Wilkes University

Student Tour Guides

Meet our Student Tour Guides

Where’s the best place to study for finals? What’s the most delicious meal in the dining hall? Where’s the best photo spot on campus? Find out anything you need to know about Wilkes University by asking a student tour guide. 

Our student tour guides come from different hometowns, pursue different majors and have different interests. But these students all have one thing in common: They love Wilkes. Take a few minutes to go behind the scenes and get to know a little more about these students who know more about this campus than just about anyone.


Alexi Payne

Alexi Payne

Major: Biology
Graduation Year: 2022
I chose Wilkes for their fantastic medical school acceptance rate and the tight-knit community that the university creates. When stepping on campus for the first time during a tour, I got the feeling that this would be the place where I would spend the next four years of my life.
Alison Gardner

Alison Gardner

Major: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2022
Hometown: Milton, Pa.
I chose Wilkes because the moment I stepped on campus, it felt like home. Wilkes stood out to me more than other campuses, not only because of the environment, but because of the opportunities that I would be given while attending here.
Allen Kokilananda

Allen Kokilananda

Major: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2022
Hometown: Annadale, Va.
I chose Wilkes to further my academic and athletic career at a place that also makes me feel at home.
Allie Faunce

Allie Faunce

Major: Environmental Engineering
Graduation Year: 2022
I chose Wilkes because it felt like home as soon as I stepped on the campus. From the small class sizes to all the opportunities on campus, I knew Wilkes was the one for me!
Allie Gundlah

Allie Gundlah

Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2023
Hometown: Pompton Lakes, N.J.
I chose Wilkes for its beautiful campus and small class sizes. I love being able to have such personal relationships with my teachers.
Amanda Imbalzano

Amanda Imbalzano

Major: Psychology and Theatre Arts
Graduation Year: 2020
Hometown: Carbondale, Pa.
I chose Wilkes because of the friendly environment and small class sizes. l also have the opportunity to be involved with many clubs and activities on campus.
Andi Noldy

Andi Noldy

Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2023
Hometown: Sayre, Pa.
I chose Wilkes for the accredited pharmacy program and the opportunities of a big university at a small college. I also loved the beautiful campus and friendly environment when visiting.
Angela Croop

Angela Croop

Major: Neuroscience
Graduation Year: 2022
I chose Wilkes because it was so welcoming and automatically made me feel at home. There is so much to get involved in and there is always something happening on campus for students. I love the campus community feeling and the opportunities Wilkes has to offer!
Angelina Belotti

Angelina Belotti

Major: Business Management
Graduation Year: 2023
I chose Wilkes because it was close to home, even being a commuter I’m still involved in so much on the campus. Wilkes makes me feel safe and I feel like I’ll get great opportunities for my future. Everyone here is like one big family and I love it.
Carrie Snelbaker

Carrie Snelbaker

Major: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2022
I choose Wilkes because of their great nursing program. I also love the small class size it feels very personable. Wilkes is also a place I can easily try to new things and try to branch out.
Cassidy Catrambone

Cassidy Catrambone

Major: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2022
I chose Wilkes because right when I stepped on campus I felt at home. I love the individualized attention from our professors, at a smaller school like Wilkes they get to know you name by name, and not just a number.
Cassidy Taylor

Cassidy Taylor

Major: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2022
I chose Wilkes because it is so inclusive and inviting. I love that I can be just a few minutes from where I grew up yet I feel like I am in an entirely new city when I step onto campus. The support of the faculty as well as my peers, and sense of community throughout campus are so important to me. It definitely helped make my transition from high school to college much smoother and less stressful.
Cassie Merrill

Cassie Merrill

Major: Spanish & Secondary Education
Graduation Year: 2020
Hometown: Scranton, Pa.
I chose Wilkes because of the inviting campus and population. I also love the small class sizes and the opportunities that are available for students!
Deryn Seltzer

Deryn Seltzer

Major: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
Hometown: Catawissa, Pa.
I chose Wilkes because of the different tools and techniques available for me to become a successful nurse. I also just simply fell in love with the campus.
Devon Catrambone

