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Wilkes University welcomes you to our official home page. Wilkes, located in Northeastern Pennsylvania, offers small classes with Ph.D.-level faculty and a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts, music, applied sciences, biology, chemistry, ...
Seven Wilkes University students are serving in leadership positions for the 2018 summer orientation for first-year students. Orientation will be held in two sessions, the first on July 1-2 and second July 15-16. Orientation staff members provide guidance to first-year students by assisting in the transition from high school to college both socially and academically. The students are: Kya Lewis of Secane, Pa., who is serving as the orientation coordinator. Dylan Fox of Denver, Pa., who is serving as the mentor coordinator. Erica Mabry of Boyertown, Pa., who is serving as the residence coordinator. Francesca Varela-Seri of Stewartsville, N.J., who is serving as the residence coordinator. Harrison Eckert of Orefield, Pa., who is serving as the community service coordinator. Maverick Reed of Curwensville, Pa., who is serving as the Wilkes Adventure Education Day coordinator. Shyann Barrett of Danville, Pa., who is serving as the Blue Army coordinator.
Wilkes University awarded nearly 800 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at its 71st spring commencement ceremonies on May 19.
Wilkes University Student Thomas Swain of Troy, Pa. 18947 Commissioned As Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force
Four Wilkes University students were commissioned and received the rank of second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. The commissioning ceremony, hosted by Air Force ROTC Detachment 752 at Wilkes University, was held on May 18 in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center. The event was attended by family, friends and university staff. The students were: Sawyer Guard of Hopatcong, N.J. Alexander Harrington of Pittsburgh, Pa. Jordan Lindley of Hunlock Creek, Pa. Thomas Swain of Troy, Pa. Two students from King's College, Matthew DeMarco and Andrew Bonner, were also commissioned.
Nancy Ramirez of Scranton, Pa. (18504) Was Awarded the Teresa Jordan and Frank Mehm Prize at Wilkes University's 71st spring commencement
Wilkes University awarded the Mehm Prize at its 71st spring commencement ceremonies on May 19. It is awarded annually to the undergraduate who most nearly represents the ideal respecting moral courage, unselfishness, and noteworthy extracurricular participation significantly advancing the University on and off campus.
Wilkes University recognized more than 95 students, faculty and staff at the Extracurricular Awards Luncheon for their contributions to activities outside the classroom.
Wilkes University Student Romeo Rosario of Allentown, Pa., 18102 Chosen for Leadership Position in the Marching Colonels
Romeo Rosario of Allentown, Pa., was chosen as the head drum major for the 2018 season of the Wilkes Marching Colonels. The region's only collegiate marching band marches in drum corps style, complete with wind and percussion instruments and guard. The Wilkes University Marching Band is one of the most visible groups on campus, performing at home football games and other on- and off-campus events.
Cody Morcom of Scott Twp., Pa. (18433) Was the Awarded the Alumni Leadership Award at Wilkes University's 71st spring commencement
Wilkes University awarded the Alumni Leadership Award at its 71st spring commencement ceremonies on May 19. The Alumni Leadership Award is given by the Wilkes University Alumni Association to the member of the graduating class considered to have made the strongest contribution to student life and the student activities program of the University.
Wilkes University Student, Ellen Weber of Gettysburg, Pa., Lands Internship at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Annapolis, Md.
Wilkes University junior Ellen Weber of Gettysburg, Pa., will intern with the solar radiation and photobiology lab at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Annapolis, Md., this summer. The earth and environmental science major will make a wetlands model to predict the response of wetlands biogeochemical cycling to climate change. Recently, Weber was awarded funds for her proposal to the Northeastern Geological Society of America Stephen A. Pollock undergraduate research grant. Weber's research focuses on paleoclimates. Weber was recently spotlighted for her research. To read the story visit, https://www.wilkes.edu/academics/mentorship/ellen-weber.aspx.
Wilkes University electrical and mechanical engineering majors presented their senior projects and demonstrated them at an event on April 28. It was attended by faculty, friends and family. Engineering students in the University's College of Science and Engineering are required to complete a senior project as part of the requirements to complete their degrees.
