Kentucky Wesleyan College
A Newsletter for Our Alumni and Friends // April 2016

Watch President Darrell discuss the upcoming Gala here.

Read the media release here.

Live entertainment by Nashville's The Downtown Band.

Please RSVP here or call 270-852-3142 by April 11.
One Hundred and Forty-Eighth Annual Commencement
April 30
10 a.m.
Hocker-Hall Grove
Lydia Dorman '82, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Coca-Cola (Japan) Company,
 will address the Class of 2016. 
Honorary doctorates will awarded to Dr. H. Randall Capps '57, Lydia Dorman '82 and
Dr. Angelos Stergiou '97.

April 29
7 p.m.
Jones Gymnasium, Woodward Health and Recreation Center
Campus Minister Kent Lewis will speak.
A Celebration of Student Achievement
April 14
Honors Convocation
12:30 p.m.
Wesleyan Heights United Methodist Church
A reception will follow at the Winchester Center.

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

Student Life Awards
5 p.m.
Tapscott Chapel

88 Keys Piano Recital
6 p.m.
Tapscott Chapel

Please purchase Keeneland tickets by Friday, April 8, at noon.

Meet Lydia Dorman '82
"Kentucky Wesleyan pushed me beyond boundaries I even knew existed!"

Holding the Woodruff Cup, the
 Coca-Cola Company's highest honor, awarded to Lydia's business unit.
At the Great Wall with niece Iman and nephew Omar.
In Jaipur, India.

Learn more here about Lydia Dorman and her exciting journey from Washington, D.C.
 to Owensboro, Ky. and around the world.

Meet Senior Aaron Eaves

Hometown: Powderly, Ky.
Graduate of Muhlenberg County High School.
Graduates April 30 with a bachelor of music education degree.
Accepted to master's program at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J. 
Baritone voice.

Learn more about Aaron Eaves here.

Spreading the Word about Wesleyan!

This TV commercial recently aired throughout the region.


For students admitted for Fall 2016

Friday, April 15
A unique, optional opportunity for students to jump-start their experience at Kentucky Wesleyan College. This overnight opportunity is for students who have paid their enrollment deposit by April 8.

Experience what it's like to be a Panther! Attendees will eat dinner with current students, explore the beautiful Wesleyan campus, get a taste of student life through K-Dub Idol and a Midnight Movie and stay in a campus residence hall. Parents can drop their students off between 5:30 - 6 p.m. at the Winchester Center. 

Saturday, April 16
Students who have submitted an enrollment deposit will have the opportunity to meet with their academic advisor, get their student ID, set up their email address and complete all documents necessary for their fall arrival. Check-in begins at 9 a.m.

Students must deposit by April 8 to attend the overnight event, schedule classes and receive their student ID at Panther Pathways.

Register for these events here or call 1-800-999-0592 or 270-852-3120. Students need to register for these events no later than April 11. 
   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 March 31, 2016)!

Association of American Colleges and Universities
B.J. Killian Foundation
Tom '58 and Pat '58 Burton
Jeff '89 and Gretchen Chenault
Greenwell Chisholm
Mary Jane Nunley Hocker '59
Corey '00 and Ashley Johnson
T. Frederick May
Dr. Joseph '79 and Lynn Morton
Christie Kell Stumpf '69
A fun-filled evening of great music and delicious desserts.

Music will be presented by our students.

Kentucky Wesleyan College Wind Ensemble Concert
Sunday, April 24
3 p.m.
Daviess County High School Auditorium

Aaron Eaves,  baritone voice
Jocelyn Hembruch,  flute
Chris Spivey,  alto saxophone

Cheer for the Panthers!


April 9
Baseball vs. Davis & Elkins
11 a.m.

April 10
Baseball vs. Davis & Elkins
Noon & 3 p.m.

April 12
Softball vs. Trevecca
Noon & 2 p.m.

Baseball vs. Southern Indiana
3 p.m.

April 19
Baseball vs. Bellarmine
2 p.m.

April 22
Tennis vs. Salem International
2 p.m.

April 23
Softball vs. Salem International
Noon & 2 p.m.

April 24
Softball vs. Salem International
Senior Day
Noon & 2 p.m.

April 29
Baseball vs. Cedarville (DH)

April 30
Baseball vs. Cedarville (DH)

May 20 - 21
 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
50th Anniversary of 1966 NCAA Championship

See for more
information on Panther sports.
Don't Miss These Other GREAT DATES
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 16
Owensboro Symphony Orchestra
Fiftieth Season Finale
7 p.m.

RiverPark Center
Featuring Diane Earle playing "Rhapsody in Blue," Lisa Clark and Tevin Vincent '14 Singing medley from "Porgy and Bess," and Bradley Naylor and Lisa Clark singing Medley from "West Side Story."

April 19
Student Performance Hour Recital
4 p.m.
Tapscott Chapel

  August 26
Friday After Five
Sponsored by Kentucky Wesleyan College
  September 30 - October 1
Please contact Kathy Rutherman,  Director of Public Relations
with comments or questions  about the Wesleyan Way e-newsletter at  or  270-852-3143.