Wilkes University would like to welcome the 565 incoming freshmen students that comprise its Class of 2018. It is the 81st freshmen class in University history.
Prior to the commencement of fall classes, the students attended one of two summer orientation sessions. During the two-day sessions, the incoming freshmen met their fellow classmates and student mentors, toured the residence halls and University campus, attended information sessions, enjoyed a picnic on the campus greenway, and explored the larger community via volunteer service projects. This year the service sites included
the Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge in Dallas, Pa., the Wilkes-Barre YMCA, the CEO Food Bank, and the Back Mountain Memorial Library.
The following local residents are members of the class of 2018: Ashley Miscavage, biology; Kellie Kalada, biology; Eleni Moustardas international studies; Jacqueline Kurovsky, communications; Audrey Wood, environmental engineering; Madison Houser, Brittany Stanton biology; and Nicole Jankowski pre-pharmacy.