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Weekend college program unveiled
on the "Wells on the Weekend" program]
Wells will add a program of concentrated
classes for women and men offered on weekends this fall as an extension
of its traditional liberal arts curriculum, according to Wells President
Lisa Marsh Ryerson.
Named Wells on the Weekend (W.O.W.),
the new program will begin September 12 and conclude on October 25, 1997.
Classes are offered on Friday evenings, all day on Saturdays and on Saturday
evenings. "Wells on the Weekend has an array of our regular courses taught
by our regular faculty in a different format," says Ellen W. Hall, vice
president for academic affairs at Wells.
The schedule includes classes in the
arts, sciences, economics and management, communications, environmental
studies, international studies and philosophy. Physical education courses
are also listed; many of them, such as sailing and canoeing, utilize the
college's location on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake.
Hall believes Wells on the Weekend
is distinctive and responds to a need in the region. "W.O.W. is different
from many other local programs because it is so concentrated," she says.
"An entire semester-length college course is taught in a seven-week period,
and it's done at a convenient time."
The college has initiated its first-ever
advertising campaign to announce the program using print, radio, television
and direct mail advertising to reach potential students in Central New
In their message, college officials
are emphasizing that Wells on the Weekend is offering its classes to women
and men - a necessity given Wells' identity as one of the nation's oldest
"Wells offers a program to grant degrees
to women; however, men are able to take classes at the college. There are
no plans to award degrees to men through Wells on the Weekend at this time,
but men certainly can transfer Wells credit to other institutions. Women
taking courses at Wells for the first time through the weekend program
may apply for degree status after successfully completing the first class
at Wells," says Hall.
In June, President Ryerson announced
her plan to make a Wells education more accessible to all women in an address
to visiting alumnae: "As we work to strengthen academic and student life
areas, we must also offer innovative new programs for all women - not only
those the college has traditionally served."
Several courses will meet on weekday
evenings during the fall semester (September 1 through December 18), and
they are included in the schedule with the weekend classes.
The cost of Wells on the Weekend is
$500 per semester hour, and course offerings range from half-credit to
four credit classes. Most academic classes listed are offered at three
For information call 800.952.9355,
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Wells
on the Weekend, Wells College, Aurora, New York 13026.
Assistant dean of students appointed
Edith Patterson Brown has been named assistant dean of students at Wells
College, according to Dean of Students Susan H. Ryan.
In her new position, Brown works primarily
in the residence life area. Her responsibilities include training and overseeing
19 student resident advisors. She also works in the activities office and
provides general counseling for students.
Brown received her master's degree
in counseling from New York University in 1996. She graduated from St.
Lawrence University in 1994 where she majored in fine arts and minored
in psychology. As part of her undergraduate studies, she spent a semester
in England at the University of Westminster.
She gained practical experience in
the field of higher education before coming to Wells. At Georgetown University
she helped establish the career center in the School of Foreign Service
and provided career counseling. During the 1995-96 academic year, she worked
at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, New York, where she taught a
new student seminar and served as an academic advisor.
"I'm familiar with Wells because I
grew up in this area, and I've always believed in the college's philosophy
of education," says Brown. "I am looking forward to the many opportunities
I'll have to work with students to create programs and serve as a mentor.
I am very interested in student activities."
Henry Wells Scholarship recipients announced
Five students selected through a rigorous,
national competition have been awarded prestigious Henry Wells Scholarships.
The students, all recent high school graduates, will begin their studies
as members of the Wells Class of 2001 in the fall.
"A Henry Wells Scholarship covers the
full cost of a student's tuition during her four years of study. Each of
the five awards we have made this year will pay for approximately $70,000
in tuition costs," says Susan Sloan, Wells' director of admissions. "These
scholarships are the highest honor the college can bestow upon an entering
student, and we are very pleased with the quality of the students who have
received the award."
The following students are the Henry
Wells Scholarship recipients of the Class of 2001:
Meg A. Devoe, daughter of Christine
and Richard Devoe of Pasadena, Maryland, is a June 1997 graduate of Chesapeake
High School. She was a member of the National Honor Society and named to
the Honor Roll throughout high school. She has been captain of her school's
cross country team, vice president of the service club and a member of
the environmental club. Her sister, Mollie Devoe, is a member of the Wells
Class of 1998; and her cousin, Janelle Durrett, graduated from Wells in
1990. Meg plans to pursue pre-medical studies at Wells.
Jennifer L. Ellsworth, daughter of
Lisa and Richard Ellsworth of Geneva, New York, is a June 1997 graduate
of Geneva High School. She is recipient of the American Chemical Society
Award and the RPI Medal for math and science. Her diverse school activities
include acting in plays and musicals, playing on the varsity lacrosse team
and editing the literary magazine. Jennifer is interested in Wells' environmental
Faye E. Justicia-Linde, daughter of
Patricia (Adams) and Jose Justicia-Linde of Orchard Park, New York, is
a June 1997 graduate of Orchard Park High School. Her mother is a member
of the Wells Class of 1970. Faye is a National Merit Commended Student
and received a Gold Medal for her performance on the National Latin Exam,
Level II. She held lead roles in high school drama productions and also
appeared in musicals. Faye plans to pursue pre-medical studies at Wells.
Zivile Maciukaite is the daughter of
Alina Maciukiene and Alvydas Maciukas of Birzai, Lithuania. As an exchange
student at Plymouth Regional High School in New Hampshire, she was encouraged
by her teacher Madeleine J. Miller, Wells Class of 1971, to apply to Wells
College. In high school, Zivile participated in drama club, guitar club
and school plays. Her artwork was chosen for exhibition in the Lithuanian
Art School. She intends to major in psychology at Wells.
Indira Nelson, daughter of Gisele and
Georges Nelson of Deer Park, New York, is a June 1997 graduate of St. John
the Baptist Diocesan High School. She was a member of the National Honor
Society, French Honor Society and National Math Honor Society. Her activities
include serving as co-editor of her school's newspaper and co-editor of
the literary magazine. Indira plans to study law and engineering at Wells.
To encourage and reward academic excellence
and outstanding scholastic achievement, Wells offers full-tuition Henry
Wells Scholarships to incoming students each year.
The scholarships, named for the college's
founder, are awarded during the Henry Wells Scholarship Competition, a
respected tradition that brings young women of outstanding academic ability
to the Wells campus. The awards are made solely on the basis of academic
achievement. A Henry Wells Scholar receives the award for four consecutive
years of study at the college.
A student must rank in the top 10%
of her high school class, have a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or
higher and have correspondingly strong scores on the Scholastic Aptitude
Test (S.A.T.) or the American College Test (A.C.T.) in order to be nominated
for the competition.
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