Kentucky Wesleyan College
A Newsletter for Our Alumni and Friends // March 2016
Join us for the President's Gala!
You don't want to miss this inaugural event!

The President's Gala, presented by Owensboro Health, will celebrate Wesleyan's successes
over the last 12 months.

  President's Circle members will receive two complimentary tickets. Tickets are also available at $55 per person, $100 per couple and $400 for a table of eight.

Visit President's Gala for details.
Coach Happy Osborne named Coach of the Year by Great Midwest Athletic Conference
"A powerhouse of a program"
Coach Happy Osborne
Congratulations to Coach Happy Osborne, who was named G-MAC Coach of the Year today. Osborne led the Panthers to the regular season G-MAC championship while compiling a 25-3 record and a #9 national ranking. C. J. Blackwell, Jordan Jacks, Ken-Jah Bosley and Devin Langford also earned spots
 on the All-Conference team.

G-MAC conference tournament play begins on Friday, March 4, at 1:30 p.m. at the Owensboro Sportscenter. Tickets will be available at the door. For complete information, click here.
148th Commencement
Saturday, April 30
10 a.m.
Hocker-Hall Grove
Lydia Dorman '82
Senior Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company, Japan
2014 Alumni Achievement Award Recipient

Baccalaureate and Presentation of Honors Graduates
Friday, April 29
7 p.m.
Jones Gymnasium, Woodward Health and Recreation Center
Meet the Parsley Brothers
"I will never forget . . . the reaction and support of my teammates." - Ben
"We can't be successful alone; it takes sharing and support." - Nathaniel
Ben and Nathaniel Parsley

Hometown: Rockport, Ind.
Majors: Ben, Communication
           Nathaniel, Religion

Learn more about two best friends with fantastic internships here.

Meet Deborah Dearing '79
"We were married in the Kentucky Wesleyan Chapel in 1983. It was a special place to me . . . "

Learn more about Wesleyan Trustee and St. Louis attorney Deborah Dearing here.

March 12
Academic Spotlight
Check-in     9 a.m.
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 or click here.

Open House
10:30 a.m.
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 or click here.
  To register for the Academic Spotlight and/or the Open House, click here.

Call 270-852-3120 for more information.

April 16
Admitted Students
 A day for students who have been admitted to Wesleyan. Admitted students will learn more about the opportunities available at Kentucky Wesleyan College in preparation for the Fall Semester.

 March Madness
Wesleyan hosts G-MAC Men's Tournament at the Sportscenter

March Madness is here! Spring is in the air, and our eyes are on the basketball court. Kentucky Wesleyan hosts the G-MAC Men's Championship Tournament from March 3-5. The Women's Championship Tournament will take place on the same dates at Ursuline College
in Pepper Pike, Ohio. 

Men's Tournament

Learn more about the tournament here.

Women's Tournament


Learn more about the tournament here.
Spreading the word!
Look for these billboards across the region. 
  Brown Scholarship students enjoy warm Wesleyan welcome at Brown-Heritage Dinner 

The Wesleyan community welcomed 61 high school seniors and their parents to the Brown-Heritage Dinner at the Owensboro Convention Center on Feb. 19. Interviews for the prestigious Brown and Pyles Scholarships and auditions for performance and visual arts programs took place on the 20th.

View photos of the dinner and videos of entertainment by students Jonathan Poland and Sarah Nell Hibbs 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.  Please welcome our newest members (as of Feb. 29, 2016)!

Janna Duncan Demarsh '87
George '48 and Martha* '48 Henry
Holston Conference United Methodist Church Foundation
Bill '62 and Gerry '62 Jones
Michiko Matsumoto

Four Wesleyan students called donors from Feb. 22-25
to thank them for their gifts to Wesleyan during this fiscal year.
Thank you for your financial support
of Kentucky Wesleyan College!


  Alumni Award Nominations due by April 1

Take just five minutes and share the success story of a Wesleyan alumni by submitting a nomination for our prestigious alumni awards. Honorees will be recognized at the annual Alumni Association dinner at Homecoming 2016 on Oct. 1. 

Tickets are available on Facebook at Kentucky Wesleyan Theatre Arts Program or at the door.

The Stanley Reed Pre-Law and Politics Society
"Constructing Racial Categories in the United States"

with Daniel J. Sharfstein
Professor of Law, Professor of History and Chancellor's Faculty Fellow
Co-Director, Social Justice Program
Vanderbilt University Law School 

Tuesday, March 29
7 p.m.
Rogers Hall, Winchester Center 

Save These Dates!

April 16
 Day at the Races at Keeneland

April 22
President's Gala at Owensboro Convention Center

June 18
Downs After Dark at Churchill Downs

August 26
Friday After 5

Contact for more information.

Cheer for the Panthers!

  (On campus unless otherwise indicated)

March 5
Baseball vs. Hillsdale (DH)

March 7
Baseball vs. Urbana (DH)

March 13
Softball vs. Brescia (DH)
2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Kamuf Park

March 15
Tennis vs. Oakland City 
1 p.m.
Moreland Park

Softball vs. Oakland City (DH)
2 p.m.

March 19
Tennis vs. Brescia
4 p.m.
Moreland Park

March 25
Baseball vs. Ohio Valley (DH)

Softball vs. Cedarville (DH)
Noon & 2 p.m.

March 26
Baseball vs. Ohio Valley (DH)

Softball vs. Cedarville (DH)
Noon & 2 p.m.

April 1
Baseball vs. Salem International (DH)

Softball vs. Ohio Valley (DH)
Noon & 2 p.m.

April 2
Baseball vs. Salem International (DH)

Softball vs. Ohio Valley (DH)
Noon & 2 p.m.

April 4
Tennis vs. Ursuline
10 a.m.
Moreland Park

Tennis vs. Indiana - Southeast
3 p.m.
Moreland Park

See for more
information on Panther sports.
Don't Miss These Other GREAT DATES
March 15
Trombone Recital
Kevin Callihan,
Justin Croushore,
J.D. Handshoe
5 p.m.
Tapscott Chapel

March 17
 Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Elizabeth Munday Senior Center
April 8
Oak & Ivy Dinner
6 p.m.
Hocker Family Dining Center

April 10
Kentucky Wesleyan
Morning Worship Services
First United Methodist
Church, Madisonville

April 14
Celebration of Student Achievement Day

Honors Convocation
12:30 p.m.
Wesleyan Heights United Methodist Church
Reception to follow at the Winchester Center

Scholars' Day
2 - 4 p.m.
Poster and Oral Presentations
Winchester Center

Student Life Awards
5 p.m.
Tapscott Chapel

88 Keys Piano Recital
6 p.m.

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