Kentucky Wesleyan College
A Newsletter for Our Alumni and Friends // June 2016
Kentucky Wesleyan receives $100,000 gift from Michael E. Horn
Contribution to benefit General Scholarship Fund

"Kentucky Wesleyan is appreciative and humbled by Mike Horn's continued support of and commitment to his alma. Mr. Horn and his family have long been significant participants in helping young people who want a Wesleyan education," said President Barton D. Darrell.
Read the media release here.

The college also received a $25,000 gift to the General Scholarship Fund from a generous benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous.
   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 (as of May 31, 2016)!
The launch, one year ago, of the President's Circle was a great success, thanks to many of you. Almost 230 households and organizations gave $1,000 or more during the fiscal year that closed May 31. That number has increased more than 25 percent over the previous year.
We enjoyed celebrating our successes throughout the year with our President's Circle members at exclusive events, which ended on a high note with the inaugural President's Gala on April 22.
If you missed the fun last year, join now, as the new fiscal year began June 1.

Mike '78 and Cathy '78 Bishop
W. Hershell Cave '61
Lydia Dorman '82
Ebelhar Whitehead, PLLC
Ann Kincheloe
Owensboro Grain
John and Delynn Paris
Julianne Perry
Gregory Risch '93
Ruth Clark Seydel '64
Keith Sharber
Brandon '01 and Andrea '01 Tackett
Unifirst Corporation
Our thanks to our generous investors who joined the first-ever President's Circle from
 June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016.

Meet Regina Powers '15
Accepted to Harvard Law School

Our congratulations to Regina Powers '15, who will enter Harvard Law School in August. Learn more about Regina's life and experiences at Kentucky Wesleyan here.
Maestro Nick Palmer
named  Distinguished Conductor in Residence

Dr. Palmer will work with students on conducting, composition and other music courses and will offer guest lectures and assist the instrumental and vocal ensembles.

Read the Messenger-Inquirer article here .
Meet Dr. BC Childress '05
 Alumni Association President
We are pleased to welcome Dr. BC Childress as the new president of the Alumni Association. He is the clinical pharmacy manager at Owensboro Health. Learn more about BC, his life, career and plans as leader of the Alumni Association here.
Faculty Profile
Dr. Diane Earle

Dr. Diane Earle, a faculty member since 1984, travels the globe as a superb performer and Wesleyan ambassador, and her impact in Owensboro is immeasurable. Find out more about Dr. Earle and her life here.
Athletics Profile
Head Baseball Coach Todd Lillpop '01
Coach Todd Lillpop led the Panthers to a program record of 36 wins this year. Learn more about his life and reflections on the season here.

For students admitted for Fall 2016

Saturday, June 25
Friday, July 15
Wednesday, August 10
Students who have submitted an enrollment deposit will have the opportunity to meet with their academic advisor, get their student ID, set up their email account and complete all documents necessary for their fall arrival. Check-in begins at 9 a.m.

Register for these events
here or call 1-800-999-0592 or 270-852-3120.
Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony and 50th Anniversary of 1966 Men's Basketball National Championship
2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees
Patrick Corkran representing the All-American Club, Cory Wade, Sam Smith, Coach Bob Jones, Kay Ferguson representing Mason Cope, J. B. Brown, Coach Ken Ayers.

Learn more about the inductees here
This special group won the NCAA Championship 50 years ago and returned to Wesleyan to remember and celebrate life-long friendships.  On March 11, 1966, Head Coach Guy Strong and Assistant Coach Bob Daniels led the Panthers to a 54-53 victory over Southern Illinois University before a crowd of over 10,000 people at Roberts Stadium in Evansville, Ind. 

The 1966 team today
Front row: Bill Anderson, Van Stinnett, Roger Cordell, Dick Romer. Second row: Sam Smith, Jesse Flynn, Dallas Thornton, Dick O'Neill, Tom Hobgood, George Tinsley, Ernie Simpson, Tom Vittitow, Dick Kirtley.

Read the Messenger-Inquirer article about the team's return to Owensboro here.
Congratulations to "Voice of the Panthers" Joel Utley
Joel Utley with Head Basketball Coach Happy Osborne.

Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee
June 2, 2016

Joel Utley has served as the "Voice of the Panthers" for Wesleyan basketball games since 1961 and  has called more than 1,600 games. He was inducted into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame last week at the 53rd annual banquet. His Hall of Fame plaque will be prominently displayed at Louisville's Freedom Hall.
Alumni Association Board of Directors
welcomes new members
These new members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors will serve three-year terms. 

Dr. Corey Johnson '00
One Health

Christie Stumpf '69
Retired music educator
Hartford, Ky.

Sam Taylor '97
Vice President and Retail Center Manager
Old National Bank

Summer Fun!
Check out this YouTube video of summer fun on our campus!

Summer at Wesleyan
Kentucky Wesleyan College, in partnership with the Owensboro Family YMCA, is offering Summer Explorations, a fun, one-week enrichment program for middle school students. Held on the Wesleyan campus and taught by Wesleyan faculty, students and staff, the program offers an age-appropriate taste  of the college experience.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity here .
Friday After 5
Kentucky Wesleyan College sponsors Friday after 5 on August 26

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