Archive for December, 2012


An Easy New Year’s Resolution for Widener and PMC Alumni: Send In Your Class Notes

December 20, 2012

commencement 2012Calling all Widener graduates.  Here is an easy New Year’s resolution for you.  Send us items for the Class Notes section of the next Widener Magazine.

If you are an alumnus with news to report,  we want to include it in the forthcoming spring magazine. Tell us about new jobs, marriages, new children, and other noteworthy items.

And don’t forget to e-mail photos as well (please send larger, higher resolution images — they reprint better that way.)

The deadline to be included in the spring 2013 magazine due out in April is Wednesday, January 2.  You can submit your class notes and photos three ways:

1. Join or log onto the Widener Pride Network
2. E-mail Patty Votta at
3. Mail to the Office of Alumni Engagement, One University Place
Chester, PA 19013


Widener Alumnus Named to Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30: Marketing and Advertising List

December 18, 2012

MatthewsChris Matthews, a 2008 Widener communication studies graduate and former lacrosse standout who also served one year as an assistant coach, has been named to Forbes magazine’s list of high-achieving marketing and advertising professionals under the age of 30.

Matthews, 26, was recently named a senior brand strategist for Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, a full-service integrated ad agency, in New York.  For more, see the Forbes’ piece, and a press release from Widener Athletics.


In Search of…Eisenhower Video of PMC Visit

December 12, 2012

For the spring issue of Widener Magazine, I am working on a story about President Eisenhower’s 1963 visit to Pennsylvania Military College. May 31 will mark fifty years since he reviewed the cadets, presented military awards, and became the first honorary captain named in the long history of PMC.

If anyone has video of that day, please contact me by commenting on this post, e-mailing me at, or calling 610-499-4246.  (There is a video on of Eisenhower and the parade on Memorial Field, but we are hoping to find additional video footage since there were numerous cameras rolling).  I also am interested in photographs and stories from alumni and others who were there that day. — Sam Starnes, Editor