Wilkes University

The Wilkes University e-Mentoring Program provides first-year students with one-on-one and small group access to students who have been in their shoes before! This unique Wilkes experience through mentorship aids new Colonels in their transition to college as well as to provide an extraordinary supportive environment for academic excellence and personal growth.

Who are the e-Mentors?

A mentor is a person or friend who guides a less experienced person by building trust and modeling positive behavior. An effective mentor understands that their role is to be dependable, engaged, authentic and tuned in to the needs of the mentee.

Wilkes University e-Mentors are student leaders who have had a varied campus experience. e-Mentors include resident assistants, club members, student athletes, study abroad travelers, student researchers, honors program awardees and much more!

How the Program Works

Essentially, the e-Mentor is a Wilkes concierge, equipping the first-year students with information they need to have the best Wilkes experience possible!

Every incoming first-year and/or transfer student will receive an e-Mentor, an upperclassman in a related major that they can rely on for peer advice. This mentor becomes your guide and first friend at Wilkes!

e-Mentors communicate with their mentees prior to the start of the semester primarily through an introductory email sent in early June. First-year students meet their e-Mentors at summer orientation as they expertly guide them through the engaging experience.

The mentoring experience continues into Welcome Weekend and throughout the entire fall semester. e-Mentors provide information and resources available to students as they adjust to the University and college life, establishing a climate of trust, support and encouragement. e-Mentors are expected to communicate regularly with their mentees, but are not limited to electronic communication. Students often meet face-to-face for lunch or coffee, and mentee groups may attend campus events together as well.

Current e-Mentor Class

Gisela Orama

Major: Pharmacy

Minors: Spanish and Psychology

Graduation Year: 2026

Get to Know Gisela Orama

I am from Wharton, NJ located in Morris County. Wilkes was my first choice school, not only for the impecable Pharmacy program but also for the home feeling I felt when I visited campus for the first time my Junior year of high school. I will be in my P1 year of Pharmacy this fall semester. I am apart of pre-Pharmacy club and am a pharmacist technician at Rite-Aid pharmacy in Pittston. I am super excited for my third year as an e-Mentor.

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes not only for the great pharmacy program but also because I felt like I was at home as soon as I walked onto campus. I liked the aspect of professors knowing me by my name and not just as a number. I love the diverse community and the numerous activities that are done on campus. I have meet life long friends while being a student at Wilkes. The faculty and staff have supported me from the very start which has helped me grow into the best version of myself.

Sarah Erickson

Majors: Early Education and Special Education

Minor: Reading

Graduation Year: 2024

Get to Know Sarah Erickson

I am a Junior Early Education and Special Education major with a minor in Reading from Annville, PA near Hershey park! I was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona. I graduated from Annville Cleona Secondary School in 2020. I was very involved in high school with being in many clubs along with being a Cheer captain, playing softball, and track. I decided to come to Wilkes because of all of the clubs they offered, academics, and the feeling of family that the school gave me. In my first two years of being a Colonel I have been apart of the Cheer Team, a team manager for sports, the First-year class Vice President, then Sophomore class president and apart of a few other clubs here on campus. Outside of school I love to go hiking, visit my family, and hangout with friends. If I am not in class you can usually find me in Starbucks or at the Library studying! This will be my second year as an E-mentor and I can't wait to start this year off great with you all!

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because of the campus and family like feeling. It was a beautiful and welcoming campus with lots of new opportunities for me! I love being a Colonel and the school spirit this campus has!

Ryan Stewart

Majors: PharmD and MBA

Graduation Year: 2024

Get to Know Ryan Stewart

Hello everyone! My name is Ryan Stewart and I am a third year student pharmacist (P3) and MBA candidate from Effort, PA. Wilkes has truly given me some of the best experiences I have ever had. On campus, I am involved in a number of activities some of which include president of Pharmacy Senate, resident assistant, and facilitator for Wilkes Adventure Ed. In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, fishing, and hunting. I am here as a resource for you to find your path as your start your adventure here at Wilkes! I am so excited to meet you all!

Why Wilkes?

Wilkes has been my home for the past four years so far. The faculty and students here are so close and always willing to support one another. I love how much I have grown personally and professionally throughout my time here. Wilkes is unlike other universities because there is always so much to do from backpacking trips to baseball games, there is something for everyone. I look forward to helping you find what drives your passion here on campus!

Kaylee Simmons

Major: Pharmacy

Minors: Spanish and Chemistry

Graduation Year: 2025

Get to Know Kaylee Simmons

I am from Nanticoke, PA which is only 15 minutes from campus so Wilkes was a great option because it allowed me to stay close to home. I will be a Senior and P2 Pharmacy student in the fall. What ultimately led me to chose Wilkes was the small campus community and the ability to make new friends because of it. I am highly involved in many professional pharmacy clubs that Wilkes has to offer. I am a member of the American Pharmacist’s Association (APhA), the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) where I hold the position of Power to End Stroke Chair, the Pennsylvania Pharmacist Association (PPA), and Kappa Psi. Outside of pharmacy school, I am involved in the WEBS program, which empowers young girls in middle and high school who are interested in pursuing jobs in the stem field and I serve as a BIO 122 Teaching Assistant. I also hold a part-time job as a Pharmacy Technician at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. In my free time, I enjoy working out and spending time with friends. I am excited for the opportunity to serve once again as an E-mentor, and cannot wait to welcome you to campus!

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because of the small class sizes, and the personal connections that you get to make with your classmates and professors! They know you by name, and love to get to know you outside of the classroom. There are so many opportunities to become involved on campus, from joining a competitive or intramural sports team to becoming a member of student government! With over 100 clubs and extracurriculars on campus, you will have plenty of opportunities to become highly involved and make more personal connections. The faculty and students are supportive of each other, which allows Wilkes to be the perfect place for personal growth and learning!

Long Le

Major: Pharmacy

Minor: Global Cultures

Graduation Year: 2025

Get to Know Long Le

Hey everyone! I'm from a small town about forty-five minutes away from campus called Berwick. For the upcoming Fall 2022 semester, I will begin my second professional year of pharmacy school. Being at Wilkes The amazing staff and faculty allowed me to grow myself as an individual and learn the different types of opportunities that Wilkes University provides. I am a part of Wilkes Adventure Education and will be my second year as an E-Mentor.

