Kentucky Wesleyan College
A Newsletter for Our Alumni and Friends // October 2017
It's Homecoming Week! 
Kentucky Wesleyan Homecoming 2017 will be celebrated this weekend on campus and throughout the Owensboro/Daviess County community. The weekend events surround the Panthers' home football game versus Great Midwest Athletic Conference newcomer Walsh University on Saturday, Oct. 7, at
1 p.m. CT. The Panther Tailgate will be hosted from 11.a.m. through kickoff, and is open to all. The tailgate will feature food trucks (Curbside Kitchenette, Real Hacienda and Fresh by Gene's), games and music from DJ Sammy Bland '11.

Special celebrations during the weekend include the Class of 1967's 50th Reunion, the inductions of the Athletic and Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2017 and 2017 Alumni Awards. In addition, future Wesleyan students and families will be on campus Saturday morning for a Panther Preview.

Click Here to view the entire schedule of weekend events .
Lydia Dorman '82
Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2017  

Lydia Dorman is a senior vice president with the Coca-Cola (Japan) Company. As a human resources professional, she has spent the past 30 years building dynamic leadership teams, facilitating change in lagging organizations, driving organizational capability and capacity planning, leading corporate culture revivals and developing individuals as professional and community leaders across a number of global markets. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., she graduated with honors from Kentucky Wesleyan College where she earned a bachelor of arts in telecommunications. She earned her master's degree in corporate communications with an emphasis in training and development at Western Kentucky University.

The Alumni Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Dinner will be hosted at the Owensboro Convention Center this Saturday, Oct. 7, as part of
Homecoming 2017 .
Ellie Magnuson Lecture: "American Culture through the Literature of Baseball"
Kentucky Wesleyan College will host the 19th Annual Ellie Magnuson Lecture in Literature and Science at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Rogers Hall at the Winchester Center. Dr. Doug Wilson '83 will present on "American Culture through the Literature of Baseball."

Dr. Wilson is an ophthalmologist in Columbus, Ind. He has written four books on the national pastime, and has spoken at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.

This event is free and open to the public.

Kentucky Wesleyan to Sponsor Owensboro Chamber's November Rooster Booster
Panther Great George Tinsley '69 Is Featured Speaker
Wesleyan is the title sponsor for November's Rooster Booster event, the monthly business breakfast hosted by the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce, on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 a.m. at the Owensboro Convention Center. George Tinsley of Winter Haven, Fla., president and CEO of PenGeo, Inc., and Tinsley Group, Inc., will speak.

After playing basketball for Louisville Male High School, Tinsley was recruited by Wesleyan Head Basketball Coach Guy Strong and led the Panthers to their first NCAA
Division II National Championship in 1966, his freshman year. Two more titles followed in 1968 and 1969. He received All-American recognition as a junior and senior and was an alternate on the 1968 U.S. Olympic Team. He played professionally in the American Basketball Association.

He is a member of the Wesleyan Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2013 and the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2011 and will be inducted to the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame in Evansville on Nov. 2.

For a reservation, call the Chamber office at 270-926-1860
before Wednesday, Nov. 1, at noon.

$12 for members with reservation
$15 for members without reservation
$20 for non-members
Wesleyan Earns Top Rankings From U.S. News & World Report
Kentucky Wesleyan College earned two Top 10 rankings in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of best colleges; No. 3 in the category of "Great Schools, Great Prices" among Regional Colleges in the South and No. 8 in the South as a Best Regional College. Both rankings were improvements from last year, when Wesleyan ranked 5th and 13th, respectively. Wesleyan is one of only three Kentucky schools to achieve a Top 3 category ranking.

Anna and Jay Ivey '11
"I was a scholarship recipient and a major beneficiary of giving. Anna and I believe scholarship recipients need to be near the front of the giving line once they become alumni and are able to give back. The College is blessed with tremendous leaders, beginning with President Darrell, and we trust our investment in the hands of the president and his entire team."
Read more about Jay and Anna Ivey here.
Kentucky Wesleyan Well Represented in Owensboro Chamber's 40 Under 40
Kentucky Wesleyan College is honored to have several Faculty, Staff and Alumni named 2017 Greater Owensboro Chamber 40 Under 40 honorees. Congratulations!
Beth (Linder) Benjamin '00 
Prof. Joey Connelly '06 (Assistant Professor of English) 
Adam Hancock '05
Rebecca McQueen (Dean of Student Services)
Rick Searcy '04
Jason Tanner '05

Admissions Events

Panther Preview Days
Oct. 7
Nov. 11
Interested in attending Wesleyan? Join us for Panther Preview Day to learn more about the College.
Register here or contact Admissions at or 270-852-3

Wesleyan Uncovered
Oct. 19-20
Oct. 29-30
Nov. 10-11
High school seniors and persons interested in transferring to the College are invited to Wesleyan Uncovered, an overnight event highlighting campus life and classroom activity. Students will have the opportunity to experience campus life and learn more about the history and heritage of our school, stay in a residential hall and enjoy meals in the Hocker Family Dining Center.

