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Hello! My name is Rebecca Jacobsen and I’m the new Civic Engagement Fellow for the 2016-2017 school year. I’m taking the place of Jennifer Roach ’14, the most recent in an esteemed list of recent grads to hold this position. You can find me at my desk in the OCS Lounge (room 318) in Allbritton, behind…

Thank you to the following alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends who donated their time and expertise to the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship in 2015/2016. Your involvement has made our programs stronger, and we look forward to continued collaboration! ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERSPhoebe Boyer ’89Carl Byers ’93Sharon Belden CastonguayMarcus Chung ’98 Peter Frank ’12Lexy Funk…

Part of the mission of Wesleyan is to provide “an education in the liberal arts that is characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism.” Those attributes come to life at the Patricelli Center, where students and alumni find real-world applications for their idealism, hone their skills as entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs, and join the legions of trailblazing changemakers…

Trustees, emeriti trustees, leadership donors and volunteers, and members of the Wesleyan community celebrated the dedication of Boger Hall, named for Joshua Boger ’73, P’06, ’09 and Amy Boger P’06, ’09 in recognition of their extraordinary leadership, service, and generosity. This event was held in conjunction with the Leadership Donor and Volunteer reception on May 20. 

Boger Hall, the building at 41 Wyllys Avenue, is an iconic part of College Row at the heart of the Wesleyan campus. Built in 1934 to house the university’s squash courts, it was completely renovated in 2012 and now is home to the university’s state-of-the-art Career Center, College of Letters, and Paoletti Art History Wing. 

The ceremony also marks Joshua Boger’s retirement from the Board of Trustees, on which he has served as a member since 1999 and as chair since 2009. Joshua Boger is the founder of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated and retired as the company’s CEO in May 2009, although he remains on the board.

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Congratulations—you will soon be a Wesleyan alum! As you prepare for your departure from campus, I want to invite you to become an ambassador for Wesleyan and join the ranks of WAAV (Wesleyan Alumni Admission Volunteers). WAAV activities include representing Wesleyan at college fairs, conducting interviews with prospective students, attending admission receptions, and acting as […]

Judith Byfield, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University World War II was a global conflict with wide reaching political, economic, and social impact. Byfield will speak to the central role that Africans played during World War II and the effect of those experiences on anti-colonial politics. She will focus specifically on agricultural production for […]

Steve Kallaugher ‘73 runs Young Heroes, a foundation dedicated to the feeding and clothing of Swaziland’s AIDS orphans. Although it is a very small country, Swaziland has the world’s highest rate of HIV/AIDS infection. According to the 2012 HIV Incidence Measurement Survey, 31% of adults ages 18 to 49 have HIV. Steve made a decision to join the Peace Corps…

Smile! Did you pose in the ‪#‎THISISWHY‬ photo booth during Homecoming/Family Weekend at Wesleyan? (November 2015)? 

The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship awards annual seed grants to fund the launch or early stage growth of a Wesleyan-connected social enterprise, project, program, or venture. Each grantee reports back with blog posts and photos. Here’s the second report from Rachel Verner ’15, founder of Assk, a company that strives to normalize sexual consent through apparel and education, thereby preventing…

Gain insight into doing well by doing good — become a staff volunteer at the Cause Marketing Forum conference on June 1-2 in Chicago! Wesleyan alumnus David Hessekiel ’82 is Founder and President of Cause Marketing Forum and co-author of Good Works! Marketing and Corporate Initiatives that Build a Better World … and the Bottom Line. Cause Marketing Forum is…

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