Kentucky Wesleyan College
A Newsletter for Our Alumni and Friends // November 2017
Celebrate the Season
Wesleyan Way Day of Service, Nov. 27, and Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28
Giving Tuesday and the Wesleyan Way Day of Service are around the corner! The two-day event has become an annual tradition. The College community has performed 492 hours of service and helped raise $260,526 for Wesleyan the past two years. Help us eclipse  300 hours and raise at least $150,000
this year! 
Get involved in the Wesleyan Way Day of Service by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations at We encourage you to participate wherever you are and however you can! As you serve, report back to us, so we can include you in
our totals.
Participate in Giving Tuesday on Nov. 28 by visiting, stopping by to see us in Room 105 or 109 at the Barnard-Jones Administration Building, or by calling 270-852-3142.

Encourage others to serve and give by using #WesleyanServes and #WesleyanGives on social media. Every volunteer matters . . . every dollar counts.
Honoring Our Veterans 
Join us to honor our veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 12:12 p.m. in Tapscott Chapel. Local attorney Jesse Mountjoy will present "In Normandy-July 1944 and June 2001." He will share memories of visiting Normandy in 2001 to honor the memory of his father, a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, who gave his life on a Norman farm in the summer of 1944. The ceremony is free and open to the public and will  feature music by the Kentucky Wesleyan Singers.
A Look Back at Homecoming 2017  
Take a look back at some of the highlights of Homecoming 2017, which was celebrated on campus and throughout the Owensboro/Daviess County community the weekend of Oct. 6-8.
It was certainly a weekend to remember. We thank all who participated and congratulate all of our honorees, Alumni Hall of Fame and Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.
Mark your calendars and don't miss Homecoming 2018 - Sept. 28-30.

George Tinsley '69 Featured at November's Rooster Booster
Panther great George Tinsley '69, featured speaker at the November Rooster Booster event, reflected on his humble beginnings as a seven-month old adoptee in Louisville and his successes as president and CEO of PenGeo, Inc., and Tinsley Group, Inc. in Winter Haven, Fla.
He reminisced about the strength of the Wesleyan community and the sense of brotherhood he and his former Panther basketball teammates share.
(Pictured at left with teammate Dick O'Neill '69)
Rooster Booster is sponsored by the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, and Kentucky Wesleyan was the title sponsor of the event.

  Wesleyan Theatre Program Presents
"The Heidi Chronicles"
Performances are Nov. 9, 10, 11 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or online at (Students-$6, Faculty/Staff-$8, General Public-$10). Warning-This show contains strong language.
Learn more about the production, and meet the cast - Click Here 
Alfred Abel and Diane Earle to give
10-year recital
Violinist Alfred Abel and pianist Diane Earle will perform a Duo Recital Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. in Tapscott Chapel in the Barnard-Jones Administration Building at Kentucky Wesleyan College.  The pair is celebrating 10 years of performing together. They will perform music by Bach, Grieg and pieces from all four seasons:  "Summertime" by Gershwin/Heifetz, "Spring Sonata" by Beethoven, "Winter" from Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," and the popular "Autumn Leaves."

This event is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow.

Festival of Lessons & Carols Kicks Off Christmas Season

Chris '10 and Ashley (Braun) Gendek '09
"We feel very strongly about giving back to an institution that has given us so much. As recipients of scholarships from Wesleyan, we recognize the importance of the General Scholarship Fund. If our contributions can help at least one student, we have succeeded in our goal. We also believe in the four tenets of the Wesleyan Way, especially 'We Support Each Other.' What better way to support current and future Panthers than by giving." 
Read more about Chris and Ashley here.
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 October:
 Dr. Randall '57 and Joan (Gray)* Capps '60
 Carol (Wiedmer) Carnighan '69
Robert D. Darrell '84
Deborah (Carter) '79 and Ted Dearing
John and Fran (Newell) Denham '78
Dr. James Dunlop '84
Rev. Thomas '68 and Susan Eblen
Judith (Rogers) Ford '61
Dr. Rebecca Francis
Jim Griffin '86
 Beverly Hemphill '56
David '59 and Marcia Hocker
Mary (Nunley) Hocker '59
Douglas '84 and Brenda Hoyt
Drs. Corey '00 and Ashley Johnson
Linda (Carver) Kingsley '62
Dr. William '56 and Janice Lacefield
Donna (O'Bryan) Larkin '79
Walter Lee '75
Bob '78 and Mary (Turner) McDole '79
Mikayla McKenzie '13
Mitchell '92 and Laurie (Weida) Major '92
Joe Martin '82
Marilyn & William Young Charitable Foundation
Michael E. Horn Family Foundation, Inc.
D.J. '16 and Becky (Dixon) Ottman '14
Randy '64 and Jean Owen '63
Philip Patterson
PHP, Inc.
Scott Pickrell
John C. Reimbold
Will Roberts '17
Charles Rogers '59
Dr. Charles '62 and Margaret (Heltsley) Schertzinger '59
The Hon. Phillip and Audrey Shepherd
Steve Sutton
Dr. David '72 and Sharon Watkins '69
Richard Weaver
Brittany Wells '17
Jeff '72 and Susan White
Drs. Barbara (Magnuson) '88 and Michael Woodward and Justin Magnuson
W. Terry Woodward '62
Joe Wright

The Young Alumni President's Circle recognizes alumni of the past 10 years who invest at least $100 a year since graduation. Visit to learn more.

Upcoming Alumni Events

November 15: Pre-Game Reception
(643 Grill-Bowling Green, Ky.)

Men's Basketball at WKU
December 8: Christmas Open House
(The President's Home)
December 14: President's Circle Christmas Party  
January 4: First Thursday (Colby's) 
June 3-10, 2018: Wesleyan on the Waves
Eastern Caribbean Cruise Aboard the Oasis of the Seas
Cheer for the Panthers! 


Nov. 10
Volleyball vs. Cedarville
 7 p.m.
Jones Gym

Nov. 11
Women's Basketball vs. Stephens
   11 a.m.

Football vs. Alderson Broaddus
   1 p.m.
Steele Stadium

Volleyball vs. Ohio Domincan
1 p.m.
Jones Gym

Nov. 18
Women's Basketball vs. Alice Lloyd
1 p.m.

Men's Basketball vs. Auburn Montgomery
3:15 p.m.

Nov. 21
Women's Basketball vs. Asbury
5:30 p.m.

Nov. 24-25
Thanksgiving Classic
Men's Basketball vs. Shorter
Nov. 24, 3:15 p.m.

Men's Basketball vs. Delta State
Nov. 25, 4:15 p.m.

Nov. 25
Women's Basketball vs. Cincinnati Christian

Nov. 30
Women's Basketball vs. Findlay
5:30 p.m.

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

Dec. 2
Women's Basketball vs. Hillsdale
1 p.m.

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

Don't Miss
These Other
Nov. 15
Diane Earle Piano Recital for residents
2 p.m.
Carmel Home
2501 Old Hartford Road

Nov. 16
Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Heritage Place
3362 Buckland Square
Music Program
Performance Hour
4 p.m.
Tapscott Chapel

Nov. 17
Wind Ensemble Concert
8 p.m.
Hocker Family Dining Center

Nov. 20
Jazz Band Concert
5 p.m.
Tapscott Chapel

Nov. 28
Panther Pianists
 11:30 a.m.
Elizabeth Munday
Senior Center
1650 W. Second St.

Concert Band and
Chamber Orchestra
5:30 p.m.
Rogers Hall
Nov. 30
Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Park Regency
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.