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Save the Date for Dr. Jane Elmes-Crahall’s Retirement Party


Jane Elmes-Crahall, professor of communication studies, meets with alumni during a 2015 Wilkes gathering in Philadelphia. Pictured from left are Michael Beachem ’98, Elmes-Crahall, Stacy (Heck) Smulowitz ’93 and Vaughn Shinkus ’91.

Professor of Communication Studies Jane Elmes-Crahall, known simply as Jane to generations of Wilkes students, has inspired many to step out of their comfort zones and challenge themselves. In May, she will retire after more than 30 years of teaching at Wilkes. Save the date for her farewell gathering on Saturday, May 13, at 6 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Ballroom. If you’re interested in contributing to an alumni video or if you have photos or memories of Jane that you’d like to share, please email alumni@wilkes.edu. To register for the event, visit http://www.community.wilkes.edu/jane.

Participate in Alumni Association Open Board Meeting On June 2

Are you interested in learning more about the alumni association? Participate in the open meeting on Friday, June 2, 2017, at 3 p.m. Join on campus or call in to the meeting, to get a firsthand look at how the board of directors works with its campus partners to provide programs for the alumni community. At the meeting, we’ll review our goals and discuss opportunities for the upcoming fiscal year.  If you are interested in participating, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@wilkes.edu or (570) 408-7787.

Philanthropy: Another Way to Raise Wilkes’ Profile
By contributing financially to Wilkes, alumni can do more good than they may realize. The number of contributions that are made to the University are one of the variables considered in awarding national rankings, such as U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges. The percentage of alumni giving financial support – not the size of their gifts — can make a big difference in Wilkes’ national ranking.  For more information about the many ways your contributions can be put to use, contact Margaret Steele, director of major gifts and college development, at Margaret.steele@wilkes.edu or (570) 408-4302.