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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 13-1253



Application of Wilson College for Approval to Amend Its Articles of Incorporation

[43 Pa.B. 3951]
[Saturday, July 13, 2013]

Notice of Opportunity for Hearing and
Invitation to Protest

 Under 24 Pa.C.S. § 6503(e) (relating to certification of institutions), the Department of Education (Department) will consider the application for approval of a Certificate of Authority for Wilson College to amend its Articles of Incorporation.

 In accordance with 24 Pa.C.S. § 6503(e), the Department will act upon this application without a hearing, unless, within 30 days after the publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, a written request for public hearing is filed with the Department, along with a notice of intervention, a petition to intervene or protest in accordance with 1 Pa. Code §§ 35.23 and 35.24 (relating to protests) or 1 Pa. Code §§ 35.27—35.32 (relating to intervention).

 Petitions to intervene, protest and request for hearing shall be filed with Dr. Rod Niner, Higher Education Associate, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333 by 4 p.m. on or before the due date prescribed by this notice. Persons wishing to review the application should call (717) 783-8228 or write to the previous address to schedule a time for an in-office review. Duplicate copies of the application are not available.

 Persons with a disability who wish to attend the hearing, if held, and require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate should contact Dr. Rod Niner at (717) 783-8228 to discuss accommodations.

Acting Secretary

Articles of Incorporation

Wilson College
A Domestic Nonprofit Corporation

 In compliance with the requirements of Section 5916 of the Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1988 (15 Pa.C.S.A. section 5916), the undersigned, desiring to amend and restate the amended Articles in their entirety, hereby certifies that:

 1. The name of the corporation is Wilson College.

 2. The address of the corporation's registered office is 1015 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 17201 in Franklin County.

 3. The corporation is incorporated exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes within the meaning of section 50l(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax codes (the ''Code'') including, without limitation, the following purposes:

 (a) to promote the education of both women and men in undergraduate and graduate degree and non-degree programs; and

 (b) to offer its students studies in arts, science, and religion in a liberal arts program, including preparation for specific careers as well as preparation for graduate and professional school; and

 (c) to grant to students under its charge diplomas or honorary testimonials, in such form as it may designate, and also to grant and confer such honors, degrees and diplomas as are granted by any university or college in the United States.

 4. The corporation may engage in all activities consistent with its purposes set forth in Article 3, subject to the following limitations:

No part of the net earnings of the college shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its trustees, officers or other private persons, except that the College shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of its purposes. No substantial part of the activities of the College shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the College shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the College shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Upon the dissolution of the College, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a court of competent jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the College is then located, exclusively for such purposes, or to such organization or organizations, as said court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

 5. The term for which the corporation is to exist is perpetual.

 6. The corporation is organized upon a non-stock basis.

 7. The corporation shall have no members.

 8. The name and address of the original incorporators are N. Hays, William M'Lellan, J. A. Crawford, J. W. Wightman, T. B. Kennedy, W. G. Reed, W. S. Fletcher, Thomas Creigh, W. A. West, W. D. M'Kinstry, J. C. M'Lanahan and W. S. Amberson, of Franklin County; C. P. Wing, W. S. Wallace and Samuel M. Wherry, of Cumberland County; J. M'Cormick, Junior, of Dauphin County; Tryon Edwards and Albert Small, of Washington County, in the State of Maryland, as set forth in the Act of March 24, 1869, P.L. 504, No. 481.

 9. The business and affairs of Wilson College shall be managed under the direction of its Board of Trustees, which shall consist of a minimum of twenty-one (21) persons and a maximum of thirty-three (33) persons. All trustees shall be elected by the Board of Trustees of the College.

 10. The corporation shall maintain at all times an unencumbered endowment of no less than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.00).

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 13-1253. Filed for public inspection July 12, 2013, 9:00 a.m.]

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