Gala Awards

Wilkes bestows two prestigious awards at the annual Founders Gala - the President's Medal and the Chairperson's Award.

President's Medal

President's Medal

The President's Medal is bestowed annually on individuals whose personal and professional lives reflect the highest aspirations of Wilkes University. This award is presented to deserving individuals at the annual Founders Gala celebration. Established in 2014 by President Patrick F. Leahy, the President's Medal has been awarded to pillars of our campus community.

Chairperson's Award

The Chairperson’s Award is presented to individuals who have made a positive impact upon their profession or community and in the spirit of the mission of Wilkes University. First awarded in 2023, recipients serve as an inspiration to Wilkes students and bring honor and pride to the University.

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the Founders Gala