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Message from the President

20 Archives

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International Impact

22 Athletics

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President Mistick in China

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Commission Update

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Meet the New Board of Trustees

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Association News

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New Employees

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Class News

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From Around the Green


Wilson Magazine Fall 2012 • Volume 85 • Number 4

On the cover, Ghada Tafesh, NeXXt Scholar

Wilson Magazine aims to enhance pride in the College, inform readers of activities on campus and within the Alumnae Association, and engage alumnae/i with the campus and one another.

President of the College

Contact us:

Dr. Barbara K. Mistick

Wilson magazine Email: aq@wilson.edu Phone: 717-262-2010 Web: www.wilson.edu/alumnae/alumnae-quarterly

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Camilla B. Rawleigh Managing Editor

Emma Lewis Wilson Magazine Committee

Alumnae Association Email: alumnae@wilson.edu Phone: 717-262-2010 Web: www.wilson.edu/alumnae/alumnae-association The Wilson Fund Email: advancement@wilson.edu Phone: 717-262-2010 Web: www.wilson.edu/ways-to-give

Amy Allen Boyce ’73 Mary Cramer ’91, Alumnae Association President Debra Collins, Director of Communications Marybeth Famulare, Director of Alumnae/i Relations Emma Lewis, Alumnae/i Publications and Outreach Manager Denise McDowell, Director of Advancement Services Cathy Mentzer, Media Relations Manager Camilla B. Rawleigh, Vice President for Institutional Advancement Cynthia Wood, Interim Vice President of College Advancement Contributors

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James Butts Debra Collins Lesley Eichelberger ’16 Amy Ensley Dianna C. Heim Alexandra Howard ’13 Emma Lewis Amy Lucadamo Cathy Mentzer Sue Ross ’66 Beth Weixel Design

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message from the president | BARBARA K. MISTICK

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all has officially arrived at Wilson. As the leaves color and the temperature drops, the campus is buzzing with activity with demanding classes, celebration of Sarah Wilson Week, Arts Day, international dinners and celebrations, performances, and many other activities

that make the Wilson experience special to our students. There is also anticipation of opportunities ahead, as well as a high level of anxiety among faculty, staff, alumnae and students as we face the future and brace for yet-to-be determined changes. While change is difficult, in order for Wilson to thrive as a high-quality liberal arts educational institution, major changes are inevitable as we address the need to dramatically increase enrollment. The Commission on Shaping the Future of Wilson College has worked tirelessly over the last year to analyze data and develop recommendations that would result in increased enrollment. As we have heard repeatedly from the Commission, “there is no silver bullet, nor one strategy that will increase enrollment to the level necessary,” so the Commission report will include a variety of changes over a period of years. The Commission and I are pleased that so many of you have become engaged in the process and appreciate your many ideas and comments. Moving forward, we will continue to make every effort to keep you informed and involved. I have personally appreciated the opportunity to interact with a variety of alumnae in numerous venues this fall. The Town Hall meetings on campus and at regional gatherings continue to be well-attended. I was particularly pleased to meet with the Alumnae Association board and reunion volunteers during their fall Leadership Weekend. Congratulations to Mary Cramer, association president, and Marybeth Famulare, alumnae/i relations director, on their first and very successful volunteer Leadership Weekend. Reimagining the John Stewart Memorial Library remains a high priority, and I am happy to report that we are moving forward with plans and fundraising. When completed, the “reimagined” library will not only fulfill its traditional role, but it will also provide large and small gathering places, academic tutoring spaces, a café, bookstore, commuter lounge, children’s area, and many more amenities to serve the Wilson community. The students ask daily about our progress, so I am most appreciative of the alumnae, donors and volunteers who are enthusiastically stepping forward to make this project a reality. Wilson College is a very special place, and I am committed to embracing its many strengths and rich traditions as we move forward to identify and embrace changes that will be necessary for Wilson to thrive. Thank you for your support.

Barbara K. Mistick President

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Alumna’s Grants Make an International Impact By Emma Lewis

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Equestrian Studies Professor Ann O’Shallie (middle row, second from right) poses with the EarthWatch research team and Kenya Wildlife Service in Tsavo National Park in Nairobi, Africa, where they studied elephants.

nternational travel and service to the environment is now attainable for Wilson College faculty and students, thanks to the generosity of Joan Thuebel ’52. Since 2007, Thuebel has sponsored faculty and students interested in volunteering for EarthWatch, an international nonprofit organization that supports expeditions performing research in many scientific fields, all over the world. The organization’s research is related to sustainable development and is conducted by leading scientists. The programs provide support in areas that are normally under-represented or underfunded, like women in science, developing countries and long-term monitoring projects. Every year, over $6 million is awarded in research grants, and it is partly funded by volunteers like Thuebel. Anyone over the age of 16, who has the desire to help and can meet the physical demands, can participate in

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as many as 70 research projects. Thuebel’s first expedition was in 1980, and she has volunteered for 27 projects since. Although Thuebel was an English major at Wilson, she is very interested in biology and science. “I’m curious about science, and this was an opportunity to learn about science without going to school.” Thuebel also has an interest in international travels, but especially enjoys visiting places that aren’t tourist destinations. Through a friend, Helen Louise Schaufler ’52, also a Wilson alumna, Thuebel learned of Earthwatch. “She liked raccoons and there was a raccoon study on an island off the state of Georgia. I had already been on vacation that year, so we decided to go together the next summer.” However, the next summer came and the raccoon study had ended. Instead, the two went to Gibraltar to study apes. It would be the first EarthWatch trip of many for Thuebel, both in the U.S. and abroad. Thuebel explains that EarthWatch doesn’t expect you to know anything about the subject, as long as you have a desire to help and work to collect data. “You’re there to help researchers immersed in the subject,” she explains. One of the many trips that Thuebel has participated in was an insect project in the Amazon. “I just wanted to go to the Amazon. Now after the trip, I’ve found myself researching beetles, and they are fascinating!” Thuebel says that EarthWatch opens doors: to the country, the culture, the history and to science. EarthWatch is also great for people interested in the sciences, like biology and ecology. It gives them exposure to research and allows them a chance to see if they are interested in entering the field for a career. “The most exotic trip I was on was to Borneo. We tracked wild orangutans, and it was the hardest, most demanding venture,” says Thuebel. “Most trips you’re recording what you see. I’ve been to the Amazon three times now, the last trip on a river boat. We counted land mammals, like spider monkeys, and pink and gray river dolphins during the day and caiman crocodiles at night. We’d look for their eyes in the water.” Thuebel has had such a good time and learned so much from the expeditions, that she wanted to share it with the Wilson community. In fact, Thuebel went on a research expedition to Kenya, and Professor of Equestrian Studies Ann O’Shallie was awarded to assist with the same research project. O’Shallie was the first faculty member to be awarded funding for an EarthWatch expedition. Although she didn’t think she had much of a chance, a panel of judges from the College reviewed her proposal, outlining her interest in traveling to Nairobi, Kenya. “I’m not an environmentalist or a conservationist—what chance did I have?” O’Shallie explains that her interest in studying elephants in Africa is directly related to her interest in horses in the U.S. “I wanted to explore my interest in the behaviors of two matriarchal societies – wild horses and elephants – both of which are having their normal grazing lands and patterns disturbed due to the encroachment of humans.” Both O’Shallie and Thuebel, on separate trips, worked with the Kenya Wildlife Service to record wildlife, specifically elephants, on the historic grazing corridor in Tsavo National Park. There has

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“…the elephant leaves a very slight footprint – we need to learn to do the same,” said O’Shallie.


been a decrease in wildlife as people misuse the land, allowing their livestock to graze. O’Shallie was able to learn and experience what another culture and place has done for encroachment problems, directly relating to the plight of the wild horses out West. “For something so large and imposing, the elephant leaves a very slight footprint – we need to learn to do the same,” said O’Shallie. O’Shallie is passionate about this particular cause, and for her it was the trip of a lifetime. The most recent EarthWatch volunteer that Thuebel funded was Ciera Rhodes ’12. This past summer, Rhodes visited Mongolia, studying the country’s grassland ecology. Rhodes, who graduated cum laude, received her B.S. in biology with a minor in math. As a student at Wilson, Rhodes traveled during J-term, where she studied tropical ecology in Belize. She was able to use the EarthWatch opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge in a different ecological environment. Rhodes worked with a variety of animals, including wild sheep, ibex and vultures, and she hopes to use the experience to find a job within that field of study. Besides the academic value that the research trip had for Rhodes, she found another aspect of the trip more rewarding. “The most rewarding part of the trip was working with the [local] students. I had such an awesome time getting to know them individually and their culture. It was neat to see how close everyone was and how they took care of one another….the kids there were completely happy with what they had. Many of them just had the outdoors and they were completely content…” Rhodes plans to attend graduate school to earn her Ph.D. in fish and wildlife conservation or ecology. Her experience in Mongolia should give her an edge in her future endeavors. The Wilson College community has traveled extensively, to all corners of the world. Thanks to Joan Thuebel ’52, more will be able to experience the international experience while also learning and participating in valuable research projects. “It opened up a whole area of new knowledge!” said Thuebel. The Wilson community is fortunate for her willingness to share.

Cattle graze illegally in the Tsavo National Park in Kenya.

O’Shallie poses outside the national park. Photos courtesy of O’Shallie.

