Wilkes University Pre-Professional Society Raise Funds for Catherine McAuley Center
Wilkes-Barre, PA (05/16/2018) — Media contact for this release: Gabrielle D'Amico, Director of Communications, email@example.com (570) 408-4510.
The Wilkes University Pre-Professional Society in the College of Science and Engineering raised funds for the Catherine McAuley Center in the amount of $500. Students coordinated several fundraising activities during this academic year.
"We are very grateful to the Pre-Professional Society of College of Science and Engineering at Wilkes University for making such a generous commitment to the Catherine McAuley Center," said executive director Sr. Therese Marques. "As the number of homeless families continues to grow, we depend on the support of a giving community to sustain our mission and programs."
The Pre-Professional Society works to promote professional development of students within the College of Science and Engineering. The group collaborates with Wilkes University students, personnel and local community organizations to provide programming and opportunities that will foster student success at Wilkes and prepare students for their future careers.
A local nonprofit organization, the Catherine McAuley Center has responded to the needs of homeless women and children in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties since 1984 by providing housing and supportive services.
[Pictured from left to right: Wilkes students Ana Rahman and Zoya Rahman, Jenny Blanchard, development director for the Catherine McAuley Center, Wilkes student Morgan Novakovich and Connie Dombroski, Wilkes director of health sciences and student success.]
About Wilkes University:
Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the great small universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large, research university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small, liberal arts college, at a cost that is increasingly competitive with public universities. The Economist named Wilkes 25th in the nation for the value of its education for graduates. In addition to 43 bachelor's degree programs, Wilkes offers 25 master's degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu.