As Dr. William N. Johnston retires from Wesley College in Dover this month, Capt. Robert E. Clark II, a former submarine commander and Naval Academy Commandant, will assume the helm as president. Clark was chosen from among 109 applicants for the position. “Mr. Clark’s innovative and collaborative leadership style is the perfect fit for Wesley College at this time in Wesley’s history,” said Board of Trustee chair and co-chair of the search committee Robert V.A. Harra Jr. “We welcome Bob and...
Wesley College students Christine Rojas and Karri-Jo Walls completed a weight and diet behavior survey on Wesley’s undergraduate population that appeared in the June issue of the American Journal of Health Sciences.
The peer-reviewed publication published the survey results that showed 29.5% of the Wesley undergraduate respondents are overweight and 19.8% are obese. Further analyses indicate that students who follow the USDA guidelines for recommended daily portions of fruit and dairy have a...[more]
Wesley College graduates Aaron Givens ’13 (biological chemistry) and Benjamin Barile ’14 (mathematics) had their undergraduate research efforts published in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Xplore digital library. They co-authored a peer-reviewed article that details the creation of a prototype for a mobile app for Delaware farmers. This searchable app details pesticide application information for 62 common registered agricultural pesticides that are typically used in the...[more]
College matching platform, College Raptor Inc., has named Wesley College the best hidden gem institution in the state of Delaware. Hidden gems are defined as high-caliber colleges and universities which receive fewer than 5,000 applicants per year but have a total enrollment of greater than 1,000. The top hidden gem in each state was determined by analyzing colleges based on their enrollment and application data submitted to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System...[more]
Wesley College’s Health Sciences Building, home to the College’s health care programs including the nursing department, was renamed “William and Susan Johnston Hall” during an unveiling ceremony on May 9. The new namesakes are Wesley President Dr. William N. Johnston and his wife Susan, both of whom have been instrumental in advancing the College’s profile statewide. Dr. Johnston is retiring from his position in July following seven years of service to Wesley and a 42 year career in higher...[more]
For the second-straight season, the Wesley College 4x100m Relay earned All-America honors, recording an eighth place finish at the NCAA Championships on Saturday afternoon. The team of freshman Greg Taylor, sophomores, DaJahn Lowery and Dominic McAnulty, as well as senior Matt Bundy clocked a time of 41.15. Patrick Schlosser also took 19th in the decathlon (5,384) and Bundy placed 13th in the 110m hurdles (14.82) on Friday. That same day, Lowery finished 10th in the 100m dash (10.95), just...
Wesley College's men's track & field relay teams and four individuals have qualified for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships on May 21-23 in Canton, N.Y., it was announced by the NCAA on Sunday afternoon. The 4x100m and 4x400m Relays are both seeded seventh going into the national Championship in times of 41.12 and 3:13.48, respectively. Sophomore Patrick Schlosser (Montgomery Village, Md.) plays a key role in both relays while classmates DaJahn Lowery (Suitland, Md.) and...
Wesley College's Patrick Schlosser won the decathlon at the 2015 ECAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a school-record 6,428 points on Thursday-Friday. Schlosser's point total ranks him ninth in NCAA Division III and qualifies him for next week's NCAA Championships on May 21-23 in Canton, N.Y. A sophomore from Montgomery Village, Md. Schlosser won the 100m Dash (11.03), shot put (39' 5") and 400m Dash (49.61) the first day and the discus (140' 8") on day two. Schlosser also set a...
The Wesley College Department of Nursing held their annual Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pinning Ceremony on Friday May 8, 2015 at the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover. During the ceremony 26 students received BSN pins to symbolize completion of their formal nursing program. The BSN pin is fashioned after the Wesley College crest and contains four symbols. Scalloped shells represent an individual continually seeking new life meanings and opportunities. The Christian cross represents the...[more]
Highlighted by Dominic McAnulty and De'Vaughn Trader, seven Wesley College men's track & field athletes earned All-Capital Athletic Conference honors, it was announced by the league office on May 11. McAnulty and Trader were the lone Wolverines to receive First Team honors with McAnulty, a sophomore from Rising Sun, Md., earning the award in the 400m Dash, while Trader, a Delmar, Del., product, took home the honor in the long jump. McAnulty also earned Second Team honors in both the triple...