Wesley College is breathing new life into an old building in Dover. Monday was the first day of classes for the semester and the first day of classes ever at the school's new Health Sciences Building.Until 2009 the space was the Frear Federal Building. Since that time, it has sat unused. Wesley's nursing program is changing that. The program has about 200 students between undergrads and graduates. One of those undergrads is senior Lauren Kowal. She was working with a mannequin patient Monday...
Even with papers and books strewn over a 10-person table and multiple chalk boards and filing cabinets, the room where Wesley College nursing professor Nancy Rubino and her three senior nursing students were working felt spacious. “It’s a lot better,” said Taylor Matthews, a student from Philadelphia, on the size of the new building.
“There’s much more room to breathe.”
Which is the point. Almost five years in the making, Wesley College opened its new Health Sciences building to students and...
On Friday, Nov. 15, the First Year Student Leadership Retreat commenced with a formal dinner and presentations from faculty members regarding leadership and what makes an effective leader. The retreat included a day trip on Saturday, Nov. 16 to Camp Pecometh in Centreville, MD. While at the camp the students learned about stress management and the influence they can have as leaders. The 63 freshmen who participated were pushed to work as a team in order to train, support, and encourage each...[more]
Three Wesley College graduates were nominated for the 2014 Delaware Teacher of the Year Award. There were nineteen educators nominated for the award- one for each district in the state. Educators are nominated based on their effectiveness, dedication, and love of teaching. The state awards each nominee with a $2,000 grant. The Wesley alumni nominees were Kaitlin (Oliver) Callaway '06 M'02, Deborah (Kenton) Long '01, M'02, and Jennifer (Mosuly) Immediato '01.“Wesley is so proud of our...[more]
Four Wesley College alumni, Jenna Ryan '11 (M.S.N.), Jessica Lambert '10 (B.S.N.) and '13 (M.S.N.), Dora Eyong '10 (M.S.N.), and Laura Wedel '09 (M.S.N.), were recently published in the DNA Reporter, the official publication of the Delaware Nurses Association.
Ryan’s report detailed the treatment of infantile hemangiomas, commonly called a ‘strawberry’ due to the pink raised skin, that can potentially lead to various complications including airway obstruction and bodily disfigurement. In...[more]
Dr. Karen Panunto, associate professor of nursing and BSN program director, was elected President of the Delaware Nurse’s Association. The organization is a constituent member association of the American Nurse’s Association and a non-profit professional organization that represents approximately 500 registered nurses in the state of Delaware.[more]
Wesley's Professor of Nursing and Chair of Nursing Department Dr. Robert Contino, was appointed to a second three-year term on the Board of Nursing by Governor Jack Markel and is the current President of the Delaware Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing is the professional board that regulates nursing practice and licensure in the State of Delaware. The board issues licenses, evaluates educational programs, and enforces disciplinary punishments if a law is violated. [more]
Wesley College biological chemistry junior Victor DeBarros II, presented his NSF-EPSCoR supported undergraduate research at the 23rd National NSF-EPSCoR Conference in Nashville, TN, November 3-7. DeBarros's research project highlighted Delaware's research contribution in the EPSCoR jurisdictions. His project, completed under the direction of Dr. Malcolm J. D'Souza, professor of chemistry, analyzed nitrogen (a key nutrient in chlorophyll) in a class of organic compounds called carbamoyl...[more]
Wesley College's Will Mileski has been named the Capital Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Co-Rookie of the Year, it was announced by the league office on November 13. Mileski is the first Wolverine to earn CAC Rookie of the Year honors and he was also named to the conference's second team.
As a part of a DE-EPSCoR and DE-INBRE community outreach program, undergraduates from the Wesley College science program participated in an event to inspire 250 students (in grades 1 – 8) to think about the elementary principles in chemistry. The event was held at the Independence School in Newark, DE on Nov. 2. The Wesley effort was led by Kyle Gillespie, a biological chemistry senior, and Dr. Malcolm D’Souza, professor of chemistry and director of sponsored research.
In order to...[more]