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because of their amazing Pharmacy program. There are so many clubs and extracurriculars that allow you to meet people with different background and interests. I've grown to love Wilkes because of their community and their wonderful faculty and staff they have. After staying here for three years, I've come to learn that Wilkes is like a hidden gem compared to all the other colleges and universities.

Marytere Quintana-Avila

Major: Political Science on a pre-law track

Graduation Year: 2025

Get to Know Marytere Quintana-Avila

My name is Marytere Quintana-Avila and I’m a second year student here at Wilkes University! I grew up in Scranton Pennsylvania and went to West Scranton Highschool. I am a Political Science major on a pre-Law track and aspire to become an immigration lawyer. On campus you’ll usually find me doing a bunch of different activities and participating in many events. You’ll often find me in the club hub doing my usual Student Government duties! On campus I’m the Student Government Executive board Treasurer, as well as a bonner leader in the bonner leader program. I am also a coordinator for the schools Colonel Cupboard, in addition to my translating services for the school as my work study. Coming into Wilkes as a first generation college student I understand the difficulties one can face with the unknown. I hope to help those, who like myself, found it difficult to transition from highschool to college and allow their experience at Wilkes be memorable. I recognize the difficulty in starting new at a unknown place with many new faces. That is why it’s my goal to set a comfortable environment for incoming students to feel right at home. I hope to be able to be the bridge between international students who come to Wilkes and all that Wilkes has to offer. Communication is a form of life we take for granted. My goal is to ensure everyone on campus is able to be heard and understood, especially those who have English as their second language. Wilkes University has become my home and my goal is to ensure that everyone on campus can agree.

Why Wilkes?

I ultimately made the decision to come to Wilkes because of the environment and atmosphere it created when I first visited. Coming from a family oriented home, I immediately knew Wilkes was for me. Walking around campus everyone knows one another. I knew Wilkes was the school for me because of its home like environment. I could walk across the green way on my way to the sub and be able to run into at least 2 people that I know. I don’t think you can find that type of connection anywhere else. Wilkes University is a school that offers the platform for many students to build connections that soon turn into family.

Emma Freels

Major: Middle Level Education (mathematics)

Graduation Year: 2025

Get to Know Emma Freels

I am a sophomore majoring in middle level education with a concentration in mathematics! I am from Plymouth Meeting, PA, which is just outside of Philadelphia, so I'm not too far from home, but I feel like I've built another home here at Wilkes and the best friends I've made are the ones I wasn't expecting. The community here has been extremely supportive of my goals and has encouraged me to grow a lot personally. I love knowing how much the education department cares, and I love that I got to observe and even teach within my first year! I am part of the Honors and Barre Scholars Programs, which have been an exciting challenge. This year I will become a Resident Assistant and the secretary of the Ultimate Frisbee Club. I also currently have a work study job, where I get to tutor children at the YMCA. I can't wait to guide you through this adjustment and all these new opportunities so that you can reach your goals and find a piece of home at Wilkes! :)

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because I liked the idea of going to a small school where I can know my classmates and where professors and advisors care about their students' success. There is such a supportive community here, and so many opportunities to make incredible friends through classes, clubs, and campus events. There are opportunities for everyone to find people who have similar or different interests. This community has already allowed me to grow so much personally, and I am so grateful for the people it has brought into my life.

Morgan Steiner

Majors: Political Science, International Relations, and History

Minors: Legal Studies and Women's & Gender Studies

Graduation Year: 2025

Get to Know Morgan Steiner

I live about an hour from campus in Moscow, PA. I chose Wilkes because of the amazing opportunities and close-knit community. Other than being an e-Mentor, I'm also an Honors Peer Mentor, a first-year RA, a member of Programming Board, a member of Games and Media Club, a part of the chorus, TTC's Social Media Handler, the Director of Marketing for HPSC, and Secretary for GSA. When I'm not on campus, I work as a waitress and love reading, spending time with my friends, and playing video games! I love attending and helping out at on-campus events. This'll be my first year as an e-Mentor and I'm so excited to meet and work with everyone!

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because of the close-knit community. After just one year, I've had so many opportunities both in academics and extracurriculars that I never could have imagined, but Wilkes makes it possible! I've made so many amazing friends and the staff and faculty are so supportive and always willing to work with me. There are so many fun activities on campus and so much to do in Wilkes-Barre I'm so glad I chose Wilkes!

Kylie Jayne

Major: Nursing

Graduation Year: 2025

Get to Know Kylie Jayne

Hello, my name is Kylie! I lived in the small town of Athens, Pennsylvania before I went to Wilkes. I loved how the campus felt like home and it was not huge. If felt like the perfect size for me. One thing you will learn about me is I love dogs. Wilkes is perfect for me because everyday I always see someone walking their dog around or near campus. At Wilkes I am a part of the Wilkes Christian Fellowship club and the Student Society of Nurses. The clubs allow me to meet new people with the same interests I have. I am really excited to be an e-mentor because I want to be able to help people adjust to Wilkes as well as I did. If you ever see me around campus please do not hesitate to say hi!

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes for the small school environment. I love how I always know someone when I’m walking around campus and I still have many people that I haven’t met yet. I love the campus and the people that walk their dogs on campus! I have met some great people at Wilkes that I cannot imagine my life without. Wilkes provides for its students by having multiple clubs that do activities such as bingo for prizes and many giveaways.

Megan Makovsky

Major: Pharmacy

Minor: Spanish

Graduation Year: 2025

Get to Know Megan Makovsky

Hi everyone!! I am from a small town about an hour and a half south of campus called Fleetwood. I will be a P2 Pharmacy student this year and I have a minor in Spanish. This year, I am Wilkes' Student Body President!! A few of the other roles I have on campus include being a Resident Assistant in Fortinsky Hall, the Vice President of Pharmacy Senate, and a member of the Honors Program. This will be my third year as an e-Mentor, and I'm super excited for it! Off campus, I work at Penn State Health St. Joseph's Medical Center as a pharmacy intern. I chose Wilkes because of its extremely reputable pharmacy program, as well as for the sense of community that I felt when coming to visit campus for the first time. There are so many resources offered for students to succeed, while also providing a variety of events throughout the semester that give students the opportunity to have a good time and make a million memories. Wilkes University is my home away from home, and I hope to make it feel that way for my mentees!!

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because of its extremely reputable pharmacy program, as well as for the sense of community that I felt when coming to visit campus for the first time. There are so many resources offered for students to succeed, while also providing a variety of events throughout the semester that give students the opportunity to have a good time and make a million memories. Wilkes University is my home away from home, and I hope to make it feel that way for my mentees!!

Devyn Cammarota

Majors: Digital Design and Multi media

Minors: Art and History

Graduation Year: 2023

Get to Know Devyn Cammarota

I am from Lincoln Park, New Jersey and graduated from Boonton High School. Coming from a small town and high school I knew Wilkes was going to be a great fit for me. Some of the club I am a part of on campus is Studio 20, Psychology Club and GSA. I also work at the Sordoni Art Gallery on campus. There I am a part of the Design and social media team. As well as working at the desk in the gallery. In my free time I really like to read classic books like the “Great Gatsby” or Sherlock stories. I also really enjoy playing video games and listening to music. I love being involved and attending all of the campus event we have. I have built life time friendships while attending Wilkes and will forever be grateful for that. My goal is for students to feel that they will always have someone they can talk too. I want to help students blossom into the creative individual they will become.

Why Wilkes?

I choose Wilkes because of the size. Coming from a small town and small high school it really made me feel at home. Also how the professors from my major know everyone and are very passionate about their students and the subjects. Everyone here genuinely cares about each other which gives a great sense of community.

Kara Beerley

Major: Psychology (applied)

Minors: Business Administration and Women's & Gender Studies

Graduation Year: 2024

Get to Know Kara Beerley

I am from Harleysville, Pennsylvania and I will be a junior psychology major with a business administration and women's and gender studies minor. I love to spend my time outdoors and going on adventures, and I love to bake and make pottery! Here, I am involved in Wilkes Adventure Education (WAE), psychology club, and I have a work-study as a transcriptionist for the Farley Library archives. Outside of school, you'll find me working at a local coffee shop not too far from campus, at a restaurant back home, and at summer camps over summer breaks. I have loved my journey at Wilkes so far and am so excited to share it with you!

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because of the intimate and unique campus, and for the opportunities to grow and challenge myself academically, professionally, and emotionally. Here, dreams can be made into reality with so many opportunities to get involved and ask questions.

Matthew Schwarztrauber

Major: Pharmacy

Minor: Chemistry

Graduation Year: 2025

Get to Know Matthew Schwarztrauber

I am from the town of Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania, located about an hour north of Wilkes, and this year, I will be a P2 in Wilkes's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. My familiarity with Wilkes University began when I was a 10th grader first competing in the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science. In the years following, I recognized the academic reputation of the University and its enjoyable environment and chose to study here. In my time at Wilkes, I have been a member of several organizations, including the Wilkes University Programming Board (WUPB), Chemistry Club, the Honors Program, and I am currently the Treasurer of a club in the School of Pharmacy. I will also be a Resident Assistant (RA) for my second year in 2022-2023. In Spring 2021, I had the honor of fulfilling the role of a general chemistry teacher assistant (TA), and I really enjoyed being able to use what I have learned to help guide others in their work; I plan on being a TA again in Fall 2022! Outside of my academic life, I enjoy superhero and space based movies and TV shows (and others of course), I value spending time with friends, and I have helped ensure the function and beauty of a sheep farm near my home for several years. This is my second year as an e-Mentor, and I am excited to meet you and see what the year has to bring!

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because of the countless opportunities to expand my knowledge, skills, and interests. Wilkes students have done so much good in the community and around campus that I could not help but want to join in the Wilkes Community. Since becoming part of campus life, I have become involved in so many campus activities and have met so many great people, and I have developed for the better as a result.

Sarah Pavlick

Major: marketing

Minor: psychology

Graduation Year: 2023

Get to Know Sarah Pavlick

I am from Mountain Top, PA, which is located about 15 minutes from campus. I chose Wilkes because I felt at home on campus right away and I loved that all of the professors and students know each other by name. I am a senior marketing major with a minor in psychology, and this will be my third year as an e-mentor. On campus, I work as a Career Ambassador in the Center for Careers and Internships, and I am a member of the Programming Board. Wilkes has so many clubs and activities to get involved in, and I can’t wait to help my mentees find their favorite activities and navigate their transition to college and first semester on campus!

Why Wilkes?

I love Wilkes because of the small class sizes, close-knit campus community, and all of the amazing opportunities Wilkes has to offer! Everyone is so friendly and helpful, which creates the best atmosphere on campus.

Morgann Davis

Major: Nursing

Graduation Year: 2024

Get to Know Morgann Davis

I am from Shippensburg, PA which is about 2 1/2 hours from Wilkes. I love spending time with friends and my amazing golden retriever, Bentley! I will be a junior nursing student this semester. I chose Wilkes University because of the well-known nursing program and the small class sizes. Although campus is small, there is still so much school spirit and sense of community on campus. Since the first time stepping on campus, I could tell how passionate the faculty and staff are about helping the students succeed and reach their goals. Aside from being an e-Mentor, I am involved in Christian Fellowship Club, Society of Student Nurses, Nursing Student Organization, National Society of Leadership and Success, and pep band. I am so grateful that I get to be an e-Mentor again this year and I can’t wait to make everyone feel welcomed on campus and apart of the Colonel Family!

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because I love the small campus atmosphere here on campus and the feeling of community that exists. I love how passionate the faculty and staff here are about helping the students and making sure they succeed. One other reason I love going to school here is the number of opportunities you have to get involved, which allow you to meet many new people. My goal is to help others adjust to college life and to make sure they feel apart of the Colonel family.

Nikki Polivka

Major: Pharmacy

Graduation Year: 2025

Get to Know Nikki Polivka

I am a senior pharmacy (P2) student from a small town in Pennsylvania called Weatherly. My high school graduating class had about 50 kids in it, so I was used to a small, close knit community. That was one of the reasons that I decided to pick Wilkes as I get the same close knit experience here! I also only live about 40 minutes away, so it's easy for me to visit home whenever I want to. This will be my third year as an e-Mentor, and I am unbelievably excited to experience this position once again! Along with being an e-Mentor, I am a part of the Honors program and I am the president of my pharmacy class. Outside of campus I am employed as a pharmacy technician at Rite Aid. I am so excited to meet all of you and help you see why Wilkes is the place to be!