O’Shallie saw giraffes and trees with weaver bird nests throughout the park.

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President Mistick Travels to China

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ast June, President Barbara K. Mistick made her first trip to Asia on behalf of Wilson College. The timing of the trip was determined by her desire to attend the Women’s Education Worldwide 2012 Conference, which was hosted by Ginling College in Nanjing, China, and attended by the presidents of many women’s colleges.

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An equally important objective of the trip for President Mistick was to meet in person for the first time with the presidents of two of Wilson’s partner institutions in Seoul, South Korea, and she made that destination her first stop. At Ewha Womans University, where enrollment of 25,000 students makes this the largest women’s university in the world, Mistick met with Ewha President Sun-Uk Kim. Included in the discussion were a new articulation agreement, the terms of which are being worked on by both institutions, and a possible new summer program that would offer Wilson students the opportunity to experience a large women’s university as well as South Korean culture and people. “I am excited about this opportunity,” said Mistick. “Ewha has a women’s medical school and a law school. They’ve embraced a wide range of careers and collaborate with 800 international partners, including Wilson.” While visiting Ewha, Mistick also met with Dean Chan Kil Park and Professor Chang Pilwha, director of the Asian Center for Women’s Studies. Among the similarities between Ewha and Wilson noted by Mistick are their faith-based founding traditions. Wilson has its roots in the Presbyterian denomination, while Ewha was founded by members of the Methodist church. In Seoul, Mistick also met with President Kwang-ja Rhee of Seoul Women’s University. A partner institution since 1996, the relationship between the schools goes deep. In the past 16 years, Seoul Women’s University has sent more than 100 students to study at Wilson and Rhee has personally visited the Wilson campus three times. A number of Wilson’s faculty, students and staff have participated in SWU’s summer Bahrom program and returned with glowing reports about their experiences. During their meeting, Presidents Mistick and Rhee signed a new five-year agreement that expands the number of exchange students allowed each year – which had been limited to six and is now unlimited – and provides for five or more Wilson students to attend SWU’s Bahrom program annually. “The conversation begun in Seoul continues,” Mistick said. “We’re talking about dual-degree programs, beginning in the humanities.” Through such a program, each institution would accept credits from the other, and students would have the opportunity to attend one of the two for two years and the other for the remaining two years.

“In the dual-degree scenario, when students completed the requirements they would have a degree from both institutions, which would be extremely beneficial for their careers,” Mistick said. “We’re excited about that, and so are President Rhee and her colleagues.” In addition to her productive visits with both Ewha and Seoul Women’s University, President Mistick took time on her first visit to South Korea to soak up the culture. “Seoul is a very contemporary city, as dynamic and exciting as New York,” she said. “I’m struck by the energy and the commitment to success on the part of the South Korean people.” After her visits in Korea, Mistick traveled to Nanjing, China. There, she attended the Women’s Education Worldwide 2012 Conference, along with about 100 representatives from more than 30 women’s colleges located in 10 countries. The theme of the conference was Gender Issues in Higher Education: Global and Local Experience. Former Wilson President Lorna Edmundson also attended the conference as a speaker on the topic “Key Findings That Inform Practice in Educating Transformative Women Leaders.” “I was pleased at the level of recognition there was for Wilson College,” Mistick said. “It was evident that in our network of women’s colleges, Wilson is well regarded.” Overall, the trip reinforced the importance of making study abroad opportunities available to Wilson students, according to Mistick. “One of the things I learned from my visits to Korea and the conference in China is the growing popularity of short-term travel programs,” she said. “We have a long history of full-year exchanges, but I think the trend is shifting.” Students are now looking for a short-term experience, both for convenience and lower costs, and Wilson is exploring global exchanges that meet those criteria. As outlined by the Global Citizenship Initiative that is one facet of the College’s strategic plan, the College aims to increase its gateways to studying abroad. After a student has their first international experience, they are likely to seek more such opportunities, thus creating a foundation for their lives and work as educated “global citizens” in the world. —Compiled by the Communications Department

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New to the Board of Trustees Sheldon Goettel is a partner and principal of Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel, Architects and Planners, located in Pittsburgh, Pa. Goettel received his bachelor’s degree in history from Washington and Jefferson College and his Master of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University. At the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, Goettel was a professor of architectural design for 17 years. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Furthermore, Goettel is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional and a registered architect in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. He acted as principal-in-charge of campus architectural projects for his architectural firm, which emphasizes its work on higher education, historic restoration and planning. Current projects include buildings for West Liberty University, West Virginia University/ Parkersburg, Fairmont University, Allegheny College, Clarion University and Carnegie Melon University.

Goettel has received recognition for his work with numerous awards and invitations to speak at events and conferences. He’s been a guest speaker for the Pennsylvania Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities, the Keystone Chapter of the Association of Physical Plant Administrators and Carnegie Mellon University. Awards include the Historic Preservation Award from the City of Pittsburgh, the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Official (NAHRO) Award of Merit for Architectural Design, the NAHRO Award of Excellence for Project Design and the NAHRO Award of Excellence in Program Innovation and Project Design. Goettel serves his communities in various ways. He is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh and was on the Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts/Pittsburgh Filmmakers where he served as president and chair of the education committee. Goettel also served as a member of the Board of Sunnyhill Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills, serving as both the president and vice president of the congregation. Furthermore, he was a member of the Board of Directors of West Park Court in Pittsburgh, Pa., a nonprofit that provides housing to low-income senior citizens.

Heather E. Long is the deputy editorial page editor of The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa.’s daily newspaper that won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting for breaking and covering the Jerry Sandusky/Penn State child sex abuse scandal. A graduate of Wellesley College, Long received her B.A. in economics and English. She won the Rhodes Scholarship to attend Oxford University for graduate studies, earning a Master of Science in financial economics and a Master of Studies in medieval literature. Long began her career in London working at the investment firm Cambridge Associates where she advised universities, hospitals, pensions and sovereign wealth funds on their investment strategies. Long also worked for The Guardian as an economics reporter. A central Pennsylvania native, Long returned to the area in 2009

to become an editor at The Patriot-News. She is passionate about “new media” and is active on Twitter, Facebook and blogs in addition to editing the daily print edition. Long has received many honors for her work, including being named to the Top 40 Under 40 list of young professionals by Central Penn Business Journal in 2010 and being named the top editorial writer in the state by the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors. Long supports her community in a number of ways. She is the founder and director of a free SAT prep and college mentoring program in the inner-city Harrisburg School District and founder of the Carlisle Young Professionals. Additionally, she is a board member for the U.S. Army Heritage Center in Carlisle and the United Way of the Capital Region Bridges Society. She also served three years on the Wellesley College Board of Trustees as a young alumna trustee. An avid traveler, Long has been to all seven continents.

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Alumnae Association President

Ronette M. Stoner is the vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Volvo Construction Equipment, Operations Americas, in Shippensburg, Pa. Stoner manages a team of business advisers to ensure compliance with corporate guidelines and to accurately measure the results of the business. During her tenure at Volvo, Stoner restructured and built the financial team for Operations Americas. She also increased diversity, enhanced inclusiveness, improved financial forecasting and introduced controls and procedures to maintain and validate compliance with policies and procedures. In previous positions within the Volvo Group, Stoner led teams of financial professionals who were responsible for conceptualizing, developing, implementing and executing key activities, such as analysis and presentation of business cases, operational and capital budgeting, performance reporting, financial forecasting and strategic planning. Other operations Stoner performed include developing financial statements, providing leadership to financial teams, presenting business strategies and improving the understanding of business drivers. Stoner has been in the finance industry since 1988, and past titles include accounting manager, corporate accountant, financial analyst and industrial analysis manager. Stoner received her B.S. in accounting and M.B.A. from Frostburg State University. She is a certified management accountant. Through her tenure with Volvo, she completed the Volvo Business Program, the EDGE for Leading Business and Advanced Leadership Development Program. Tami L. Fratis, from Merion, Pa. is the chief marketing officer for Broadway Direct Investments: Broadway Partners/Waypoint Residential and is new to the Wilson College Board of Trustees.

Mary F. Cramer is a 1991 graduate of the Adult Degree Program. Her degree means so much to her since she was working full time and raising a family while going to college. Cramer is currently employed at F&M Trust Company in Chambersburg, Pa. Over her 38 years of employment at the bank, she has worked in various departments, gaining valuable knowledge of the banking industry. Cramer was born and raised in western New York. She is married and has two grown children and two granddaughters. She volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Association; and most recently served as chair of the board for the Greater Pa. Chapter. She is also active in the Association of the U.S. Army and the American Business Women’s Association. Mary loves to read, travel and spend as much time as possible with her family.

