Kentucky Wesleyan College
A Newsletter for Our Alumni and Friends // June 2017
Kentucky Wesleyan Celebrates Grand Reopening of Martin Alumni Center

  Ribbon cutting with President Barton D. Darrell '84 and Sylvia Jones on May 19

"The Office of Alumni Relations relocated to the Martin Alumni Center in Aug. 2016 and is the epicenter of the planning and execution of an expanding array of alumni events we are planning locally, regionally and around the country. We want our alumni to feel at home; this is YOUR center. Please stop by."

Eddie Kenny
Senior Director of Alumni Relations

Chamber President and CEO Candance Brake speaks to the crowd.

Tom Rogers '82, Vice President for Advancement Tom Keith and Megan (Evans) Schulte '03

LaDonna Koebel '89 and Dr. W.L. Magnuson

See a video here and photos here.

Scott Littleton '97
Major: B.A. in mass communications

Lives on a farm in Verona, Ky., near Cincinnati

Family: Married to Kristin for 10 years, expecting twins in December

Career: Sales/customer service, Meyer Tool, Inc., in Cincinnati; part-time air personality/DJ on WUBE-FM, 2016 Country Music Association Large Market Station of the Year and 2017 Academy of Country Music Large Market Station of the Year

"I give credit to Kentucky Wesleyan for the successes I have today, and I want to ensure that other students have the same opportunities I had. I give because I have been given so much in my life, and I want others to have similar experiences, especially in higher education. 

"Giving to Wesleyan allows future generations to carry on the great traditions the College has given us. I encourage all alumni to get their finances to a place where they can give like never before, so Wesleyan can continue to build the next generation of leaders."

Read more about Scott Littleton here.

Rebecca "Becca" McQueen
Dean of Students
In this issue, we are introducing a new feature with a visit to the office of Dean of Students Becca McQueen. We hope you enjoy a look into her life and career.

Dean McQueen arrived at Kentucky Wesleyan College as director of the new Sophomore Experience Program from North Carolina's Pfeiffer University in the summer of 2014. She quickly enrolled in Leadership Owensboro with the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation to learn more about her new city. She also became associate dean of students one year ago and was named dean of students on June 1, 2017.

"I give Owensboro a thumbs up. There is so much going on here culturally and socially. I just bought a house - that is how much the city means to me."

She just returned from her sixth trip to Give Kids the World, a "storybook" resort in Kissimmee, Fla., for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Guests are treated to week-long, cost-free vacations, and thousands of people from across the nation volunteer and serve the guests. She has taken three groups of Wesleyan students to GKTW to volunteer during Christmas vacations.

"The first time I volunteered at GKTW, I was prepared to be sad, but I wasn't because these families have learned the value of time, and they savor the moment. I display photos from GKTW in my office to remind me of their outlook."

Rosie the Riveter is prominently placed where Dean McQueen can see her as she sits at her desk.

"I appreciate a can-do attitude and anyone who rolls up their sleeves and works hard to get the job done. I've had many strong female mentors, and I'm very grateful for them. When I look across my desk at Rosie, I think of what she accomplished and remember that she didn't do it alone - it took a team."

Becca McQueen believes a good sense of humor is a key to individual and team success. "Having fun is important, and having a positive attitude helps get the job done. These traits help build the team, too. I can't imagine a strong, effective team without them."

The Student Life staff recently held a two-day retreat in preparation for the new academic year. They adopted "Live, Learn, Lead, Love" as their new tagline. In reflecting on the retreat, Dean McQueen shared, "Student Life experiences have great educational value, and we are emphasizing learning outcomes. We believe every Student Life event should teach students to live, learn, lead or love - or a combination of these."

Thank you for the tour, Dean McQueen!

You can reach Dean Becca McQueen at or 270-852-3289.
Pickerills First to Make Reservations for "Wesleyan on the Waves" Cruise

Roy '75 and Margaret (Stinnette) Pickerill '75 are ready to go. "We wouldn't miss it," said Roy. "After all, it involves Wesleyan. We enjoyed our cruise to Alaska, and this will be even better because Wesleyan friends will be aboard. We signed up immediately. This is an historic event because it is a first for the College."

Roy said he and Margaret are excited to see a part of the world they haven't visited before, and he plans to contact alumni who live in Puerto Rico.

According to Margaret, the cruise is a bucket list trip for her, and she is looking forward to alumni events aboard ship. She also shared that Roy is great to travel with. "He will have our itinerary mapped out, and we are both excited about reconnecting with alumni and making new friends, too."

Join the Pickerills! Learn more   here .

