Kentucky Wesleyan College
A Newsletter for Our Alumni and Community // September 2014

News Conference

Introducing Barton Darrell as President

Tuesday, September 9 at Noon.

Rogers Hall, Winchester Center

The public is invited to attend.

Read the news release hereFind out more about Bart Darrell here. 


Freshman class enrollment up 42 percent



Class of 2018 at Smothers Park

 The class spent a day touring the Convention Center, Museum of Fine Art, RiverPark and downtown businesses. Read the news release here. 



Follow a Freshman on Move-In Day

Click here to follow freshman Cody Chaffin on Move-In Day and learn more about his journey to Wesleyan.

Dr. Evelyn Hiatt with Haris Dzaferbegovic '14 Division Chair, Natural Sciences and Mathematics Professor of Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology and General Biology II
Click Here to learn more about Haris.
Dr. Hiatt's Secret File

Dr. Evelyn Hiatt keeps a secret box, for her eyes only, under her desk. "It is full of cards and emails from former students," she explains. Many stay in touch, keep her posted on their successes and say "thank you" to their professor. She measures her success by their accomplishments. "I get to watch them grow and become young scientists. What a privilege to mentor them and help them find their own individual paths." Hiatt shares with pride that Wesleyan science students are consistently accepted to their graduate and professional programs of choice in prestigious institutions nationwide. 


Click here to learn more about medical professionals who serve in Owensboro.

Hiatt is beginning her 13th year at Wesleyan, and her husband, Ernie, is the director of research and development at Kentucky Bioprocessing.


B.S., Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.S., Agronomy, Clemson University

Ph.D., Genetics, University of Georgia

Member, Council for Undergraduate Research, and Councilor for the Biology Division

Member, Maize Genetic Executive Committee


A Look Inside Dr. Hiatt's Secret File
The Class of 2009 - Five Years Later!
  • Physical therapists
  • Nurses
  • Physician assistants
  • Optometrists
  • Entomologists
  • Laboratory technicians
  • Ph.D's
  • Students in osteopathy and in the U.S. Army with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences program
  • Employees at Kentucky Bioprocessing and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Owensboro
Science Day
Saturday, October 25

For high school students interested in science, health science, mathematics and engineering.

Get information on science majors.
See presentations and demonstrations.
Learn about the Kentucky Wesleyan and the National Science Foundation (STEM - science, technology, engineering, mathematics) scholarships
Tour campus, meet faculty and more!

Register to attend here or call the KWC Admissions Office at 800.999.0592.

Alumni Homecoming Weekend 2014

Mark your calendars for October 31 - November 2, 2014 for Alumni Homecoming Weekend 2014! Click here for a tentative schedule.

See for more information on Panther Sports.


Don't miss these


Saturday, September 20

Fall Open House

Call 852-3120

Saturday, October 4

1 p.m.

Football Home Opener vs. Faith

Sunday, October 5

3 p.m. Location TBA

Aaron Eaves and David Baxter Junior Voice Recital


Tuesday, October 7

5:15 - 7:30 p.m.

Rogers Hall, Winchester Center

Speed Mock Interview and Networking for Students

Business professionals who are interested in helping interview our students should contact Margaret Cambron at

Saturday, October 18

7:30 p.m. RiverPark Center

Kentucky Wesleyan Singers perform "La Traviata" with

Owensboro Symphony Orchestra and the Kentucky Opera


Tuesday, October 21

5 p.m. Tapscott Chapel

Music Faculty Showcase

Friday, Oct. 24, 7:30 pm

Saturday, Oct. 25, 7:30 pm

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2 pm

Ralph Center
[Title of Show] - A four-person musical
Please note that the name of the musical is [Title of Show]
Not suitable for children

Friday October 31 -
Sunday, November 2
Alumni Homecoming Weekend
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