Wesley College’s $2.5 million streetscape project to create a pedestrian-friendly, unified, true college campus in Dover’s historic district is on tract to open before students return for the 2012 fall semester, Wesley President Dr. William N. Johnston said.
Wesley College students should expect to feel a bit safer when they return next month for the 2012-13 school year. The Dover private college is undergoing a $2.7 million streetscape improvement project, which closes sections of North Bradford, Fulton and Cecil streets and several alleys in the immediate area and replaces them with sidewalks and pavers in an effort to create a more pedestrian friendly, campus-like atmosphere.
Wesley College President Dr. William N. Johnston and his wife Susan hosted a luncheon at the Annie Jump Cannon House to thank the Schwartz Center for the Arts volunteers for their dedication. Wesley College is part of a strategic alliance that was formed in 2004 to collaborate the resources of Wesley, Delaware State University, and The Friends of the Capitol Theater, to maximize usage and position of the historic treasure as the premiere performing arts center in Central Delaware. Since 2007,...[more]
The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce announced that Wesley College won “Corporation of the Year Award” during the Chamber‘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.
The chamber nominated three corporations to compete for votes from other Chamber members. Some of the criteria included having more than 50 employees, creative and imaginative...[more]
On May 30, Capital School District held an awards ceremony to honor volunteer mentors and community partners in Dover. Wesley student Kadija Erskine-Michel was named “Mentor of the Year” for the Central Middle School. Wesley’s Department of Political and Social Science also received the “Community Partner of the Year” award.As part of Dr. Jessica James’ Contemporary Social Problems course, students must complete 25 hours of community service and reflect on their time each week. This is done to...[more]
The Wesley College Nursing Department secured grant funds to assist the elderly population in Kent County. The grant allowed the Nursing Department to provide Luther Towers with updated computers and software through the Palmer Foundation. Luther Towers is a residential facility for low-income elderly in Kent County. The institution consists of six buildings with independent living apartments for the residents.
The grant has been funded over the past several years. This year, the money was...[more]
The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce nominated Wesley College for an Excellence in Business Award – Corporation of the Year category. The chamber nominated three corporations to compete for votes from other Chamber members. Some of the criteria included having more than 50 employees, creative and imaginative in dealing with the public or business community, growth in either number of employees or an increase in sales dollars, and responsiveness to adversity and creative solutions to resolve...[more]
Wesley College Associate Professor of Kinesiology Raymond Phillips has been named one of the NCAA Division III FAR Fellows allowing him to attend a conference underwritten by NCAA.
A FAR Fellow, or a Faculty Athletics Representative, is appointed by the FAR Institute planning committee in order to serve as a liaison between the NCAA and the institution. As the selected representative, Phillips will serve as the chief contact for Wesley College and address issues on the college’s behalf.
Four-sport athlete Tristin Burris has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America® District II Track & Field/Cross Country team and will be a candidate for Academic All-America® honors later which will be announced in June. To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, the student-athlete must be a key starter or reserve and maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point-average.
Sprinter Matt Bundy finished fourth in the 110m hurdles at the 2012 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field National Championships at Burns Stadium on May 26. Bundy's time of 14.49 earned him All-America honors and he is the first runner in Wesley College history to earn that distinction.