March 2018 Alumnae/i E-News:

We would like to invite you to participate in Wilson College’s 2018 Commencement Blue and Silver Line on Sunday, May 13, 2018. Our goal is to have multiple classes in every decade represented.  Below is a brief summary, and in particular, the schedule of events for Sunday.  We invite you to as many activities during the weekend as you wish to participate.

Friday, May 11
4 p.m. - Rehearsal for graduates at Main Green
5 p.m - Ring it Forward Ceremony at Alumnae Chapel, Thomson Hall
Saturday, May 12
4:30 p.m - Baccalaureate Ceremony at Alumnae Chapel, Thomson Hall
5:30 p.m - Senior Class Exercise at Banks of the Conococheague
            Passing of colors and senior book
            Daisy Chain
Sunday, May 13
8 a.m. - Breakfast at Jensen Dining Hall
You must pre-register with Alumnae/i Relations
9 a.m. - Blue and Silver Line up  at Edgar Porch
                                     (in case of rain – under esplanade)
9:50 a.m. - Procession starts
10a.m. - Commencement Ceremony

Please call us at 717-262-2010 or email  To allow us to plan accordingly, please confirm no later than May 1 and we will take care of reservation requirements.


April 27th  Student Research Day

Please come and hear some of the many student presentations.
Approx. time frame 9 am – 5 pm.
Watch for additional information in e-news postings to follow.

Wilson College Orchesis Performance
Wilson's modern dance ensemble, Orchesis, will present its annual spring performance on Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, in Laird Hall. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. The performances, which are open to the public, will feature dances choreographed by Wilson faculty, students, alumnae and guest artists, including New York City choreographer Teresa Fellion. Tickets are available at the door and prices are $10 for general admission and $3 for students with I.D. and seniors. Children under 12 get in free.

Come out and support the student production of
12 Incompetent Jurors

Showing in April
13th and 14th at 7p.m.
15th at 2 p.m.
Laird Hall

The Wilson College Choir Presents

"Music of the Stage and Screen: from the Bard to Broadway!"

Sunday, April 22nd at 3PM in Alumnae Chapel, Thomson Hall. The performance includes selections from Into the Woods and The Sound of Music and Shakespeare works set to music.

Hope to see you there! Free and open to the public.

Wilson’s annual student art show is coming up, with an opening on March 28. Click here for more information.

Are you an alumna/us living in the Philadelphia area?  Check out these upcoming events!



Save the date for Reunion 2018, May 31 through June 3 ~ celebrating classes ending with 3 & 8. 

The Reunion 2018 schedule is now available online. Look for the brochure in your Winter Wilson Magazine. Additional details will be added online at and shared in the monthly e-newsletter. Please note that activities start the afternoon of May 31 with a special reunion of Ten Tones and there are a variety of sessions to hear various academic updates on Friday, June 1. Join us for our opening picnic Friday evening, all-alumnae/i lunch and class dinner on Saturday, and Sunday’s memorial service, just to name a few activities.

Are you an organist and planning to attend Reunion?  Alumnae/i Relations is seeking an organist to provide music during the weekend chapel service.  If interested, please email


Class Dues and reunion registration may be sent payable to the Alumnae Association of Wilson College.

Wilson Fund or contributions to a class gift should be sent payable to Wilson College.  Note class dues, Wilson Fund or class gift in the memo line of check.

Mail to Alumnae/i Relations, 1015 Philadelphia Ave, Chambersburg, PA  17201.

For additional information contact Alumnae/i Relations at


The Alumnae Association of Wilson College (AAWC) is pleased to announce the 2018 award recipients.  Please join us at Reunion to celebrate these individuals:

Distinguished Alumna Award
Patricia Vail ’63

Distinguished ADP Alumna/us Award
Becky H. Morgenthal ’90

Outstanding Young Alumna Award
Kari L. Herchelroth ’03

Tift College Award
Nancy Adams Besch ’48

Faculty Award
Carl Larson

Legacy Award
Amber Wenschhof ’19
daughter of Deanna Wenschhof ’91

Katelin Mowen ’18
daughter of Susan Mowen ’97




The Common Hour

Monday at Noon (March 19 and March 26) at Lenfest Learning Commons

"The Anxiety Order"

Though we are accustomed to thinking of anxiety as a disorder, anxiety appears to be the new order of the day. We live in an almost constant state of anxiety, feeling anxious at school and work, in social settings and at home, and about all sorts of things, including relationships, the future, and politics. Globally, anxiety is fueling nationalistic politics not witnessed in generations. Nationally, today's generation of students is thought to be among the most anxious on record. This year's Common Hour examines exploratory, critical, and creative responses to what increasingly feels like our new, more anxious, normal.

Raffle to Support AAWC

During Reunion 2018, the Alumnae Association will once again sponsor a round-robin raffle to raise funds for general operating expenses.

The raffle rules are easy: Tickets can be purchased for $2 a ticket, or seven for $10. Drop your ticket into the jar for the item or items you are interested in and cross your fingers for luck. Prizes will be drawn the evening of Saturday, June 2. Take any winnings home with you.

The Association is also currently accepting donations for the raffle. Donate a piece of Wilson memorabilia (in good condition), a merchant gift card, a themed basket or an item personally tied to your business, hobby or art.

For more information on the raffle or how to donate, please contact

*AAWC reserves the right to deem some donations better suited for its garage sale.

Wilson College Store

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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.

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

News from the Office of the Chaplain

Curran Scholars have served a combined 3,320 ½ volunteer hours this school year. That equals over 83 standard, 40 hour work weeks of volunteer labor. There are 20 Curran Scholars. Each Curran is required to perform a total of 260 hours each school year to fulfill the scholarship requirement.

Our Alternative Spring Break this year is on campus. I am working with a team of students to do some remodeling work in Sarah’s Coffee House, transforming the space into a student gathering space and arts venue. It is a student-led project, which is quite exciting.

Sarah’s Cupboard usage has increased each semester, with about a 50% increase each semester. Thank you for your continued support of this mission!

Rev. Derek Wadlington
Helen Carnell Eden Chaplain

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!

Career Fair 2018

Nursing and Exercise & Health Sciences

Thursday, April 12th from 3:00-5:30 pm in the John Stewart Memorial Library Lenfest Learning Commons

For more information contact: Linda Boeckman, Director Career Development at or 717-262-2616

Making Wilson Career Connections
Helping students prepare for life after Wilson

  • Connect with the Career Development and Alumnae/i Relations Offices/li>
  • 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

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

2018 Alumnae Association Trips

Click here to view 2018 travel programs!

Reservation deadline is approaching for the featured July journey "Nordic Magnificence"

Make your reservation today!

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

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