The institution we know today as Wilkes University began in 1933 when Bucknell University established its Junior College in Wilke -Barre, Pennsylvania. Bucknell University Junior College (BUJC) attracted eager, highly motivated, and able young persons, virtually all of whom were the first members of their families to benefit from higher education.
Wilkes University further distinguished itself in 1996 when the eagerly anticipated School of Pharmacy opened. Three years later, through a generous gift from Mrs. Geraldine Nesbitt Orr, the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University was established. In 2004, the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business & Leadership opened its doors with a unique program that emphasizes not only business skills, but also the value of cognitive and emotional intelligence.
Established in 1856 as Manufacturers and Traders Bank, today M&T Bank Corporation is one of the 20 largest independent bank holding companies in the U.S., with assets of more than $69 billion and more than 800 branches, 1,800 ATMs and 15,000 employees located in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware. With a longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management, M&T has generated positive earnings and positive capital—despite the ongoing turbulence in the economy. Contact Sandy Chickeletti, Corporate Banking at (570) 831-8894 or visit www.MandTBank.com.
The Mid Atlantic’s leading regional certified public accounting and consulting firm, and is among the top 20 firms in the USA. ParenteBeard’s more than 1,200 employees provide accounting, audit, tax, corporate finance and business advisory services to middle market and small business clients from locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware and Texas. ParenteBeard’s extensive range of business advisory services encompass tax consulting, forensic and litigation services, human resources consulting, investment banking, technology and software services, business valuation services, wealth management services, corporate governance services and risk management services. For more information contact Charlie Morgan at (570) 820-0119, or visit www.ParenteBeard.com.
Rosenn, Jenkins and Greenwald, L.L.P.
Northeastern Pennsylvania's largest law firm committed to providing clients with results-oriented legal services and personalized attention. With offices in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and Hazleton, the firm specializes in family-owned businesses, assisting clients with purchase and sale transactions, succession planning, commercial transactions, employment, environmental, tax matters, regulatory compliance and litigation. Contact Bruce Rosenthal, corporate; Alan Hollander, estate and tax; Howard Levinson, litigation; Lee Piatt, small business, Mark Van Loon, real estate at (570) 826-5600 or visit www.RJGlaw.com.
Linde Family Business Mentoring Program
The Linde Family Business Mentoring Program at Penn State Worthington Scranton is specifically designed for junior - and senior - level baccalaureate students to enhance their educational experience. The program, established through the generosity of Eric and Mary Anne Linde, expands the students’ learning through advanced instruction and participation in special programs relating to a variety of business fields, such as management, marketing, finance, entrepreneurship and leadership. During the second year, each student is matched with a high-level professional mentor in his or her field of interest. Penn State Worthington Scranton, located just off Interstate 81 in Dunmore, offers master’s, baccalaureate and associate degree programs along with the first two years of over 160 Penn State majors.