First-Year Focus

Dec 1st, 2014 | By admin | Category: Features, Highlights

Uti­liz­ing “best prac­tices” in higher edu­ca­tion research, the Offices of Aca­d­e­mic Affairs and Stu­dent Affairs col­lab­o­rated to cre­ate a new res­i­den­tial and aca­d­e­mic pro­gram for first-year stu­dents at Wes­ley Col­lege: the Liv­ing Learn­ing Com­mu­nity Pro­gram (LLCs), in which stu­dents who share a com­mon inter­est or aca­d­e­mic pur­suit live together.

Raising Hope

Dec 1st, 2014 | By admin | Category: Alumni Profile, Features

In the sum­mer of 1958, a bright, yet shy recent high school grad­u­ate liv­ing in a farm­ing com­mu­nity in Pennsylvania’s Lan­caster County was resigned to a life in the coun­try. That’s when, by chance, a postage-stamp-sized adver­tise­ment in a mag­a­zine mailed to her home changed Joan (Lefever) Bennett’s life.

Wesley Inducts Hall of Fame Class of 2013

Dec 9th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Features, Sports

Wes­ley College’s Ath­letic Depart­ment inducted 14 new mem­bers into its Hall of Fame on Fri­day, Octo­ber 4 in a cer­e­mony at Wells Theater.

The Second Time Around

Dec 9th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Alumni Profile, Features

Bar­bara Hall Schu­bert ’51 answered the phone in Octo­ber 2010 and heard a voice she hadn’t heard in nearly 60 years. It was her col­lege beau, Jack Vaughan ’52, who had got­ten her phone num­ber from a mutual friend.

Sellitto Endowment

Jun 17th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Advancement, Features

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.

Delaware’s Sandman

Jun 17th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Alumni Profile, Features

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.

Pioneers for Future Generations

Dec 12th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Alumni Profile, Features

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.

Expanding Honors

Dec 12th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Features

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.

The Retiring “Dr. G”

Apr 30th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Features

Dr. Gam­bardella reflects on her legacy to Wesley’s nurs­ing program

Q+A — Dr. Howard Ballentine, Dean of Enrollment Management

Apr 27th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Features

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.