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes due to the very close-knit community that is found here. I came from a very small high school (my graduating class only had 50 students), so finding a school with a smaller atmosphere like that was wonderful. I truly feel that everybody here including students, faculty, and professors all support and lift each other up. Wilkes is such a wonderful place to be, and I am so glad that I found my way here.

Ellie Freiss

Majors: Mechanical Engineering and Physics

Graduation Year: 2024

Get to Know Ellie Freiss

I am a junior Mechanical Engineering and Physics major from Bethlehem, PA which is about an hour and a half away from Wilkes University. I chose Wilkes because of the small class sizes and the close proximity to home. The professors are always available to help students to ensure success in the classroom. This is my second year as an e-Mentor and I am very excited to help the new students transition into life here at Wilkes. I am a Wilkes Adventure Education (WAE) Facilitator, a coordinator for the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), and a member of the Programming Board. I also hold a work study position as a tutor for classes such as Physics, Chemistry, and Calculus 1. I am excited to meet all the incoming first year students!

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because of the small class sizes and the close proximity to my house. The professors are always available to help students to ensure success in the classroom. Wilkes offers the personalized education of a small school with the resources of a larger school. Outside of the classroom, Wilkes offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities to create truly well rounded students.

Matt Haubert

Majors: Business Administration and Management

Graduation Year: 2024

Get to Know Matt Haubert

I am from Bloomsburg, PA, which is 45 minutes to an hour west of Wilkes. I am a senior Business Administration and Management major. After graduation, I hope to attend dental school to become an orthodontist. On campus, I am involved with the Ultimate Frisbee and Baja clubs, I play the trumpet in the Wilkes Pep Band, and I am an RA at Evans Hall. Outside of class and clubs, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and participating in campus activities. I love being able to help other students whenever I can and meeting new people. More often than not throughout the day, I can be found in the corner of the sub lounge, so feel free to stop and say hi!

Why Wilkes?

I decided on Wilkes because Wilkes offered the major I wanted, the small class sizes, the proximity to my home, and the pep-band. The major programs Wilkes offers are exceptional compared to similar universities. I value a smaller class size because I can build a stronger and more personal relationship with the professors and my fellow students. Wilkes is close enough to my home that if I need to go home I can, but far enough away that I have a new environment to live in. I also value music, and it was important to me to continue making music in the pep band.

Darwin Gonzalez

Major: Electrical Engineering

Minor: Computer Engineering

Graduation Year: 2024

Get to Know Darwin Gonzalez

I am an international student from Panama. I got a scholarship to study at Wilkes University. My major is Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering major. I came to Wilkes University knowing almost no English and I have learned a lot thanks to all the help that my classmates and professor have given me. I am also a student ambassador working with the Wilkes Admissions office. Also, I am part of many clubs like Wilkes Baja Club, IEEE chapter at Wilkes and Table Tennis club and Friends of Panama Club. I am very excited to meet you and help you to be part of this family.

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because it offers many opportunities for international students. In addition, Wilkes means a lot to me for the opportunities it has given me to meet more people, have more experiences, and grow personally and academically.

Danielle Morris

Major: Digital Design & Media Art

Minor: Communication Studies

Graduation Year: 2023

Get to Know Danielle Morris

I am a senior Digital Design & Media Art major from Plains, PA, which is just about 15 minutes away from campus. This is my second year as an e-Mentor, and I am excited to take on the additional role of Social Media Coordinator for the e-Mentor program as a whole! Wilkes has given me several opportunities to get involved. I am the incoming Student Body Vice President for the 2022-23 school year, making this my second year on Student Government’s Executive Board, and my third year of involvement overall. The DDMA program is primarily why I chose to come to Wilkes; it is such a wonderful, close-knit family. It has allowed me to complete work for outside clients and participate in competitions to showcase what I have learned over the years. I am also the Editor of the Comm. department’s newsletter, The Medium, and have even tried my hand in radio at our station, 90.7 WCLH. When I’m not in class, I’m most likely in the SG office catching up on work or recharging at Starbucks! At Wilkes, there are endless opportunities to find your place and find your people. Our welcoming faculty and students make it easy. It's hard to believe this is my last year here, but I’m so grateful to have the chance to help new and current Colonels feel right at home!

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes University because of its Digital Design program that perfectly fit my interests and aspirations, as well as the small campus community that truly feels like home. There is always something to do at here at Wilkes, whether it be a game to attend, a fun event to check out, or a club to join. I knew that Wilkes would allow me to connect with my professors, advisors, and peers on a personal level. I will be forever grateful for the opportunities I have been given during my time here!

Daphne Shencavitz

Major: Biochemistry

Minor: Mathematics

Graduation Year: 2024

Get to Know Daphne Shencavitz

I am a junior Biochemistry major with a focus on Pre-Veterinary Medicine and a minor in Mathematics from Long Island, NY. Wilkes was a perfect match for me. Being from out of state, it was a little nerve-racking moving away from home and knowing no one, but campus life makes it difficult to not feel right at home. It is so easy to find a club relating to something you love. For me, it's the Chemistry Club. I am the current President of the Chemistry Club and also a member of the Programming Board's Gen Board. When I have some free time, I also go to some of the Tap Club's meetings. Outside of classes and clubs, I love crafts, music, and hanging out in the Chem Lounge. I am super excited to be an e-Mentor this year and cannot wait to meet you all!

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because of all the opportunities it offered me. Starting freshman year, I was able to get involved in clubs that interested me, and even hold an officer position in one of them. The small class size allowed me to form connections with my professors and peers early on. The combination of class size and the lively campus created by clubs and their events creates an atmosphere that I am so happy to be a part of.

Arlyn Rivera

Major: Biology

Graduation Year: 2023

Get to Know Arlyn Rivera

When I turned 18 I received bachelor of science in high school in my home country of Panamá. After the long journey of school I came to America with a scholarship and I am proceeding to study biology to pursue zoology. It has now been a while since I have first came to Wilkes and I have come to enjoy the campus. I give tours at Wilkes as an ambassador and it has taught me how much I enjoy helping people get accustomed to the campus. On the side I love to do research with the university, play soccer and volleyball. I look forward to meeting everyone!

