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Widener University Campus Profile

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Widener University
1 University Place, Chester, Pa

http://www.widener.edu/civic_engagement/

 


CAMPUS AT A GLANCE & KEY FACTS

 

Widener University is a nationally-recognized, private university where academics, leadership, and service matter.

Founded in 1821, Widener is among the nation’s top universities for civic engagement. We believe that academic excellence, career preparation, and civic engagement lead to success.

We offer liberal arts and sciences and professional programs leading to associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

Our close-knit community includes top-notch teachers, nationally renowned researchers, and students from 22 states and 26 countries who are passionate about learning, leadership, and making a difference.

When they are not engaged in experiential learning assignments, our students and faculty members lend a hand through community service projects in our hometown of Chester and in communities around the world.

In addition, with Philadelphia only 20 minutes away, we have a living laboratory where students earn practical experience through internships and co-op opportunities

Our beautiful 110-acre main campus in Chester is a great place to live, study, and have fun. Satellite campuses are available in: Exton and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and in Wilmington, Delaware.

 

Key Facts:

Founded: 1821

  • 50 undergraduate majors
  • 11 graduate degrees
  • Serves as a Tennessee Promise School
  • 70 campus organizations
  • Sports: 18 varsity sports, NCAA Division II

 


BONNER PROGRAM AT A GLANCE


Type of Program: Presidential Service Corp/Bonner Leaders Program

Year Began: 2002

Bonner Program Website: http://www.widener.edu/civic_engagement/presidential_service_corps_scholarships.aspx

Where is the Bonner Program located: Center for Civic and Global Engagement 

Number of Bonner Students: 60

Highlighted Bonner Specific Programs: Senior year trip to Costa Rica, peer lead bonner leadership team, community partnerships and service learning workshops.

 

CAMPUS-WIDE ENGAGEMENT AT A GLANCE

 

  • Widener's Greek organizations completed more than 2500 hours of service in 2010-2011.
  • 75 percent of Widener students participate in community service or volunteer activities.
  • Widener ranked 19th nationally on Newsweek's list of service-minded colleges.
  • 73 percent of Widener seniors have worked collaboratively with their classmates outside of class, compared to 59 percent of seniors nationwide.

KEY CONTACTS

President: Dr. Julie E. Wollman

Bonner Program Staff:

  • Alexandra Garney, Program Manager
          (610) 499-4657
               angarney@widener.edu
  • Gretchen Mielke, Assistant Dean

          (610) 499-4596

               gkmielke@widener.edu 

Bonner President: 

  • Grace Fischer

                gmfischer@widener.edu

Bonner Leadership Team

  • Ricki Boateng
  • Brenna Hagan
  • Danielle Mininno
  • Sara Vandyke
  • Donavan Powers
  • Megan Sharp 

 

 

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