Wilkes University Students to Study in Spain with Assistance by Dr. Joseph Donald Stephens, DDS Global Scholars Award
Three Wilkes University students received a scholarship opportunity to study abroad this summer in Spain. Gabriel Velez of Allentown, Pa., Madison Trauger of Perjasie, Pa., and Cassie Oldt of McClure, Pa., received the Dr. Joseph Donald Stephens, DDS Global Scholars Award. The Dr. Joseph Donald Stephens, DDS Global Scholars Award provides students with scholarships to pursue their education in another country. The award was established by Wilkes University alumni Panos Kalaritis '77 and Deborah (Stephens) Kalaritis '78 in honor of her father, Joseph D. Stephens DDS, a 1951 graduate of Wilkes University. While in Spain, the students will take courses at Colegio Mayor Mara in Madrid and Malaga to earn nine credit hours. They will be immersed in the culture, visiting museums, monuments and learning with students local to the region.
Student Pharmacists from Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Participate in Pharmacy Legislative Day, Present Informational Board
Wilkes University student pharmacists Rachel Wood and Katelyn Jimison from the Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, participated in the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association annual Pharmacy Legislative Day on April 16. Held at the Capital Complex, over 250 students attended to help fight for fair reimbursement. While there, they presented an information board on medication disposal. It explained the importance of proper medication disposal while handing out bags which are used to safely dispose medications.
Wilkes University Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership Students Recognized at Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference
Students from the Wilkes University Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership presented their research at the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference. The conference was held April 12 through the 14 at Renaissance Hotel in Providence, R.I.
More than 200 Wilkes University students received scholarships at the March 22 annual Scholarship Luncheon on March 22. Scholarship students were recognized along with the donors whose gifts made the scholarships possible.
Wilkes University students participated in field research in Hawaii during spring break. The trip was in conjunction with the spring course, "Geology of Hawaii" taught by Sid P. Halsor, professor of geology and coordinated with the GeoExplorer Club and Bobby Karimi, assistant professor of geology. Students spent several days in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park exploring the volcanic features associated with Kilauea volcano, the most active volcano on earth and in continuous eruption since the current cycle began in 1983. Highlights included a tour and presentation by US Geological Survey geoscientist at the Hawaii Volcano Observatory, close-up observations of active lava flow on the volcanic field and night-time view of the vivid red glow over the Kilauea summit crater where lava fountaining was occurring.
Wilkes University inducted 15 students as full members into the Theta Delta Chapter of the Beta Beta Beta national biological honor society during an induction ceremony held during the fall 2017 semester. An additional 12 students were inducted as associate members. Full members are juniors or seniors who have completed at least 16 credits in biology with at least a 3.25 grade point average and a 3.0 overall GPA. Associate members are sophomores and juniors who have completed fewer than 16 biology credits with at least a 3.25 grade point average and a 3.0 overall GPA. Beta Beta Beta was founded in 1922 at Oklahoma City University by Dr. Frank G. Brooks and his students. The idea of an honor society and professional society for biology students spread and by 1925 the society became a national organization. The Theta Delta Chapter was installed at Wilkes in 2001.
The students elected to the Executive Board of Wilkes University's Student Government are are asked to represent the entire student body, acting as a liaison between the students and administration. They plan and coordinate activities on campus, and promote fellowship, scholarship, and the name of Wilkes University.
Wilkes University's Chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Earns Top Performing Chapter Award
Wilkes University's Delta Omicron chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity was named a Top Performing Chapter for the 2016-2017 school year at the 58 Grand Council Convention held from Aug. 1-5 in Naples, Fla. Out of 110 collegiate chapters, Delta Omicron was one of 36 chapters to receive the award. Delta Omicron earned 93 percent of the points possible on measures such as community service and organization involvement.
Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy announced residency placements for students receiving the doctor of pharmacy degree in May 2017. Wilkes continued to match pharmacy students seeking residency training at a rate above the national average. Nationally, there were 3,497 residency positions offered and 5,160 applicants. Sixty-eight percent of those who applied for residencies were matched with a program.
Student pharmacists Ashley Robold and Terra Landis of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University were finalists in the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association's (PPA) 2017 "Know Pain Know Gain" Pharmacy Patient Counseling Competition, which took place during PPA's mid-year conference on Jan. 28 in Lancaster, Pa. Founded in 1878, the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is a professional membership organization of more than 2,300 pharmacists and pharmacy students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.