Recognizing Excellence

Dec 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Highlights

 

Wes­ley Col­lege was pre­sent­ed with a Trib­ute by the Kent Coun­ty Levy Court on Sep­tem­ber 25 in cel­e­bra­tion of the Col­lege being named Cor­po­ra­tion of the Year by the Cen­tral Delaware Cham­ber of Com­merce

Wes­ley Col­lege won the Cor­po­ra­tion of the Year Award dur­ing the Cen­tral Delaware Cham­ber of Commerce’s Excel­lence in Busi­ness Awards Din­ner on June 28, 2012. The event also rec­og­nized excel­lence in small busi­ness, out­stand­ing part­ner­ship and the Lead­er­ship Cen­tral Delaware Class of 2012.

Three cor­po­ra­tions were nom­i­nat­ed and com­pet­ed for votes from Cham­ber mem­bers. Award cri­te­ria includ­ed hav­ing more than 50 employ­ees, using cre­ative and imag­i­na­tive strate­gies in deal­ing with the pub­lic or busi­ness com­mu­ni­ty, show­ing growth in either num­ber of employ­ees or in sales dol­lars, and respond­ing to adver­si­ty with cre­ative solu­tions.

One prime exam­ple of col­lab­o­ra­tive plan­ning includes the new Wes­ley Plazas, which were con­vert­ed from sec­tions of North Brad­ford, Ful­ton and Cecil streets into walk­ways, plazas and green space to cre­ate a more pedes­tri­an-friend­ly cam­pus. The project com­bined sup­port from the City of Dover, the Wes­ley Stu­dent Gov­ern­ment Asso­ci­a­tion, the Delaware Leg­is­la­ture and oth­ers to improve upon the appear­ance and safe­ty of cam­pus. This project involved coop­er­a­tion along the way from many oth­er groups and orga­ni­za­tions and was com­plet­ed pri­or to the start of the Fall 2012 semes­ter.

“This is a tremen­dous hon­or and we are tru­ly grate­ful for the busi­ness and com­mu­ni­ty sup­port,” said Wes­ley Pres­i­dent William N. John­ston of the Cham­ber award.  “Wes­ley Col­lege is com­mit­ted to the greater Dover com­mu­ni­ty and will con­tin­ue our efforts to make a pos­i­tive impact.”

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