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COLONEL SPOTLIGHT: Meet Trystan Griffith

Wilkes recently named Trystan Griffith as the recipient of the University’s Outstanding Adult Learner of the Year Award for 2022.

Griffith graduated on May 21, 2022, with a bachelor of arts in history and with minors in sociology and women’s and gender studies. He transferred to Wilkes from Frostburg State University in Maryland to play basketball, but found a renewed passion for learning — especially anthropology.

Learn more about Griffith’s award-winning education at

From left, Wilkes University President Greg Cant, Trystan Griffith, Amy Patton, associate director of admissions, and Linda Winkler, professor of anthropology.