Senior Class Gift

After four years of studying and making many great friends and memories, seniors show their pride by giving back to the university through a contribution to the Senior Class Gift. The 2014 Senior Class Gift will be a donation to the Widener Fund. All gifts to the Widener Fund are now 100% dedicated to support financial aid for students in need.
To support the Class of 2014, please click here.

The Widener University Class of 2014 would like to thank the following for their contribution to the 2014 Senior Class Gift:

Luis Agular

Fred Akl

Yvonne Antonucci

Jennifer Barkofski

Janice Beamon, Thank you to all the SBA students who have made my 25 years at Widener so memorable. 

Jacqueline Beers

Jillian Benedict
, dedicated to Dr. Cocchiarale.


Brittany Bicking

Harry Bicking, dedicated to Brittany Bicking.

Devon Biglin, in honor of the Biglin Family.

Justin Blackwell

Elizabeth Braccia, dedicated to my loving parents and the faculty.

Kenneth Bullwinkle, Congratulations to the graduating senior nurses! I am proud to have seen you grow and thanks for a great year! Welcome to the profession!

Bettina Burns, in recognition of my parents James Burns Sr. and Rachel L. Burns.

Deanna & Michael Bushner

John & Regina Campo

Zachary Campo

Samantha Cancell, dedicated to my parents Sue and Steve Cancell.

Steven & Susan Cancell, dedicated to Samantha Cancell.

Bethany Cheezum

Career Services, dedicated to our talented work study students: Chad Jones and Claire Maddocks.

Rebecca Cohen, dedicated to my parents.

Shawn Cohen

Normajean Colby, Congratulations School of Nursing Class of 2014!

Barbra & Glenn Collopy, dedicated to Gregory Collopy.

Heather Connolly, in memory of John P. Connolly, Jr.

Carol Coppola

Noelle Cordeaux
, in honor of Jessica and Brian, who worked tirelessly to guide and support our students.  Thank you for all you do!

Joseph & Karen Decker, dedicated to Joseph Decker Jr., ‘14.

Maria & Geoffrey Dejos

Christina Delva, dedicated to Emmanuel Delva.

Donald Devilbiss

Joy Dickerson, dedicated to my parents, Gaeten & Michele Dominic.

Noelle Dominic, dedicated to my parents, Gaeten & Michele Dominic.

Michael & Marybeth Dunne, dedicated to Walker Dunne.

Linda Durant

Brian Einstein, dedicated to Kathy Shapiro and Sylvan Einstein.

Cathleen Evans

Salvatore R. Faia

Louis & Deborah Frattari

Brian Frankowski, dedicated to the 2014 Senior Class Gift Committee for all your hard work!

Michelle Gavan

Neva Graham, in honor of David Jarema & Nicolina Givin.

Rachel Greco, dedicated to Mr. Carmen DiMatteo.

Caitlin Grobaker, dedicated to Mom, Dad & James.

James Grobaker, dedicated to Caitlin Grobaker. To my sister who followed me everywhere. Love The James

James & Margaret Grobaker, We are proud of our “favorite” daughter, Caitlin Grobaker.

Mark Gualberti, dedicated to Timothy Cairy, who has been my advisor, my guardian, my inspiration, and my friend on my journey at Widener University!  You kept me going and always believed in me and I thank you for that.  I will never forget you!

Brian Haesler

Fredrick & Mary Haesler, dedicated to Brian Haesler.

Mary Halbur

Anna Hall

Dan Hanson

Joseph Hargadon
in memory of my daughter, Kelli Deanne Hargadon, Class of 2008.

President James T. Harris, dedicated to the Class of 2014 and Christina Delva.

Elizabeth Harrison

Timothy Hekierski

Gordon Henderson

Nicole Henderson, dedicated to the Class of 2014 and Jarris T. Rucker-Henderson.

Thomas Herrera, dedicated to Michael Peter Herrera.

Bridget Hilferty, Congrats to Liz Blatteau.

Keith & Carla Hill, dedicated to Scott Hill.

Melvin Holmes

Jessica Hoopes, dedicated to Erica Szpynda.

Elizabeth Housholder

Ethan Hughes, dedicated to Donald Mohn for his encouragement in my academic pursuits in science and engineering. He was a man of immense intellect and had a great heart.

Tom Hunter

Helene Huynh

Lauren Javie

Chad Jones

Christopher Karch

Stephanie Kensil
. dedicated to Dwight Kensil, Lisa Kensil, Gerry Howey, and Jean Webber.