Why Wilkes?

I was sent to Wilkes from Panama due to my scholarship. I didn't have much of a choice at the time but after coming here I have appreciated many things about the campus. I like the diversity you can find at Wilkes, the chance to meet people from everywhere and share experiences. In the end if I was from the are I would have chosen Wilkes anyways.

Nate Edwards

Majors: Pharmacy and MBA

Graduation Year: 2023

Get to Know Nate Edwards

I am Senior pharmacy major in my P-2 year. I am originally from a small town in upstate NY called Morris which is about 2 and a half hours away from here. I came to Wilkes because I fell in love with the feel of the campus. It was in the city and close to everything, but also felt secluded at the same time. Throughout freshman year that love just grew as I made more friends and went to all the events Wilkes had to offer. I chose pharmacy as my major because it encompassed several of my interests which were my love for helping people along with my love for chemistry. In my free time here at college I enjoy playing board games and card games with my friends, doing outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing, and going to Wilkes hosted events like casino night. On campus, I am part of the honors program, ACCP, APhA, and I work at the Archives on campus part time. This is my second year as an e-mentor and I look forward to all of the new experiences from it!

Why Wilkes?

I chose to come to Wilkes because I loved the environment. I come from a very small town in rural New York, so I wanted a bigger school, but still a place that felt like a close-knit community. Wilkes gave me both of these things because it is a smaller campus that feels secluded from the city around it. Wilkes also holds fantastic events that make every week interesting and you can always find something to do. On top of this, I have found great friends from my major as well as just meeting new people at events on campus.

Maria Rodriguez

Major: Electrical engineering

Minors: Math and Statistics

Graduation Year: 2024

Get to Know Maria Rodriguez

I'm a junior in Electrical engineering with a minor in math, statistics and computer science. I grew up and graduaded from highschool in Panama. Since I was little I wanted to study abroad, the opportunitty came on 2020 and I ended up in Wilkes University. As you can see I am really far away from home, but the good thing is that Wilkes offers so many opportunities to get involved on campus, meet people and also learn from the american culture so I actually feel like home. I am currently the treasurer of IEEE and an active member of ESAC. I also have a work study job in the admissions office and reseach under Dr. Nazzal. I'm excited for this opportunity and cannot wait to meet you guys!

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes University because from a very young age I wanted to come to study in the United States and it so happened that the president of my country went to my graduation to offer me a full scholarship to Wilkes. Today I am grateful for that opportunity since this university has welcomed me in a very nice way and at the same time, I have made friends that have become family for me.

Leah Kubasek

Major: Chemistry

Minor: Secondary Education

Graduation Year: 2023

Get to Know Leah Kubasek

I am a senior chemistry major with a minor in secondary education. I'm from Shickshinny, PA and graduated from Greater Nanticoke Area Highschool. I chose Wilkes because its close to home and has a wonderful campus & community! Even though I am a commuter, I still love to take part in campus events & gatherings. I am the PLASMA Coordinator of the chemistry club, in which I am in charge of organizing a ton of fun events for our freshmen chemistry & biochemistry students! This will be my second year as an e-mentor and I hope to help new students adjust to the college life and show them all the amazing things Wilkes has to offer.

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because of the multitude of opportunities this school has to offer. It is so easy to become involved, conduct research, and build connections within the community. The small class size and overabundance of clubs and organizations allows for all students to get to know each other and make new friends. Wilkes is not only the perfect place to grow academically, but also socially and developmentally into a mature young adult.

Madison Horensky

Major: Biology

Minor: Chemistry

Graduation Year: 2023

Get to Know Madison Horensky

I grew up and graduated high school in central Jersey (yes it is a real place). My grandma is originally from Wilkes Barre, so I thought it was fitting for me to attend Wilkes. I am a biology and pre-vet major and the science department faculty are truly like no other. Aside from being an e-Mentor, I am the treasurer of the biology club and am a member of WEBS, Wilkes Adventure Ed, and the Pre-Vet Club. I currently TA for Bio 122 and do squirrel behavioral research in Dr. Steele's lab. I hope that as an e-Mentor I can make Wilkes a friendly, welcoming environment for all. My goal is to be one of my mentee's first friends on campus and to be a resource to go to.

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because the small campus meant that I was a big fish in a small pond. I love the personal connection I can make with all my professors. The endless clubs and events mean that there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Aariyana Gould

Majors: Musical Theatre and Public History

Graduation Year: 2023

Get to Know Aariyana Gould

Hi, my name is Aari and I am from Salem, NewJersey. I am a current Senior Musical Theatre and Public History Major. At Wilkes I have been able to be apart of different clubs, theatre productions, choir concerts, and of course, the ementor group. I have even worked on my own collection about the history of the theatre department at my work study job in the archives! Most importantly, I have met some of the best people here at Wilkes! My goal is to not only guide first years through their first semester, but to also make them feel as welcomed as I did when I got to Wilkes!

Why Wilkes?

While there were many factors that aided in my decision to choose Wilkes, In the end it really boiled down to the people. I was immediately welcomed as soon as I stepped foot on this campus, and i’m happy that never went away. Everyday I get to laugh with the absolute best people. The students and professors on campus are really what make a good school, and i’m so fortunate to be at a place that has so many genuine people.

E Alexis

Major: Political Science

Graduation Year: 2025

Get to Know E Alexis

Hi! I’m E, I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and had moved to PA quite young. I graduated in 2021 which didn’t leave a lot of room to visit colleges, I had a lot of trouble figuring out what college to go to but after a while I had went to a few visits to different ones and I felt a sense of belonging once I stepped onto Wilkes. Everyone here finds their own personal growth and you see it happen as the semester passes. aside from being an E-mentor, I will also be an RA for the 22–23 school year and I am currently the class of 2025 president and I’m also in other extra curricular activities and clubs such as pre-law society and diversity club, I am also an active member in many volunteer groups off-campus! I currently have a work-study job in admissions and will be doing internships at law firms around campus. I enjoy helping people around campus and being an ear for people to talk to, I like to build friendships and relationships with people around me, because my goal is to make those people feel comfortable and welcomed onto campus. Many people that I’ve met here at wilkes have pushed me to be the best person I can be and progressed my personal growth. Wilkes is a great place to learn your own personal growth and help people be the best version of themselves.

