Kentucky Wesleyan College
A Newsletter for Our Alumni and Friends // January 2016
A Banner Year for Kentucky Wesleyan
Momentum Continues as 2016 Begins

Kentucky Wesleyan College made history in 2015 through the gifts of generous donors, renewed attendance by alumni and friends in campus events and increased college participation in community events.

In a record-breaking December, the college generated $268,287 in cash contributions, which included over $113,000 on Giving Tuesday. Read the media release about this historic month here.

Enjoy a look at the Top 10 stories of 2015  here.
Sophomore Experience Program
Making a Difference

Mystery bus tours . . . career panels with alumni . . . a winter break service trip . . . seminars on fiscal responsibility, time management, stress management . . . Over 40 events during the academic year from practical programs on choosing a major to social outings to Titans football games to community service projects are designed to engage sophomores and prepare them for successful futures, according to Director of the Sophomore Experience Rebecca McQueen. 

Learn more about this popular, results-oriented program here
 Students Volunteer at
"Give Kids the World"

"Give Kids the World" is often called The Eighth Wonder of the World. A 79-acre resort complex in Kissimmee, Fla., it is designed to provide memorable, magical, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Twelve Sophomore Experience students, along with staff members Rebecca McQueen and Matthew Ruark, took The Wesleyan Way to Florida and spent their Christmas break volunteering at "Give Kids the World." They served meals, operated attractions and interacted with children and their families from around the world. This is the second year in a row the Sophomore Experience has volunteered at the resort.
Meet Kaitlyn Steward
"I've just had a 'once in a lifetime' experience."
Alex Farmer and Kaitlyn Steward  volunteering at "Give Kids the World."

Hometown: Uniontown, Ky.

Major: Art Education and Studio Arts

Learn about sophomore Kaitlyn Steward's life-changing experience at "Give Kids the World" and find out what Kentucky Wesleyan College means to her here.

Meet Sophomore Experience Director Rebecca McQueen

Becca McQueen was voted "Staff Member of the Year" by students in her first year at Wesleyan. Learn more about this energetic, creative director of the Sophomore Experience Program here
Meet Sherry Feldpausch '83

Right: Joseph, Elizabeth, Eric and Sherry Feldpausch

Beginning this month, we will recognize the superior accomplishments of female Wesleyan graduates through our "Wesleyan Women of Distinction" series, beginning with a profile of
 Sherry Miller Feldpausch '83 of Louisville, who serves on the Board of Trustees. Learn more about this dedicated alumna here

Feb. 19
Brown-Heritage Scholarship Dinner for the Brown Scholarships (For qualifiers only)

Feb. 20
Interviews for Brown-Heritage Scholarships, Pyles Scholarships for the teacher  education program and auditions for performance and visual arts programs

March 12
Academic Spotlight Event (morning)
An exciting opportunity for prospective students to explore our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), Business Administration, Communication Arts and Criminal Justice Programs. Please RSVP to the Office of Admissions at 270-852-3120.
Open House Event
Following lunch for prospective students and parents, Wesleyan will hold an Open House with opportunities to learn more about academic programs and services and student life offerings. Parents are welcome to attend with their students. Please RSVP to the Office of Admissions at 270-852-3120.

Call 270-852-3120 for more information.

Center for Business Studies Reaccredited by International Agency

The Center for Business Studies was recently notified of reaffirmation of accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). Learn more about this recognition of the Center's high quality of instruction and superior outcomes here

2016 Alumni Award Nominations

Awards for outstanding alumni for 2016 will be conferred Homecoming Weekend at the Alumni Awards Banquet at the Owensboro Convention Center on Saturday, Oct. 1. These awards are the highest accolades conferred by the Kentucky Wesleyan Alumni Association. Check this link for a list of the awards and complete an online nomination for a deserving alumnus.

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.  Please welcome our newest members (as of Dec. 31, 2015)!

