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

Register for the University of Louisville Pre-Game Reception here
and for the Western Kentucky University Pre-Game Reception here.
University of Louisville game tickets are available here
and Western Kentucky University game tickets are available here.


Friday, November 18
6:00 pm: Lincoln Memorial v. Kentucky Wesleyan College
Saturday, November 19
8:30 pm: Kentucky Wesleyan College v. University of Southern Indiana

Tickets are available here.

Wesleyan to Sponsor Owensboro Chamber's November Rooster Booster
Nov. 3 |  7:30 a.m.
Owensboro Convention Center

Kentucky Wesleyan College will serve as the title sponsor for November's Rooster Booster event, the monthly business breakfast hosted by the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Nov. 3, at the Owensboro Convention Center. This month's featured speaker is ESPN college basketball analyst and 1996 Kentucky Mr. Basketball Daymeon Fishback.

Read more about Daymeon Fishback here.

To register for the event ($12 for Chamber members, $20 for non-members), visit Payment via cash, check, or credit card will also be accepted at the door.
Celebrate the Season
Wesleyan Way Day of Service, Nov. 28, and Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29

Photo by Greg Eans, Messenger-Inquirer/
Kentucky Wesleyan College basketball player Adam Stanford helps children at the H.L. Neblett Center on Wesleyan's first Wesleyan Way Day of Service on Nov. 30, 2015.

Wesleyan and the college community reaffirmed its commitment to honor, support, integrity and love last November with the inaugural Wesleyan Way Day of Service and Giving Tuesday in 2015. During the two-day event, 141 volunteers gave 172 hours in service to the community, and alumni friends, staff and faculty gave 275 gifts to the tune of $113,054. Giving Tuesday is a world-wide day of giving fueled by the power of social media and the spirit of collaboration, while the Day of Service is a Wesleyan event guided by the principles of The Wesleyan Way.

As we gear up for Year Two, we hope you'll consider investing in Wesleyan on Nov. 29 by visiting, stopping by to see us in Room 105 at the Barnard-Jones Administration Building, or by calling 270-852-3142.

If you'd like to get plugged in on the Wesleyan Way Day of Service, contact Blake Harrison at

As you serve and give, encourage others by using #WesleyanServes and #WesleyanGives on social media. Every volunteer matters . . . every dollar counts.

Help make a difference in 2016

We will share this year's totals in the next issue of The Wesleyan Way.

Margaret Cole Cambron '78
Director of Career Development

  "I was a horrible alumna for many years. I lived right here in Owensboro, and I didn't give to my alma mater or attend events. I was not connected to Wesleyan in any way, even though the College reached out to me. I wasted many years when I could have been supporting the College.

I joined the Wesleyan staff as Director in April 2010, and I began to realize what the College had done for me so many years before when I was a student. I had learned how to learn as a Wesleyan student, and with the perspective of the years, I could see and appreciate that truth very clearly.

I had prayed for a job where I could make a difference that also provided benefits to employees. God gave me the job of my dreams, and the benefits are far beyond anything in an HR handbook.

Our students energize me, and I love the people I work with; so I am surrounded by our students and surrounded by faculty and staff who care about them and for them. What an atmosphere!

I believe in what we do here. I started to give financially in 2010, and I joined the President's Circle when it was created last year. 

I work with students every day who benefit from the generosity of our investors. So many of our students don't have it easy, and I want to help.

When I give to an organization, I want to know the money is used wisely. I know that happens here at Wesleyan. I trust President Darrell, and I believe in the direction in which he is taking us. Our leadership makes wise decisions. 

Every check written and every dollar given contributes to changing lives."

Diana Grinter Hunter '83
Wesleyan Women's Tennis Coach

"I love this campus, and I think it is the place to be. It is just as warm and friendly today as it was when I was a student."

Hometown: Olmstead, Ky.
Family: Daughter Monique Iman Robinette works at the Neblett Center, daughter Evelyn Renee Hunter works at Sutton Elementary and son Landon Ray Hunter attends Owensboro Community and Technical College; two grandchildren, ages 5 and 1.
B.A., Elementary Education, Kentucky Wesleyan College
M.A., Guidance Counseling K-8; Guidance Counseling, Rank I, 9-12, Western Kentucky University
Retired as guidance counselor at Owensboro High School
Member, Hall of Fame, Logan County High School

Diana Hunter is one of 13 children and the only one to graduate from college. She played four sports as a Kentucky Wesleyan student and returned to campus as women's tennis coach in 2015. Learn more about Diane's life and career and her memories of Wesleyan here.
Honoring Our Veterans

We will honor and recognize our veterans in two special ways as we remember their service to our country.

Wednesday, Nov. 9
12:12 p.m.
Tapscott Chapel
Our weekly chapel service is dedicated to our veterans. 

Friday, Nov. 11
Rogers Hall
We will begin in Rogers Hall and move to the flagpole in a brief time of remembrance and thanksgiving for our veterans.

