Kentucky Wesleyan College
A Newsletter for Our Alumni and Friends // August 2015
Owensboro Public Schools and Kentucky Wesleyan College Collaborate with Owensboro Health to Build State-of-the-Art Track and Field Complex
President Bart Darrell addresses the audience at the news conference, while OPS Superintendent Nick Brake looks on.

View the July 28th news conference in Rogers Hall here.

Our thanks to OPS Public Information Officer Dave Kirk for the video.

Read the news release  here


Four Cities, Four Days
President Darrell Kicks Off Alumni Outreach throughout the Midwest


Kentucky Wesleyan College President Bart Darrell set out on a four-city tour last month as part of an aggressive outreach program to reach alumni and friends of the College across the country. Learn more here.


At each stop, alums were asked, "What does Wesleyan mean to you?" Watch the video here.

Michael Wade '80
Why I Give


Learn more about CPA Michael Wade '80 and his reflections on his Wesleyan experience and career here and view a video with Michael here


The Value of Summer Internships
Sea World in Orlando and Sea Life Park on Oahu
Rhiannon Moore - Taylor Springel - Emmalee Speer  


Learn more from our students about their fabulous summer internships here .

Welcome to the President's Circle!
President's Circle Logo


The President's Circle recognizes those who invest in Kentucky Wesleyan College at a level of $1,000 or more for the current fiscal year.

We would like to officially welcome the following investors to the President's Circle:

Ben '59 and Linda '59 Abbott

Frances Lucas 

All American / All Sports Club

Thomas '79 and Donna Major 

J. Rogers Badgett Sr. Foundation 

Charles '85 and Bobbi '79 Mann

Gordon and Connie Lou Barnett                 

Matt '08 and Dr. Elizabeth '08 Martin

Charles Bea

Dr. W.L. Magnuson '97** and Kirsten Ahnell '91

Gary Braswell

Owensboro Christian Church 

Roger L. Clark '63 

Owensboro District United Methodist Church

William and Dorothy Coons

Owensboro Lions Club

Deborah Carter Dearing '79

Mike and Ann Pollio

Dr. Paula Dehn

Don '65 and Patricia '55 Rankin

Thomas '68 and Susan Eblen

Randall '66 and Sherry Raskin

Joe and Sherry '83 Feldpausch

Jimmy Ray and Cindra Stiff '00**

Karen Fisher-Brasher '77

Matthew G. Ruark '09

Judith Ford '61

Betty Rush

Jerry and Rebecca Garner

Steve and Debra Seymour

Kelly Frank Green '96 

Eric and Catherine '95 Sherrard

Rev. Tom '78 and Cheryl '79 Grieb

Anna Dixon Skidmore 

Tom and Kendra Keith

Rev. Jay '85 and Marian '85 Smith

Dr. Arba Kenner '74

Merrylen Sparks '57

Kentucky Annual Conference United Methodist Church

Joyce S. Taylor 

Kentucky United Methodist Foundation
James '54 and Shirley '70 Thurmond
Allen '60 and Penny Kirtley
Dr. David '72 and Sharon '69 Watkins

L. P. Express LLC

Wesleyan Heights United Methodist Church

William B. Lacefield '58

Jeffrey D. White '72

Rick and Donna '79 Larkin 

Kenneth Whitfield
**Honorary Alumni

Director of Athletics Rob Mallory

"No Place I'd Rather Be"


Learn more about Rob and his vision for Panther Athletics here.


Meet Christine Salmon
Director of the New  Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning


Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Indiana State University
M.A., French, University of Missouri-Columbia

B.A., French, Southwestern University

The Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL) will work with faculty to design engaging, significant and meaningful learning experiences in and out of the classroom. Learn more about CETL here.

Find out more about Dr. Salmon here.

Room 211 Administration Building

Meet Dr. Rebecca Francis
Associate Dean/Director of Adult and Online Education


Ed.D., North Carolina State University, with research interests in interorganizational collaboration and leadership
M.S., Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University

B.S., Integrated Pest Management, University of Kentucky

Find out more about Dr. Francis here.  

Room 209A Administration Building


Enjoy the latest Kentucky Wesleyan Magazine here.  

Paint the Town Purple on August 28
Wesleyan Returns as Friday After 5 Sponsor


* Family-friendly games with our scholar-athletes and coaches

* Musical performances on all four stages with Wesleyan students and faculty

* Unveiling of the new Wesley N. Panther mascot

Warm up by participating in the inaugural Friday After 5K  - The Wesleyan Way  -  on August 14! For more information and to register for the race, click here 

Join Us for the Grand Opening of the New Kendall Hall


Ribbon cutting with the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce

Aug. 17, 12:15 p.m. Tours to follow.

Cheer for the Panthers!


Click on each sport to see their Fall 2015 schedule. 

Men's Cross Country
Women's Cross Country
Men's Soccer
Women's Soccer

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Dont Miss These
August 12
Admissions Summer
Update 3
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
For more information,
call 270-852-3120 

September 3

Football Season Opener 

Murray State

6 p.m. Pregame tailgate

Sponsored by the Alumni


September 17
Constitution Day Events


September 18
St. Louis, Mo. area Alumni Reception

Hosted by Deborah and Ted Dearing 


October 19
Ellie Magnuson Lecture

Dr. John Combs, Speaker


October 23 - 24

November 9
Men's Basketball at Louisville
Please contact Kathy Rutherman,  Director of Public Relations
with comments or questions  about the Wesleyan Way e-newsletter at  or  270-852-3143.