Alumnae Trustee As a 1969 graduate of Wilson with a B.A. in political science, Lisbeth S. Luka began a wide variety of jobs – the advantage and benefit of having a liberal arts education. After graduating from Wilson, Beth worked on Capitol Hill in several congressional offices. After her marriage took her away from the nation’s capital, Beth explored elementary teaching in rural Virginia; advertising/editing for Theodore Presser/Elkan-Vogel Music Publishers in Bryn Mawr, Pa.; elementary counseling in Chambersburg, Pa. (after receiving her M.A. in education from Villanova University); and the non-profit world as executive director of the Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts for 13 years and then as executive director of the Chambersburg Area School District Foundation for six years. Recently retired, Luka now sits on several nonprofit boards. She is president of the Gilmore-Hoerner Endowment; president of the Chambersburg Council for the Arts Board; member of the CASD Foundation Board; past member of the Capitol Theatre Foundation Board; and member and past president of the Chambersburg Afternoon Club. She is also a member of the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Bell Choir and Chapter AG of P.E.O. in Chambersburg. Luka has been the recipient of several awards including the Athena Award in 2002 and the Rotary Excel Award in 2002. She continues to volunteer on the financial development committee of the Chambersburg YMCA and with the Wilson Alumnae/i Office on their annual golf tournament committee. Luka is a past member of the Chambersburg Exchange Club and the Wilson College Club of Franklin County where she served as president in the early 1980s. Luka enjoys tennis, golf and travel. She also revels in family time – with her daughter in Philadelphia and with her son in Pittsburgh. She and her husband, Paul, look forward to exploring new adventures in their joint retirements.

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campus news

Wilson College Office of Institutional Adv Vice President for Institutional Advancement By Cathy Mentzer

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ilson College Vice President for Institutional Advancement Camilla “Cami” Rawleigh attended college on a full swimming scholarship – something she never forgot. Years later when deciding on a career after getting married and raising two daughters, fundraising was a natural fit. “Because I received a full scholarship, at 18, I realized there was someone behind that philanthropy,” said Rawleigh, who joined Wilson in August. “I understand why some people find fundraising distasteful, but if you believe in the cause, there’s nothing inherently bad about raising money for an institution. I love the work.” Rawleigh leads Wilson’s Advancement Division, which includes development, corporate and foundation relations, alumnae/i relations and advancement services. She has extensive experience working in development and most recently, was director of development at York College in York, Pa., where she provided managerial oversight of the annual fund, parents fund, major gifts, and prospect management and research. Overall fundraising grew from $3.4 million to $7.5 million during her tenure at York College. She also planned and organized major donor events there and worked closely with the advancement committee of the board of trustees. Previously, she served as York College’s senior development officer and parents fund director and was associate director of major gifts at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md. But her time as executive director of the Orange and Blue Club at Gettysburg College, where she helped raise

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unrestricted annual support for 24 varsity athletic teams, was her first real foray into fundraising. Previously, she had run swim camps and been a swimming coach at Gettysburg College, where she worked alongside her husband, Michael Rawleigh, the head swimming coach there. “I’ve had kind of a nontraditional track,” said Rawleigh, who took time off from her career to raise two daughters. “I got a really late start to my career, but I’ve worked for some great mentors who were interested in my professional development.” While serving as the director of development at York College, Rawleigh was one of just 25 professionals selected to participate in the 2012 Senior Leadership Academy — a prestigious, year-long higher education leadership enhancement program developed by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute. Rawleigh, who believes in open communications and describes her working style as collaborative, says she was interested in the Wilson position for a number of reasons, including the opportunity to serve at the cabinet level. “As much as anything, it was the opportunity to be part of what I think is a critical time for the College,” she said. “And I was impressed with President Mistick and her vision.” Rawleigh grew up in Greenwich, Conn., the youngest of seven children. Her father had been a world-class swimmer at Harvard College and, like her siblings, Rawleigh also was a talented swimmer. As a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies, Rawleigh was a 13-time AllAmerican swimmer and co-captain of the swim team. She was a member of the 200-meter medley relay team that set a world and American record in 1981. She was also a semifinalist in the 100-meter backstroke at the 1980 Olympic trials. Swimming is still important to Rawleigh, who continues to coach and give private lessons. “It defines me,” said Rawleigh, who lives in Gettysburg. The Rawleighs have two daughters: Francesca, 23, a financial analyst at an investment advisory firm in Washington, D.C.; and 20-year-old Mia, who is studying sociology at Gettysburg College.


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vancement Welcomes New Employees Carolyn Woods, Wilson Fund Manager By Dianna C. Heim

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arolyn Woods brings strong experience in advocating for liberal arts to Wilson as the new Wilson Fund Manager. She earned both her Bachelor of Science degree in family and consumer sciences and her MBA from Seton Hill University. She was a student at Seton Hill when President Mistick served as Seton Hill’s director of the National Education Center for Women in Business and as an associate professor of entrepreneurship. Woods held three roles throughout her nearly 10 years at Seton Hill – as an accounts receivable associate, human resources coordinator and most recently, as associate director of the Annual Fund. She also served as an adjunct professor in Seton Hill’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. She was excited to join Wilson’s staff. “I love the liberal arts education, the small campus and the focus on building strong women, and the area is just gorgeous,” she said. “I was surprised about the strong sense of community and friendliness.” She lives in Waynesboro, not far from her sister’s family, with her dog, Sophie. She wants to discover the characteristics of Wilson graduates. “I hope I get to know what embodies a Wilson Woman and begin to understand how we can use that to enhance Wilson and move the College forward.”

John J. Ross, Major Gifts Officer By Dianna C. Heim

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ohn J. Ross knows how important graduates are to a college’s future. He recently joined Wilson as Major Gift Officer and it’s a role he relishes. “From what I could tell, Wilson has really enthusiastic and dedicated alumnae/i, and that, coupled with the College being at a crossroads in its history, is a very appealing place.” Ross earned a bachelor’s degree in interpersonal communication from SUNY Geneseo, NY. He’s worked in higher education for 18 years, with his last eight at East Stroudsburg University in alumni engagement and as a gift officer. He was recognized for “exceptional service” by East Stroudsburg University Foundation in 2009. Wilson reminds him of his very first position at Mount St. Clare College in Clinton, Iowa, “with its small, scenic campus and student population.” Ross lives in Carlisle with his fiancée, Gwen, and their cat, Calf (named for her resemblance to a Jersey cow). “I hope to be able to visit with many alumnae/i to learn Wilson’s history, their experiences, and their favorite professors while I’m out ‘friend raising’ and ‘fundraising.’ I would like to serve as a conduit for their support of Wilson especially when there’s so much Wilson needs at this critical time.”

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NEWS | from around the green

Wilson Enrolls Palestinian Student as NeXXt Scholar By Cathy Mentzer

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ilson College holds the distinction of being one of only eight women’s colleges in the United States to enroll students as part of the NeXXt Scholars Initiative in its inaugural year. Ghada Tafesh, of the city of Gaza in the Palestinian Territories, is one of 12 international students to participate in the program, which encourages young women from countries with predominantly Muslim populations to obtain a world-class STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) undergraduate education at one of 38 U.S. women’s colleges. Tafesh is paired with a “STEM sister,” Lindsey Sutton of Greencastle, Pa., who is one of 12 American NeXXt Scholars. Tafesh is majoring in biology and wants to become a doctor. Sutton is majoring in chemistry, with the goal of going to graduate school and then into research or chemical engineering. Both students will receive five-year memberships in the New York Academy of Sciences and will benefit from access to the organization’s internship, research and networking opportunities, as well as mentorship from NYAS members. Tafesh, matched with Wilson by AMIDEAST—a leading American nonprofit engaged in international education activities in the Middle East and North Africa—was an exchange student in Laurel, Md., during the 2010-11 academic year. “Ghada told us that she seeks intellectual fulfillment along with leadership abilities, communication, teamwork, problem-solving and decision-making skills,” said Wilson Vice President for Enrollment Mary Ann Naso. “Wilson anticipates that we will benefit from the presence of this outstanding young woman.”

Alumnae/i Student Outreach with Career Services Students begin looking for summer internships at the end of the fall semester. The Office of Career Development is seeking alumnae/i to host a Wilson student intern and list your agency opportunity for students to consider. Spring on-campus career week activities • April 1— Professional Dress Fashion Show Seeking donations of cash or Kohls gift cards for clothing scholarships • April 4 — Career Fair, Laird Hall 1-4 p.m. Seeking any interested alumnae/i to participate and recruit for their employer agency. Please contact Director of Career Services Jay Pfeiffer at 717-262-2006 or jay.pfeiffer@wilson.edu.

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Solar Charging Station Installed on Campus

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solar charging station to more efficiently recharge the College’s two electric vehicles has been installed on campus. The station uses two parking spaces in the Brooks Complex parking lot, next to the art annex. The project began with the installation of two solar panels on the roof of the annex. The panels will generate electricity that will flow into the electric grid, according to Chris Mayer, program director of the Fulton Center for Sustainable Living. She said the panels should more than offset the cost of electricity to charge vehicles, at least for now. After the panels were installed, a charging station that looks similar to a gas pump, but actually is a 240-volt plug, was installed. The charging station can charge a fully depleted car battery in six to eight hours at a cost of less than $3. The station will be used to more quickly charge Wilson’s two electric vehicles: an electric car used by the maintenance department and an electric truck used by housekeeping. Adapters must be purchased to make our vehicles compatible with the charging station, according to maintenance officials. Mayer has recommended that for the time being, the charging station be open to the public. A decision has not yet been finalized. The $13,250 project, which was installed by Mountain View Solar in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., was completed with a grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, according to Mayer.


