Archive for August 2009

Giving Back

Aug 28th, 2009 | By | 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 | 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 […]

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.

LIVE from Wesley

Aug 26th, 2009 | By | 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 […]

Bon Appetit

Aug 26th, 2009 | By | 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 | 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 […]

A Fresh Face

Aug 26th, 2009 | By | 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 | 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 | 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 […]

50 Years of Excellence

Aug 26th, 2009 | By | 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.