Dr. Ernest Abernathy '55
Mildred Poe Kincaid '46
W. Steve Anderson '66
Ed '93 and Jodi '93 Krahwinkel
Dr. Kenneth and Rose Ayers
Raymond and Nancy '74 Kramer
John '68 and Joanna '69 Blaney
William Kuegel
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP
Scott Littleton '97
Dennis Brown '87
Memorial United Methodist Church
Dr. Randy '57 and Joan '60 Capps
Michael E. Horn Family Foundation
Greg and Dana Catron
William Munday
Rev. Dr. Billy Joe '52 and Velma Cox
Dennis and Thelma Newberry
Noel '81 and Brenda Clayton
Gus* and Elizabeth Paris
Robert Dalzell '68
Roger '69 and Meta '68 Parker
Bob, Bracken, Shelley and President Bart Darrell
Kathryn Vititow Phillips '91
Carol Combs Daugherty '51
Wesley and Carol Poling
Don Moore Automotive
Tab and Vicki Quisenberry
James Dunlop '84
Tonya Robinson '79
Mary Catherine Gilliam '53
Keith '65 and Elissa Sanders
Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Mitch '83 and Kimberly Settle
J. Todd Hall '90
Charles Smith
Sonny '71 and Christy* Hall
Don '65 and Martha '63 Stroud
James Hancock '63
Patricia Talbort
Arthur and Debra Harreld
Thomas Turbeville
James Hilliard
Richard Waddle '72
Erlene Himes
Jeanette Ward '67
David '59 and Marcia Hocker
Jack '77 and Gina Wells
Mike '75 and Paula Horn
Sue Woods
Edna Horrell
Yager Materials
H. Lee Kincaid '84
        *Honorary Alumni 

Office of Advancement Recognized for Statewide Excellence
Earns six awards at 2015 CASE Kentucky conference

Congratulations to the Office of Advancement! The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is the professional organization for educational professionals in the areas of development, alumni relations, public relations and marketing. Learn more about the awards here.

Post-game Celebrations

Saturday, Jan. 23
5:30 - 7 p.m.

CYO Brewing Co.
119 E. 2nd St.

Following the basketball doubleheader vs. Trevecca
Women's game 1 p.m.  |   Men's game 3:15 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 13
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Bar Louie
314 11th Avenue S.
Nashville, Tenn.

Following the basketball doubleheader at Trevecca
Women's game 2 p.m.  |  Men's game 4 p.m.

Join us for food and festivities as we take the Panther spirit downtown after the games!

In Memoriam
Luther White III

Beloved President of Kentucky Wesleyan College 1979 - 1988

Read tributes and the obituary here.

Martin Luther King Day
Owensboro Human Relations Commission Celebration
Kentucky Wesleyan College -  Jan. 18

9 a.m. March from Owensboro High School to Kentucky Wesleyan College
10 a.m. Program with keynote address by Owensboro Public Schools' Superintendent Nick Brake

Rogers Hall, Winchester Center, Kentucky Wesleyan College
A reception will follow.
Cheer for the Panthers!


Jan. 23
1 p.m.
Women's Basketball
vs. Trevecca

3:15 p.m.
Men's Basketball
vs. Trevecca

Jan. 28
5:30 p.m.
Women's Basketball
vs. Salem International

7:30 p.m.
Men's Basketball
vs. Salem International

Jan. 30
1 p.m.
Women's Basketball
vs. Ohio Valley

3:15 p.m.
Men's Basketball
vs. Ohio Valley

See for more
information on Panther sports.
Don't Miss These Other GREAT DATES

Jan. 26
 Improv Night
7 p.m.
Rogers Hall
Winchester Center

Through Jan. 29
 "Digital Ruminations Exhibition"
By Nancy Green-Smith
Presented by the Wesleyan Art Program
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Kolok Gallery, Ralph Center for the Arts
Jan. 21
  Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Elizabeth Munday Senior Center

Feb. 3
Career Fair for
Students and Alumni
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
For more information, contact  Margaret Cambron at
Rogers Hall
Winchester Center

Please contact Kathy Rutherman,  Director of Public Relations
with comments or questions  about the Wesleyan Way e-newsletter at  or  270-852-3143.