NEWS | from around the green

Fulton Farm Aims to Grow with USDA Organic Certification By Lesley Eichelberger ‘16

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he United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) demands safe, efficient and environmentally sustainable farming practices from the organic growers that they endorse with their USDA certified organic label. Through strict regulation, inspections and record-keeping, the USDA provides a homogenous standard for the organic industry, ensuring safe and eco-friendly products for consumers. The Fulton Farm recognizes the benefit of becoming USDA certified organic, and a student-led project is making it happen. Amanda Keggerreis ’13, along with Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Edward Wells, Fulton Farm Manager Sarah Bay and Program Manager of the Fulton Center for Sustainable Living Chris Mayer, are working together to complete the lengthy application process. “I’m the go-between. I collect all the required information and then submit it to the government. Sarah, Chris and Dr. Wells are helping me to find what I need,” says Keggerreis. Although the process of certification is new to the Fulton Farm, the practices supported by the USDA are not. “The farm has been certified naturally grown, which is a grassroots alternative to the USDA, for the last 10 years. The USDA requires more rigorous record keeping and inspections, but many of their practices we already do,” said Bay. “We will use USDA certified pesticides, fertilizers and products. The fact that the process is so rigorous is a good thing. It’s better for everyone to be on the same page since there are so many different standards for alternative certifications,” explains Bay. With this certification comes high hopes for Wells, who sees this as a step toward Wilson’s goal of financial sustainability. “It will allow for more opportunities for research and to obtain grant money,” says Wells. Along with financial rewards, the USDA certification also offers academic benefits to the Wilson community. “Students do a lot of research here, being USDA certified will give those projects more credibility,” said Bay. Keggerreis hopes that her efforts not only help the Fulton Farm grow, but that it will also help her in her future career. “This project is giving me experience in a type of work that I didn’t know anything about until I started. Maybe this will open up other doors for me and I could help other farms with this process,” said Keggerreis.

Students Celebrate Traditions During Sarah Wilson Week

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Jaime Cacciola (far left) helped organize a tour of the new Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter facility with alumna and former executive director Jamie Caldwell Kasarda ’02 (second from left). Wilson College and the shelter are exploring future partnership opportunities. Also pictured are Director of VMT Freya Burnett ’85 and Director of Career Services Jay Pfeiffer.

Outdoor Classroom Completed A pavilion that is serving as an outdoor classroom has been built at Fulton Farm. The classroom is being used for Fulton Center for Sustainable Living activities and programs. Workers have installed electric outlets, lights and ceiling fans for the 24-by-30-foot pavilion, according to FCSL Program Manager Chris Mayer. The pavilion accommodates nine picnic tables. A state-of-the-art composting toilet also was installed as part of the project, which was funded by contributions from M&T Bank and this year’s 50th Reunion class, the Class of 1962. Visit us at www.wilson.edu l 15


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Wilson College Call Center

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t is the time of year that students staff the College call center. New faces join some veteran callers to reach out to alumnae/i to update contact information, share Wilson news and request gifts to the Wilson Fund. Read some of the many reasons the students love their jobs!

Ayorkor “Ayo” Dua ’14 I love hearing alumnae/i tell me about their experiences here at Wilson. It makes me realize how much change has occurred over the years!  

Allisyn Mahaney ’16 I am a freshman this year, and this job is the perfect opportunity for me to learn more about the school, who went here and to support myself.

Colleen Flynn ’14 I like hearing about their experiences at Wilson and how Wilson has evolved over the years.

Laura Wilson ’14 I love sharing Sarah Wilson Week stories and learning more about what the campus used to look like compared to now. Front row (l-r): Ovsanna Movsesyan ’12, Jyotsna Dhakal ’14, Elizabeth Heyer ’10, Katie Snyder ’14, and Rachael Clawson ’13 Back row (l-r): Brooke Steinbach ’16, Allisyn Mahaney ’16, Colleen Flynn ’14, Ayo Dua ’14 and Laura Wilson ’15

Ovsanna Movsesyan ’12

Jyotsna Dhakal ’14

It is very important to be connected with Wilson alumnae/i, since we are going to become one of them one day. The generous support that alumnae/i are providing us with today will reflect on future generations and serve as an example of proud Wilson graduates.

Working in the call center gives me a glimpse of life post Wilson and prepares me to face the world after graduation. Of course, there is always the good feeling that you are doing something worthwhile by helping the College.

Elizabeth Heyer ’10 – (graduate student) Katie Snyder ’14 It is wonderful to hear enthusiasm from alumnae/i for supporting current students. Because of our generous donors, we were able to reach our outstanding goal of $100,000 last year, and I am excited to strive for our new goal this year!

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My passion for Wilson is what brought me back to my home ‘mid the pines and maples, and I hope to help Wilson continue to grow and touch the lives of its students.

Brookelyn “Brooke” Steinbach ’16 I am very excited to be a part of the Wilson community and cannot wait to hear all the stories of the women who came here before me. I am an adult degree student and am so grateful to be able to attend this wonderful school.

Regina E. Monn ’14 I am enrolled in the Adult Degree Program, and I have two young sons. I am thankful every day for this opportunity. At the call center, I have enjoyed the enlightening conversations, the connections with others, and the opportunity to give back to Wilson College because without all of this, my dreams would not be possible.

Shauna Pieruccini ’14 The best part about working at the call center is getting to talk to all of the alumnae/i and hear their experiences!

Rachael Clawson ’13 I really enjoy working at the call center, because I take pleasure in talking to alumnae/i about their experiences at Wilson. I have the joy of knowing that I am helping out my school in the process.


NEWS | from around the green

Fall Convocation

(L—R) Dean Hendrickson, Director of VMT Freya Burnett ’85, the Rev. Rosie Magee and President Mistick lead the procession after Fall Convocation.

Arts Day

Seniors are welcomed by faculty.

Into the City

Students, staff and children from the Women with Children program participate in Arts Day activities. The Office of Career Development sponsored a trip to Washington, D.C. for students to meet alumnae Samantha May ’09 and Alisa Fogleman Beyer ’89 in their workplaces, the Hillyer Art Space and The Beauty Company.

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THE JOHN STEWART MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Project Manager Kathleen Murphy ’67 Describes the New Learning Commons

Library Director Kathleen Murphy ’67 (left) and President Barbara Mistick present plans for Reimagining the John Stewart Memorial Library during Reunion Weekend in June.

Library Director Kathleen Murphy ’67 is project manager for Reimagining the John Stewart Memorial Library. Having worked in academic libraries since the 1970s, she has extensive experience in planning library buildings and seeking funding. She came to Wilson in 1999 from a library software company in Chicago, where she was automation project manager for 27 academic libraries. Previously she had served as library director at Mount Aloysius College, where she participated in the design and building of a new library. While at Mount Aloysius, the size of their library collection doubled and Kathleen wrote and received a foundation grant for library automation and a three-year National Science Foundation grant for T1 connection to the Internet. Prior to Mount Aloysius, she had been involved in building renovations and additions at both Mount Saint Mary’s College and the University of South Carolina. Murphy holds a B.A. in English, an M.L.S. and an M.B.A. Although her degrees are from other institutions, Murphy is keen to note that she started her education at Wilson and wants to end her career at the College “by passing on a wonderful library staff and collection and a beautiful library building to the next library director at Wilson College.”

Q. F rom a librarian’s perspective, what do you believe are the most exciting features of the new library design? The traditional librarian in me is thrilled that, for the first time, our physical collections will be sheltered from the damaging rays of the sun as well as the cycle of excessive dryness and humidity that causes paper to deteriorate. Yet, at the same time, there will be so much more natural and artificial light in the new building and a much greater sense of openness and comfort for our patrons. 

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The team leader in me is also happy that librarians at Wilson can expect to be more engaged with students and in the modern aspects of our profession because the new Learning Commons will be a very busy, lively place where we will always be using the latest technologies and helping others to use them.  


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Q. W  hat features will most meet the faculty and students’ needs of today?

New Main entrance

Today’s students have a variety of learning styles and our new library will be able to accommodate them all. There will be spaces for quiet, heads-down study and spaces where groups of varying sizes can collaborate noisily. There will be physical collections and virtual collections; desktop, laptop, and mobile computing; one-to-one reference and research services as well as group training for students and faculty.

Q. W  hat types of resources will be made available to the students and faculty? The new library facility will see improvements like state of the art computing with ubiquitous WiFi, print/copy/production centers on each floor, a 4,500-pound capacity elevator that goes to all floors, bathrooms for men and women on each floor, a café and bookstore, a commuter lounge, two classrooms, academic support services in-house, and an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible art gallery.

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Q. W  hat features will be distinctively Wilson? The historic building, the original John Stewart Memorial Library, will be restored to its original look and feel – a traditional “cathedral of learning,” perfect for individual quiet study and contemplation. At the same time, the tradition of individual attention to students will be enhanced by having service desks on each floor and allowing librarians to “rove” – to see and be seen by students – in the very open floor plan of the new Learning Commons.  

