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This fall 2020 issue of Wooster magazine acts as the President’s Annual Report showcasing how undeterred by challenges of pandemic, College of Wooster faculty and staff came together to ensure innovative learning experiences and a strong engaging community endured for students. In addition to the annual financial summary and giving report, the magazine features stories that reflect on the 2019-20 academic year including new learning opportunities for students and innovative academic experiences that open students’ eyes to new perspectives. Featured student stories included Dhwani Parsana ’21 who completed research for her Independent Study with Laura Sirot, associate professor of biology, and APEX Fellows Alexandra Manopoulou ’22, Hasan Malik ’22, and Laura Haley ’21. The renovation of upper-class residence halls and shared community spaces dedicated to the Black Student Association, the LGBTQIA+ community are also included. Through a story on her mentoring relationship with Professor Jennifer Ison, Miyauna Incarnato ’21 shares her excitement for biology research. Faculty from multiple disciplines discuss two virtual courses created for incoming Wooster students. Also read about new tenure track faculty Álvaro Corral, assistant professor of political science and Carlo Moreno, assistant professor of environmental studies. Finally hear from Jennifer Faust, assistant professor of chemistry, about an advanced mass spectrometer that added to the research and learning opportunities for students and faculty, and from alumni of the Class of 2020 about where they are now. In addition to alumni achievements and awards, the Tartan Ties section shares perspectives from alumni about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their them, their work, and their industries.

Publication Date

Fall 2020


The College of Wooster


Wooster, Ohio


In Copyright


Presidents Annual Report, pandemic, COVID-19, Alumni, Renovations

Wooster Magazine: Fall 2020