Wily Connects You to How College Works 2019

Wily Connects You to How College Works was our first event of 2019, held on February 7 at Dana Hall School. Over 150 guests enjoyed an evening of inspiration and education as we heard from Dan Chambliss, Hamilton College professor and author of How College Works, about the power of relationships and their impact on our happiness and success in life after college. 

Attendees were also treated to a speech from the 2019 recipient of the Kathy and Bill Parent Award, given to the Wily Scholar who most exemplifies the spirit and integrity that Kathy and Bill have demonstrated. This year’s award recipient, Eric S. James, exhibits strength of character and the determination to make the most out of what college life has to offer. 

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Thank you to our event sponsor, Blue Hills Bank and our host, Dana Hall School, and all of the sponsors who made Wily Connects You to How College Works such a success. We are especially grateful to our keynote speaker, Dan Chambliss, Hamilton College professor and author of the book, How College Works.

I came into my relationship with the Wily Network only thinking they could get me out of my bad situation. I never imagined they would help usher me into a more beautiful period of my life.

Eric S. James

Kathy and Bill Parent Award recipient, 2019, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

The Wily Network is important to us because we want all young adults to have the support that we were able to provide our children through their college years. We’ve watched the Wily Network evolve from an idea into a successful organization that is making a profound impact in the lives of motivated, resilient, deserving Scholars. We believe in Wily’s mission and in the leadership team and staff who work incredibly hard to ensure that the mission is fulfilled and the Scholars thrive in their  college experience and beyond.

Kathy and Bill Parent