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Wilson Alumnae Missionaries Served Around the World By Amy Ensley, Director of the Hankey Center

Elisabeth Scott Stam ‘28

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hile leafing through old issues of Wilson College’s Alumnae Quarterly a year or so ago, I kept coming across articles about alumna experiences in far off lands during major moments in history. One in particular stood out with the headline “Bandits Kill Wilson Alumna in China.” That reference, in 1935, to Susan Waddell ’15x was very brief. She had been riding in a rickshaw in Shanghai on her way to the medical college where she taught physiological chemistry. She was apparently strangled and left by the side of the road. A few days later, I found an article about Elisabeth Scott Stam ’28. It was reported that she and her husband, John, were beheaded by the Red Army in 1932. The story was shocking. The couple was forced to march with their infant daughter, to a small town 12 miles away. Elisabeth was able to hide the baby in a nearby home before they were murdered. The baby was later found, safe and sound, and was taken to her grandparents at a mission in another part of China. In addition to the articles, I frequently came across little snippets in the class notes section. While many of these notes detailed the wedding gowns and bridal bouquets of alumnae, sometimes right alongside, would be something like this from 1943: “Another of our class ‘daughters’ graduated this year – Anne Gleysteen. We were delighted to have her tell us that she had heard from her parents. They are in a detention camp on the Presbyterian Mission Grounds at Heihsien, Shantung, China. They have two of their children with them, and are seemingly comfortable.” Wait…WHAT?! Other alumnae and their families were interned in Japanese prison camps during World War II. Beatrice Scott Stevenson ’33 (sister of Elisabeth Scott Stam ’28) narrowly missed the same fate as Anne Gleysteen’s mother, Theodora. Beatrice and her children had planned to return to China in 1941 after a visit to the U.S., but her visa was denied. Beatrice’s husband, Ted, who had already gone back, was imprisoned for three and a half years in Manila. Ruth

Johnson Clarke ’12 and her sister Margaret had similar experiences in which one sister was imprisoned, while the other narrowly escaped. Ruth was interned in Lung Hwa Camp, while Margaret was sent home just before the start of the war. Many of these women returned to China after the war was over, only to be expelled again due to the spread of Communism in China in 1949. Reading their accounts in hindsight is strange. We know what is going to happen, but are unable to warn them. As I kept tucking these stories away in my mind, I was determined to find a way to share them with the Wilson community and others with an interest in women’s history. The result is a new blog: “Women’s History at Wilson College.” The blog contains photographs, Alumnae Quarterly articles and quotes from the class notes. Additional links to related sources are included where possible. For example, there are links to other archives, diaries written by other prisoners at the camps, photographs and a variety of maps. In addition to China, Wilson had women in missionaries in India, Iran, Syria, many parts of Asia, South America and Africa. Some were physicians, like Bethel Harris Fleming ’24. She and her husband started a clinic in Nepal. They are the subject of the book The Fabulous Flemings of Kathmandu. Some were pioneers in translating the Bible into previously unwritten tribal languages in Central America. Others were teachers and Evangelists. Over the course of this year, I will continue to introduce you to these women and their remarkable stories.

Editor’s note: The x beside an alumna’s class year indicates that the College recognizes her as an alumna, but she did not graduate from Wilson College.

Be sure to visit the blog website at http://womenshistory.wilson.edu. This first collection will focus on more than 80 Wilson alumnae who were missionaries in 14 countries and regions around the world from the late 1800s through the 1940s.

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Well-traveled Wilson Women By Amy Lucadamo, College Archivist

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ecently, I emailed with an alumna who had just come back from a few weeks in France. Last fall, my exhibit “Wilson Women Are . . .” featured the story of an ex-faculty member who walked around the world, an alumna who lived in the former Soviet Union for a number of years and an alumna who attended the 1936 Winter Olympics in Germany. For the new “Wayback Wednesdays” feature on Wilson’s Facebook page, I recently provided a photograph of a group of Wilson students embarking on a tour of Europe in 1905. Amy Ensley, director of the Hankey Center, has worked researching and compiling information about Wilson alumnae who traveled far and wide while serving as missionaries. There are so many examples of Wilson’s alumnae traversing the globe that it was difficult to select just one to write about. I settled on a donation that arrived last summer. I was contacted by Rosemary Bowler ’51 who just happened to have transcribed the letters that she wrote to her parents in the summer of 1950 while bicycling in Europe with several classmates. She wondered if the Archives would like a copy of the transcription. YES! And we wanted the originals as well. Luckily she had not thrown them away. On June 21, 1950, Rosemary Bowler, Anne Ziegler Nicodemus, Dody Messner Squatriti, Mary-Paget Shealy Langalais, Gwen Rhinehart Robinson (all from the class of 1951) embarked on a European bike trip aboard the S.S. Washington. Their sea voyage lasted until June 28 when they arrived in England. They survived the cramped quarters, confusing passageways, and ignorance of fellow passengers, one of whom asked the five single female travelers who would be “making decisions” for them.

As they rode through the English countryside on bikes loaded with sleeping bags and other gear, they were continually impressed by the hospitality and generosity of the English. Strangers assisted them with cashing traveler’s checks, finding places to sleep when local hostels were full, invited them to tea, and even offered a place for Gwen to stay for several days while ill. After exploring England they spent a few days in Scotland where they were assured, belatedly, that “hitching [hitchhiking] is highly respectable and an approved method of travel for both sexes in the British Isles.” On July 20, the group crossed the English Channel and arrived in Ostend, Belgium, which Rosemary described as “the flattest country I’ve ever seen.” They reached Brussels in time to celebrate Belgium Independence Day with “wonderful chocolate,” parades, fly-overs and dancing in the streets. Their train trip to Holland included interesting conversation with two Dutch acrobats who pointed out World War II battle sites throughout the countryside. The summer of 1950 was only five years after V-E Day, which marked the surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allies. Each of the countries that the Wilson group visited suffered physical and emotional scars from the War. In Haarlem, Netherlands, they stayed with a friend of Gwen’s whose father

had escaped being sent to a German labor camp by falsifying his passport and living in hiding. Much of Cologne, Germany, was still in ruins and Rosemary describes being “stared at . . . as if we were personally responsible for the mess.” She also records a feeling of frustration with Germans who wanted to make sure that the American travelers saw the devastation of the war and were impressed by it. She notes that “we have met no one who was in the Hitler Youth or Storm Troops – only prisoners of war – and I feel that there must have been some people who supported the Nazi regime.” The travelers were weary and low on funds by the time they reached Paris on August 5. They were refreshed by letters from home and an excellent hostel and thankful for Mary’s ability to speak French. They climbed the Eiffel Tower and got tickets to the opera, but were most surprised and excited to report bumping into Betty Omholt Johnson ’50 who just happened to be in Paris at the same time on the same street. The letters end here, but perhaps Rosemary can fill us in on any adventures from the way home. She might also be able to add some of the details that she glossed over, as she described it, to protect the sensibilities of her parents! Visit us at www.wilson.edu l 21


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Leigh Roche ’13 Inducted into Wilson’s Athletic Hall of Fame By Beth Weixel

“Leigh is absolutely one of those rare players who just makes a difference...” – Coach Brett Cline

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he Wilson College Athletic Department is proud to announce the induction of senior softball pitcher, Leigh Roche ’13 (Hanover, Pa. / New Oxford), into the Wilson College Gwendolyn Jensen Athletic Hall of Fame. In order to be eligible for the honor, nominees should have exhausted their intercollegiate eligibility, have achieved advanced level recognition for their athletic achievement and have contributed significantly to the athletic program. Roche began her athletic career at Wilson College in the spring of 2010, and made an immediate impact on the mound for the Phoenix. During her rookie campaign, Roche pitched in 16 games, accumulating six wins and seven losses and 8.34 strike outs per game, helping the Phoenix to a 19-12 record. However, it was during her senior season that Roche had her break out year, leading the Phoenix into a 23-game unbeaten streak, a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC)

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South Division regular season championship, and the team’s fourth consecutive NEAC final four softball championship appearance. She led the NEAC in strikeouts (131) and was selected to the NEAC South All-Conference first team and was honored as NEAC South Pitcher of the Year. There is no doubt that Roche had an impressive career for the Phoenix. However, her legacy at Wilson will be as a true leader and teammate. On the field, Leigh led by example, showing determination and perseverance with every pitch. Off the field, she was an amazing teammate and friend, keeping the team chemistry positive, instilling humor and constantly encouraging her teammates. According to head coach, Brett Cline, “Leigh is absolutely one of those rare players who just makes a difference. She has had a Hall of Fame career and made her mark on our Wilson College softball family. We can never replace her heart and smile.”


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Wilson College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Announces Award Recipients

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n Monday, May 7, at the annual Athletic Association Awards Picnic, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) announced the 2011-12 SAAC Awards recipients. The 2011-12 academic year marks the 11th year of recognizing student-athletes who make an impact in their sport and the overall well-being and success of the athletic program. Also recognized at the banquet are all senior athletes, scholar athletes, and four-year letter winners.

Faith Ricker ’16 (right), pictured with Megan Schneck ’14 Rookie of the Year, softball

Lisa Christiansen ’13 (left), pictured with Maggie Sipps ’13 Phoenix Award, field hockey and softball

Leigh Roche ’13, pictured with Head Coach Brett Cline Hall of Fame

Wilson Soccer Holds Annual Alumni Game On Sunday, August 26, Phoenix past and present gathered for the annual Wilson soccer alumni game. However, severe weather chased the players indoors. In true Phoenix fashion, the players made the best of the situation and played five vs. five in the Garnett Memorial Field House.

Phoenix, We Want to Hear from You! Leigh Roche ’13 (right), pictured with Megan Schneck ’14 Senior Athlete of the Year, softball

Laura Beck ’13 (left), pictured with Hannah DeMoss ’13 Senior Athlete of the Year, soccer, basketball and lacrosse

Are you a former Wilson College studentathlete? We would love to hear from you. Please visit our athletic website and fill out the Alumni Profile found under the Athletic Department Tab.

