Widener is known and valued for its powerful inside track, and Widener’s professors are at its heart. Get to know seven professors from across the university and the alumni they mentored who exemplify the life-changing impact of the inside track.
On October 14, 2022, Widener inducted its fifth Athletics Hall of Fame class: Annette Angelotti Reiter '83, Laurie Barbour Eriksen '82, Tony Caia '50, Rich Grzeszkowiak '80, Gibson Ivery '77, Lou Stevens '88, and the 1981 national championship football team.
Thanks to the love and support of her father, the advocation of her advisor, and transformative opportunities at Widener, Neeta Basantkumar ’04 has made her dreams come true. Now, she is working to make dreams come true for future Widener students.
In 1972, the school transitioned from a military college to a civilian one and took on the name Widener. Though not universally embraced, the move set the school on a new path of growth and innovation grounded in its roots.
Recognizing that fraternities and sororities foster lasting relationships and often contribute to student growth and success, Widener is investing in renovations and updates for Greek life and housing.
As we mark Widener's bicentennial, we’re looking back at some of the stories and people who have informed this place – the traditions, events, and characters whose impact and legacies still resonate.