Calling all VMT graduates- Join us at Reunion 2019!
We are nearing completion of the Veterinary Education Center (VEC) and it will be spectacular! We have separate kennels for our surgical patients for dogs and cats. Our own kennel dogs have a beautiful kennel area with a very pleasant indoor play area. Our cats will now have two rooms with windows and ledges for them to relax and sun themselves as they watch the world outside.
We have a very modern surgical suite with built-in technology for viewing purposes, a large brightly color-coordinated surgical prep room, a new built-in dental unit with two dental tables with more than adequate room for the students to move around, a large clinical skills laboratory fitted with new cabinetry, and so much more.
However, do not rely on my bragging alone but please come to see it. I know you will be just as impressed and proud of it as we are. VMT faculty will all be here to share stories with you and catch up with things that are happening in your lives.
We will be happy to update you on our other concentrations and new equipment that we have been able to purchase for the education of our students. The VMT faculty will also be able to provide you with more innovative styles of teaching and tell you about how the program continues to grow.
Please come visit with us!
Freya S. Burnett, Director of Veterinary Medical Technology
For more information visit: Reunion Weekend.
Enjoy a day of inspiration! More information on the event can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/franklincountywomensconference/
Proceeds support Wilson College medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic to provide healthcare assistance in local hospitals and refugee camps.
Register Today: www.falconracetiming.com/event/hustle-for-health-chambersburg-pa
To learn more visit: Hustle For Health
To view calendar of events visit: Sesquicentennial Calendar of Events
Join us May 5th at 3 p.m. as Rev. Derek Wadlington, Wilson College’s Helen Carnell Eden chaplain, leads a special church service at Rocky Spring Church to celebrate the Presbyterian heritage of the college. Located near Chambersburg, Rocky Spring Church was the lifelong church of college benefactor Sarah Wilson.
Wilson to Host Pennsylvania Statewide Conference on Heritage
As part of our Sesquicentennial celebration, Wilson College is proud to host the annual conference of Preservation Pennsylvania June 19 – 21, 2019. Preservationists from across the state will attend "Preservation Summer School" on our historic campus, explore concepts from the statewide preservation plan and enjoy greater Chambersburg’s many historic and cultural amenities.
The conference will include workshops focusing on:
In addition, winners of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards will be announced at a special ceremony. These awards recognize significant contributions in the field of historic preservation made by both individuals and organizations.
Portions of the conference will be open to local residents, free of charge. As details are finalized, information about the conference can be found at preservationpa.org.
Wilson College proudly carries the designation of having Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) program graduates among our staff and alumni. When you click on the CTA icon on the Alumni Relations webpage, it links you to Explore Franklin County https://www.explorefranklincountypa.com/home/, our local visitor’s center website. Accredited through the Tourism Ambassador Institute®, the Certified Tourism AmbassadorTM (CTA) program is an industry-recognized certification and run by the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center. Its goal is increase regional tourism by inspiring CTA volunteers to make every visitor encounter a positive experience.
The Hankey Center staff is hard at work on Sesquicentennial projects! The College History Timeline has been updated and moved to a new user-friendly platform. We have also added the college’s historic buildings to a mobile app called Clio. This app lets you use your location and your cell phone to locate and learn about historic sites near you. Check it out at theclio.org.
We have received the digital files of The Billboard and are speedily (actually, not speedily – it is a really slow process!) uploading them to our website. Stay tuned for an announcement when the collection is available.
We are in the middle of a redesign of our webpage www.wilson.edu/hankeycenter to showcase a ton of new (and old) digitized content. We have photograph collections of student organizations like Orchesis and Kittochtinny Players, plus People and Places and “Things that aren’t here anymore”. We will also have several oral history interviews and vintage film clips from the 1930s. We will have a collection of historical narratives from previous anniversary celebrations and there will also be content from previous Hankey Center exhibits reformatted for online viewing. The newest Hankey Center exhibit will feature historic photographs from the early years of the college as well as some early furniture and memorabilia.
Lectures for the upcoming year include a talk on Hannah Patterson and Women’s Suffrage during Reunion 2019, a fall lecture on the founding and early years of the college, and four special Women’s History Month lectures in March 2020 highlighting Wilson’s history in the context of US History. Lectures will be filmed and available online.
Stay tuned for announcements regarding the release date of all of these collections and lecture dates and updated links!
Volunteer at the Hankey Center and Boyd Archives
Join the staff and other alumni 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Which Wilson College Tradition are you? Find out here: Traditions Quiz
Apr. 15- Spring Orr Forum
Apr. 26 - Chris Moon: Paranormal Investigator
May 3 - Student Research Day - Please join us to support the amazing work of the students. It is well worth the trip.
May 19 - Commencement - Blue and Silver Line- The Blue and Silver Line will be composed of representatives from classes who will process with students, faculty, administration, Trustees and honored guests in and out of the Commencement ceremony. Our goal is to have multiple classes in every decade represented. Each year alums tell us that this is a very rewarding and heartwarming experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Alumni Relations at 717-262-2010 or ARoffice@wilson.edu.