Why Wilkes?

Honestly once I stepped on campus for orientation I felt a form of happiness and individuality from being here. I chose wilkes because I felt a sense of belonging and openness here. I enjoy the class to professor ratio and the various clubs and opportunities that wilkes offered. I have also seen the various program opportunities and had known wilkes offers everything that I want. The faculty, staff, and student population alike are so supportive of each other so that Wilkes is a place for true personal growth and development. Wilkes is truly a go-to school.

Hera Mukhtar

Major: Biology

Minor: Chemistry

Graduation Year: 2023

Get to Know Hera Mukhtar

I'm from right outside of Pittsburgh, and I will be a senior biology major this year with minor a in chemistry. I chose Wilkes because from the moment I stepped on campus I could tell how much the faculty and staff cared about the students. I love how friendly everyone at the university is and how proud they are to be a colonel. On-campus, I’m president of WEBS, a TA for general biology & microbiology, a tutor for cell/molec bio & general chemistry, an honors peer mentor, and a WAE facilitator. Aside from being a biology major, I'm in the early assurance program at Penn State College of Medicine, and after completing my education I hope to pursue a career as a Primary Care Physician focusing on women's health. This will be my third year as a mentor and I'm so excited to end on a high note :)

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because from the moment I stepped on campus I could feel a sense of belonging from both current students and the faculty. I really enjoy being at a smaller school because I've been able to form strong relationships with professors.

Lindsey Scorey

Major: Communication Studies

Minors: Women's and Gender Studies

Graduation Year: 2023

Get to Know Lindsey Scorey

Hi everyone, I'm Lindsey! I am a senior Communication Studies major with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. I grew up in the Wilkes-Barre area, so this community is my home in so many ways. In the Com. Department I am the Social Media Coordinator for 90.7 WCLH Radio, as well the host of the first ever Wilkes University podcast “Telling the Untold Stories of Wilkes University“ on Spotify! I newly received the position of Executive Director of Zebra Communications, our student-run PR firm on campus. I compete on the Speech and Debate Team and I am a writer/editor for the Opinion section of the Beacon, our campus newspaper. I am also an Honors Student and work as a Scholar of Communication for the Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship on campus. I have had the honor of being an e-Mentor for the past two years and I cannot wait for an amazing final year with an incredible team I am proud to call my colonel family! :)

Why Wilkes?

Wilkes has been my home away from home ever since I first stepped onto campus as a high school sophomore. The welcoming community and limitless opportunities, combined with the newly built Communication Studies building, made my decision likely one of the easiest I have ever made. I love how everyone here supports one another and how faculty and staff give us all the resources to succeed in our desired fields. The extracurricular experiences I have had are nothing short of fantastic and I just know there is something here for everyone. I have become even more of the person I want to be from my time at Wilkes and I wouldn't trade it for the world!

Luz Castro

Majors: History and Secondary Education

Minors: Political Science and Women's & Gender Studies

Graduation Year: 2025

Get to Know Luz Castro

I am a sophomore History and Secondary Education double major and a Political Science and Women's & Gender Studies double minor. I am from right here Wilkes-Barre, so I don’t have to travel far to get to campus and I actually graduated from Coughlin High School, which was a couple of blocks from campus. At Wilkes I am a Small Events Coordinator for the Programming Board and a part of other activities happening on Campus. Coming to college was a scary thing for me in the beginning because I had no one in my family who went to college, so it was something I had to figure out for myself. Once I got to Wilkes I knew that it wasn't going to be as hard as I thought because of all the support and guidance that is provided. I am happy that I chose Wilkes and I am more happy that I am involved in different things here that allow me to help others, like the e-Mentor program, and get to enjoy all the things that Wilkes has to offer.

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because from the moment I walked onto the campus, I knew that this was a place that I would be able to grow and succeed. Once I became a student I saw all the support and assistance available for me to be able to succeed in my classes and journey here. I enjoy going to classes because the teachers and professors want to teach and want to see us succeed in our college adventure. I also enjoy coming to campus because I get to go to different events and join different clubs that give me a break and allow me to express myself. I chose Wilkes because I knew that this was the place that I would be able to get to where I want to be.

Emily Repp

Major: Nursing

Graduation Year: 2024

Get to Know Emily Repp

Hello everyone! I am from Binghamton NY and graduated from Susquehanna Valley High School in 2020. In high school, I was apart of National Honors Society, Vice President of Spirit Club, secretary of SADD and I was in the band. I also was President of my class! Outside of clubs I played 3 sports and danced for 11 years. I am very excited to enter my first year of cheer and the E-Mentor program on campus. I am entering my junior year at Wilkes as a Nursing major. I chose Wilkes because it felt like home. The opportunities on and off campus are endless and there is lots of room for growth and development. I am so grateful for the relationships and friendships I’ve made here. I’ve grown so much as a person in my two years and can’t wait to continue. In my free time I am most likely hanging with friends and studying. I am an extremely personable person and easy to talk to. If you ever have any questions feel free to reach out. I can’t wait to meet everyone!

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because I wanted to attend a smaller school that felt like home. My sister attended Wilkes so I was already familiar with the campus. I love that I am able to make meaningful connections with classmates and professors due to the small class size. I also love how many opportunities Wilkes offers. There are numerous clubs and extra curricular activities to join, as well as on campus jobs. The possibilities are endless.

Isabella Ruiz

Major: Biochemistry

Minor: Music

Graduation Year: 2025

Get to Know Isabella Ruiz

Hello! I'm from Carlsbad, NM, but moved to Harrington, DE right before 9th grade. I decided that Wilkes was right for me after visiting the campus during the summer. After being admitted to the Honors program and deciding on my major, it all came together. Originally, I entered Wilkes as a pre-med student, planning on attending medical school following my graduation. However, after further exploring Wilkes and having many more career options and opportunities shown to me, I picked up a music minor and have shifted my goals to something more environmental/nature related. Along with E-mentoring, I work study with Reading Buddies and in the music library, and will be conducting research in the biology department this summer. I'm so excited to get to know everyone this year, and I plan on doing my very best to make each incoming Colonel feel welcomed and to be of assistance whenever possible.

