Wilkes University celebrates its heritage of educating first-generation college students through our yearly Founders Gala. Proceeds from the annual event support the First Generation Scholarship Fund, established to provide additional scholarship funding to first-generation students.
At the gala, the University awards the President’s Medal to an individual who has helped to enhance the student experience and advance the mission of the University. Below are honorees from past galas.
- President's Medal: Clayton '49 and Theresa Karambelas
- Scholarship Award: Youstena Zaki '19
- President's Medal: John G. Reese
- Scholarship Award: Kyle McHale '18
- President's Medal: Joseph Savitz, Esq. '48
- Scholarship Award: Courtney Moyer '17