Widener Archives Features Brandywine CollegeJuly 15, 2014
By Khalil Williams ’16
The most recent issue of Widener Magazine features the story of alumnus Fred Maahs, director of national partnerships-community investment for the Comcast Corporation and chair of the American Association of People with Disabilities. He earned his associate’s degree at the Brandywine College campus in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1984.
He is one of more than 3,000 alumni to graduate from Brandywine College in its twenty-five year history. The school was opened in 1966 as Brandywine Junior College. Widener entered a merger with Brandywine in 1976. Brandywine graduated its final class in 1991 on the campus that is home to Widener Law’s Delaware Campus.
Now all alumni have the opportunity to view information specific to Brandywine College in the Digital Collections of the Widener University Archives.
The exhibit, created by Jill Borin, an assistant archivist of the Wolfgram Memorial Library, features an abundance of documents from 1965 to 1991 including photographs, student handbooks, and The Valley yearbook.
Two Brandywine yearbooks – the 1985 and 1989 issues of The Valley – are unavailable at the time of this post. If anyone has a copy of either issue, they are asked to contact Borin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Widener and Pennsylvania Military College yearbooks have been online in the Digital Collections since 2011.