May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin

Assistantships and Counselorships

The University awards a limited number of graduate assistantships. Positions are posted by department on the Wilkes web site. Applications for these assistantships must be filed with the Department Chairperson/Manager based on the application deadline listed in the posting. The department then reviews the graduate assistantship applications and a recommendation for awarding assistantships is made to the Dean of the respective college or school. Award letters are then sent to the individual or individuals who have been named as graduate assistants.

Criteria for Selecting Graduate Assistants

  1. Admission to a graduate program.
  2. Full-time student status while holding the assistantship. (total of eighteen credits for the academic year - Summer, Fall, Spring)
  3. Minimum 3.0 undergraduate grade point average.
  4. Two additional letters of recommendation and submission application materials.
  5. Successful interview or equivalent assessment of suitability for assistantship by department personnel.
  6. Ability and willingness to perform the duties outlined in the job posting and assigned by the Director/Department Chair of the respective program.

Center for Continued Learning

Margaret Petty, Director

The Center for Continued Learning strives to be a quality resource to professionals as well as to the general community who would like to learn on a noncredit level. The center provides programs for professionals so that they may obtain the most current knowledge to keep their license current. The center also offers noncredit programs and prep courses for the general community.

Information regarding the services of the center can be obtained by calling the Center for Continued Learning at 800-WILKESU Ext.5615.

Center for Global Education and Diversity

The Center for Global Education and Diversity fosters Wilkes’ mission of educating students “in a constantly evolving and multicultural world.” The Center provides institutional and regional leadership and programming in global education and diversity issues. The Center advises, supports, and advocates for students from underrepresented groups and international students who have come to the US to study at Wilkes. The Center brings diversity and a global perspective to the Wilkes community by sponsoring campus- wide programs to develop a broader understanding of the world and providing support in matters of diversity, internationalization, and inclusion. The Center is an important resource and support for all areas of the University. The Center is composed of three offices: International Student Services, the Office of Diversity Initiatives, and the Office of International Engagement. Services of the Center include:

  • Support for students from underrepresented groups such as women, ethnic and religious minorities, gay/lesbian/transsexual/transgender, and individuals with disabilities;
  • Support for international students, faculty, and staff;
  • Multicultural programming;
  • Global Hub and Colonel Closet Extension (8:30-4:30)-lounge with workspace, t.v., computers, coffee
  • International & Diversity Graduation Celebration Reservations for the Savitz Lounge in the Henry Student Center.
  • Oversight of IFARHU scholarship program and Panamanian students from admission through graduation

Staffing for the Center:

Georgia Costalas, Ed.D., Executive Director (
Erica Acosta, Director of Diversity Initiatives (
Crystal Cool, Assistant Director of International Student Services (
Madison Becker, Assistnat Director, Office of International Engagement (
Yeison Santamaria, Program Coordinator, Office of International Engagement (
MaryEllen McLean, Assistant, International Student Services, (

The Center is located in the Max Roth Center at the corner of South Franklin and West South Streets. The Center’s staff may be reached by calling (570) 408-7854 (or ext. 7854 from a campus phone) or by writing to Dr. Costalas (