Dr. Wylie Memorial Service
"Dr. Wylie's legacy is the growth of Endicott. But his overarching goal was to provide access to higher education to every student who has a dream. Supporting the Dr. Richard E. Wylie Memorial Scholarship Fund is a way to help the next student who might not be able to afford their college education and allows us to continue to honor Dr. Wyle's vision for an educated society.
Dr. Kathleen Barnes
On May 12, 2018 the Endicott College community was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of college president Dr. Richard E. Wylie. A campus memorial service for Dr. Wylie was held on October 19, 2018. The service was held at the MacDonald Gymnasium, inside the Helen and Richard Post Center.
Endicott College has created the Dr. Richard E. Wylie Memorial Scholarship Fund in his honor. This scholarship will live in perpetuity in Dr. Wylie’s memory, and it will be awarded annually to deserving Endicott students. Class of 2020 members, Kenny Tuttle and Julie Champigny, were carefully selected as the 2018 scholarship recipients based on their enthusiasm for positive, impactful, change in the community—reflecting the core values that embodied our longtime president. Students applying for enrollment into the Class of 2023 will be the first new students eligible for this scholarship.
Please visit endicott.edu/onlinegiving and select scholarships from the drop-down menu to make your gift. If you prefer, mail your donation to Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915, or call the Office of Institutional Advancement at Endicott College at 978-232-2017 to make your gift over the phone.
Dr. Richard E. Wylie Scholarship Fund
The Dr. Richard E. Wylie Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who reflect his core values and enthusiasm for positive, impactful change in the community.
About Dr. Wylie
Dr. Wylie will be remembered for his tireless efforts on behalf of students, his belief that change must be embraced to make higher education continuously relevant, his entrepreneurial spirit coupled with the insight and energy to turn ideas into realities, and his determination to continually ask, “What’s next?” To thousands of Endicott students and alumni, he will be fondly remembered simply as “Doc.”
Remember the past.
Assuming the presidency in 1987, Dr. Richard E. Wylie took over Endicott when it was facing declining enrollments and financial uncertainty. Fueled by his vision for what the College could be as well as his optimistic and energetic nature, Dr. Wylie soon transformed Endicott into one of the greatest success stories in higher education.
Appreciate where we are.
Dr. Wylie spearheaded Endicott's transition from a small, two-year school for women to a thriving, coeducational institution with national and international reach offering undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees. Today, Endicott offers 35 undergraduate degree programs across eight different schools as well as associate, bachelor's, master's, certificate, and doctoral programs at the graduate level.
Dream about what we can be.
After 31 years of campus development—to its academic offerings, infrastructure, and status in the realm of higher education—Dr. Wylie left behind a thriving, respected institution prepared for the next step in its maturity.