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his one is, I know, going to be of some interest,” said Dr. Michael Cornelius, associate professor of English, in introducing the idea of coeducation at the second open campus meeting for the Commission on Shaping the Future of Wilson College. Though one of more than 40 ideas presented as options in helping Wilson achieve lofty enrollment projections and financial sustainability, it is the idea that has generated the most attention.

One year earlier, in October 2011, the Board of Trustees gave President Barbara K. Mistick approval to appoint a commission to explore all avenues toward reaching the enrollment goals established in the 2010-15 Strategic Plan. Comprised of faculty, students, alumnae, trustees and staff, the commission consists of five subcommittees covering the areas of programs, pricing and finance, new and current markets, quality of life, and college success stories. Last May, these commission subcommittees began an intensive slate of meetings to research, collect and interpret data. Stevens Strategy, a consulting firm that specializes in managing strategic change in higher education, was enlisted to assist in the effort.

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The idea of coeducation was first broached with alumnae during Reunion Weekend in June as one portion of a larger charge written for the markets subcommittee stating that “during the data examination/collection portion of this process, the committee will look to explore the role male students may or may not play in the future of Wilson College.” By the time Cornelius addressed the gathering of more than 100 people in Brooks Auditorium on Oct. 17, there had already been much debate on the topic. As part of an open and transparent process (see sidebar for more about the process and schedule), recommendations and suggestions by alumnae/i and friends of the College have been given serious consideration. At the conclusion of the subcommittee presentations, Commission Chair Leslie Durgin ’69 welcomed further discussion. “This is a chance for us to hear from you. What is your vision?” she asked the audience. “How do you want Wilson College to be known, and how do we work together to create a future that is sustainable?” Wilson alumnae/i representing a wide span of class years returned to campus for the meeting to have their voices heard. Along with current students, they asked questions of the commission and provided ideas. Much of the discussion focused on academic programs. Questions were raised about technology in the curriculum, the effects of online education, marketing of programs and how a favorable student/ faculty ratio will be maintained over a period of growth. But many of the questions and opinions expressed were on the topic of coeducation.

Nicole Noll ’03 spoke of how Wilson positively changes lives. “Wilson fosters an environment where women develop their voice, and that’s really important,” she said. Carolyn Trembley Shaffer ’50 summed up the feelings of many in attendance when she said, “I hope that there is a place for a woman’s college in this world, because I think we need more Wilson women in this world.”  As the commission’s work has progressed, it has become clear that the enrollment goal of 1,000 students stated in the strategic plan will not provide financial sustainability. Projections now place that figure as high as 1,500 students. Additionally, research indicates that only 2 percent of college-bound women will consider a college for women, and that most students prefer to attend institutions with enrollments between 2,000 and 10,000 students. In this light, though the commission is exploring all avenues to grow revenue, the possibility of coeducation is an important question to be answered.


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Carolyn Trembley Shaffer ’50 (left), Christina Lawes ’81 and Theresa Hawbaker Biscelgia ’01 (far right) share their opinions with the commission while current students Hannah DeMoss ’13 and Megan Longstreet ’13 (center) listen.

“No one doubts the value of a singlesex education, but growing enrollment to 1,500 by 2020 is going to be difficult,” said Cornelius in talking about the effects of admitting men on enrollment. “And more women would also be interested in attending Wilson. Admitting men would open enrollment to the largest, untapped market and would make the biggest impact in the shortest time frame.” The subcommittees put forward an array of strategic ideas: pricing and finance suggested adjusting tuition and financial aid; quality of life recommended creating a student center and refreshing the living and teaching spaces around campus until renovations can be funded; and the markets group suggested the development of an aggressive integrated marketing strategy for the College and customer service training for all employees. Among the most critical recommendations presented were those of the programs subcommittee, whose members identified what they believe to be an optimal mix

of programs through a combination of on-campus and online formats. Three signature programs that fit Wilson’s existing strengths are being recommended to help build enrollment—health sciences, fine arts and animal studies. Existing programs that align with high student interest and potential job growth are being recommended for strengthening. Those include business administration, psychology, biology/biological sciences, and education. The subcommittee for college success stories presented lessons learned from five single-sex and traditional colleges that were identified as having created transformative change. The common threads and strategic ideas gleaned include suggestions and recommendations for program selection, funding and implementation. “There is no … single idea that will transform a college,” said Gretchen Van Ness ’80, leader of the success stories subcommittee. Another lesson learned was that “other colleges have survived the process we are engaged in and have transformed their institutions in different ways, and that continued success depends on continuing this process in some form.”

An Inclusive Approach Designed for transparency and to incorporate feedback, the commission process includes three phases: Phase I – Data collection and analysis, presented during open campus meetings on Sept. 4. Phase II – Subcommittees’ strategic ideas, presented during open campus meetings on Oct. 17. Phase III – Preliminary commission recommendations, presented during open campus meetings on Nov. 1.* After the last open campus meetings, the commission will present a final report with its strategic recommendations to President Barbara K. Mistick on Nov. 11. She will review and refine the proposal before submitting it to trustees for a vote during special meetings of the board on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

Read Commission Materials moodle.wilson.edu Login user: commission Login password: materials Click “Commission Materials” in My Courses box on right.

Watch Commission Presentations President Mistick talks with alumnae after a Town Hall meeting hosted in Bryn Mawr, Pa., on Sept 25.

www.wilson.edu/presentations *Wilson Magazine went to press prior to the Nov. 1 open campus meetings.

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Greetings, Thank you for your vote of confidence in electing me president of the Alumnae Association. I have accepted this role with pride but also with a sense of humility. Today I thank you with words, and in the future, I hope to translate my appreciation into deeds and conduct. • I received my degree through the College for Continuing Education, now called the Adult Degree Program (ADP), in 1991. This program is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. How fitting that I am the first president of the association from ADP! • I started taking classes when the program was introduced in 1982. I was working full time and raising a family while going to college. I worked hard and earned my degree, even though it took me more than the normal four years. My degree means so much to me, as does Wilson College. • It has been a pleasure to meet many alumnae/i. Their stories are interesting and tell how Wilson has made a difference in their lives. Please share your accounts with me. • Many exciting things are happening at Wilson. First and foremost, we have the Commission on Shaping the Future of Wilson College. I hope you are taking advantage of the commission’s updates and communications to keep apprised of their work. Make sure to read the article on pages 24-25. We will continue to work with commission members to keep Wilson vibrant and strong. • With Marybeth and I both being new to our positions, we are taking every opportunity to learn and grow. One of our efforts is for more effective communication. Watch for the monthly e-newsletter. Make sure we have your current email address on file so you don’t miss an opportunity to become involved. The alumnae/i section of the website is being kept current. Look for up-to-date information and photos. We are also exploring ways to connect with and engage all graduates, and the association will be doing more student/alumnae/i outreach. The association has a good structure. We will continue to build on this foundation. I realize full well the responsibility and importance of this position and cherish the opportunity to serve. Thank you.

Mary Cramer ‘91

Alumnae Association of Wilson College President Alumnae Association President Mary F. Cramer ’91 and Alumnae/i Relations Director Marybeth Famulare.

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Confidentiality Policy

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of connecting people in support of Wilson College. Information provided should not be utilized for business networking or other purposes.

lumnae/i Relations and Advancement Services have a responsibility to protect the privacy of the alumnae/i and other constituents while balancing the desire to provide assistance and support for those with legitimate needs for information to carry out programs, communications and events that bring together alumnae/i, donors, faculty/staff, students and friends of the College.

• A Wilson constituent has the right to request that their directory or propriety information not be shared or request no contact and her/his record shall be coded as such.

• Information lists may be requested verbally or in writing to the Director of Alumnae/i Relations, Director of Advancement Services and Stewardship or the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

• Directory information may be released to other colleges/universities seeking the location of alumnae/i with degrees from both Wilson and the requesting institution. Directory information may also be released to law enforcement and student loan agencies.

• A confidentiality statement must be signed before information lists are released.

• Requests from the media must be referred to the Marketing and Communications Department.

• Volunteers working on behalf of Wilson will be provided with only information necessary to perform their duties relative to Wilson College. • Personal requests will be handled by noting the person(s) of interest, staff contacting the individual(s) to obtain permission to share contact information, and staff follow-through pending degree of permission obtained. • Information lists or class notes are not published online. • In all situations, information obtained is considered confidential and is to be used for the sole purpose

• Institutional Advancement and Alumnae/i Relations reserves the right to request a sample copy of materials that are intended to be distributed to the constituents for whom information was requested and provided. •

Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis with any appeal directed to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Failure to abide by this policy may result in denial of access to information contained in the Advancement database.

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Facebook International Travels Wilson is celebrating international travels! Students and alumnae/i, where in the world have you traveled to? Caitlin Reich ’11 — Lived in Germany when I was little. Did my Wilson internship last summer in Australia. Currently in veterinary school at St. George’s University in the Caribbean (Grenada). Traveled throughout the Caribbean and Mexico.

Richard Holliday ’13 — Studied Gaelic in Ireland.

Jamie McCauley ’05 — London, Paris and Barcelona.

Julianne Simpson ’08 — Had a three-week study abroad trip to South Africa in 2007, and spent two and a half years on Grand Cayman studying veterinary medicine at St. Matthew’s University.