Stay up to date with campus news and photos, event announcements, and other office updates. Like and follow us on Facebook @arofficewilsoncollege
Please assist the Campus Food Pantry (Sarah’s Cupboard) by bringing along a few items to donate (donation boxes available at the Alumni House or at security in Lenfest).
Items needed: full boxes of cereal, heat and serve single serve food, mac & cheese (microwavable), peanut butter and jelly (plastic jars), pasta sauce (plastic jars), pasta (boxes), canned chicken, crackers, disposable salt and pepper shakers, Chicken flavored Ramen noodles or granola bars. We will not use Cupboard money to buy dessert treats or juice boxes, so those are appreciated as ‘special treats’ when they do appear.
Monetary donations may be made to Wilson College with “food pantry” in the memo line.
There are some exciting updates to the Wilson Magazine! First, we welcome Darrach Dolan as the new Managing Editor for the magazine. Darrach started at Wilson last month in the Office of Marketing and Communications. He brings a world of writing and editing experience with him. He is also currently a Creative Writing Instructor at Dickinson College. We are thrilled to have him on board.
Darrach is taking over the role Coleen “Dee” Berry has held since 2014. We are thankful for all Dee’s hard work and dedication, making the magazine a stronger publication. But we are not saying goodbye to her just yet. While she is officially retiring, Dee plans to continue writing for the magazine in a freelance capacity.
Secondly, just a gentle reminder that the magazine has a new publication schedule:
Winter issue - March
Spring/Summer issue - July
Fall issue - November
In addition, a new publication, an annual report for the College, will publish in September/October to coincide with the reconciliation of the College’s fiscal year. This document will incorporate elements of the College’s traditional Donor Recognition Report with highlights of the past year told through profiles of students, alumni and faculty, key data points, infographics and more.
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 your class correspondent or email@example.com
Please note that the next deadline for the submission of Class Notes is April 29.
Save the dates:
Reunion 2019 May 30-June 2
Reunion 2020 June 5-June 7
Reunion 2021 June 4-June 6
Alumni 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
WHAT’S YOUR LEGACY?
Most people fondly recall the “good ol’ days” when they were in college. Within the supportive environment of classmates and faculty, Wilson College offered a personalized and transformative academic experience. You have an opportunity to offer tomorrow’s students a similar experience. Some of the easiest ways to make a planned gift through your estate are via a bequest in your will or naming Wilson as a beneficiary of your IRA or life insurance. Consider becoming a member of our Conococheague Society and join the many others who have already done so by visiting wilson.edu/gift-planning or call John Ross, Director of Major Gifts, at 717-713-7145.
Shop at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1352581 and Amazon donates to Alumnae Association of Wilson College. Proceeds raised help to support alum student activities.
Visit Greece and be a student again with the Greek Art and Archaeology Study Abroad Trip in January 2019!
Experience the land of myth and legend when you join us on a tour of the major sites of mainland Greece, including the Agora and Acropolis in Athens, Epidaurus, Olympia, and Delphi!
Trip Dates: Friday, January 17 – Sunday, January 26, 2020
Cost for Alumni: $4000 (includes round trip transportation from Wilson College, lodging, breakfasts, dinners, admission to museums and archaeological sites, and tours)
Deadline to apply: May 20, 2019
Interested? Watch the video of our on campus info session here.
Details about the trip and tentative itinerary are also available here. (There will likely be some slight changes to the itinerary; we are still working on finalizing it.)
For more information or to request an application form, email Dr. Bonnie Rock-McCutcheon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay connected with the Alumnae Association of Wilson College by following us on Facebook and Instagram. Learn about upcoming events, interact with alums across generations and around the globe, share your Wilson stories and discover how you can support Wilson students. Alums from all disciplines and programs are welcome and encouraged to join. Click here and follow the instructions listed.
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
Order Online https://bookstore.wilson.edu
Making Wilson Career Connections
Spring typically brings increased search for internship and employment connections. We are currently working with two international students - one needing housing assistance or suggestions in the Harrisburg, PA area for a summer internship. The other looking for employment networking in financial mathematics. The student prefers a large city environment and is particularly interested in Seattle or New York City. We appreciate any suggestions or feedback!
Looking to make a professional connection with another Wilson graduate or classmate? To learn more about students looking for alumni 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!
Linda Boeckman, Director Career Development, email@example.com, 717-262-2616
Marybeth Famulare, Director Alumni Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 717-263-2048
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 120 pairings. Volunteers are still needed for applications in the spring semester.
Dates you should know:
May 4 - Spring Fling
May 13-16 - Finals Week
May 19 - Commencement
Learn more about the Aunt Sarah Program here.
The Admissions Office welcomes referrals of current high school juniors or seniors from Wilson College alumni. 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.
To request a copy of your Wilson College transcripts, click here.
Wilson College proudly carries the designation of having Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) program graduates among our staff and alumni. When you click on the CTA icon on our webpage, it links you to Explore Franklin County https://www.explorefranklincountypa.com/home/, our local visitor’s center website.