Registration information coming soon.

  Check here for information on future admissions events.
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 September:

American Patriot Getaways
Canteen At Your Service
Robert D. Darrell '84
Deborah (Carter) '79 and Ted Dearing  
Trisha '83 and Steve Frey
Dr. Troy '93 and Carolyn (Haynes) '92 Haleman 
Jami (York) '00 and Will Hernandez
Larry and Jeanne Kirk
Nancy (Luckett) '74 and Raymond Kramer            
Chris '74 and Virginia Madison
Jason and Lori Beth Mays
Dr. Thomas Meredith '63       
Howard Ramsey
               RiverValley Consulting Services and Affiliated Corporations        
Dick '67 and Barbara (Austin) Romer '65
A.J. Smith '71 
             Zuheir and Susan Sofia                    
              Don Stroud '65                
              Mildred White                

Upcoming Alumni Events
October 30:  Pre-Game Reception
(Patrick O'Shea's Downtown-Louisville, Ky.)

Men's Basketball at University of Louisville
November 4: Pre-Game Reception
(Backstage Grill-Evansville, Ind.)

Men's Basketball vs. USI (Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic-Ford Center)
November 15: Pre-Game Reception
(643 Grill-Bowling Green, Ky.)

Men's Basketball at Western Kentucky University
June 3-10, 2018: Wesleyan on the Waves
Eastern Caribbean Cruise Aboard the Oasis of the Seas
Cheer for the Panthers! 


Oct. 5
Men's Soccer vs. Lake Erie
 5:30 p.m.
Panther Field

Women's Soccer vs. Lake Erie
8 p.m.
Panther Field

Oct. 7
Football vs. Walsh
   1 p.m.
Steele Stadium

Women's Soccer vs. Ursuline
   2:30 p.m.
Panther Field

Fast Cats Classic
Men's and Women's Cross Country
Yellow Creek Park

Oct. 16
Tennis vs. Shawnee State 
3 p.m.
Centre Court, 2901 Bittel Road

Oct. 20
Volleyball vs. Lake Erie
7 p.m.
Jones Gym

Oct. 21
Volleyball vs. Ursuline
1 p.m.
Jones Gym

Oct. 24 
Volleyball vs. Maryville
6 p.m.
Jones Gym

Oct. 28
Football vs. Lake Erie
1 p.m.
Steele Stadium
Volleyball vs. Trevecca Nazarene
1 p.m.
Jones Gym

Don't Miss
These Other
Oct. 5
Panther Pianists 
11:30 a.m.
Fern Terra
1415 W. First St.

Oct. 12-13
Fall Break 

Oct. 16-Dec. 1 
Fall Online Term 2

Oct. 17
Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Roosevelt House II
530 Yale Place

Performance Hour Recital
 4 p.m.
Choir Room
201 Barnard-Jones 
Administration Building

Oct. 18
Ellie Magnuson Lecture:
Dr. Doug Wilson '83
"American Culture Through the Literature of Baseball"
 7:30 p.m.
Rogers Hall
Winchester Center

Oct. 19
Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Park Regency
5058 Back Square Drive

 Oct. 24
  Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Heritage Place
3362 Buckland Square 

Oct. 31
Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Elizabeth Munday
Senior Center
1650 W. Second St.

Looking ahead . . .

Nov. 2
  Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Hillcrest Healthcare
3740 Old Hartford Road 

Nov. 7
 Panther Pianists
11:30 a.m.
Fern Terra
 1415 W. First St.
Nov. 9-12
 "The Heidi Chronicles"
presented by
Theatre Arts
7:30 p.m. (Nov. 9-11)
2 p.m. (Nov. 12)
 Hager Hall
 Ralph Center

Nov. 12
  Duo Recital
Diane Earle, Pianist
Alfred Abel, Violinists
2 p.m.
Tapscott Chapel




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