Devon Catrambone

Major: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2022
I chose Wilkes for the small class sizes, and the individual support I get from my professors. I love that professors actually care about me and my future career.
Emily Cholin

Emily Cholin

Major: Hospitality Leadership
Graduation Year: 2021
Hometown: Williamsport, Pa.
I chose Wilkes because of the beautiful and small campus, the programs and professors here, and it is not too far from home.
Gisela Orama

Gisela Orama

Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2025
I chose Wilkes because as soon as I stepped onto campus, I felt like I was home. Also because the Pharmacy program is very serious and have one of the highest job after graduation rates.
Grace Cole

Grace Cole

Major: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2023
I chose Wilkes because when I visited to the campus, I knew right away I belonged here. Another reason is the Chemistry program has great opportunities for me to pursue my career.
Hallie Fromm

Hallie Fromm

Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2023
Hometown: Stewartstown, Pa.
I chose Wilkes because of the pharmacy program and the school's amazing labs. Coming from a small town, I also chose Wilkes because of the small-town atmosphere. Everyone knows everyone.
Hannah Farkus

Hannah Farkus

Major: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2022
Hometown: Emmaus, Pa.
I ultimately chose Wilkes because of the small campus size. It was really easy to find my way around campus and make friends.
Ian Petro

Ian Petro

Major: Electrical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2022
I chose Wilkes because I felt it to be a place where I could really grow as a person. Everyone on campus is smiling and the atmosphere is so inviting. Another reason I chose Wilkes was the level of distinction of the engineering program. The amount of hands on time in the labs could not be matched by any other school. Wilkes is just a good fit for me.
Jaycee DeMaria

Jaycee DeMaria

Major: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2023
I chose Wilkes because the campus was beautiful and I could see myself here for the next four years, the Nursing Program has amazing opportunities that will prepare me for my future as a nurse!
Jess Turnitza

Jess Turnitza

Major: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2022
I chose Wilkes because it was the only school that truly catered to my many wants and needs. Wilkes allows me to maintain an intensive nursing curriculum, while still balancing my time in the pool as a D3 athlete and an active student on campus.
Josh Eckman

Josh Eckman

Major: Business Management
Graduation Year: 2021
Hometown: Lehighton, Pa.
Wilkes University contains a caring atmosphere where I believe each student is able to grow physically, mentally and academically. I love how different groups on campus feel like family. I have my family back home and four different Wilkes families!
Joshua Bradley

Joshua Bradley

Major: Political Science and International Studies
Graduation Year: 2020
Hometown: South Paris, Maine
After looking all over the country at colleges, Wilkes was the first place I came that felt like home. Wilkes is my new home, and I love it here!
Juliann Duignam

Juliann Duignam

Major: Supply Chain Management
Graduation Year: 2022
I chose Wilkes because of the smaller size campus and ability to know your professors on a personal level. It seemed like a place I could grow academically, as well as individually. When I came on my visits everyone was friendly and made me feel welcomed.
Kait Falco

Kait Falco

Major: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2022
I chose Wilkes because it truly is a small school with big opportunities. I love the small class sizes because you get to know everyone in your major and your professors. Everyone at Wilkes wants you to help you and see you succeed.
Kayla Acker-Carter

Kayla Acker-Carter

Major: Environmental Engineering
Graduation Year: 2021
Hometown: Annapolis, Md.
I liked the small campus size and how personable the professors and staff members are!
Kaylee Hornberger

Kaylee Hornberger

Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2023
Hometown: Williamsport, Pa.
I chose Wilkes because it felt like another home to me!
Kalyn Lash

Kalyn Lash

Major: Neuroscience/Biology
Graduation Year: 2023
I chose Wilkes because it felt like a home away from home. Everyone I met was welcoming and friendly. Everyone around wants to see you succeed!
Kelly Birch

Kelly Birch

Major: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2023
I chose Wilkes because I felt like I belonged here as soon as I stepped foot on campus for the first time. Everyone was welcoming with a smile and always eager to help with any questions I had.
Laurel Hopfer

