Kentucky Wesleyan College
A Newsletter for Our Alumni and Friends // March 2018
Wesleyan Launches Accelerated Program with
 UK College of Pharmacy
Photo by Alan Warren courtesy of Messenger-Inquirer
President Barton D. Darrell and Dr. Jason Mitchell, director of enrollment management for the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, announced an innovative academic partnership during a Feb. 22 news conference in Rogers Hall. T he accelerated 3+4 program will allow students to earn both a bachelor's degree and a Doctor of Pharmacy with one less year of coursework, allowing them to enter the workplace sooner. The partnership comes on the heels of the Early Assurance Program launched by Wesleyan with the UK College of Medicine in July of last year.

"The University of Kentucky and Kentucky Wesleyan have long worked together to produce great doctors, dentists, physical therapists, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals. This new collaboration with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is the latest extension of our work together to most efficiently and economically produce pharmacists for the benefit of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and people in other states where our students may choose to reside." - President Barton D. Darrell 

President's Gala
Don't miss the party of the year!
The black-tie optional event will include a pre-event reception sponsored by Independence Bank and a plated dinner followed by an after-party sponsored by American Patriot Getaways with The Downtown Band  from Nashville.
President's Circle members will receive their invitation by mail in the coming weeks.
Non-members may purchase tickets here or by calling 270-852-3142.
RSVP and ticket purchasing deadline is April 6.

Roy '75 and Margaret (Stinnette) Pickerill '75  

Hometown: Pittsburgh
Retired kindergarten teacher
Hometown: Louisville
Sports Information Director Emeritus and Special Assistant for College Relations
Margaret:  "Giving is the best way to share the joy of Kentucky Wesleyan with others."
Roy:  " This is the right time and the right place. There is so much momentum on this campus under President Darrell's leadership. We encourage others to get on board and help the momentum continue by giving generously."
               Read more about Roy and Margaret here.
Keeping You Informed  
Find out how you can maximize your contributions to Kentucky Wesleyan College and other non-profits in this helpful article from the New York Times.   
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 February:

James and Mary Crawford
William and Sandra (Schmidt) Dickinson '57
Keith and Janet Fingerhut
First United Methodist Church, Campbellsville
George and Gertrude Greenwell
Heath Greenwell '01
Billy Pat '60 and Ruthie (Hutton) Hume '62
Drew and Gail Kirkland
Randall '66 and Sharon Raskin
Christie (Kell) Stumpf  '69
Towers Chapel Church, Sacramento
Worthington Chapel Church, Island
Fred '80 and Melinda Wright
The Young Alumni President's Circle regnies alumnof the past 10 yrs who invest at least $100 a year since their gradation. Visit to learn more.

* 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.

Owensboro Theater Alliance Presents "Grease "
The newly-created Owensboro Theatre Alliance will present "Grease," an irreverent look at the lives of teens in the 50s as they struggle to find out who they are and where they belong March 9-11. Made timeless by the 70s play and movie, "Grease" explores teen angst with a beat guaranteed to make the audience want to dance.

"Grease" is a new collaborative production of the 
theatre departments of Kentucky Wesleyan College, Brescia University and Owensboro Community and Technical College.

Nate Gross, Wesleyan's director of theatre, is director of the play and co-producer with Drs. Amanda Dawson from Brescia and Julie Ledford from OCTC. Wesleyan professor Dennis Jewett is the music director.

Performances are March 9 at 7 p.m., March 10 at 2 and 7 p.m., and March 11 at 2 p.m. at the RiverPark Center.

Read the Messenger-Inquirer article about the production here.

Blending the unique sounds of folnd blues, Harp Jensen has achieved national acclaim over the past year. A Waltham-based singer/songwriter with k and blues in his blood, he burst onto the scene after quitting his corporate job in sales and marketing to follow his passion for music and storytelling. A singer by trade, Harp learned t
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Upcoming Alumni Events
April 5: First Thursday 
(The Local)
May 3: First Thursday
(SIP Owensboro)

June 3-10, 2018: Wesleyan on the Waves
(Booking window closed) 
Eastern Caribbean Cruise Aboard the Oasis of the Seas
June 7: First Thursday (The Miller House)

June 16: Downs After Dark on Millionaires Row

July 29:
 Wesleyan Day at Holiday World (Details coming soon; Mark your calendars) 
Cheer for the Panthers! 


March 9
Men's and Women's Golf vs. Brescia
11:30 A.M.
 The Pearl Club

March 10
  Baseball vs. Urbana
 Noon and 3 p.m.
Panther Park

Softball vs. Davenport
Noon and 2 p.m.
Foster Field

March 11
   Baseball vs. Urbana
Noon and 3 p.m.
Panther Park

March 13
Baseball vs. Oakland City
Noon and 3 p.m.
Panther Park

Softball vs. Bellarmine
Noon and 2 p.m.
Foster Field

March 16
   Baseball vs. Malone
Noon and 3 p.m.
Panther Park

March 17
   Baseball vs. Walsh
Noon and 3 p.m.
Panther Park

Softball vs. Oakland City
3 p.m.
Foster Field

March 24
   Softball vs. Findlay
Noon and 2 p.m. 
Foster Field

Men's Golf vs. Brescia

March 25
  Softball vs. Hillsdale
Noon and 2 p.m.
Foster Field

March 30 
   Softball vs. Ursuline
Noon and 2 p.m. 
Foster Field

March 31
   Softball vs. Lake Erie
Noon and 2 p.m. 


Don't Miss
These Other
March 6
Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Fern Terra
1415 W. First St.

March 8
Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Roosevelt House I
2920 Yale Place
March 15
Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Park Regency
5058 Back Square
 Drive #1

March 20
Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Elizabeth Munday Senior Center
1650 W. Second St.

March 22
Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Heritage Place
3362 Buckland Square

March 27
Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Roosevelt House II
530 Yale Place

March 29
Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Signature HealthCARE at Hillcrest
3740 Old Hartford Road

April 3
Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Fern Terra
1415 W. First St.

Looking Ahead
April 12
Celebration of Student Achievement
Honors Convocation
12:30 p.m.
Legacy Owensboro
3300 Frederica St.

Scholars' Day
2-3:30 p.m.
Rogers Hall

88 Keys Recital
6 p.m.
Tapscott Chapel

April 13
Oak and Ivy Dinner
6 p.m.
Hocker Hall Dining Center
April 19
Student Life Awards
7 p.m.
Tapscott Chapel
April 27
7 p.m.
Legacy Owensboro
3300 Frederica St.
April 28
150th Annual
10 a.m.
Owensboro Convention Center
501 W. Second St.

Please contact Kathy Rutherman,  Director of Public Relations,
with comments or questions  about the Wesleyan Way e-newsletter at  or  270-852-3143.