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because of the opportunities I knew it would provide for me. From the knowledgeable professors, the options for extra curriculars, and the overwhelming staff and peer support, I knew that my future and well-being would be in good hands. Along with all of this, the campus is a wonderful place for finding activities, meeting friends, and taking time to unwind.

Carolyn Purdy

Major: Psychology

Minors: Neuroscience, Dance and Women's & Gender Studies

Graduation Year: 2024

Get to Know Carolyn Purdy

I am from Lansdale, PA and graduated from North Penn High School. On campus, I keep very busy by being President of the Psychology Club, a captain of the Wilkes Dance Team, a member of Wilkes Adventure Education (WAE), as well as participate in the Wilkes Conservatory Ballet performances. More academically, I am part of the Honors Program and involved in research. If I am not studying or dancing, I am usually hanging out with friends, hiking, watching Netflix, or napping.

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes for the small school environment, learning, and creating connections. With these smaller class sizes and campus, there are multitudes of opportunities available which help gain experience, start networking, and stir up curiosity. I absolutely love the psychology and neuroscience department as all the professors are genuine and caring for all the students. I appreciate how I am able to get involved in many programs and activities on campus that relate to all of my interests.

Abigail Lewis

Major: Neuroscience

Graduation Year: 2024

Get to Know Abigail Lewis

Hi, my name is Abby and I grew up in Troy, PA which is about 2 hours northwest of Wilkes-Barre. At Wilkes, I am majoring in Neuroscience and on the pre-PA track. On campus, I am involved in neuroscience club, bio club, chem club, the honors program and Wilkes Adventure Education. Outside of school, I enjoy running, going to the gym, hanging out with my friends, and being outside in the sun.

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because of the close-knit community between the friends and faculty. The smaller class sizes allow professors to know you one-on-one, as well as providing an optimal environment for making new friends. Wilkes has brought me with people who I will have lifelong friendships with, and I could not be more thankful. I also chose Wilkes because there are many opportunities that would not have been available in a larger university. Because of these factors, I have been able to grow more than I could have imagined.

Xhulieta Gjoca

Major: Psychology

Minor: Women's & Gender Studies

Graduation Year: 2023

Get to Know Xhulieta Gjoca

I am a senior psychology major from a very small town right next to the Jim Thorpe Area which is about 45 minutes away from campus. I chose Wilkes because during my tour of the campus, I knew it was where I wanted to go. It felt right to me. This is my first year of being a e-mentor, and I’m so excited for this experience. I’m apart of psychology club and commuter council. Outside of campus life I am a cat mom, I love to kayak, and spending time with my family and friends. Wilkes has so much to offer and I can’t wait to meet my mentees and be able to help them out with their first semester of college!

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because during my tour I loved the campus and felt like it was right for me. Going to a small campus was important to me because I wanted to be sure I would be able to make connection and get to know my professors. Overall my experience at Wilkes has been amazing and I’m thankful for all my friends I have made here!

Jamie Hiryak

Major: Pharmacy

Minor: Psychology

Graduation Year: 2025

Get to Know Jamie Hiryak

I'm from Boyertown, PA, almost 2 hours south of campus. I chose Wilkes because of the wonderful pharmacy program, and also because the professors really care about the students and their success. I love the friendly atmosphere of Wilkes, not to mention the countless opportunities and fun events on campus. I will be a P2 pharmacy student this upcoming semester. I am a member of Psi Chi and the Psychology Club, and a pharmacy research assistant. I am the president elect for the Wilkes chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and co-chair for Operation Diabetes for the Wilkes chapter of the American Pharmacist Association. I'm extremely excited to meet and get to know all of you!

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because the campus felt like a second home the moment I stepped foot on campus. The faculty and staff are all incredibly friendly and welcoming. I love the small class sizes, and everywhere you go, you can see someone you know saying hello. There are so many clubs and fun opportunities on and off campus, and there's always something new happening!

Michelle Bazan

Major: Psychology

Minor: Women's & Gender Studies, Sociology

Graduation Year: 2023

Get to Know Michelle Bazan

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, but my family moved out to NEPA as I was beginning my college journey. As someone from a big city, I thought that finding my place in such as small school like Wilkes would be a challenge, but I was proved wrong in no time. With so much to do on campus, I was quickly able to find my spot and truly connect with both peers and professors! Besides being an e-Mentor, I'm also a member of the Wilkes Psychology club, the President of Psi Chi, and will also be conducting research alongside my professor this upcoming semester.

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because of its strong sense of community and support. I love that I see so many familiar faces on a daily basis and my professors know me by name. Wilkes is a place like no other that has a place for everyone, and that was one of the factors that led me to choose Wilkes. Furthermore, I chose Wilkes because the sense of community and belonging are important to me as a first-generation student.

Kathrine Ermeus

Major: Political Science

Minor: Communications

Graduation Year: 2024

Get to Know Kathrine Ermeus

I am a junior political science major and I currently reside in Sparta, New Jersey. I graduated in 2020 from Sparta High School after moving from David Brearley High School in the middle of my junior year. Throughout high school I was inspired to join workshops and participated in a few clubs that promoted diversity, equity and inclusivity in a classroom and work environment. I also spent a lot of time both singing and directing in numerous choirs throughout high school as well. Being at Wilkes has allowed me to continue learning about diversity and promoting equity in a safe space and learning environment by working with the Multicultural Student Coalition as the Mega-Council President for the second year, and has also opened doors that allow me to continue singing at school events and beyond in and out of the Greater Wilkes-Barre area. This is my second year as an e-mentor, and I am excited to continue working with everyone as we welcome the new incoming class.

Why Wilkes?

.

Madelynn Kinard

Majors: English and Communication Studies

Minor: Global cultures

Graduation Year: 2023

Get to Know Madelynn Kinard

I grew up and graduated high school in Dover, PA. I knew I wanted a change of scenery while also being close enough to home which Wilkes was able to provide. Wilkes offers the best of both worlds for me, the “city“ feel while still fostering a close-knit community and campus. Because of all the opportunities available to students at Wilkes, I've been able to create and maintain lasting friendships while building my resume at the same time. Outside of e-Mentor, I'm also the news editor for The Beacon newspaper; internal director for Dance Marathon; editor at large for Manuscript; and a member of the swim team. Although that can seem like a lot sometimes, between the amazing support of the faculty and staff along with my friends (and with a little bit of time management), Wilkes makes anything possible for its future graduates.

