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Double the Wisdom At Commencement

Submitted by Jenny on Wed, 03/31/2021 - 10:20

A Nobel Laureate and the CFO of the United States Secret Service will address the classes of 2020 and 2021, respectively, at this year’s ceremonies.

The College will have two commencement speakers this year to honor the classes of 2020 and 2021. The 150th annual commencement ceremony, scheduled for May of last year, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Instead, the College’s 2020 graduates will be honored at a commencement ceremony Saturday, May 15. The 151st commencement ceremony, honoring the class of 2021, will take place Sunday, May 16.

Wilson College Enters the Esports Arena

Submitted by Jenny on Thu, 03/25/2021 - 15:28

Wilson College has entered the wildly popular esports arena with the appointment of two co-head coaches, Josh Bound and Mike Pittenger, to train the new Phoenix eSports teams. The coaches will begin recruiting players immediately from current and prospective students with the goal of teams competing in fall 2021. The Phoenix eSports program will initially enter teams in “Overwatch” and “League of Legends” tournaments and later in “Rocket League” competitions.

Wilson College Offers Master’s Degrees Online

Submitted by Jenny on Tue, 03/16/2021 - 09:11

Wilson College is now offering master’s degrees in Humanities and in Applied Leadership online. These programs help working professionals or anyone with an undergraduate degree advance their careers, change professions, or prepare to enter a Ph.D. program. The degrees are designed to be flexible and customizable. They work with the student’s schedule, and the student can tailor them to fit their profession or specific area of specialization.

Scholarship Grant for Wilson College Students

Submitted by Jenny on Thu, 03/11/2021 - 10:14

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation recently awarded a $50,000 grant to fund scholarships for Wilson College students with financial need. The foundation has provided more than $5.2 million to the scholarship endowment since its inception in 2009. 

“Wilson College is grateful for the support of The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation,” says Wesley R. Fugate, Ph.D., President of Wilson College. “With this grant, motivated students continue their education, achieve academic success with less student debt, and give back to the community.”

Wilson College Announces New Vice President to Lead Institutional Advancement

Submitted by Jenny on Tue, 02/09/2021 - 15:30

Wilson College has named Angela Zimmann, Ph.D., CFRE of Gettysburg, Pa., as the new vice president for institutional advancement. With more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, leadership, and teaching in higher education, Zimmann will join the college March 15. She replaces Camilla Rawleigh, who retired from the institution in November 2020.

Hagerstown Community College Art Students to Exhibit Work at Wilson College

Submitted by Jenny on Tue, 02/09/2021 - 13:59

Chambersburg, Pa. — Wilson College will host an exhibition of artwork by students of Hagerstown Community College’s Department of Visual Arts, beginning Feb. 12. The exhibition, presented by Wilson’s Division of Art & Letters, will continue through March 10 in the Bogigian Gallery, located on the second floor of Lortz Hall.

CSAC Update on Spring 2021 Sports

Submitted by Jenny on Mon, 02/08/2021 - 12:57

ROSEMONT, Pa.--The Board of Directors of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) affirmed their intent to move forward with a formal competitive season and conference championships for all spring sports in the spring 2021 semester; and to give member institutions the autonomy to engage in non-conference competition in the sports of baseball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, softball, women’s tennis, men’s & women’s outdoor track & field and men’s volleyball at their discretion with the condition that the expectations outlined in the CSAC Return to Play plan are reviewe

Wilson College Art Students Exhibit at The Foundry

Submitted by Jenny on Thu, 02/04/2021 - 14:36

Chambersburg, Pa. — The Foundry, at 100 South Main Street in downtown Chambersburg, will host an exhibition of artwork by Wilson College studio art students. The exhibition will open on Feb. 19 and continue through March 14, 2021. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition will be the fifth exhibit in a partnership between The Foundry and Wilson College. Wilson’s history as a community partner dates to the founding of the institution. Wilson’s commitment to rich and meaningful partnerships continues as the community grows and evolves.