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Women In Leadership and Service (WILS)

The Women In Leadership and Service (WILS) Alumni Chapter was founded in 2022 under the auspices of the West Chester University Alumni Association.

All women deserve the visibility and support they need. That's why a committee dedicated to this cause launched Women in Leadership & Service (WILS) in 2009. Working under our Foundation's guidelines, WILS is an initative to inspire, educate, and encourage women at West Chester University. With our newly chartered alumni chapter, WILS will work to increase funding that supports female students at WCU and increase visibility of female leaders, mentors and supporters of WCU. Through this work, WILS supports women, both by funding scholarships for recipients and giving donors the ability to help shape the future of women at WCU.

Founding Members 
Courtney Lloyd '10, M'18 | President
Linda Casotti '86 | Vice President
Andrea Hogg Jones '09 | Secretary
Mimi Colaprete | Treasurer 
Linda Antonowich '69 
Constance Bompadre '84, M'86
Kerry Lenzi '14 
Bronwyn Martin M'00
RB Jeanne McClellan '67, M'85
Lauren Simmons '14
Amanda Tingle Oline '09

In accordance with the University’s Affirmative Action Policy, the West Chester University Alumni Association does not discriminate “on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, religious creed, disability, or veterans’ status. Nor does the Association allow any forms of sexual harassment.”

Any person having graduated from West Chester University and women who have been employed at West Chester University or its affiliated organizations for at least 10 years are eligible for membership in the Chapter. 

If you are interested in joining this Chapter, please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at

The WILS Student Scholarship

Each year, WILS awards a $5,000 annual scholarship to assist female students who demonstrate qualities of leadership and service, as evidenced by these requirements:

  • Have held a minimum of three (3) leadership roles in campus or community organizations over the course of the applicants college experience.
  • Have completed 60 or more undergraduate credits at WCU as of the start of the upcoming Spring semester.
  • Have at least one remaining semester on campus after the upcoming Spring semeste.
  • Are in good standing with the University.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.25. 
If you know someone at WCU who meets these requirements, direct her to apply online through WCU Scholarship manager.

Past Recipients

2020   Cameron Ducey, Caroline Lewis, and Mallika Tarigopula
2019   Kristen Loughlin
2018   Kaitlyn Cardenas and Mariama Quist
2017   Sapana Gupta
2016   Esin Namoglu
2015   Alexandra Sheriff
2014   Melissa Christie Wooten
2013   Alissa Conway and Whitley Harbold
2012   Melody M. Linton and Chelsea Perugini
2011   Alyssa de Grace and Sage Sullivan
2010   Jennifer Halligan

Alice’s Circle

Professional Mentoring

Alice’s Circle is a 10-month mentoring program aimed at enhancing the growth of college women as they
transition from their final year at WCU to their professional careers or graduate school.
Offered annually to a select number of high-achieving and academically talented women, Alice’s Circle pairs
them with professional women mentors. These students also participate in sessions where they learn skills in
resume writing, interviewing, work-life integration, networking, personal branding, and communication.
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