Despite rain (and lots of it), the Wilson College Class of 2024 proudly celebrated their academic accomplishments during Commencement Weekend, May 3 – 5. The graduating class of 258 students, 122 graduates and 136 undergraduates, gathered on campus with friends and family for college traditions and academic recognition. The weekend also included a celebration of 120 professionals who completed their Pennsylvania teacher certification through Wilson, and the first students from Wilson College Online, with one undergraduate and 10 graduate students, completing their degrees online.




Highlights of the weekend included Ring It Forward, hosted by the alumni association (see page 40); inductions into various honor societies; nursing and veterinary nursing pinning ceremonies; and the President’s Garden Party (albeit held indoors). During Baccalaureate on Saturday, the Ten Tones performed two selections; students provided readings and participated in the lighting of the past, present, and future candles; and Daniela DiGregorio, Ph.D., assistant professor of education, shared an inspirational reflection.


On Sunday, keynote speaker David P. Lucchino ’89, senior mortgage executive and global business leader, addressed the graduating class during the commencement ceremony. Lucchino, one of the first graduates of Wilson’s then Adult Degree Program, received an honorary degree presented by President Fugate. He then shared what he believes are the keys to success—be engaged, be curious, be brave, be yourself, and be kind—and challenged the members of the class to appreciate what is in front of them in each moment.


For an event program with a list of graduates, as well as a recording of the Commencement exercises, please visit

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