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

Join us for a weekend of reconnecting and reminiscing! We have planned many opportunities to celebrate and experience The Wesleyan Way, and we want you to be a part of the fun. You will find details and information on registration here.

Contribution from Lydia Dorman '82 to benefit General Scholarship Fund

Lydia Dorman, senior vice president of human resources for The Coca-Cola (Japan) Company in Tokyo, has contributed $30,000 to the General Scholarship Fund. The Coca-Cola Foundation's Matching Gifts Program increased the impact of Ms. Dorman's investment. "I encourage my fellow alumni to utilize matching gifts programs with their employers that will enhance their donations to our College," she said.

Read the media release here.

Ben is retired after 31 years with Chevron Oil Co., where he held marketing positions in the Southeast and Northwest. He served on the College's Board of Trustees from 1977-1993 and as president of the Alumni Association in 1975-76. He was instrumental in starting the Wesleyan soccer program and has recruited many students over the years. He was named the Alumni Association's Outstanding Alumnus in 1981.

He will be honored at the 2016 Alumni Awards and Hall of Fame Reception and Dinner on Oct. 1 at the Owensboro Convention Center.
 Dr. Cynthia Abbott '87
"Wesleyan gave me something I could not have found anywhere else."

Dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Abbott feels at home in two worlds, the world of science and the world of art. She is equally at home caring for patients in her Atlanta office and in Papua New Guinea. Learn more about the "worlds" of Dr. Abbott and her memories of Wesleyan here.  
Do you have a child in high school? We want to help you continue your legacy at Kentucky Wesleyan College by ensuring your child is on our radar! 

Complete an information request form here to ensure your child, grandchild, brother or sister receives communications from our Admissions Office to support your efforts to guide them to Wesleyan.  It's the Wesleyan Way!

  The Kentucky Wesleyan College Office of Admissions is planning our fall outreach to prospective students, and we need your help!

Are you a teacher, administrator, coach or board member? Help us get into your local high school(s) to increase our chances of identifying and attracting interested students to Wesleyan.

Contact Matthew Ruark '09, Associate Director of Admissions at, to learn how you can help.

Lily (8 months), Alison, Lincoln and Lucy (2) Latham
Lincoln Latham '08

"I give to Wesleyan so others can experience what I did at Wesleyan. I appreciate the College and what it did for me more now than I did when I was a student.

I feel Wesleyan is on the cusp of something great. Because I live and work in the Owensboro community, I have noticed the momentum the College has gained over the last few years. I encourage my fellow alumni to give and help move the College forward to the next level." 

Read more about Lincoln Latham, his career and his Wesleyan experiences 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, who have joined or renewed their membership (as of July 31, 2016)!

Bruce Barrett '53
John '68 and Joanna '69 Blaney
Jeff '89 and Gretchen Chenault
Anna Dixon-Skidmore
Dr. Diane Earle
Nancy Franklin '48
Drs. Ernie and Evelyn Hiatt
Dr. Arba Kenner '74
Kentucky Annual Conference United Methodist Church
Kentucky United Methodist Foundation Inc.
L.P. Express LLC
Thomas '79 and Donna Major
Owensboro Christian Church
Owensboro Health
Robert Robinson
Buddy '79 and Margaret Rogers
Joe Roop '56
David and Megan '03 Schulte
Steve and Debra Seymour
Eric and Catherine '95 Sherrard
Rev. Dr. Jay '85 and Marian '85 Smith
Harry '60 and Mary Spurrier
Joyce Taylor
Lisa Terrazino
Jeanette Ward '67
Wesleyan Heights United Methodist Church
Learn more about the President's Circle here.

Owensboro Symphony Orchestra Concert on the Lawn
Kentucky Wesleyan College
August 6
7 p.m.
Join us to celebrate All Things Kentucky - Bluegrass, bar-b-que and a little bit of banjo!

Learn more here.

For students admitted for Fall 2016

Wednesday, August 10

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

Register for these events  here or call 1-800-999-0592 or 270-852-3120.
Paint the town purple!
Fun for the entire family!
August 26
Presented by Kentucky Wesleyan College


Don't miss this opportunity for an evening of family fun with inflatable games, performances by students, faculty and staff, and an art show featuring the work of our students.

Warm up by participating in the second annual Friday After 5K  - The Wesleyan Way  -  on
Aug. 12! For more information and to register for the race, click here.
Athletic Events

Aug. 23
6 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Asbury
Steele Stadium

Aug. 26
5:30 p.m.
Men's/Women's Cross Country vs. Oakland City
Yellow Creek Park

See these links for fall schedules:

Don't Miss
These Other
August 24
Fall semester

August 31
Opening Convocation
Legacy Owensboro Church
3300 Frederica St.
Please contact Kathy Rutherman,  Director of Public Relations
with comments or questions  about the Wesleyan Way e-newsletter at  or  270-852-3143.