Wilkes University Welcomes Michael Gaudio

Michael Gaudio

PARSIPPANY — Wilkes University welcomes Michael Gaudio, a 2018 graduate of Parsippany Hills High School into the honors programs newest class. Gaudio is one of 91 students who make up the University’s newest honors class. Gaudio is a computer science major. Gaudio is part of the first-year class entering Wilkes.

Prior to the start of classes on Monday, August 27, incoming first-year students will attend Welcome Weekend on Friday, August 24 to Sunday, August 26. It is a three-day weekend for all residential and commuter first year students. It begins with a convocation ceremony that formally marks the start of their academic careers at Wilkes. Other activities include a scavenger hunt of library resources, social activities, introduction to Wilkes University traditions, and a variety of informational workshops.

The Wilkes University Honors Program mission is to recruit and retain exceptionally talented and highly motivated students by providing an enhanced, interdisciplinary educational experience, which will drive intellectual, professional and personal achievement. To be accepted, students must have a SAT score of 1,100 or higher, and/or rank in the top 20 percent of their high school graduating class. Applicants selected must also take part in an interview. Students accepted into the program reside in a living-learning community. Benefits include an annual academic enrichment grant, unique in higher education, which students can use to help fund study-related expenses such as travel or technology. Other scholarship opportunities specific to honors students are also available upon acceptance to this program.

Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the great small universities, offering all of the programs, activities, and opportunities of a large, research university in the intimate, caring, and mentoring environment of a small, liberal arts college, at a cost that is increasingly competitive with public universities. In addition to 47 undergraduate majors, Wilkes offers the doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education and doctor of pharmacy degrees and more than a dozen master’s degree programs, including the master of business administration and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more by clicking here.