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Marsha L. Koston ’70 — London, Rome twice, Paris three times, Sopot (Poland), Krakow (that is the way Poles spell it) Shanghai, Amsterdam, Germany, Pompeii, Canada. All but the Canada trip, which was my honeymoon, were gifts given to me by my nephew, Nick. He has given me the world! Erin Shore ’97 — Japan the summer of 1996 as a student intern thanks to President Jensen & the Chambersburg/Gotemba sister city relationship. I have also been to England.

Nancy Adams Besch ‘48 hosted a group of Wilson alumnae and staff, as well as President Mistick, at her Mt. Gretna cottage after the annual Wilson College church service on Sept. 2. From left, President Mistick, Marybeth Famulare, Ann Matthews Wilkinson ‘62, Carolyn Perkins, Sarah Happel Flowers ‘60, D’Arcy Charney Wagonhurst ‘90, Nancy Adams Besch ‘48, Jennifer Parise Lichlyter ‘82, Lisa Bodamer Kida ‘82, Arline Fox Shannon ‘46, Anne Pearce Lehman ‘49, Pat Shollenberger Bear ‘50 and the Rev. Rosie Magee, who led the service, held at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse.

Stacy Stallsmith Brosius ’95 — Japan 1996-97, China spring 1997.

Anne E. Grimes ’82 — I’ve lived in Madagascar, Indonesia (twice), Burkina Faso, and India (twice); traveled to too many countries to list here!

Premali Munasinha ’81 — Lived in Suva, Fiji Islands, for two and a half years and then in Sydney, Australia, for eight years. I’ve taken holidays in England, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and India. Currently in Sri Lanka and anyone who wants to visit can contact me anytime!

Henry Riddle is once again smiling kindly out over the students in Riddle Hall’s lounge. Lucy Riddle Cathcart ’47 generously paid for the restoration of her grandfather’s portrait that has hung in the lounge for several decades. Visit us at www.wilson.edu l 29


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A Journey on the Danube By Sue Ross ‘66

Sue Ross ‘66 and Sue Weber Graefe ‘67 pose for a picture in Prague.

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ate September found Sue Weber Graefe ’67 and I on our way to Sofia, Bulgaria to join a cruise of the Danube River with alumni from a number of universities in the U.S. and Canada. It was the beginning of what proved to be an educational and moving experience. We came away with a profound appreciation for the turbulent history of eastern Europe and a deep respect for its resilient and friendly people. We began in Sofia, ancient Serdika in Thrace and beloved of Constantine. It was festive as the people were celebrating the liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman Turks in the late 19th century after nearly 500 years of rule. The Bulgarians are struggling to overcome a long history of dominance by others. This was evident when we were taken across the beautiful Balkan Mountains to the Danube. Dilapidated Soviet era housing and abandoned factories filled the towns. We sailed on a modern river ship, winding our way north and west. We made a stop in Romania where Trajan built a bridge across the Danube. We passed through the spectacular Iron Gate Gorge between Romania and Serbia. A day in Belgrade, Serbia revealed a vibrant, gracious European city with a long history and rich cultural life. In Hungary, we visited a paprika growing region. The peppers were being harvested, and they were hung from the eaves of houses in long nets that looked like giant sausages. On a nearby horse farm we were treated to a demonstration of ancient Magyar horsemanship, indispensable skills on Hungary’s Great Plain. And then there was Budapest! Perhaps the most enchanting experience of all was cruising up the Danube after dark as Hayden played on the ship’s speakers, we sipped champagne and marveled at the brilliantly white-lit buildings of this beautiful city.

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Bratislava, Slovakia was a little gem of a town, thrumming with life. It had fallen into disrepair under the communists, but its elegant buildings have been beautifully restored. We learned that Slovakia is the fastest growing economy in eastern Europe, and the people are proud of their membership in the European Union and Euro currency. Our next stop was Vienna, and one day was hardly adequate. But we attended a lighthearted concert of music by Mozart and Strauss in the Hofburg Palace, concluding with – of course! – “The Blue Danube.” Another stop in Austria was Durnstein, a tiny medieval village in the Wachau Valley. The townspeople were celebrating their thanksgiving day, and there was music and prayer and people in traditional dress. We sailed on to Passau, Germany where we left our ship. We traveled by bus to Prague, Czech Republic for the last days of our tour. There is so much to see and do in this old and bustling city. We enjoyed the lively Old Town Square, the towering castle, the music in the streets – including musicians on the King Charles Bridge playing Smetana’s “The Moldau” as that great river rolled beneath us. We were moved by a visit to the Jewish Quarter with its Holocaust museum and medieval graveyard. We would have loved more time to visit the museums and attend the many musical events that happen daily there. Those of you who make the Prague trip with Wilson will have lots of time to enjoy this splendid city. Each day brought visual and emotional surprises. It is hard to describe the feeling of being behind the former Iron Curtain. Our guides were often eloquent in describing life under communism. We could see its lingering effects, but also the determined efforts of the people to shed that influence as they restore their pride in being free. We were privileged to catch a glimpse of it.


association news | Class and Club Gifts

Fiscal Year July 1, 2011 — June 30, 2012 FRANKLIN COUNTY CLUB Every year, the Franklin County Club raises money to award a $1,500 scholarship to a local student who plans to attend Wilson. The following individuals contributed this year: Ruth Sanford Alpaugh ‘61 Harriet Bassler Argentiere ‘71 Deborah Barnes ‘71 Céleste Frazier Barthel Laura Baer Beaver ‘03 Marie Lanser Beck ‘76 Amy Allen Boyce ‘73 Grace Rogers Brown ‘54 James Butts Mary Cramer ‘91 Brian Ecker Joan Foresman Edwards ‘58 Mary Foltz Berberich Denise Sites Foreman ‘48 Maxine Lesher Gindlesperger ‘98 Dana Harriger Robin Herring ‘07 Diana Hollada ‘07 Patricia Markle Keffer ‘96 Janice St. Clair Kohler ‘57 Bertin Kouadio Carl Larson Betty Jane Weller Lee ‘57 Anne Pearce Lehman ‘49 Jeannette Bender Lehman ‘48 Tracy Randall-Loose ‘09 Laura J. Lorensten Laureen Lutz ‘08 Gretchen Mackey ‘69 Christine Mayer ‘07 Peggy McCleary ‘71 Joan Max Mitchell ‘63 Mary Ann Naso Helen Osborne Platt ‘89 Linda Raimo Miguel Ruiz ‘95 Ellen B. Rundle ‘95 Cindy Shoemaker ‘77 Mitzi Smith ‘60 Marian Strait Lori Loreman Tosten ‘01

Betty Miller Upperman ‘59 Dorothy Van Brakle ‘09 D’Arcy Wagonhurst ‘90 Phyllis Carrington Wertime ‘50 Kathleen Wolfinger ‘66 Lisa Woolley Karen Van Brakle Worley ‘68

PITTSBURGH CLUB Every year, the Pittsburgh Club raises money to award funds through the Alumnae Association Internship Program. The following individuals contributed this year: Joan Elbert Beckert ‘47 Janet Bloomfield ‘50 Norma Caquatto ‘67 Wendy Jo Culver ‘63 Phyllis Kaspareit Davidson ‘52 Yvonne Walters Etter ‘55 Jane Taylor Fox ‘59 Celeste Van Sickel Gallup ‘49 Leslie Gottschalk ‘74 Carol Heppner ‘64 Barbara Fulton Hinton ‘51 Kathryn Kelley Karns ‘74 Ruth Jacob Kelley ‘50 Judith Emler Lickert ‘68 Carol-Jean McGreevy-Morales ‘64 Bonnie Brindley Morris ‘69 Gretchen Sahler Patterson ‘68 Paula Spezza Tishok ‘71 Barbara Harris Wright ‘51 Patricia Wright ‘49

The following individuals also gave to the AA’s Internship Program this year:

CLASS OF 1952 The Class of 1952 collects donations to a scholarship fund, which is awarded to students each year. The following individuals contributed to the Scholarship Fund this year: Louise Van Dyke Bartolett Barbara Mowry Behr Jane Colville Betts Patricia Black Jane Troutman Ensminger Julia Fehler Jane Sassman Fleck Barbara Rollhaus Gatto Lucille Carley Harrison Nina Gunzenhauser Hart Constance Curry Kay Marguerite Kelley Kathleen Woods Kimes Lois Kinckiner Alice Klinger Kushner Jeanette DiLullo Lozupone Sue Goranflo Martin Olive Ziegler McDowell Elizabeth Pickell Merring Dorothy Smith Miller Nelle Depuy Nelling Beatrice McElhaney Over Alice Jean Risden Roche Joyce Rohr Janet Hower Schlegel Marjorie Raab Seachrist Marie Tatem Skowron Frances Smith Jane Currie Taylor Joan Thuebel Erika Krauss Weaver Nancy Davies Wenzel

Robin J. Bernstein Susanna Neale Duke ‘71 John Gibb The William and Geraldine Murray Foundation (Jane Everhart Murray ’67)

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Long-Term Reunion Gift Funds | association news REUNION GIFT FUNDS The following individuals, over the past year, made gifts to the Alumnae Association of Wilson College for their reunion gift funds in anticipation of, or following, their 50th Reunion.

