watch the mail for your pre-ordered class photos and 50th yearbooks for class of 1968 members who had paid class dues but were unable to attend Reunion Weekend.

We have a few lost-n-found items from reunion: several pairs of glasses and a cord left in van that went to Rocky Spring. Other items have been claimed and in the mail to rightful owners.

Please mail updated class officer forms from reunion years 3 & 8 to Alumnae/i Relations, 1015 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg PA, 17201


Musical Reunion! Former Wilson Choir and Ten Tones members joined forces for a wonderful weekend of music-making back on campus. Singers participated in song wars, a special Ten Tone performance, as well as Sunday's memorial service. We'd like to make this a tradition, so start planning for Reunion 2019!

The energy of Reunion 2018 is what we strive for every day.
How great to witness and share space with the reconnecting of classmates; Bigs/Littles;
ODDS/EVENS; alumnae/i with current students, faculty/staff; and this beautiful campus we all love.

Help us continue to support the student experience and write our collective Wilson Story.
Please consider a gift to the Wilson Fund before June 30, 2018.  Tell them Marybeth sent 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 ARoffice@wilson.edu

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

We are sad to share that due to an unexpected relocation of family, Brie Burdge '16 will be leaving the position of Alumnae/i Relations Associate at the end of July. We wish Brie the best of luck in her future endeavors! We will be posting this position to the Wilson employment page in early July as we begin the search for a replacement.


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



Wilson’s Fine Arts and Dance Department are pleased to announce that our annual Artist-in-Residency program is off to a flying start today. Each year, we invite professional artists and choreographers to apply for a week-long residency here on our lovely campus. We provide them with housing and open studio time to create new work.
This year’s selected dance company is Melanie George/Jazz Is… Dance Project. Company members include Melanie George (Dramaturg and Audience Educator at Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts), Brandi Colemanis (Artist-in-Residence in jazz dance at Southern Methodist University and associate artistic director of Jump Rhythm® Jazz Project), and Erinn Liebhard (dance artist and faculty member at Winona State University). The visual artists are Carley Zarzeka (sculpture and installation artist who builds assemblages from found objects and construction materials), and David Mohallatee (a printmaking instructor in the art department at Eastern Kentucky University).
All of the artists will present informal showings of their works-in-progress on campus this Thursday, and a reception for the artists will be held that afternoon.
Please Join Us for the Following Events:
Dance Presentation
Thursday, 21 June at 3:30PM | Appenzellar-Buchanan Dance Studio
Melanie George/Jazz Is… Dance Project will present an excerpt from the new work they are creating this week.
Visual Artists Instillation and Reception
Thursday, 21 June at 4PM | Bogigian Gallery in Lortz
The artists invite you to an instillation featuring their individual works. Light finger food will be served.
Master Class in Jazz Dance
Friday, 22 June at 11AM | Appenzellar-Buchanan Dance Studio
Melanie George/Jazz Is… Dance Project invites local dance students (high school age and older) to participate in a free jazz dance master class. Please share this email with dance students in the area!
Joshua Legg, MFA
MFA Program Director

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Save the Date!
Alumnae/i Athletics Weekend:  October 19th - 21st 2018

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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.

Watch for details about our late summer networking activities with Alumnae/i Relations and Career Development.

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


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 http://exhibits.wilson.edu/finding-aids