Laurel Hopfer

Major: Neuroscience
Graduation Year: 2022
I chose Wilkes because I really enjoy the community on campus and also having the ability to walk to so many different places for fun activities.
Leslie Lopez

Leslie Lopez

Major: Biology
Graduation Year: 2022
Hometown: Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Living so close I've definitely had an inside view into the tight knit community at Wilkes and has always felt like home for me. I love that Wilkes allows students to build close relationships with professors and faculty, and offers opportunities that you would see at bigger universities.
Loidie Maglorie

Loidie Maglorie

Major: Communication Studies
Graduation Year: 2021
I chose Wilkes, not only for the small classes but also for the small communities that are formed here on campus. The faculty and my fellow students make this campus feel more like a second home.
Madison Coolbaugh

Madison Coolbaugh

Major: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2023
I chose Wilkes because for me it feels like being at home where everyone knows you personally by your name. Along with being known, everyone here has a chance to develop their own personality while always being accepted.
Mallorie Deemer

Mallorie Deemer

Major: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
Hometown: Nazareth, Pa.
I chose Wilkes because I love the campus, and the people here are extremely nice!
Mark Chester

Mark Chester

Major: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
Hometown: Jersey City, N.J.
The nursing program attracted me to Wilkes. Having small class sizes & creating relationships with professors was important to me while also being a small university that offer big opportunities.
Mark Mullins

Mark Mullins

Major: Finance
Graduation Year: 2020
Hometown: Binghamton, N.Y.
I chose Wilkes because it was a small school that creates a community atmosphere and also gives opportunities of a big school like multiple majors, clubs, sports, internship opportunities, etc.
Matt Finnegan

Matt Finnegan

Major: Political Science & International Studies
Graduation Year: 2020
I chose Wilkes because I knew my experience was going to be a great one. Both of my parents graduated from here, and I knew that if my experiences are anything like their experiences, then I would have a fantastic time.
Mia Bailey

Mia Bailey

Major: Undeclared Science
Graduation Year: 2023
I chose Wilkes because it is the school best suited for what career I want. It’s not too big and the teachers know who you are. Everyone is helpful and kind, I couldn’t imagine a better experience.
Olivia Lombardi

Olivia Lombardi

Major: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2023
I chose Wilkes because I fell in love with the atmosphere the moment I stepped on campus. Everyone here is very welcoming and encourages you to get involved. Wilkes also provides me with many opportunities to do my best academically and prepare for my future.
Paige Hepner

Paige Hepner

Major: Pharmacy
Graduation Year: 2023
Hometown: Selinsgrove, Pa.
I chose Wilkes because from the moment I stepped on campus I felt like I was home. The students, professors, and others that I met when I went on my first tour helped to make my decision to come to Wilkes an easy one.
Rhena Lauver

Rhena Lauver

Major: Undeclared
Graduation Year: 2023
I chose Wilkes because it best suited my needs for a college. The school is small which makes it more intmate and closely-knit. The campus is welcoming and everyone is friendly.
Richard Ermeus

Richard Ermeus

Major: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2021
I chose Wilkes because of the opportunities within the business school and athletics that Wilkes had to offer!
Sarah Covert

Sarah Covert

Major: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2021
Hometown: Northampton, Pa.
I chose Wilkes University because I was really impressed with their nursing program, and it is where I felt most comfortable. I liked the size of the school and loved the beautiful campus.
Taylor Akmal

Taylor Akmal

Major: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2020
Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y.
I chose Wilkes because I loved the small class sizes, and because I went to a large high school, smaller class sizes were a big decision factor. I also really love the campus and the amazing faculty that has provided me with great opportunities.
Olivia Lombardi

Zoe Winnestaffer

Major: Psychology/Criminology
Graduation Year: 2023
I chose Wilkes because from the moment I stepped on campus I felt like I was home. The students, professors, and others that I met when I went on my first tour helped to make my decision to come to Wilkes an easy one.

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