Story Categories: Annual Report

 
May 7, 2015
“People help you, and you’ve got to help others,” Dr. Manfred Lichtmann ’54 said in a February 1982 feature article in the alumni tabloid Wagner. “You’ve got to give — it’s your responsibility.” Lichtmann has given back throughout his long and productive life, which includes such amazing highlights as helping to save the life of […] Keep reading →
 
May 7, 2015
A big believer in the importance of nursing and liberal arts education, Lenore Ahalt Bandler ’55 and her husband, David Bandler, have established two nursing scholarships at Wagner College. “I thought this was the best place to put my money where my mouth is,” she says. Bandler and her younger sister, Janet Ahalt Rodgers ’57, […] Keep reading →
 
May 7, 2015
“Part of life is learning how other people live, and the difference between your culture and their culture,” says Charles Taylor ’64, a Staten Island native and Wagner chemistry major. Taylor traveled the world during his 37-year career with Schering-Plough, a pharmaceutical company now part of Merck. Taylor started off as a laboratory chemist, but […] Keep reading →
 
May 7, 2015
Look up Bob Peirano ’50 in Wagner’s alumni files, and you’ll find two thick folders, a testament to his unwavering support and generosity during the past 65 years. He has supported every program and fundraising effort since the 1960s. Whether it was sports teams, theater, the library, the College’s general fund — if he was […] Keep reading →
 
May 7, 2015
First Doctoral Program Educates Nursing Leaders Wagner College launched its first doctoral program, a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), in the fall of 2014. Offered by the Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing, the DNP program provides advanced training for nurses, with a special focus on disaster preparedness and population health worldwide. The interdisciplinary program, […] Keep reading →
 
May 7, 2015
“There’s something about helping people I’ve always liked,” says Phil Faccone ’15. “I get enjoyment out of it.” Helping people is something Phil Faccone has spent a lot of time doing, enthusiastically, behind the scenes and in leadership roles at Wagner College. He volunteers with Wagner football’s annual drive for the National Bone Marrow Donor […] Keep reading →
 
May 7, 2015
Every year, students get ideas for building up the campus community, and they start new clubs. Some grow out of a personal hobby, like the Coterie Book Club. Sometimes students are seeking an artistic outlet, like the Completely Student Productions theatrical troupe or Vocal Synergy a cappella singing group. Other times, they want extracurricular outlets […] Keep reading →
 
May 7, 2015
Founded to serve the needs of New York’s burgeoning German immigrant community, Wagner College was imbued with a sense of mission from the start. Clarence C. Stoughton, the College’s first president who was not an ordained Lutheran minister, was a staunch believer in that mission. He served the College in many roles, ranging from instructor […] Keep reading →
 
May 7, 2015
Since last September, history major Katelyn Gamba ’15 has spent two days per week listening to living history as narrated by the people who experienced it. Her work as an intern for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum is helping to preserve the story of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Gamba does […] Keep reading →
 
May 7, 2015
  While most young men were away serving in the military during World War II, activities on campus supported the war effort as well. Students organized blood drives for the Red Cross and served in the fire department’s telegraph bureau; but perhaps most glamorously, they ran an observation tower for the Aircraft Warning Service from […] Keep reading →