Kentucky Wesleyan College invites high school seniors and those interested in transferring to Wesleyan to Wesleyan Uncovered on Nov. 17-18, an overnight event highlighting campus life and classroom activity.

Students will have the opportunity to experience campus life through the eyes of a current student and learn more about the history and heritage of our school. You will stay in one of our residential halls and eat in the Hocker Dining Hall as you soak up life as a Wesleyan student. 

On Friday, you will attend a lecture on the topic of your choice taught by some of our incredible faculty and begin to truly understand the one-on-one attention we offer at Wesleyan.

To attend, students need to register online here. For more information, click here or contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at 270-852-3120 or at

Kentucky Wesleyan College
Wind Ensemble
Directed by Kevin Callihan
Sunday, Nov. 20
4:30 p.m.
Daviess County High School Auditorium 
The concert will feature the Kentucky Wesleyan Singers, directed by Dr. Bradley Naylor and
guest conductor Maestro Nick Palmer.

Kentucky Wesleyan College
Concert Band
Directed by Kevin Callihan
Kentucky Wesleyan College Chamber Orchestra Directed by Maestro Nick Palmer, Gary Laughrey and Kevin Callihan
Tuesday, Nov. 29
6 p.m.
Bellevue Baptist Church
4950 State Route 56, Owensboro

 The holiday season would not be complete without Kentucky Wesleyan's sixth annual Festival of Lessons & Carols. The glorious St. Stephen Cathedral is hosting this two-night event, and the Kentucky Wesleyan Singers will sing anthems on the themes of love, redemption and expectation. They will perform ancient chants and hymns, proclaim the good news in "Southern Harmony" style and will premiere two new pieces written by Dr. Bradley Naylor, director of choral music. Attendees will add their voices to the celebration by singing well-loved carols. Come join in this season of expectation with Kentucky Wesleyan College! 

Tickets ($10 for adults and $5 for seniors or students with an ID) are available  here or by calling Peggie Greer at 270-852-3117.

 Florida Alumni Receptions

Richard Long '83, President Barton D. Darrell and Nan Miller '83

Wesleyan alumni gathered in Orlando and Tampa in October and enjoyed food, fellowship, stories of days gone by and exciting updates from campus.
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 October 31, 2016).

All American/All Sports Club
W. Steve Anderson '66
Concord Custom Cleaners - Steve and Susan McDaniel
Brian Cromer '82
Daviess County Pork Producers
Ernie Davis
Ted and Deborah Carter Dearing '79
Thomas '68 and Susan Eblen
Joe and Sherry Miller Feldpausch '83
Karen Fisher-Brasher '77
Kenneth Foster
Mark '78 and Cheryl Smith Gibbons '79
Tom '78 and Cheryl Spaulding Grieb '79
Jim Griffin '86
Nancy Hanna-Galster '69
Horace '60 and Kalliopi Harrison
Talmage '85 and Rosemary Hocker
Ellis Johnson '60
Linda Carver Kingsley '62
Dennis '65 and Brenda Kirtley  
Matt '08 and Elizabeth Mauzy Martin '08
Bob '78 and Mary Turner McDole '79
Barry '65 and Mollie Dinwiddle McGaw '67
Owensboro District United Methodist Church
Mark '78 and Linda Perko
Wes and Carol Poling
Wanda Prater '63
Randall '66 and Sherry Raskin  
Charles Rogers '59
Mitch '83 and Kimberly Settle
Keith Sharber
Phillip and Audrey Shepherd
Steve Sutton
Joel Utley '74
Richard '57 and Nancy '58 Svara Zimmerman

Learn more about the President's Circle here.

Cheer for the Panthers!


Nov. 4
Volleyball vs. Brescia
7 p.m.
Jones Gym
Nov. 11
Men's Basketball vs. Wayne State
7:15 p.m.
Nov. 12
Men's Basketball vs. Tiffin
3:15 p.m.
Nov. 19
Women's Basketball vs. Cumberland
1 p.m.

Nov. 22
Men's Basketball vs. Kentucky State
7 p.m.

Nov. 25
Men's Basketball vs. Winona State
3:15 p.m.

Nov. 26
Men's Basketball vs. Carson-Newman or Hillsdale
2 or 4:15 p.m.

Women's Basketball vs. Missouri Baptist
11:30 p.m.

Nov. 30
Women's Basketball vs. Lane
6 p.m.

Dec. 3
Women's Basketball vs. Oakland City

Dec. 4
Men's Basketball vs. Salem International
2 p.m.

Don't Miss
These Other

Nov. 3
Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Elizabeth Munday
Senior Center
1650 W. Second Street

Nov. 10
Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
3740 Old Hartford Road

Nov. 14
Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Heritage Place
3362 Buckland Square

Nov. 16
Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Fern Terra
1415 W. First Street

Nov. 21 
Opening Reception
"One on One" Art Exhibit - Students of
Rhonda McEnroe
6-8 p.m.
Ralph Center Gallery

Nov. 29-Dec. 9
"One on One"Art Exhibit
Ralph Center Gallery

Dec. 1
Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Park Regeency
5058 Back Square Drive


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