Shared Success

Apr 27th, 2012 | By | 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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