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09.29.2014

Wesley Awarded 1.5 Million Dollar Grant

Wesley College Department of Education was awarded a 1.5 million dollar grant by the US Department of Education to create a replicable, sustainable model for teacher preparation that bridges the professional development gap between education students in training (teachers that have not secured a teaching assignment) and experienced teaching professionals. The goal of the model is to significantly increase recruitment and retention of highly-qualified young teachers into local school...[more]

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09.25.2014

Buffalo Soldier's Long-Lost Medals Returned

James H. Gilliam Sr., a World War II veteran and former member of Wesley College's board of trustees, recently had the medals he earned while serving as a Buffalo Soldier returned to him.

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09.24.2014

Armstrong Talks at TEDx Wilmington

Wesley Professor of Political Science Dr. Tony Armstrong gave a presentation at TEDx Wilmington, where he discussed how he tries to make a difference in students' lives by leading them down the path of happiness.

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09.04.2014

Wesley Awarded $600,000 to Support STEM Students

Wesley College has been awarded a grant (Award Id : 1355554) of $600,000 over the course of five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in order to support the scholarships in science, technology, engineering and math (S-STEM) programs.  “This is the largest direct grant award to date for the STEM program,” said Chemistry Professor, Director of Sponsored Research and Principal Investigator, Dr. Malcolm D’Souza. “Our students have been consistently involved in undergraduate...[more]

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08.27.2014

Letter from Dr. Johnston Related to Campus Security

Dear Members of the Wesley Community and friends of the College, Today, as a precautionary measure, the Dover City Police called for a security lockdown in all city buildings and schools due to a firearm threat several blocks from Campus. The lockdown occurred within minutes and everyone on campus was safe. Students, faculty and staff remained in College buildings for approximately two hours until the city police deemed it safe to continue our routine schedule. I have spoken with the...[more]

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08.26.2014

Wesley President Announces Retirement in June 2015

On August 24 Wesley College President Dr. William N. Johnston announced to the Board of Trustees and the College community his plans to retire at the conclusion of the 2014-15 academic year. Johnston became Wesley’s 16th president in 2008, offering a wealth of experience in administration, including a very successful presidency of Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, IA. In addition to serving as a president in Iowa and Delaware, he has served as a senior administrator at four other private...[more]

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08.26.2014

Wesley Students Present at Research Symposium

Eleven NSF-EPSCoR, one NASA-EPSCoR and six NIH-INBRE-sponsored students presented research at the 2014 Undergraduate Research and Service Celebratory Symposium at the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall Conference Center on Aug. 14. Fifteen of the students, and five of their seven academic mentors, were from Wesley College. Dr. Derald Wentzien, professor of mathematics, mentored two Wesley students, Riza Bautista and Brittany Kowalewski, in their research. Visiting Assistant Professor and...[more]

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08.21.2014

Wesley Seeking Alumni as Advocates

Wesley College is launching the Academic Advocates program this fall. It serves as a pilot program designed to connect incoming freshmen with the College in order to help them adjust and feel at home in the community. An advocate's role is to be a Wesley friend, a sounding board for new students and a connection to other campus resources. Advocates will meet with their students weekly during September, with visits decreasing in frequency as the freshmen settle in. Currently, 25 faculty and...[more]

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08.21.2014

Wesley Mourns Loss of Longtime Alumni Board Volunteer

John B. Atkins, Sr. '62 of Salisbury, Md. died suddenly on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the age of 71. John was a dedicated Wesley advocate, donor and volunteer who served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors for more than 24 years and was a past president. After two years at Wesley Junior College, during which he was very involved in drama with the Wesley Players, he went on to study engineering at the University of Maryland. He had a long career with Webcraft, also known as Vertis, Inc.,...[more]

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08.21.2014

Wesley Society Names New President

As a successful senior vice president and wealth management advisor at Merrill Lynch in Dover, Del., a dedicated wife and mother and a Wesley College Board of Trustee member, Stephanie Smith Christiano '98 is an ideal fit to lead Wesley's most dedicated constituents. She was named Young Alumnus of the Year in 2000 and is the first Wesley alumna to serve as president of the Wesley Society. Smith Christiano was part of the Wesley Scholars program, which recruited 10 diverse, gifted students to...[more]

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