Alysa Kosteski

Alan & Dale Kramer
, dedicated to Chara Kramer, Class of 2014 graduates, and creative writing majors.

John & Terri Laverty
, dedicated to Erin K. Laverty.

Donna Lenzner, dedicated to Hunter N.B.L. Tower.

Katie Leranian & Nick Fluharty

Paul & Susan Lienesch

Darcela Llanos

Ashley Lloyd

Logan Lyons

Claire Maddocks

Kimberly Mariani

Spencer Markoe

Julie McLaughlin

Terry & Denise McPherson

Sara McManus, in honor of the 2014 Senior Class Gift Committee. I hope you surpass your goal and raise lots of money for future Widener students!

Kellie Medendorp, dedicated to Loretta Simons and Laurie and Jack Medendorp.

Christopher Melillo

Scott Milden, dedicated to Steve and Wendy Milden.

Anna Miller, To the PSC/Bonner graduates, your work in the community and at Widener over the last four years has had an incredible impact. Thank you for all your have done and will continue to do.

Sean Miller, in honor of Juliana Prince.

Becky & Michael Monaghan

Kathleen Monaghan

David Mummah & Linda Yuill

Rajwinder Maurare

Nathan Nodolski

Paul Nowak

Evan & Donna Oxner
, dedicated to Alexander Oxner.

Savas Ozatalay

Margaret Parrott
, dedicated to Meredith Parrott.

Meredith Parrott

Alexandria Patterson

Amy Pecsi

Angel Pereira, dedicated to Linda M. Pereira.

Joanna Persiano, thanks Mom and Dad!

Tina Phillips. Congratulations to all!

Courtney Pio

Michael & Pauline Pio, dedicated to Courtney Pio.

James & Patricia Plaza, dedicated to Joseph Plaza,

Shawlein Powell-French, dedicated to Beverlyn Murray Myron French II.

Jessica Prince, dedicated to the 2014 Senior Class Gift Committee.

Jessica Prince, dedicated to Juliana Prince. Jul, you have worked so hard to achieve this goal and overcame so many obstacles. Words cannot express how proud I am of you!

Juliana Prince

Gerald & Diane Reed

Joseph Richburg

Allyson Roberts

Hannah Robinson

Lindsey Ruby,
dedicated to my hardworking students in the Office of University Center Administration.

John Ruggiero

Marisa Santiago

Patricia & Louis Santiago,
dedicated to Marisa R. Santiago.

Jessica Santola

Emily Schnarrs

Theresa Shea

Jody & Debbie Shollenberger, dedicated to Amanda Shollenberger.

Michelle & Scott Simon, dedicated to Sean "Scrummy" Simon and the rugby team.

Laren Simpson

Rebecca Slimbock

Danielle Sumey

Erica Szpynda

Caitlyn Taboada

Jo Ann & Jorge Taboada, Congratulations to our daughter Caitlyn Taboada and the Class of 2014!

Robert Thompson

Kevin Tomko

Stephen & Janis Tomko, dedicated to Kevin Tomko.

Anthony Toscano, dedicated to Mom, Dad, Widener School of Business and Kappa Sigma.

Carlo & Judith Toscano, dedicated to our son, Anthony, for all his hard work, and the Class of 2014.

Concetta Treglia, dedicated to Caitlin Grobaker. All of us are so proud of you. Love Cetta, Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop

John & Barbara Trosino, dedicated to Jeanette Trosino.

Rebecca Vaders

Nancy & Joseph Vizzard, dedicated to Veronica Vizzard ’14.

Frances Weaver

James & Martha Weisgerber, dedicated to Emily Griffin Weisgerber, with pride! Class of 2014, School of Education-from your loving family.

Frederick & Susan Wendt, dedicated to Sara M. Wendt.

Sara Wendt, dedicated to my parents for all their support.

AJ Wiley, dedicated to Julie Prince.

Samuel Wilson

Dameian Winns

Caroline Yuzvyak

Albert Witlock

Emily Zidanic, dedicated to my wonderful parents, family and friends.

Jacqueline Zidanic, in honor of my niece, Emily Zidanic, Class of 2014

Michael & Mary Zidanic, dedicated to Emily Zidanic.

