Los Posadas at Wilson College

Los Posadas at Wilson College

Wilson College invites the public to take part in Las Posadas-a Mexican Christmas tradition re-enacting the story of Christ’s birth-being held on the campus, Thursday, Dec. 5. The celebration will run from 6 to 8 p.m., starting at the Brooks Science Center and ending with a meal in Laird Hall.

In the Mexican culture, Las Posadas re-enacts the Nativity story, following the journey Joseph and Mary made from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a refuge where Mary could give birth. When they were unable to find lodging in Bethlehem, Joseph and Mary sought shelter in a stable, where Jesus was born.

During the Wilson celebration, children will walk on luminary-lighted paths around the campus, seeking “shelter” for their group. They will visit three buildings on campus, with the Wilson College Choir leading the group in traditional Posadas songs as they walk. All participants are invited to take part in an interactive Christmas play that will take place along the walk. A bilingual script will be provided.

The group’s search for shelter will end at Laird Hall, where a celebration with prayer, music and authentic Mexican pozole (a traditional pork stew served at Christmas), tamales and appetizers provided by Chambersburg’s Veroni Cafe will conclude the celebration. Children will be treated to a piñata after dinner.

Learning Campus, Wilson’s after-school tutoring program for the children of migrant families, is hosting and co-sponsoring the celebration, along with the Wilson College Choir, Spanish Club, Muhibbah Club, Learning Campus Club, Office of Student Development, chaplain’s office and the Office of Marketing and Communications.

Wilson College Names 20th President

Wilson College Names 20th President

Wilson College today announced the appointment of Dr. Wesley R. Fugate as the 20th president in the 150-year history of the college.

Fugate, who will officially assume the Wilson presidency in January 2020, currently serves as vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va. He will succeed Barbara K. Mistick, who left the post in August 2019 to become president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) in Washington, D.C.

Richard Kneedler has served as interim president while the Wilson College Board of Trustees, with the assistance of Academic Search Inc., conducted a national search for Mistick’s successor.

In making the announcement today to Wilson faculty, staff, alumni and students, Dr. Barbara L. Tenney, Wilson Class of 1967 and chair of the college’s Board of Trustees, said, “Dr. Fugate’s multi-disciplined experience in higher education, as well as his passion for small, private liberal arts institutions, makes him the perfect candidate for Wilson’s presidency. He has an infectious energy and commitment to the student experience that will serve our college well. I look forward to working with Dr. Fugate as Wilson College continues to evolve to meet the needs of our future students.”

Over the course of his career, Fugate has worked extensively in enrollment management and student affairs; supported the work of college boards of trustees; and led successful communications and marketing efforts–specifically at Randolph College and the University of Georgia. He has also held several key leadership roles focusing on strategy and policy while working for the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Office of the Governor.

As president of Wilson College, Fugate will be responsible for unifying the campus with a focus on enhancing the student experience and success in later life, managing enrollment, providing financial stewardship, fundraising, cultivating the alumni base, and building and enhancing relationships and partnerships in the local community.

“I am humbled and honored to be selected to lead Wilson College into its next 150 years,” Fugate said. “While Wilson’s commitment to opportunity, honor and providing a high-quality liberal arts education are what drew me to consider this position, ultimately getting to know the people of Wilson helped me to fall in love with the institution. Wilson has a remarkable history and I am excited about collaborating with students, faculty, staff, alumni, Trustees and friends of the college to chart a path for its future success.”

Fugate earned a doctorate of philosophy in higher education from the Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia, in 2012; a master’s degree in higher education administration with an emphasis in institutional advancement in 2005 from the Peabody College at Vanderbilt University; and a bachelor’s degree in dramatic arts and economics in 2002 from Centre College in Danville, Ky.

In addition, Fugate has served as guest lecturer at Lynchburg College, Randolph College and the University of Georgia, as well as presented at numerous higher education professional conferences and consulted on higher education structure and policy. His many awards and accolades are testimony to his distinguished service within the higher education industry, as well as in community engagement initiatives.

The Wilson College Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Oct. 19 to appoint Fugate president of the college. He was selected from a pool of more than 100 highly qualified candidates after an extensive national search.

Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college in Chambersburg, Pa., that offers bachelor’s degrees in 35 majors and graduate degrees in education, healthcare, nursing, business and the arts and humanities. Wilson is committed to providing an affordable education that offers value to its students beyond graduation. Wilson has a fall 2019 enrollment of 1,620 students in all programs. Visit wilson.edu for more information.

CHAMBERSBURG: Wilson College VMT Club Dog Wash

CHAMBERSBURG: Wilson College VMT Club Dog Wash

 

Wilson College VMT Club Dog Wash

Saturday, October 26th * 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Wilson College Veterinary Medical Technology Club will hold its popular dog wash from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27. The location this year has changed to the new college veterinary education center next to Lortz Hall and the Brooks Science Center. The dog washes are open to the public.

The cost is $10 for small dogs, $15 for medium dogs, $20 for large dogs and $25 for extra-large or double-coated dogs. The price includes ear cleaning, nail trim, bath, blow dry—all of which will be performed by VMT Club members—and a bandana. Owners must present a paper copy of their dog’s rabies vaccination.

 

CHAMBERSBURG: Wilson College VMT Club Dog Wash

CHAMBERSBURG: Wilson College VMT Club Dog Wash

 

Wilson College VMT Club Dog Wash

Saturday, October 26th * 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

The Wilson College Veterinary Medical Technology Club will hold its popular dog wash from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27. The location this year has changed to the new college veterinary education center next to Lortz Hall and the Brooks Science Center. The dog washes are open to the public.

The cost is $10 for small dogs, $15 for medium dogs, $20 for large dogs and $25 for extra-large or double-coated dogs. The price includes ear cleaning, nail trim, bath, blow dry—all of which will be performed by VMT Club members—and a bandana. Owners must present a paper copy of their dog’s rabies vaccination.

 

CHAMBERSBURG: 5TH ANNUAL PEOPLE, PLACE, PLATES

CHAMBERSBURG: 5TH ANNUAL PEOPLE, PLACE, PLATES

 

5TH ANNUAL PEOPLE, PLACE, PLATES

Growing for the Future: Farm to Table Fundraising Dinner Registration

 

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wilson College, Laird Hall

Tickets available online: www.wilson.edu/ppp19

Join us as we celebrate Fulton Farm and it’s commitment to educating for sustainability through food. Enjoy an evening of local food and drink, music and prize drawings.