CLASS OF 1957: Brenda Ashton Aiken Esther Davis Almgren Hope Weishaar Asrelsky Janet Donahoe Alice McDannell Drum Jane Langley Gant Mary Rusin Kennedy Janice St. Clair Kohler Betty Jane Weller Lee Diana Burger McClay Janet Miller Judith Walker Norris Judith Sherwood Patton Ellen Hagenau Satterthwaite Nancy Wanner Sims Carolyn Madden Underwood Polly Nitzsche Wendling Carole Weigle Wunner

CLASS OF 1961: Brenda J. Gall

CLASS OF 1962: Clare Fox Archer Marilyn Arning Mary Ann Ashcraft Betty Craven Barber Ernestine Maxwell Bash Susan Roper Brastow Judith Bennison Brown Carolyn S. Burger Nancy Ingalls Crossfield Carol Nelson DeVol Nancy Parmerton Ellis Nella K. Fischer Marilyn Burdette Gowetski Margaret E. Harris Susan Grossman Haverson Priscilla Park Hetrick Joan Lunn Hirning Margaret Cooley Hsiao 32 l Wilson Magazine l Fall 2012

Joy Frei Hyams Joan Andrew Kirkpatrick Claire Schneider Merritt Sandra Schonek Morgan Holly Hord Perry Susan Trickey Pinkham Frances Robbins Quinlan Cynthia Reber Smith Gail Pope Soldavini Priscilla Mancene Southon Virginia Mahde Stein Ellen Beswick Steis Linda Davenport Swartley Phoebe Snavely Tobin Melinda Smith Twichell Christine Ekstam Wanerka Ann Matthews Wilkinson Anne Brien Wilson Theora Graves Webb Marie Williams

CLASS OF 1964: Esther S. Cope Christine Larsen Carmichael Bonnie Mercer Cohn Susan Campbell Dawes Lisa Malmquist Dyslin Doris W. Eddins Linda Kaley Erkelens Peggy Kauffman Hyde Barbara Ballman Jackson Johanna H. MacDonald Elizabeth MacKenzie Phyllis Haberern McCullough Carol-Jean McGreevy-Morales Carol Zehr Ober Julia Solleveld Osborne Kristan Rodger Sammons Margaret Shuman Schiffers Susan Wood Schuchts Elizabeth Wade Siegel Martha Spendlove Strohl Judith Wescott Vogel Barbara Burkey Walsh Barbara G. Werner

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CLASS OF 1970:

Linda A. Aikens Jane Appleyard Nancy Calahan Beckley Meredith A. Behr Carolyn Gemmel Bogart Nancy Edwards Brown Wendy Dickinson Caldiero Linda Thomason Carter M. Elizabeth Tribler Corrigan Patricia Dischinger Wendie Zerfoss Grabel Priscilla Guild Ruth Johnson Meredith Johnston Pamela Kahn Pamela Francis Kiehl Carol Kemmerer Margaret Felton Killmer Marsha Haley Lamson Constance Hench Loarie Jeanne Meyers Madison Mary Jane Bare Mallonee Margaret Osborne Neilsen Barbara Pacifico Schweitzer Martha Morris Shannon Anne Swartz Judith Milliken Sweet Beverly Farber Wernett Kathleen L. Wolfinger Christine Tweddle Wood

Elizabeth Plasket Adams Sandra Nelson Andrews Sally Jung Beucler Diane Palser Cikoski Shila Clement Sara J. Otto-Diniz Beverly Olson-Dopffel Deborah Ryan Dunsmore Elsa Beyer Heintzelman Grace Venable Jenchura Barbara Kuhns Lydia Saris-Mechenbier Emily Gaston Muller Emily Rasi Carolyn Stanisford Sollis Rebecca Stout Joan Barton Sundheim

CLASS OF 1967: Norma Caquatto Janet Blood de Angelis Susan Engle Katherine Kirk Foley Elizabeth Gaston Karen Stentz Grace Susan Weber Graefe Barbara Rippen Gross, Susan Schwartz Harrity Susan Cocker Hopkins Suzette Gallagher Kneedler Diana Burger McClay Betty Keefer MacLaughlin Linda Westwood Nickles Jean Rodger Preis Barbara Tenney

The following individuals gave a gift to supplement the cost of Daniel Edmundson’s ticket to tour Italy with his wife, Dr. Lorna Duphiney Edmundson, during an Alumnae Association trip in Fall, 2011: Jane Appleyard ‘66 Cynthia Fink Barber ’61 Mary Cramer’91 Loretta Hunt Marion ‘61 Rebecca Ross ‘05 The Alumnae Association underwrote the remaining cost in gratitude for Dr. Edmundson’s service to Wilson. The following individual gave to the Alumnae Association’s Restoration and Heritage Fund: Carolyn Trembley Shaffer ‘50 The following individual gave to the Alumnae Association’s Tours and Travel Committee: Loretta Hunt Marion ‘61


Outstanding Young Alumna Award — To honor an alumna who has graduated within the last 20 years and who has brought honor to herself and to Wilson College through her intellectual and professional growth and her contributions to her communities through professional and/or volunteer activities. Ruth Redding Leitch Recruitment Award — To recognize an alumna for outstanding service in acquainting prospective students with Wilson College.

Tift College Award — To an alumna who has demonstrated exemplary efforts to promote the continuing growth of Wilson College. This award is in appreciation for the example and assistance given by members of the Wilson family to the alumnae of Tift College in their efforts to save their college. Faculty Award — To a former faculty member who gave a minimum of 10 years of dedicated service to Wilson College. *NEW! Distinguished ADP (Adult Degree Program) Alumna/us Award — Established in 2012 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Adult Degree Program –To honor an alumna/us who has distinguished herself/himself in her/his professional or voluntary career and who has shown continuing service, interest and support in the growth and quality of Wilson College. S/he must have demonstrated service to the College that spans a period of five to 10 years or longer.

*Alumnae/i may not be eligible for these awards if currently serving on the Board of Trustees or Alumnae Association Board of Directors.

Eleanor Phillips Brackbill ’70 published An Uncommon Cape: Researching the Histories and Mysteries of a Property (State University of New York Press, 2012) in which she investigates several mysteries surrounding her Westchester County, New York, house and its property. Find out more at www.uncommoncape.com.

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Virginia “Ginny” Cantwell Vermillion ‘64 published a romance novel, Dare to Dream. It is published by Amazon and can be purchased through Amazon or at Barnes & Noble.

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143 YEARS Join the Class of 2013 as it welcomes the Class of 2016 to Wilson College during Sarah Wilson Week. The Wilson Fund year runs from July 1 – June 30. For 143 years, students have been coming to Wilson College with big dreams. Alumnae/i, faculty, staff, parents and friends have been helping to ensure students achieve those dreams with confidence. Be a part of the tradition of giving to transform the future.

The Wilson Fund www.wilson.edu/makeagift

Alumnae Association of Wilson College Board of Directors

President Mary Cramer ’91 Vice President Marian “Mimi” Stevenson ’74 Secretary Patricia Markle Keffer ’96 Treasurer Jennifer Nickle Banzhof ’94 Alumnae Trustees Nancy Kostas ’64 Lisbeth S. Luka ’69

Directors Jane Appleyard ’66 Cynthia Fink Barber ’73 Trish Bennett ’68 Amy Allen Boyce ’73 Tina Robertson Dorsey ’92 Sue Ann Morin Evans ’81 Rita Handwerk Fisk ’64 Cazella Hinojosa Goodall ’70 Diana Hollada ’07 Kendal Hopkins ’80 Cathie Sunderland Jenkins ’71 Laureen Lutz ’08 Martha Estep O’Brien ’65 Rebecca Ross ’05 Susan Ross ’66 De-Enda Rotz ’05 Sarah Muller Smith ’85 Lorrie Rejonis Trader ’05 Dorothy M. Van Brakle ’09 Bob Ziobrowski ’02

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Wilson College Board of Trustees Chair John Gibb Vice Chair Paula S. Tishok ’71 Secretary Elizabeth Van Dyke McDowell ’59 Treasurer Julie Englund Mary F. Cramer ’91 Susanna N. Duke ’71 Leslie L. Durgin ’69 Tami L. Fratis Sheldon Goettel Richard C. Grove J. Samuel Houser Edgar H. Howells, Jr. Pamela Francis Kiehl ’66 Nancy A. Kostas ’64 Tracy C. Leskey ’90 Heather E. Long Lisbeth S. Luka ’69 Barbara K. Mistick, ex officio

Jane E. Murray ’67 Jill A.R. Roberts ’88 Marsha A. Sajer James A. Smeltzer Nancy C. Smith Phoebe H. Stevenson Judith R. Stewart ’73 Ronette M. Stoner Betty Lou L. Thompson’60 Nancy D. Washington Cabinet Dr. Barbara K. Mistick, President Brian Ecker, VP for Finance and Administration Mary Hendrickson, VP for Academic Affairs Mary Ann Naso, VP for Enrollment Carolyn Perkins, VP for Student Development Camilla B. Rawleigh, VP for Institutional Advancement


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The Alumnae Tours and Travel Committee invites you to explore Prague — a European metropolis steeped in centuries of tradition and lore. Experience a behind-the-scenes-look at Prague Castle and gardens, Old Town and the Strahov Monastery. Discover the city’s theater and music traditions with backstage visits to the Estates Theater and Laterna Magika. Seven nights accommodations are at the deluxe Art Deco Imperial Hotel. Cost is $2,895 per person, double occupancy (air and some meals are extra). All travel arrangements (including airfare) should be made with AHI Travel directly by calling 1-847-384-4500.

May 7-14, 2013

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