Dear Alumni and Friends,
Progress and positive momentum continue at Wesley, thanks to your support and encouragement. The new North and South Plazas have been completed and have made an amazing difference in the collegiate atmosphere and esthetics of the campus. Alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members are delighted with the new space that helps redefine Wesley College.
In addition to the safety features of converting cross streets through campus into pedestrian-friendly walking malls with benches, the students have been taking advantage of the available Wi-Fi access and using the
space as a place to connect. In October, the college community celebrated the plazas with two ribbon-cutting events, one featuring Delaware Governor Jack Markell and a second celebration with alumni at Homecoming.
The plazas became a reality because the College and the larger community believe in Wesley and recognize the plazas will serve students for future generations. Thank you for your support for this endeavor.
Our next project is the acquisition of the J. Allen Frear Federal Building. This 36,000-square-foot facility, built in 1974, will be renovated to become our new Health Sciences Building. With the ever-growing demand for health care professionals, Wesley is poised to meet that challenge through our highly regarded nursing program. Located only blocks away from the main campus, this facility will literally open doors to new learning opportunities for our students.
Other topics in this issue of Wesley magazine include the College being named “Corporation of the Year,” impressive growth in the honors program, faculty and student accomplishments, and the Honor Roll of Donors that recognizes individuals and organizations who have provided financial support for Wesley this past fiscal year. Please keep in contact with alumni, friends and faculty at Wesley and visit whenever you are able. As always, thank you for your wonderful support of this deserving college.
Dr. William N. Johnston