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October 6, 2020
Wagner College is the place where Kathy Hume Arn ’72 built lifelong bonds that are still intact to this very day. Kathy decided to attend Wagner after taking a tour of the campus and immediately falling in love. She majored in Elementary Education and minored in English, graduating in 1972. Soon after graduation, she applied […]
August 7, 2020
Phyllis McClelland George ’66 decided that she wanted to be a nurse at the age of 12 or 13. “I was reading Sue Barton and Cherry Ames - stories for young girls about nurses and I knew that was what I wanted to do in my own life.” When it came time to apply to college, Phyllis […]
June 24, 2020
For Richard Baller ’51, the subject of history came alive when he was in the seventh grade.   “At PS45, I had a very good teacher who knew how to teach history,” recalls the lifelong Staten Islander. This teacher showed young Richard that history is not just a series of dates to be memorized, but […]
June 24, 2020
  Don Fox '64 was committed to supporting service-research projects conducted by Wagner College faculty and students    Don Fox's major at Wagner was history, but he was quite fond of his professors from other departments. Political science professor Lincoln Harter "could really motivate students, and his lectures were excellent," said Don. "I also remember […]
June 24, 2020
Christian Miller '84 M'88 is a loyal alumnus and founding member of the Heritage Society   Christian Miller is a member of the class of 1984, and is one of the younger members of the Heritage Society. However, he has been supporting Wagner since his graduation and is one of those alumni supporters whose guidance […]
Portrait of Claire Fagin ’48 H’93
June 15, 2018
  Iconic Nurse Leader Supports Wagner’s DNP Claire Fagin ’48 H’93 establishes planned gift for Doctorate of Nursing Practice scholarships Wagner belongs ‘on the leading edge’ of doctoral-level nursing education, says Claire Fagin ’48 H’93 Claire Fagin ’48 H’93 is a national leader in nursing education. Her accomplishments include bringing the University of Pennsylvania School […]
Post Image for Dr. Manfred
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 […]
Post Image for Lenore Ahalt Bandler '55: Funding the Causes She Believes In
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, […]
Post Image for Charles Taylor '64: Life's Learning Opportunities
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 […]
Post Image for Bob Peirano '50: Unwavering Supporter
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 […]