Kentucky Wesleyan College
A Newsletter for Our Alumni and Friends // January 2018

Our wish for you - a year of health and happiness that includes a visit to campus!
All the best for a fabulous 2018!

Record Number of Prospective Students Attend Wesleyan Scholars' Weekend  
Wesleyan Scholars' Weekend on Dec. 2 welcomed 72 prospective students and their families, up from 35 attendees in 2016. The invitation-only event for high-achieving students with an ACT of 26 or higher featured the Brown Scholarship competition and gave attendees the opportunity to meet faculty, current students, alumni and tour campus.

Achievement Scholarship Day on March 10 will offer opportunities for additional scholarships. 
                                                    Click here for more information.
Regional Admitted Student Days  
  • Are you still looking for your best college fit?
  • Do you need to complete your enrollment steps with Wesleyan?
  • Do you want to meet alumni, staff and leaders from the College?

All of this, and more, can be accomplished by attending an Admitted Student Day near you in a few weeks! These events will provide a personal environment to answer all your questions and help you take your next steps with Wesleyan!


Jan. 29 - Evansville, Ind.
Jan. 30 - Bowling Green, Ky.
Jan. 31 - Louisville, Ky.
Feb. 1   - Owensboro, Ky.


You and your family are invited to attend and experience The Wesleyan Way. Simply choose the reception that is most convenient for you. RSVP online by January 24th by Clicking Here.  

Keelan Cole '17 Playoff Bound in Rookie Year
Keelan Cole '17 and the Jacksonville Jaguars (10-6) are heading to the NFL Postseason, and the AFC South Champions will host the Buffalo Bills this Sunday in a Wild Card match-up (12:05 p.m. CT). Wesleyan fans will gather for a game watch at Legends (4431 Springhill Drive, Suite E, Owensboro, KY 42303) to watch the first Wesleyan football player to make an NFL 53-man roster in his Playoff debut.
Cole appeared in all 16 regular season games during his rookie season, finishing with 42 receptions, 748 yards and three touchdowns. His 17.8 yards per reception ranked second in the NFL. 
Paige '15, Scott  '87,  Penny (Mills) '86,
Joey '13 and Bri Outland '14
Scott '87 and Penny (Mills) Kramer '86

Henderson, Ky.
Scott: Vice president of executive initiatives and retention, Kentucky Wesleyan
Penny: Lead contract representative for Boardwalk Pipelines-Texas Gas
"Wesleyan means a lot to us and is a big part of our lives. We know what Wesleyan did for us as fairst-generation college students . . . We started giving early in our marriage when we learned that Texas Gas would match our gifts. We like to support the College because it impacted our lives and so many of the lives of our family members. We are all proud of the College and its contributions to the betterment of so many lives. We want to be a part of that."
Read more about Scott and Penny Kramer  here.
Celebrating the Christmas Season
Thank you for your commitment to Wesleyan!
We were delighted to express our thanks and celebrate the Christmas season with our President's Circle members during the annual PC Christmas Party hosted at the Miller House on Dec. 14. The support of our leadership donors is recognized with a series of special events throughout the year, allowing our College community to say thank you for their generous support.

Prior to the President's Circle party, Wesleyan was pleased to welcome numerous faculty, staff, alumni and members of our community to the President's Home for our annual Christmas Open House on Friday, Dec. 8.
View Photos of the events by clicking the appropriate link below:

Welcome to the President's Circle!

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. The following joined or renewed their membership through Dec. 31:
Bruce E. Barrett '53
Gary Braswell
Dennis '87 and Debbie Brown
Martha Fitts Clark
The Coca Cola Company
Community Foundation of Louisville
Rev. Dr. Billy Joe '52 and Velma Cox
Carol (Combs) Daugherty '51
Pat Dawson
Russell '65 and Carol (Calhoun) Doeringer '66
Lydia Dorman '82
Karen Fisher-Brasher '77
Dr. Robert and Nancy Flachskam
Sara Fleischmann '15 *
Anita (Simmons) Freer '59
Gerald '66 and Kay (Davis) Gaidmore '69
Janice M. Goodwin
Jerry Gray
Greater Milwaukee Foundation Inc.
John R. Gregory
Frances (Farmer) Hall '62
James H. '63 and Judith A. Hancock
Estate of Louise Hiatt '29
Dr. Kristi Marie (Wright) Horlander '91
Michael E. Horn '75
James Johnson '55
Lee '84 and Bettie Kincaid
William Martin Kuegel Sr.
Dr. Gwendolyn Faye (Ford) Lynch '86
Charles and Susan Martin
Barry H. '65 and Mollie (Dinwiddie) McGaw '67
Estate of Loyce Meadows '49
Memorial United Methodist Church, Elizabethtown, Ky.
Owensboro District United Methodist Church
Owensboro Noon Optimist Club
John and Delynn Paris
Roger A. Parker '69
Roy '75 and Margaret (Stinnette) Pickerill '75
Renaissance Charitable Foundation
Rev. Robert '60 and Vivian (Riley) Rice '60
Travis Roberts '07
Schwab Charitable Fund
David C. Scott Trust
Rev. Dr. Glenn '53 and Charlotte Sowards '56
Texas Gas Transmission LLC
 Rebecca (Rudd) and Lyndal Whitehead '83
Eleanor Whitmore
Chris Williams '11 *
Allen and Beulah Wilson
Yager Materials
* The Young Alumni President's Circle recognizes alumni of the past 10 years who invest at least $100 a year since their graduation. Visit to learn more.

Upcoming Alumni Events
January 4:  First Thursday (Colby's)
January 7: Keelan Cole '17 Jacksonville Jaguars Game Watch (Legends on 54)
February 1: First Thursday (Donato's)  
April 15: Wesleyan Day at Keeneland (Details Coming Soon; Mark Your Calendars) 
June 3-10, 2018: Wesleyan on the Waves (Deposit Deadline Approaching: Feb. 23)
Eastern Caribbean Cruise Aboard the Oasis of the Seas
July 29: Wesleyan Day at Holiday World (Details Coming Soon; Mark Your Calendars) 
Cheer for the Panthers! 


Jan. 4 
  Women's Basketball vs. Walsh
 5:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball vs. Walsh
7:45 p.m.

 Jan. 6
Women's Basketball vs. Malone
   1 p.m.

Men's Basketball vs. Malone
3:15 p.m.

Jan. 10
Men's Basketball vs. Salem International
7 p.m.

 Jan. 18
Women's Basketball vs. Davis & Elkins
5:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball vs. Davis & Elkins
7:45 p.m.

Jan. 20
Women's Basketball vs. Alderson Broaddus
1 p.m.

Men's Basketball vs. Alderson Broaddus
3:15 p.m.

Feb. 1
Women's Basketball vs. Cedarville
5:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball vs. Cedarville
7:45 p.m.

Feb. 3
Basketball Alumni Day
Women's Basketball vs. Ohio Dominican
1 p.m.

Men's Basketball vs. Ohio Dominican
3:15 p.m.

Don't Miss
These Other
 Jan. 8
Spring semester begins

Jan. 8-Feb. 23
Spring Online Term 1
Jan. 15
Martin Luther King Day
No classes

Looking Ahead 

Feb. 26-March 2
Spring break
March 5-April 20
Spring Online Term 1
March 30-April 2
Easter recess
April 12
Celebration of Student Achievements
April 13
Oak and Ivy Dinner and Awards
April 20
Last Day of Classes
President's Gala
April 23-27
April 27
April 28
Please contact Kathy Rutherman,  Director of Public Relations,
with comments or questions  about the Wesleyan Way e-newsletter at  or  270-852-3143.