Kentucky Wesleyan College
A Newsletter for Our Alumni and Friends // May 2016
Congratulations to the Class of 2016!
Monica Pentecost and Brianna Richards

Rashad Brown

Heather Lacy

Vice President of Student Services and Dean of Students Scott Kramer with Student Government Association President Simeon Pogue, who rings the Millersburg Bell, a stirring tradition that follows the singing of the Alma Mater.
View the ringing of the bell here.
Lydia Dorman '82 encouraged graduates to "get a passport and see the world." She was the recipient of an honorary doctor of laws degree.

Read more about Lydia Dorman here. 

Chair of the Board of Trustees Rev. Thomas Grieb congratulates Randall Capps '57, Ed.D., who was awarded an honorary doctor of humanities degree. Read more about Dr. Capps here.

Academic Dean Dr. Paula Dehn with Angelos Stergiou '97, M.D., who was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree. Read more about Dr. Stergiou here.

President Darrell congratulates Robert Johannemann, a physics major and 51-year old graduate. Learn about Bob's return to Wesleyan after a 30-year absence here.

See commencement photos here.

See a video of graduates saying "thanks" to the people who helped them achieve their goals here.

See the commencement service here.

 Read the Messenger-Inquirer article about commencement here.
Inaugural President's Gala
  A Sold-Out Success 
The Kentucky Wesleyan community honored members of the President's Circle, donors who have given $1,000 or more to the College since June 2015, and celebrated the impact and influence of the College at the first-ever President's Gala on April 22 at the Owensboro Convention Center.

The event was presented by Owensboro Health, and Jack Wells '77, a Wesleyan trustee and a member of the Owensboro Health Board of Directors, addressed the crowd on behalf of the hospital. Wesleyan trustee Kelly Frank Green '96 served as M.C. President Barton Darrell expressed his gratitude to investors in the College.

Enjoy a video of the event here .

Send us your selfies and other photos of the President's Gala (please identify people in your photo)!

We may feature your photo in the next Kentucky Wesleyan Magazine.

Rogers Fellows Scholars to Arrive in August 
Enjoy the reactions of the recipients
as they were awarded the scholarships!

Kentucky Wesleyan is preparing to welcome students from the Clark County (Nev.) School District who will arrive in August, thanks to the generosity of James and Beverly Rogers and The Rogers Foundation. The Rogers Fellows Scholarships cover the full cost of tuition, fees and room and board at Wesleyan.
 The Rogers Foundation was founded by late philanthropist James E. Rogers, a Kentucky-born, long-time
 Las Vegas resident and his wife, education advocate Beverly Rogers.
 View this video of four Nevada students who earned the Rogers Fellows Scholarships. The video captures their reactions when they learn they are recipients of the scholarships!

Meet Lindsey Powell '16
Assistant Naturalist
 John James Audubon State Park Nature Center
Zoology major Lindsey Powell with her academic advisor, Dr. Evelyn Hiatt, and Director of Career Development and Service Learning Margaret Cambron
"We presented Lindsey with doors, and she opened them."
Dr. Evelyn Hiatt

Lindsey Powell began a job in her field the Monday after graduation. Learn about her job and experiences at Kentucky Wesleyan here.
Photo by Alan Warren

Dr. Diane Earle Is Recognized by Kentucky Arts Council

Pianist and Professor of Music Dr. Diane Earle has been named the Kentucky Arts Council's featured artist for May and June. She has performed for audiences and spread the world about Wesleyan across the United States and around the world. Dr. Earle, a 32-year member of the Kentucky Wesleyan faculty, is co-director of the music program and artist in residence.

Congratulations, Dr. Earle!

Enjoy a video about Dr. Earle and view the Kentucky Arts Council feature here.

Read the Messenger-Inquirer article
Alumni Association President Emory Clark Reflects on His Tenure
Emory Clark greets the Class of 2016. 

Emory Clark, a 1980 biology graduate, has served as the Alumni Association president for the past two years. He will pass the gavel to Dr. BC Childress '05 this later this month. Thank you, Emory, for your service!

Learn more about Emory and his reflections on the College here.

For students admitted for Fall 2016

Saturday, May 21
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.
   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 April 30, 2016)!

Dr. Henry and Nancy '76 Connor
Nancy Franklin '48
Jesse and Helen Mountyjoy
Claud and Karen Porter
Dr. Vance Valerio

Learn more about the President's Circle here.
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.
An exciting and challenging week-long immersion experience for students who have completed their junior year in high school!
  • Learn with students from the region, led by Kentucky Wesleyan faculty and staff, in a high-quality academic and social enrichment venue.
  • Grow in a community setting through shared residential life and academic experiences.

The application deadline is May 18.


Learn more and register here
Spot the Panther This Summer!
Take the Panther with you wherever you go and SHARE YOUR PHOTO
Help us "Spot the Panther" this summer! Submit photos of you in your Kentucky Wesleyan gear everywhere you go for a chance to win the grand prize! Students, alumni, faculty, staff and community supporters are all invited to participate and potentially win the grand prize at the end of the summer. We will also award a prize for best photo from an incoming student. Photos of future Panthers or Panther pets will also be accepted!

Find out more here .

Stay tuned for more exciting alumni events!

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