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because of how welcoming and accepted I felt after my overnight with the swim team. I was able to meet with some of my now current professors during that time and get a feel for classes which was really beneficial as I enjoy the smaller class sizes. I was also drawn to the aesthetics of the campus. Being comfortable and happy in my physical environment along with the collaboration and community Wilkes harbors has really allowed me to flourish to the best of both my academic and personal abilities.

Morganne Seitz

Major: Pharmacy

Graduation Year: 2026

Get to Know Morganne Seitz

Hi everyone! My name is Morganne Seitz and I am a P1 (junior) pharmacy student. I’m from York, PA and I graduated from Spring Grove Area High School. I chose Wilkes because of the pharmacy program and the ability to also pursue my other passions outside of my major! In addition to being an E-Mentor, I am a member of the Chamber Orchestra, Civic Band, and Jazz Ensemble. I am also the previous secretary of the Pre-Pharmacy Club and I work at the SUB Info Desk. Outside of school, I have been able to get involved in local musical groups, which is a great example of the opportunities that Wilkes has provided me outside of being a pharmacy student! I am excited to welcome you all to campus and see what this year has in store!

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because of the pharmacy program and because I knew about the other opportunities that I could pursue outside of my major. The pharmacy program drew me in because of the amazing faculty and small class sizes. I also chose Wilkes because of the music program and the opportunities that I've had to play with a variety of music groups, on and off campus. Everything that I have been able to do on campus has introduced me to some of my best friends and I have gained so much experience as a student and a musician.

Maxine Bodnari

Major: Biology

Minors: Chemistry and pre-dental

Graduation Year: 2024

Get to Know Maxine Bodnari

I am a Junior Biology major from Ephrata, PA near Lancaster County. I graduated from Ephrata High school in 2020 and found my home here at Wilkes later that same year. The reason I chose Wilkes was because of how welcoming they were to me and how because they are such a small school they can offer a very personal approach to their students. I liked the fact that if I ever needed help from a teacher or tutor of any kind, it was always within reach. Some of my hobbies include hiking, yoga, going on fun adventures with my friends. I also like volunteering at home for local fundraisers to help those in need and work at my local pool and catering company. I currently am minoring in chemistry and pre-dental. I plan to continue my education into dental school. I am very excited to be your E-Mentor and help you guys have an amazing Wilkes Experience!

Why Wilkes?

I choose Wilkes University because of its small closely knit community. I loved how the students and faculty were so inviting and informative when I first arrived to my visit. I found this to be much different than other big schools I had visited when I was just one out of a handful of applicants. Having caring advisors and an active community here at Wilkes is what drew me to the university and what has continued to me here the past two years.

Mel Fouts

Major: Environmental Engineering

Minor: Sustainability Management

Graduation Year: 2023

Get to Know Mel Fouts

I grew up and graduated high school in Selinsgrove, PA but now I live in Missouri so it was important to me that my campus was a good fit since I would be so far from home. Wilkes truly feels like my home away from home, especially with so many opportunities to get involved. The faculty and staff are always supportive and eager to help in any way so that students can develop individually. Aside from being an e-Mentor, I also serve on the Honors Program Student Committee, Society of Women's Engineers (SWE), and am a Wilkes Adventure Education (WAE) facilitator. I currently have a work study job on campus as well as doing research through my department. I love being active around campus and serving as a resource to help other students become involved. I've been able to build relationships with others on campus that push my personal growth and development by exposing me to new opportunities. My goal is to make students feel welcomed onto campus and excited about their future endeavors as Colonels. Wilkes is a great place to grow, and I want to help students become the best version of themselves.

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because of the genuine feeling of community and belonging within the campus atmosphere. I love the small class sizes and getting to know my professors and fellow classmates. At the same time, there are so many extracurriculars that allow you to meet many new people with different backgrounds and interests. The faculty, staff, and student population alike are supportive of each other so that Wilkes is a place for true personal growth and development.

Arianna Ryan

Majors: Biology, Neuroscience, and Pre-Dental

Minors: Chemistry and Psychology

Graduation Year: 2022

Get to Know Arianna Ryan

I grew up in Tamaqua, PA, which is located only an hour south of Wilkes. I chose Wilkes due to the small campus community and close proximity of my home. I am a senior double major and minor with a focus in pre-dentistry. On campus I enjoy being involved in many extracurriculars including cross country and a variety of clubs, such as chemistry, psychology, biology and neuroscience. Also, due to my love for science and the importance of influencing future scientists, I participate in Adventures in Science and WEBS. Wilkes has given me the opportunity to be a teachers aid at the YMCA, a biology 122 TA and more. I’m looking forward to help guide the incoming freshman and show them the opportunities that Wilkes has to offer!

Why Wilkes?

I chose Wilkes because of the close proximity to my home and small class sizes. The beautiful campus and personal study rooms are just a few campus additions that I value everyday. The many extra curriculars on campus, ranging from sports to clubs, help to built strong, lasting relationships. Overall, Wilkes has a lot to offer in regards to both in and outside of the classroom.

Dean Ambosie

Majors: Biology and Synthetic Bioengineering

Minor: Chemistry

Graduation Year: 2023

Get to Know Dean Ambosie

I am a senior biology and bioengineering major. I live in Mountain Top, and I graduated from Crestwood High School in 2019. Since my junior year of high school, I've been taking classes here at Wilkes, which gave me the opportunity to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in 4 years. Between talking to alumni and experiencing the campus early on, I knew this was the school for me. The close-knit campus community was very appealing and I knew it was the school for me. The professors and academic resources here at Wilkes are top notch and made me feel appreciated immediately. This is my second year as an e-Mentor. On campus, I'm a member of the biology club and I do research with Dr. Terzaghi. This past fall, I began my graduate courses, and I am looking forward to pursuing my Master’s in Synthetic Bioengineering this year. I can’t wait to meet you all and make this a great year!

Why Wilkes?

Being from the area, I’ve known about Wilkes my whole life. I have family who are alumni, and when the time came, I checked it out early on and immediately knew Wilkes was where I wanted to be. I really liked the small campus size and I knew this would give me the opportunity to get to know my professors.

Questions? Contact

Student Development
studentdev@wilkes.edu