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 […]
Archive for August 2009
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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.