The Matthew C. Sellitto Foundation recently awarded a grant of $100,000 to Wesley College. The donation will be used as an endowed fund to provide support to underprivileged students from urban environments attending Wesley College.
When Lyron Deputy AS ’99, MSN ’06, first entered Wesley in 1997, he never imagined he would end up where he is today: CEO of Delaware Sleep Disorder Centers, a sleep study provider that serves 5,000 patients annually. He credits his experiences at Wesley with providing the educational background and especially the courage he needed to take the huge step from staff nurse at a hospital to successful nurse entrepreneur.
To be on a campus these days is to witness a college more integrated than most in this country: nationally, 14 percent of college students are African American; Wesley’s minority population well exceeds that. That wasn’t always the case, as alumnae Gloria James ’73, the Reverend Charlotte Nichols ’73 and Peggi (Young) Watson ’73 well know.
Since 2005, Wesley College’s honors program has been a symbol for outstanding scholastic prowess and persistence, nurturing a group of students who excel amongst their peers in their academic accomplishments at Wesley. In seven years, enrollment has tripled in size. Incoming students must now be placed on a waiting list to join the program.
Dr. Gambardella reflects on her legacy to Wesley’s nursing program
Dr. Howard Ballentine believes Wesley College is on the cusp of something special. The college, he says, is clearly on the move and primed for a big jump in prestige and market share. As Wesley’s new dean of enrollment management it will be his job to help make sure that vision becomes a reality.
KATHY (EDMUNDS) BIGLIN ’78 found her way to Wesley Junior College in 1976, leaving her hometown of Linwood, N.J. for the first time. During her time at Wesley, she was actively involved in campus life, participated in various sports, and acquired many lasting friendships…
After meeting Dr. Patricia Dwyer, it’s easy to understand why adjectives like “engaging” and “intelligent” are used by colleagues to describe her…
On August 21, faculty, staff, community leaders and students gathered with gloves, brushes and hammers in hand. More than 800 participants in total came together at the Wesley campus preceding the largest clean-up project that the City of Dover has ever seen. Partnering with the Dover Housing Authority (DHA), Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity (CDHFH), City of Dover and the Office of the Honorable Senator Tom Carper, Wesley incorporated the community service project into its New Student Orientation programming. The Class of 2014 took to the streets, starting their college experience by giving back to their new community…