Shared Success

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

On Jan. 7 mem­bers of the Wes­ley Soci­ety and their guests gath­ered for an evening of social­iz­ing, fine din­ing, and stu­dent inter­ac­tion. Dur­ing their annual recep­tion and din­ner at the Dun­can Cen­ter, soci­ety mem­bers cel­e­brated the sec­ond full year of the Wes­ley Soci­ety. Cur­rent Wes­ley Col­lege stu­dents played an inte­gral part in the event. Dur­ing the recep­tion, guests were able to min­gle and meet eight out­stand­ing stu­dents who were selected to share their cam­pus activ­i­ties and scholas­tic accom­plish­ments out­lined on posters. Dur­ing the pro­gram, the 112 guests were treated to two riv­et­ing vocal per­for­mances by for­mer stu­dent Julianne Mor­ris, accom­pa­nied on piano by Wes­ley College’s Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor of Music, Dr. James Wilson.

The evening’s fea­tured speak­ers were cur­rent stu­dent Wes­ley Dess­esow ’13 fol­lowed by alum­nus Linda S. Broy­hill ’71. Dess­esow shared that he chose Wes­ley Col­lege for its small size, which has given him oppor­tu­ni­ties to hold lead­er­ship posi­tions on cam­pus and to excel in his stud­ies. Linda Broy­hill, now a suc­cess­ful bank­ruptcy attor­ney with Reed Smith LLP in Vir­ginia, expressed her grat­i­tude to Wes­ley (Junior) Col­lege for mak­ing her “what she is today.”

Linda Broy­hill speaks to the Wes­ley Soci­ety members

Col­lege Pres­i­dent William John­ston made remarks dur­ing the pro­gram, reveal­ing the vision for Wes­ley College’s growth and giv­ing acco­lades to Trustee Bill Strick­land of L & W Insur­ance Agency. Strick­land will be step­ping down from his role as pres­i­dent of the Wes­ley Soci­ety in order to serve as chair for the upcom­ing “Cam­paign for Wes­ley.” Trustee Gre­gory Moore of Becker Mor­gan Group gra­ciously accepted the role as pres­i­dent of the Wes­ley Society.

Mem­bers of the Soci­ety learned of excit­ing plans for the growth of Wes­ley Col­lege. The din­ner was offered to Soci­ety mem­bers as an appre­ci­a­tion event, and the costs were fully under­writ­ten by seven indi­vid­ual and cor­po­rate spon­sors. The gen­er­ous spon­sors included Linda S. Broy­hill, Becker Mor­gan Group, Eric Nel­son, MSK Part­ners, Wilks, Lukoff & Brace­gir­dle, LLC –Attor­neys at
Law, Whis­man Gior­dano & Asso­ciates LLC, and Delta Dental.

The Wes­ley Soci­ety is com­prised of indi­vid­u­als and orga­ni­za­tions who believe in the mis­sion of Wes­ley Col­lege and pledge to become part­ners with the Col­lege in trans­form­ing lives of stu­dents. Soci­ety mem­bers are com­mit­ted to advanc­ing Wes­ley Col­lege through per­sonal involve­ment and finan­cial sup­port of $1,000 or more annu­ally. For more infor­ma­tion about the Soci­ety, con­tact Cathy Ander­son, Direc­tor of Devel­op­ment, cathy.anderson@wesley.edu or 302–736-2410.

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