Dedications updated on May 23, 2014

What's New

Thank You from Jim Harris and Friends
Thank You from Jim Harris and Friends
Click here to see greetings and thank you from University President Jim Harris and friends in our holiday video.
A Gift from You
A Gift from You
Click to see the video. Thank you for your support of the Class of 2014. They have so many reasons to smile, so many reasons to be proud, and so many reasons to be grateful.
Freedom Hall
Freedom Hall
Classrooms and studios are full of activity in this new state-of-the-art facility. Freedom Hall will establish Widener as a leader in the fast-growing areas of communication, informatics, and computer science.
Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame
Initial fundraising efforts have begun for the creation of a Widener/PMC Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame will shine the spotlight on some of the amazing students and coaches who have brought academic and athletic honor, recognition and distinction to our institution.   

Promising Futures Initiative
Promising Futures Initiative
Widener University has taken the lead in addressing the national problem of student debt and now designates all gifts to the Widener Fund to support financial aid. 
Inaugural Class of Oskin Leaders Named
Inaugural Class of Oskin Leaders Named
Sixteen sophomores were selected for the inaugural class of Oskin Leaders.  The Oskin Leadership Institute was made possible through a gift from David '64 and JoEllen Oskin and their late son, David. 

Who Gives

Honor Roll of Donors
Honor Roll of Donors
Thank you to all our donors from FY2013!

Vito Verni '61
Vito Verni '61
Vito and his wife Marylou are members of the Moll League of the Widener’s Lifetime Giving Society.  Induction into the Moll League indicates cumulative lifetime gifts to the university of $100,000 to $249,000. 
Dan Borislow '84
Dan Borislow '84
It is with sadness that Widener bids farewell to one of our most loyal friends and supporters. Dr. Dan Borislow '84, an alumnus, member of the Board of Trustees, and benefactor of the university passed away on July 21, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Florida. 

Prior to his death, Dr. Borislow established memorial scholarships to Widener in honor of victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
George '92 and Nancy Hassel
George '92 and Nancy Hassel
George Hassel '92, Associate Vice President for Compliance and Risk Management, and his wife Nancy are longtime givers to the university, but Taking the Lead ~ the Campaign for Widener inspired them to step up their giving and endow a scholarship in their name. 
Cynthia Sarnoski '74
Cynthia Sarnoski '74
Widener Board of Trustee member Cynthia H. Sarnoski '74 , endowed a science faculty fellowship which was recently awarded for the first time to Dr. Hemlata Mistry, who will use fruit flies to engage in research on spinal cord injuries. 
Jeanne Gelman, Professor Emerita
Jeanne Gelman, Professor Emerita
A faculty member in the nursing department for 24 years, Jeanne Gelman demonstrates her heart-felt commitment and respect for the mission of the university and its students by giving generously to Widener. 
Phil Martelli '76
Phil Martelli '76
head coach of the St. Joseph’s University basketball team, credits his Widener education with making him a better student, coach, community leader, and person.
Tim Speiss '83, '89
Tim Speiss '83, '89
has shown his support of the university and students in the School of Business in countless ways, one of the most significant is his creation of the Timothy P. Speiss Endowed Fund for the Promotion of Responsible Global Business Principles.
James Mack '85
James Mack '85
Jim Mack and his wife Debra Kurucz have given multiple gifts in support of the campaign.
Savas  and Liz Ozatalay
Savas and Liz Ozatalay
School of Business Dean Savas Ozatalay and his wife Liz made the generous decision to endow a scholarship.  Their gift will help remove a financial obstacle for a student in need.
Marye O'Reilly-Knapp
Marye O'Reilly-Knapp
earned her doctorate in nursing from Widener in ’91 and later returned to the university as a faculty member. 

Why Give

are an integral part of the Widener experience. Sponsorships and contributions from former athletes, parents and friends of the university are instrumental in keeping our teams strong.
Widener Partnership Charter School
Widener Partnership Charter School
There is no more shining example of Widener University’s commitment to  the City of Chester and its residents.
Amir Farag '16
Amir Farag '16
When you give to the Widener Fund, you support the Promising Future of students like Amir Farag '16.  Amir grew up in Chester and is determined to use his education and experience to give back to his community. He majors in computer science and is inspired by the faculty and mentors he has met at Widener.
Spencer Ng '15
Spencer Ng '15
When you give to Widener, you invest in the Promising Future of students like Spencer. This biochemistry/pre-med student plans on a career as a primary care physician working with low-income patients.