November/December 2018 Alumni E-News:


Fall is quickly becoming WINTER.
We heard the words snow and ice this week.
Thanksgiving Break is 11/21-23.  Wilson College will be closed.
Finals Week is 12/10-14.
Wilson College is closed 12/24-12/31.
J-Term is 1/2-31.
Spring Semester starts 1/28/2019.


Wilson College Choir presents "Happy, Happy Holidays"

Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
Alumnae Chapel, Thomson Hall
Come enjoy an afternoon of singing, handbells, and dance! The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature singing, handbells and dance, including choir performances of Glow, Huron Carol, Parade of the Wooden Soliders and the 12 Days AFTER Chriustmas. The audience will be invited to join in singing traditional carols.


Handmade for the Holidays

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Lenfest Commons Lobby
Do some holiday shopping with vendors offering ceramics, beaded jewelry, paintings, textile crafts, shaker boxes and more. 
10% of the proceeds benefit Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance (CUBCA)


Wilson Christmas Vespers Set for Dec. 2

Sunday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Thomson Hall's Alumnae Chapel.

The service will feature scripture readings by students, faculty and staff; a brief sermon by Wilson's chaplain, the Rev. Derek Wadlington; and three songs performed by the Wilson College Choir. In addition, everyone will sing carols, including O Come O Come Emmanuel, What Child is This, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Joy to the World, Night of Silence/Silent Night and Angels We Have Heard on High.

An offering collected during the evening will go to several local nonprofit agencies that have partnered with the college in service-learning portions of students' First-Year Seminar.

After the service, refreshments will be served in the newly remodeled Sarah’s Coffeehouse on the lower level of Lenfest Commons.


Special Announcement 

Wilson Adjusts Institutional Voice

On Oct. 20, 2018, the Wilson College Board of Trustees approved identifying Wilson graduates as alumni instead of alumnae/i in all institutional messaging and publications. This action brings the College’s institutional voice in line with its strategic goals and supports Wilson’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity on campus. It does not impact any requirements of the Alumnae Association of Wilson College (AAWC), which is a separate 501(c)(3) organization.

The change will be phased into all written and electronic materials as updates and reprints are needed.


Save the date for these upcoming Fall campus events:

Nov 29 - World Travel Dinner and Film Series: Germany, Switzerland, and Austria

Dec 2 - Vespers


Sarah’s Cupboard (campus food pantry) 

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. 

Thank you!


Save the dates:

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

Click here to print a nomination form for the 2019 AAWC Awards. Nominations must be received before the end of December 2018. 

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


Join Wilson College and other organizations in celebrating a global day of giving. Consider a gift to the Wilson Fund, Wilson's unrestricted annual fund that provides scholarships, academic support and faculty resources to create the Wilson experience. Make a gift here. 


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 student 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 this holiday season and 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 deadline for the submission of Class Notes for the winter edition is November 26 and the spring edition is February 1.


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 - Go Next is pleased to advise that due to the popularity of the Celtic Kingdoms cruise, we are extending the “EBD”. “EBD” NOW January 3, 2019
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

Get ready for the Holidays! New merchandise arriving weekly!

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: @phoneixathletics


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 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. 

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.


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.