Kentucky Wesleyan College
A Newsletter for Our Alumni and Friends // November 2015
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A Homecoming for the Record Books
Over 700 alumni and friends, the largest Homecoming crowd in the College's history, gathered in October to share memories, make new ones and celebrate a 49-22 win over Louisiana College. Enjoy the photos, and plan to join us in 2016!

Morgan Uebelacker, representing Queen Kate Dishion, who was playing Panther soccer, with King Simeon Pogue.
Prince Dylan Jeffery and Princess Kylie Davis.

Enjoy photos of Homecoming here.

The Alumni Association hosted the annual Awards Dinner at the beautiful Owensboro Convention Center on the riverfront. These distinguished alumni and faculty were honored:

Robert Ballard Bailey 1908
Hall of Fame
Cheryl D. King '70
Outstanding Alumna Award
Miranda Christy '01
Alumni Achievement Award
Michael E. Horn '75
Alumni Achievement Award
Sally Allen Crenshaw '67
Alumni Service Award
Phillip Roberts '05
Outstanding Young Graduate Award
Jason Tanner '05
Outstanding Young Graduate Award
Dr. Robert Flachskam
Gus E. Paris Distinguished Service Award
Professor Nancy Flachskam
Gus E. Paris Distinguished Service Award

Learn more about them here.

"We capped off a great Homecoming weekend with a memorable reception for football alumni and friends. Celebrating the history of our program after a big homecoming win was terrific. A total of 120 people associated with our program over the last 33 years enjoyed the reunion together. The turnout shows how much potential this program has moving forward. We are already looking forward to the 2016 event." 

Head Football Coach Brent Holsclaw '93

Annual Phonathon Effort nets over $50,000
Freshman Mitch Jones Leads the Way

Every fall, a group of talented student callers work with the Kentucky Wesleyan Development Office to connect with alumni and friends of the College through the Phonathon program.  This annual effort allows external constituents to chat with a current student, verify their contact information so they don't miss important communication from the College, and also provide financial support for the General Scholarship Fund.  This year's effort, which concluded in October, generated over $50,000 in charitable gifts.  Mitchell Jones, a freshman baseball player from Ft. Thomas, KY, led the way by securing $36,000 - 72% - of this year's total! 

Director of Development and Donor Relations, M. Blake Harrison, describes Mitch as a model student and employee.  "He is professional, punctual, and dedicated," said Harrison.  Learn more about the amazing Mitch Jones here


Jones welcomed several folks into the President's Circle, a new giving society reserved for donors who contribute $1,000+ during the fiscal year.

Meet Dr. Doug Wilson '83 
Husband, Dad, Ophthalmologist, Baseball Aficionado, Published Author
The Wilson family on campus in 2012 for son Matt's football game; Ben, Kathy, Matt, Stephanie and Doug.

Doug Wilson, a physics major and former baseball player at Wesleyan, says his grade point average was higher than his batting average, and he was forced to attend medical school to make a living. He has shared his love of baseball in four books. The most recent, "Pudge: The Biography of Carlton Fisk," was published by Thomas Dunne Books, on Oct. 20, 2015, the day before the 40th anniversary of Fisk's famous home run in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. Bill Nowlin of the Boston Globe describes Doug Wilson's research as "meticulous." Publisher's Weekly says, "Wilson delivers a solid look at the prodigious career of one of the finest baseball players of the '70s."

Learn more about this accomplished alumnus here
Hear his radio interview with President Barton Darrell here

Wesleyan Way Day of Service set for Nov. 30
On Monday, Nov. 30, Wesleyan students, faculty and staff will be serving at various locations in Owensboro-Daviess County. The service day will become an annual tradition, preceding Giving Tuesday each year. Wesleyan will take part in Giving Tuesday for the first time ever on Dec. 1.

Giving Tuesday is Dec. 1
Wesleyan will take part in Giving Tuesday for the first time ever on Dec. 1.

Giving Tuesday is a national phenomenon that has helped over 38,000 non-profit entities all over the world raise nearly $200 million since 2013.  Gifts to Wesleyan, from $5 to $500 or any other amount, can be made that day at  Spread the word!

Dr. W. L. Magnuson Recognized by Alma Mater for Lifetime Achievement

Dr. W. L. Magnuson, chair of the Kentucky Wesleyan Chemistry Department since 1969, was honored in October by McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, for a lifetime of achievement. His long-time friend and colleague, Dr. John Combs, introduced Dr. Magnuson at the Wall of Honor Induction Ceremony for Science and Math. Only ten McMurry science and math alumni have been honored by the McMurry Science and Math Advisory Board with this recognition.

Learn more about Dr. Magnuson here.

Send your congratulations and share your memories with Dr. Magnuson at

Theatre Arts Presents "Edges"
A Contemporary Musical 
A Coming-of-Age Story
"Witty, Charming, Honest, Enjoyable"
"Whom did you see? Shepherds, tell us! Proclaim to us: who has appeared on earth?
'We saw the newborn child and choirs of angels praising the Lord'"
- Ancient text for Christmas Morning

Adults $10 Students $5 Seniors $5
For reservations, call Peggie Greer at 270-852-3117. 

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.

Rosa Allomong '66
American Patriot Getaways
Lynco Security
Atmos Energy
Marilyn & William Young Charitable Foundation
Bruce Barrett '53             
Modern Welding
Margaret Cambron '78
Real Living Home Realty
Canteen At Your Service
Phillip Shepherd
E.M. Ford & Company
Glenn '53 and Charlotte '56 Sowards
William '68 and Mary Ann '69 Foree
Emogene Stephenson '59
Glenn Funeral Home
Angelos Stergiou '97
Jim Griffin '86
U.S. Bank & Mortgage
Beverly Hemphill '56
Michael Wade '80
Billy Pat '60 and Ruthie '62 Hume
Fred Wright '80

Cheer for the Panthers!

Athletics Events at Home

Nov. 17
7 p.m.
Men's Basketball Home Opener vs. Lees-McRae

Nov. 25
2 p.m.
Women's Basketball Home Opener vs. Missouri - St. Louis

7 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Paine

Nov. 27
KWC Classic
3:15 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Northern Michigan

Nov. 28
11:30 a.m.
Women's Basketball vs. Rio Grande

KWC Classic
4 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Michigan Tech

See for more
information on Panther sports.
Dont Miss These
  Through Nov. 13
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Owensboro Photography Club's Annual Juried Competition
Kolok Gallery
Ralph Arts Center

Nov. 17
4 p.m.
Student Recital
Vocal, keyboard and instrumental performances
Tapscott Chapel
Please contact Kathy Rutherman,  Director of Public Relations
with comments or questions  about the Wesleyan Way e-newsletter at  or  270-852-3143.