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Get to Know the AEC

Updated: January 13, 2020 | Tagged: ,

The Alumni Executive Council (AEC) is a dedicated group of alumni focused on strengthening the Washington & Jefferson College connection for alumni and students.

AEC members, who serve three-year terms, represent a variety of majors, class years, and geographical areas. Get to know some of the 20-person council below and learn more about the…

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Alumni Donors Fund Sports Complex Additions

Updated: January 13, 2020 | Tagged: ,

The Jerry L. Morrow Alumni Suite was funded by David Ross, Class of 1978, in memory of the father of his close friend J.C. Morrow, Class of 1977, a Class of 2002 member of the W&J Athletic Hall of Fame. J.C. Morrow and Ross formed a bond while playing youth sports in…

Salvitti Family Gymnasium Dedication

Salvitti Family Gymnasium Dedication

Updated: January 13, 2020 | Tagged: ,

On November 12, 2019, Washington & Jefferson College hosted a dedication ceremony for its renovated Salvitti Family Gymnasium. 

The renovation of the gymnasium, home site for W&J basketball, wrestling, and volleyball was made possible by a generous lead gift from Dr. E. Ronald Salvitti, Class of 1959, a Class of 2002 member of the W…

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Six Student-Athletes Recognized for Academic Prowess

Updated: January 13, 2020 | Tagged: ,

Conor Manning ’20 was named the 57th Academic All-American in Washington & Jefferson College history by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced Dec. 11. Manning is the 16th First Team Academic All-America selection for W&J since 1978. He becomes the first W&J football player to be named…

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Golden Goal: Men’s soccer wins PAC Championship for first time since 2007

Updated: January 13, 2020 | Tagged: ,

The men’s soccer team captured its first conference title in 12 years after defeating Geneva College 4-2 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Tournament Championship game Nov. 9 at Alexandre Stadium. The Presidents compiled a 12-8-2 overall record, which included a 9-0-1 record against conference competition.

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Recent alum continues tradition of giving beyond W&J

Updated: January 13, 2020 | Tagged: ,

Wes Preston ’19 graduated in May, and immediately continued his dedication to public service as a fellow in the Pittsburgh-based philanthropic organization PULSE. For his one year fellowship, he was placed with Hilltop Alliance as a communications coordinator aiding in the economic development and revitalization of the low-income Pittsburgh neighborhood of Allentown.

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Vice Presidents with a Vision

Updated: January 13, 2020 | Tagged: ,

Spring is bringing changes to campus that give Presidents a lot to be excited about.

With two leadership positions filled in Summer 2019 and a strategic plan approved in Fall 2019, the College is positioned to move into 2020 with momentum.

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Jeffery Frick, Ph.D…

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A Plan for Success: W&J Adopts New Strategic Plan

Updated: January 13, 2020 | Tagged: ,

“Every W&J graduate will not only be exceptionally well prepared for professional success, but also recognized as a leader committed to the highest standards of ethics and capable of addressing complex challenges facing today’s organizations and society.” – President John C. Knapp, Ph.D.

This promise is at the heart of the College’s…

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Presidential Perspectives: Developing Leaders of Exceptional Competence and Character

Updated: January 13, 2020 | Tagged:

What are the qualities that set W&J graduates apart in today’s competitive market for talent? This question was at the center of our recent strategic planning process, for we knew that decisions about our future must begin with a clear understanding about what the College does best. Our highly personalized approach to education…

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Thriving Together: How the students of W&J build their campus community

Updated: January 10, 2020 | Tagged: , ,

When the Student Government Association’s (SGA) executive board gather in their office on the second floor of Rossin Campus Center, there’s a lot to discuss. The young men and women in this room have learned how to balance academics, work, and social life at W&J—and when it’s possible, to have…