April 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 aroffice@wilson.edu.  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.
8:45 am – 5 pm.
Click here for more information.

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 continuing through April 27.  Click here for more information.

Wilson College students recently presented their research at the Pennsylvania Academy of Science. If you’re interested in more, the full announcement can be found here.

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



Longwood Gardens event update: We have confirmed that Marguerite Brooks Lenfest ’55 will join the alumnae/i event at Longwood Gardens later this month and will be presented with Trustee Emerita status as part of the lunch program. We hope that you consider joining us – we would love to surround Marguerite with friends from the Wilson community.


Attention Alumnae/i living in Franklin County and surrounding areas:

The Franklin County Club of Wilson College will be holding its annual Scholarship Banquet on May 1st.  Click here for more information or to RSVP.  


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

The Reunion 2018 schedule is available online. Look for the brochure in your Winter Wilson Magazine. Additional details will be added online at https://www.wilson.edu/reunion-weekend and shared in the monthly e-newsletter. Please note that activities start the afternoon of May 31 with a special reunion of Ten Tones.  Click here to listen to a Ten Tones performance from 1966. In addition, 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 aroffice@wilson.edu

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 aroffice@wilson.edu

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
Alice DeNormandie ’68  
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

Thank you to the reunion class officers who voted on the traditional on-campus class dinner menu.

Main Entrée:
Beef Entrée:
Grilled NY Strip w/ Bourbon Mushroom Sauce

Seafood Entrée:
Seared Salmon with Mango Salsa

Vegetarian Entrée:
Vegetable Moussaka in Puff Pastry

Roasted Garlic Fingerling Potatoes

            Cheesecake (variety)

Don’t forget to visit the reunion webpage here

Reunion 2018 is quickly approaching which means the planning period for Reunion 2019 is right around the corner!
Class Officers join us for Fall Weekend, September 28 - 30 to begin planning. 

Save the dates for next year:  May 31 - June 2 celebrating classes ending in 4 & 9

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