If you have been admitted to Kentucky Wesleyan College for fall 2017, you are invited to attend Future Panther Day on June 10. 

This is YOUR registration day and will allow you to:
* Obtain your class schedule
* Meet with your advisor
* Get your student ID
* Submit your enrollment deposit

This is your final step to becoming a Panther! Refer to your Admit Packet for more information about this next phase of the enrollment process or go to our Admitted Students page.

Register here!

This summer's last Future Panther Day is July 14. 

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 during the month of May:

Mike '78 and Cathy (Meeks) Bishop '78
Lydia Dorman '82
Dr. Diane Earle
Ebelhar Whitehead, PLLC
Doug '65 and Norma Everly
Foreman Watson Holtrey LLP
Horace L. Temple Remainder Unitrust
Brian Jones '83
Matthew '08 and Elizabeth (Mauzy) Martin '08
Don Moore
Julianne Perry
Gregory Risch '93
Christie (Kell) Stumpf '69
Drs. Brandon '01 and Andrea (Hardison) Tackett '01
Second Amendment Firearms & Collectibles
Eleanor Whitmore

Watch your mailbox later this month for your copy of Kentucky Wesleyan Magazine.

This issue is full of exciting updates on the progress of our College, profiles of alumni, an article on the value of teammates and teamwork, and much more.

Aug. 11
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Learn more and sign up here.

Aug. 25
Sponsored by Kentucky Wesleyan College

Music by Louisville's V-Groove, one of the premier R & B bands in the Southeast and Midwest

More details coming soon!

Meredith Daunhauer Earns All-American Honors
A First in Kentucky Wesleyan Softball History

Congratulations to sophomore Meredith Daunhauer, who earned All-American honors from the  Division II Collegiate Commissioners Association, being named to the third team. She set a Wesleyan record with 49 stolen bases this season and led the Great Midwest Athletic Conference with 102 hits - second in the nation.
Read the news release here and Meredith's bio here.
Baseball Team Makes First NCAA Tournament Appearance since 1988

The Wesleyan baseball team claimed the program's first-ever conference title and first NCAA appearance in 29 years by advancing to the Midwest Regional, and the Panthers landed 12 players on the G-MAC All-Conference Team, including four first-team members: senior shortstop Seth Campbell, sophomore outfielder Cody Bridges, freshman designated hitter Joseph Burke and
senior utility player Josh Galvan. 

After opening the NCAA Midwest Regional with a loss, the Panthers won back-to-back elimination games over No.5 seed Bellarmine and No 7. seed St. Joe's.  Wesleyan finished the 2017 season with an overall record of 29-24.

Read the news release about the conference title here.
Upcoming Alumni Events
Wesleyan Night with FC Cincinnati
Jun. 24
Cincinnati, Ohio
FC Cincinnati vs. Saint Louis FC
Enjoy the excitement of an FC Cincinnati match at Nippert Stadium.
 We will begin with pregame gathering in the family fun zone, followed by 90 minutes of
 United Soccer League action.
Get details and register here.
First Thursdays at Maloneys
July 6, 5-7 p.m.
3030 Highland Pointe Drive off Highway 54
Enjoy half-priced appetizers and other specials until 6 p.m.
Friday Night Live Downtown
July 14
Madisonville, Ky.
Wesleyan Day at Holiday World
July 23
Santa Claus, Ind.
Enjoy discounted admissions to both parks and free soft drinks, sunscreen, parking, inner tubes, and a buffet lunch with fellow Wesleyan guests.
Get details and register here.
Winchester Picnic
Aug. 5
Winchester, Ky.
Join us as we celebrate the Winchester era and bring Winchester/Lexington area alumni together for a BBQ lunch, stories of our treasured past and updates on our College.
Read details and register here
Baseball Alumni Weekend
Sept. 8-9
Owensboro, Ky.
Wesleyan Night with Louisville City FC
Sept. 15
Louisville, Ky.
Join us for a pregame meetup at Against the Grain, followed by the excitement of
 Louisville City FC as they host Bethlehem Steel FC at Louisville Slugger Field.
See details and register here.
Wesleyan Night with the Cincinnati Reds
Sept. 19
Cincinnati, Ohio
Celebrate the Time of Your Life at Kentucky Wesleyan College! 

Class of 1967 Golden Jubilee
Athletics Hall of Fame
Kentucky Wesleyan Singers Concert
Alumni Hall of Fame, Awards Reception and Dinner
and much more . . . 

 Read the full schedule of events and register here .
Please contact Kathy Rutherman,  Director of Public Relations,
with comments or questions  about the Wesleyan Way e-newsletter at  or  270-852-3143.