Jason with his wife, Jodi Boston Lener '92, and their children, McKinley, Cole, and Callan.
Jason Lener '93, a former Titan football player and Business Administration major, began his new duties as Director of Athletics at Westminster College last month. With extensive experiences in athletic administration, as well as a deep commitment to the College backing him, he shares a bit more about why he takes great responsibility for positively influencing the lives of current and future Titans.

Why did you have a desire to return to Westminster College in this capacity?
When you work in intercollegiate athletics, you always hope of one day returning to your alma mater as Athletic Director. At Westminster, that opportunity only comes along once in a lifetime. To be able to return to where my collegiate career began and to lead young men and women in their own athletic endeavors is somethings that I am extremely grateful for. My goal is to provide them the same experience that I had when I played here so that our student athletes have a transformational four years on campus, leave with a degree, and a wonderful college experience that will impact their life forever.
For most of us, the new year begins in January, but at Westminster College, our year starts now! We're preparing for the semester in front of us, we're acclimating students to their new home away from home, and we're excited for all the ways you can help students thrive while they're here!
Hoyt Renovation & Expansion Dedication of Phase 1 - 3

Friday, Sept. 3 at 4 p.m.
Hoyt Science Center Building, New Wing Entrance

The Westminster College alumni and friend community is invited to join us for a celebratory event dedicating the newest wing of Hoyt Science Building. After years of infrastructure upgrades and carefully designed learning spaces, the realities of our newest lab and learning classrooms have come to life.
Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Huntingdon, and Nashville President & Vice President On the Road Events

Various dates, times and locations

Join President Kathy Richardson and new Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Dr. Jean Hale, for a meet-and-greet event for alumni in various parts of Titan nation. Enjoy a time of warm Westminster connections, updates from Dr. Richardson and Dr. Hale and tasty appetizers and drinks during the first leg of their tour in Huntingdon, Pa.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Nashville, TN.
Professional Networking Symposium

Friday, Sept. 10
Throughout Campus and Online

The Professional Networking Symposium is designed to help students and alumni better understand potential paths after graduation. There are also many opportunities for students, alumni, and friends of Westminster College to meet and network with others in their field. The Symposium includes a Networking & Career Fair, breakout sessions and an opportunity to connect with students and other alumni. Register today and learn more!

Note: All registrants will receive the links to the online sessions the week of the event.
9/11 Remembrance Service
Saturday, Sept. 11
8:45 a.m. Carillon Prelude
9:15 a.m. Service
Quad Flag Pole
(Rain Location: Wallace Memorial Chapel)
Westminster College

Join our campus community as we pay homage to the heroes and lives lost on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. A remembrance service will be conducted on campus led by College Chaplain, the Rev. Jim Mohr, with assistance from current Alumni Council members: Lawrence County Chairman, Board of Commissioners, Dan Vogler '81, and Darwin Huey '74. Arrive early to enjoy special carillon music!
Alumni Kickball

Saturday, Sept. 11
5:30 p.m.
Westminster College Softball Field

Lace up your sneakers and join your fellow alumni and a group of students for a friendly game of kickball, sponsored by the Young Alumni Committee on Alumni Council. Please bring both a blue and white shirt and teams will be chosen when you arrive to the field! A minimum of 16 players must be registered in order to play! Learn more and register below.
 A Celebration of the Music of Neil Diamond

Saturday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Orr Auditorium, Westminster College

Celebrity Series is happy to welcome you back to Orr Auditorium for a special show on September 18 starring Matt Vee, nephew of 60's pop-star Bobby Vee, and cousins Jeff and Tommy Vee, both founders of The Killer Vees and sons of the legendary Bobby Vee, is your chance to celebrate the music from a timeless catalog.
Casual October Happy Hour in Pittsburgh

Wednesday, October 6
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Over Eden, 177 40th St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Don't forget to register for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend!

October 11 - 17
Various Times & Locations
Westminster Opening Convocation sends message of community and collaboration
Westminster College officially opened its 169th academic year on Friday, Aug. 27, with the annual Opening Convocation ceremony that welcomed more than 300 new students to campus.

"We have been reminded of the power of community and how to strengthen and maintain it, even during challenging days," said Westminster College President Dr. Kathy Richardson.
Recognizing Gene Nicholson with the Showcase of Champions
Last week, Westminster revealed the National Champions - Gene Nicholson Showcase of Champions trophy case inside the Memorial Field House.
"The Showcase of Champions is such an appropriate recognition for Mr. Nicholson who coached multiple national championship teams and athletes in a variety of sports during his decades-long career at Westminster," said Westminster President Dr. Kathy B. Richardson. "What an influence he had on hundreds of students as a coach and teacher, and how pleased we are that we can pay tribute to his legacy in this way."
Welcoming Brad Toker '91 to his new role in Institutional Advancement
With a long history of success at Westminster College, we warmly welcome Brad Tokar '91 to his new role in Institutional Advancement. "I am excited to be a part of the Institutional Advancement Team as a Charitable Relationship Manager," he shared. "After 28 years in the Admissions Office, I am excited for a new challenge and a new opportunity to serve Westminster."
Meet Logan Minch, a senior History and Political Science major. He was recently involved in the Analyst Program, for which he was very thankful for his connections with alumni.

"Opportunities to interact with alumni benefits both students and alumni," he shared. "We are fortunate that alumni like Ben Nelson have found ways to invest in the future or Westminster. I assume it is because they know the value of a Westminster education; they have seen the benefits of the quality academics and the close community and want to see it continue. As a student involved in the analyst program, it was encouraging to engage with successful graduates. I am excited to see what I can do with my Westminster degree, and I hope to help future students when I am an alumnus."
United Architectural Metals, local manufacturing company involved in the development and application of advanced façade technology, names Bob Cummings '81 Chief Operating Officer.
Christian Na '18 began a new role as Field Marketing Specialist at Giant Eagle, Inc.

Dr. Christie Grewe Nelson '06 spoke on a SCORE Mentors Youngstown Panel for Women in Education. This was hosted and moderated by Westminster College finance student Lauryn Todd '22, and included women educators from primarily the Youngstown area.

A big thank you to our regional representatives for attending the recent information session! To learn more become a regional representative, visit here.
Sherri Breier McEwen '94 published a book, "Washing Ourselves Sick; We Have Never Been So Clean, Yet So Unprepared," a non-fiction book about the everyday dangers of over cleaning and the attempt at a germ-free lifestyle.
Giving of time is what makes the world go around. Not many people know this better than Jessica Brown Lewis '03, Broadcast Communications graduate and volunteer for the Grove City Area Pet Rescue. She shares about her background and why others should invest their time in areas they love.
Click on the photos below to view our alumni event snapshots!
Westminster Pet Show
Legacy New Student Gathering
Sounds of Summer Alumni & Friends Concert

Westminster College Office of Alumni Engagement
319 South Market Street, New Wilmington, PA 16172