Wharton Graduate Emeritus Society

WHARTON GRADUATE EMERITUS SOCIETY

Tom Hadlock, Chairman of WGES

Founded in 2003, the Wharton Graduate Emeritus Society (WGES)  is the distinguished and active group of Wharton MBA alumni who graduated from the School more than forty-five years ago. WGES encourages fellow alumni to continue investing their Wharton-based experience and talents to enhance the quality of life for their colleagues, community and country.

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Letter to the 1972 and 1977 WG Graduation Classes

*John D’Luhy, WG’59

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*Bob Ferguson, WG‘71

2019 Wharton & Penn Alumni Panel: Reinventing Yourself In Your 70’s, ‘0’s, and Beyond

Jack Smith Bench Dedication

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Dale Richard Perelman, WG’65

WGES Spotlight

Dale Richard Perelman, WG’65 Did you know that a number of WGES members decide to become authors or playwrights when they retire? Well, Dale Richard Perelman of the Class of 1965 is a good example.

Following his undergraduate degree at Brown University and his Graduate Degree in Industrial Relations from Wharton in 1965, Dale returned to his hometown of Wheeling, West Virginia, where he built the family’s Jewelry store into a 51 chain of stores in the tri-state area — where West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania meet to form what is known as the tri-state area,

And after retiring from President of the King’s jewelry, how do you shape your ‘third age” (retirement)…Dale wrote several books including :

Mountain of Light: The Story of the Koh-I-Noor Diamond,
The Regent: The Story of the Regent Diamond,
Centenarians: One Hundred 100-Year-Olds Who Made a Difference
Steel: The Story of Pittsburgh’s Iron and Steel Industry,1852-1902.…

After reading Dale’s books, it’s not hard to compute that he combined all three of the cornerstones of life in his books: the Wharton preparation; his career of building a jewelry store chain, and living in the Tri-State area of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

WGES members continue to make impressive contributions to the United States both in their careers and after they ‘retire’. For Dale, what a wonderful personal and professional legacy. No wonder the Wharton Graduate Class of 1965 is proud to have Dale as one of their classmates.

Dale Richard Perelman, WG’65

WGES Spotlight

Dale Richard Perelman, WG’65 Did you know that a number of WGES members decide to become authors or playwrights when they retire? Well, Dale Richard Perelman of the Class of 1965 is a good example.

Following his undergraduate degree at Brown University and his Graduate Degree in Industrial Relations from Wharton in 1965, Dale returned to his hometown of Wheeling, West Virginia, where he built the family’s Jewelry store into a 51 chain of stores in the tri-state area — where West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania meet to form what is known as the tri-state area,

And after retiring from President of the King’s jewelry, how do you shape your ‘third age” (retirement)…Dale wrote several books including :

Mountain of Light: The Story of the Koh-I-Noor Diamond,
The Regent: The Story of the Regent Diamond,
Centenarians: One Hundred 100-Year-Olds Who Made a Difference
Steel: The Story of Pittsburgh’s Iron and Steel Industry,1852-1902.…

After reading Dale’s books, it’s not hard to compute that he combined all three of the cornerstones of life in his books: the Wharton preparation; his career of building a jewelry store chain, and living in the Tri-State area of West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

WGES members continue to make impressive contributions to the United States both in their careers and after they ‘retire’. For Dale, what a wonderful personal and professional legacy. No wonder the Wharton Graduate Class of 1965 is proud to have Dale as one of their classmates.

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The Crandall Challenge

This citation is in recognition of the large number of members who draw upon their Wharton Graduate acquired knowledge, talents, and experience to make a significant contribution to the improvement of community and national socio-economic quality of life through continuous and significant volunteer endeavors.

The Crandall Challenge

This citation is in recognition of the large number of members who draw upon their Wharton Graduate acquired knowledge, talents, and experience to make a significant contribution to the improvement of community and national socio-economic quality of life through continuous and significant volunteer endeavors.

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The Wharton Graduate Emeritus Society has group pages on both LinkedIn and Facebook. The purpose of these groups is to bring you current information about the School, and its students, faculty and curriculum, to bring you information on what the world is saying about Wharton, and to provide you with other information of interest to WGES members.

If you are a member of LinkedIn or Facebook you can search for “Wharton Graduate Emeritus Society” and ask to become a member of one of these groups. You could also email Rick Perkins at raperk1@gmail.com and he will invite you to become a member of one of the groups.

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