Alumni Profile

Raising Hope

Dec 1st, 2014 | By | 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.

The Second Time Around

Dec 9th, 2013 | By | 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.

Delaware’s Sandman

Jun 17th, 2013 | By | 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 | 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.

A Stroke of Genius

Apr 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Alumni Profile

For Lance Balder­son ’61 , the unex­pect­ed high­light of his career hap­pened about three years ago when he received a let­ter from the Philadel­phia Muse­um of Art. Balder­son dis­missed it as just anoth­er solic­i­ta­tion from anoth­er muse­um seek­ing mem­ber­ship dues. But there was some­thing dif­fer­ent about this let­ter. Indeed, the world-renowned gallery want­ed some­thing, but it wasn’t mon­ey. It want­ed one of his works.

Chris Rules!

Nov 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Alumni Profile, Features

Short­ly after arriv­ing for foot­ball camp in the sum­mer of 1990, fresh­man defen­sive end Chris Fur­rule ’94 found him­self sit­ting in his dorm room with an injury won­der­ing what he was doing there…

(Blue &) Golden Memories

Nov 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Alumni Profile, Features

In mid-Octo­ber, the cam­pus was abuzz with activ­i­ty as many who once called Wes­ley home returned to their old stomp­ing grounds. Alum­ni who attend­ed the annu­al Home­com­ing fes­tiv­i­ties rep­re­sent­ed numer­ous gen­er­a­tions of for­mer stu­dents whose hearts still have a place for Wes­ley. Among them were mem­bers of the Class of 1960 cel­e­brat­ing the 50th anniver­sary of their grad­u­a­tion from Wes­ley Junior Col­lege…

Attainable + Sustainable

Jun 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Alumni Profile

It is near impos­si­ble to get a nation, let alone the world, to com­mit to a new lifestyle unless it has been done before and proven to be suc­cess­ful. After over 50 years in real estate and devel­op­ment, Fred Spain ’58 is in the midst of show­ing the nation how it’s done.

Legal Linda

Jan 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Alumni Profile

ALUMNI PROFILE: Lin­da Broy­hill ’71 BY LEIGH ANN COLEMAN ’09 Lin­da S. Broy­hill ’71 knew exact­ly where she want­ed to con­tin­ue her edu­ca­tion after high school. How­ev­er, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Vir­ginia (UVA) at that time didn’t allow women to attend for their first year. Her father tried to con­vince her to attend The Col­lege of […]

All for One and One for All

Aug 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Alumni Profile

As years pass, change is inevitable for both the Col­lege as well as its grad­u­ates. How­ev­er, for many for­mer stu­dents who called Wes­ley home, the mem­o­ries cre­at­ed on cam­pus have endured the test of time. For a par­tic­u­lar group of alum­ni from the Class of 1959, the 50th anniver­sary of their Wes­ley grad­u­a­tion is quick­ly approach­ing. Three mem­bers of the class for­mer­ly known as the “Three

Mus­ke­teers”— Sara “Sal­ly” (Kendrick) Cavanagh, Roval­dia “Val” (Megee) Hyde and Edna “Edie” (Whit­tle) Rogers — have planned to make the trip back to Wesley’s cam­pus this Octo­ber, as they have every five years, to relive a time in each of their lives when they not only found each oth­er but also found them­selves.