January 2019 Alumni E-News:

Reunion 2019 is coming up!

Look for Reunion brochure coming out in the winter magazine!

If you are a Reunion class officer and haven’t connected with the AR office, please do so ASAP.

We are looking for an organist for the Reunion 2019 Service.  
If you are interested or need additional information,
contact the Alumni Relations Office at ARoffice@wilson.edu or 717-262-2010.

Watch for more details: Reunion Weekend


Welcome Katie!

We are delighted to share that Katie Shank ’19 joins our team as Alumni Relations Associate. She is a communications major and will finish her degree following one class in J-Term. Katie has been an over-achiever with academics, athletics, student leadership and work within Institutional Advancement. Many of you may have met her working Reunions 2017 & 2018. She models love of Wilson College and will bring energy to our efforts. We look forward to seeing her continue to grow in the coming years. Please help welcome Katie! 


 Marybeth Famulare & Katie Shank '19


Ice Fest '19 - Jan. 31-Feb. 3

Check out Wilson's sculpture downtown during the event!

For more information visit - https://www.icefestpa.com/


Community Garden Workshop

For more information visit- Community Garden Workshop


 

Wilson College Sesquicentennial

Watch for more details! - Wilson College Sesquicentennial


Save the date for these upcoming campus events:

Mar. 9- Creative Writing Colloquium

Mar. 12 - World Travel Dinner and Film Series: Scenes From An Italian Journey By Steve McCurdy

Apr. 12 - Orchesis Spring Performance 2019

Apr. 13 - 2019 Franklin County Women's Conference

Apr. 27 -  Hustle for Health 2019

May 3 - Student Research Day

May 19 - Commencement - Blue and Silver Line


The Hankey Center and Boyd Archives Update

Our finding aids are now available online! This allows alumni 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 alumni, 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 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 kieran.mcghee@wilson.edu for more information.


Sarah’s Cupboard (campus food pantry) 

From Chaplain Derek: We are grateful for the continuous support by alums and the Alumnae Association of Sarah’s Cupboard. Usage of the Cupboard is up again this semester. As I write this, the Federal government shutdown is threatening timely payments of SNAP benefits starting in February. We have a number of students who help make ends meet through this program. We are working through the Cupboard to support these students as best we can. As always, we seek healthy, shelf-stable food and snacks. Granola bars and protein bars of all varieties have been a hot commodity this fall and are greatly appreciated, as are fruit cups. While I wouldn’t necessarily put it in the “healthy” category, microwaveable Mac and Cheese cups are also a big hit. Thank you again for helping make this vital program so successful!

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 Alumni House or at safety desk in Lenfest Lobby.

Monetary donations should be sent to Institutional Advancement with "Food Pantry" in the memo line.


Save the dates:

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

Class Officers
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


Make a gift here.


Conococheague Society

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.


Purchase with purpose all year round

Shop 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 next deadline for the submission of Class Notes is April 15.


Follow Alumni 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 - A Wilson exclusive
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.


Wilson College Store

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: @phoenixathletics


Career Development

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!

Making Wilson Career Connections
Helping students prepare for life after Wilson

  • Connect with the Career Development and Alumni 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 Alumni 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.

Currently there are just over 120 pairings. Volunteers are still needed for applications in the spring semester. 

Dates you should know:

Mar. 18-22 - Spring Break

May 4 - Spring Fling

May 13-16 - Finals Week

May 19 - Commencement

Learn more about the Aunt Sarah Program here. 

Thank you!


Alumni Admissions Referrals

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.


Transcript Request

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