Legacy Graduates

Alumni are the heart of Widener University’s history, and what better way to recognize this than when descendants of Widener University alumni graduate each May and become a part of a special tradition at Widener.

Who is a WU legacy graduate?

A Widener University legacy is a student or alumnus/a who has a parent, grandparent, or sibling who graduated from Widener University.

Who is considered a WU legacy alumnus/a?

Daughters, sons, granddaughters, grandsons, step-children, and step-grandchildren of graduates from Widener University, Pennsylvania Military College, Penn Morton College, Widener College, and/or Brandywine College are considered Widener legacies.

Join us in celebrating this year’s WU legacy graduates:

2014 Graduating Legacy Students

  • Naomi Anderson, daughter of Stanley Anderson '98, '05
  • Briannah Ball, daughter of Valerie Smith '03
  • Marlisa Beatty '04, daughter of Susan Beatty '05, '08
  • Joseph Breen III, son of Suzanne Breen '79 & Joseph Breen '78, '82; grandson of Joseph Breen '57
  • Kelly Buckley, daughter of Patricia Ryan Buckley '81 & Robert Buckley '81, & sister of Katlyn Buckley '11
  • Elizabeth Carpino, daughter of James Carpino '91L
  • Bethany L. Cheezum, daughter of Sandra Wildgust Cheezum '86
  • Michael DeFusco, son of Gregory DeFusco '86
  • James DeVita, son of Gerard DeVita '84 & Marie DeVita '84, & brother of Lauren DeVita '11
  • Kelly Froio, daughter of Gregory Froio '84
  • Nicole Griffin, daughter of Frank Griffin '89
  • Caitlin Grobaker, daughter of James Grobaker '87, & sister of James Grobaker III '13
  • Michael Howanski, son of Raymond Howanski '88
  • Jeffery Keller, son of Robert Keller '98, '01
  • Liam Kinsolving, son of Joseph Kinsolving '76
  • Julie McLaughlin, daughter of Edward McLaughlin '86
  • Joseph McMananmom-Simon, son of Joshua Simon '88L
  • Kellie Medendorp, daughter of Laurie Medendorp '86 & John Melondorp '99
  • Jennifer O'Neill, daughter of Marsha Peton O'Neill '82 & the late Edward O'Neill '83
  • Catherine Rawlings, daughter of Michael Rawlings '81, '93 & Julia Varano '80, '87L
  • Mark Semerad, son of Gail Farally-Semerad '09,'11
  • Lindsey Shook, daughter of Kathy Shook '89
  • Sean Simon, son of Scott Simon '77
  • John Spinelli, son of John Spinelli '69
  • Anthony Toscano, son of Carlo Toscano '85

Fall 2013

  • Andre Davis, son of Marie Davis '04