Archive for August 2009

Giving Back

Aug 28th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Advancement

Long-time pro­fes­sor Terry Hig­gins pro­vides for the future By Jen­nifer Telles Hav­ing served almost forty years at Wes­ley Col­lege, Terry Hig­gins, fac­ulty emer­i­tus and for­mer envi­ron­men­tal sci­ence pro­fes­sor, knows the impor­tance of giv­ing back to the insti­tu­tion that played such a sig­nif­i­cant role in his life. While com­plet­ing his master’s degree at Edin­boro Uni­ver­sity, he […]

Go Forth, Good Luck

Aug 26th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Highlights

Wes­ley Col­lege Awards Nearly 400 Diplo­mas Dur­ing the 2008-09 Aca­d­e­mic Year By Mark Gre­go­rio Through the end of the spring 2009 semes­ter, Delaware’s old­est pri­vate col­lege con­ferred a total of 397 degrees. Dur­ing the most recent Com­mence­ment exer­cises, 237 stu­dents who col­lec­tively com­pleted 24 asso­ciate, 142 bac­calau­re­ate, 49 nurs­ing and 22 master’s degrees were rec­og­nized for […]

All for One and One for All

Aug 26th, 2009 | By admin | 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.

LIVE from Wesley

Aug 26th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Highlights

First Ever Pro­fes­sional Record­ing Ses­sion for Music Ensem­ble By Sarah Bul­lock ’09 Over the course of two evenings in March, Wesley’s Con­tem­po­rary Music Ensem­ble opened a new chap­ter in the music program’s his­tory with the group’s first pro­fes­sional record­ing at the Schwartz Cen­ter for the Arts. This under­tak­ing was ini­ti­ated by Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor of Music Dr. […]

Bon Appetit

Aug 26th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Highlights

Dish­ing Up New Events for Alumni By Amanda Downes ’06 Alumni got a taste of some new event pro­gram­ming this year as the Office of Insti­tu­tional Advance­ment hosted gath­er­ings for food­ies and arts lovers alike. On May 30, grad­u­ates of Wes­ley New Cas­tle assem­bled at Celebrity Kitchens in Wilm­ing­ton, Delaware for a unique, inter­ac­tive dining […]

Making Room for 2013

Aug 26th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Highlights

Wes­ley Wel­comes the Largest Fresh­man Class to Date By Les­ley Louder ’05 In August Wes­ley will wel­come to their new home the class of 2013, one of the largest groups of incom­ing fresh­men in the his­tory of the Col­lege. As part of the annual rou­tine lead­ing up to the new stu­dent matric­u­la­tion, the Wes­ley admin­is­tra­tion and […]

A Fresh Face

Aug 26th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Highlights

Ren­o­va­tion Projects at Wes­ley Fea­ture New Fur­ni­ture and Equip­ment for Build­ings By Mark Gre­go­rio The end of a school year on a col­lege or uni­ver­sity cam­pus usu­ally sig­nals the start of many con­struc­tion projects. At Wes­ley Col­lege, a new ren­o­va­tion sea­son began just as the spring semes­ter came to a close. Sev­eral cam­pus build­ings underwent […]

The Art of Lon

Aug 26th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Features

By Elise Marie Knable ’09 Pro­fes­sor of Art Lon Fluman believes his per­sonal work phi­los­o­phy has held true in his nearly 50-year career at Wes­ley Col­lege. He reflects on his pro­fes­sional and per­sonal expe­ri­ences dur­ing his tenure, as well as his plans for the future. Dur­ing his tenure at Wes­ley, he has moved through five […]

A Purrrrrrrrfect Fit

Aug 26th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Sports

Larry Beavers recently signed with the NFL as a Car­olina Pan­thers By Geoff Goyne When fans look at the ros­ter for the Car­olina Pan­thers, the col­umn for the play­ers’ col­leges reads like a list of who’s who in Divi­sion I col­lege foot­ball. Play­ers from peren­nial pow­ers like Penn State, Miami, Vir­ginia Tech, Geor­gia and Florida State […]

50 Years of Excellence

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

“Those were pretty try­ing days at Wes­ley, par­tic­u­larly in the finan­cial sit­u­a­tion of the Col­lege, but the entire com­mu­nity was there to sup­port Wes­ley and that shows even today,” Richard Gor­don ’59 remarked about his time on cam­pus. Gor­don came to what was then Wes­ley Junior Col­lege after spend­ing a year at Duke Uni­ver­sity. For Gor­don, Wes­ley was not just a place of edu­ca­tion, but one that changed him for the bet­ter and was an impor­tant step­ping stone in his life’s journey.