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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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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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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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Wesley Professor Published in Daily Newspaper

Wesley Professor of Business Management Kathleen Jacobs had an article published in the News Journal on July 20. It detailed how the U.S. needs to catch up to the rest of the world in regards to paid maternity and paternity leave.

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Wesley Staff Member Receives Award

Wesley College Alcohol Education Coordinator Melissa Elliott received an award from the State of Delaware’s Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health on June 11 during the Delaware Prevention Advisory Council meeting. She was recognized for her efforts in establishing creative alternative activities for Wesley students using the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG). The College is one of eleven organizations in the state that receive the grant. There were two...[more]

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Wesley College and Bayhealth Partner for Learning

Wesley College and Bayhealth Medical Center – Kent General Hospital partnered for a nursing simulation activity at Wesley’s Health Sciences Building on July 1. Developed by Wesley College Director of Learning Resources Christine Jarrell, Wesley College Instructor of Nursing and Simulation Coordinator Margaret McElligott and Bayhealth Clinical Nurse Specialist Jessica Lambert, the event served as the culmination of classroom learning for thirteen new nurses doing internships at the...[more]

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Wesley Society Sets Membership Record

A record-breaking 250 Wesley Society members committed to supporting Wesley College as of June 30. The Society members advance Wesley College through personal involvement and financial support of $1,000 or more annually. New opportunities to support the College mission include “Graduates of the Last Decade,” or G.O.L.D. membership;  young alumni are now able to join the Society at a reduced special gift level. There are currently 14 alumni taking advantage of this special...[more]

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Wesley Students Present Undergraduate Research at NISBRE Conference

Wesley College biological chemistry seniors Victor DeBarros II, Jasbir Deol and Catherine Gross as well as biology senior Karri Jo Walls were selected to present their undergraduate research at the 5th Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE) conference in Washington, D.C. It was held from June 16 - 18 and celebrated the success of the two IDeA programs; IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) and Center of Biomedical Research Excellence...[more]

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Wesley STEM Students Earn NASA Tuition Award

Wesley College students Brittany Kowalewski (Math) and Victor DeBarros II (Biological Chemistry) are recipients of the 2014-2015 NASA Delaware Space Grant Consortium (DESGC) Undergraduate Tuition Award. This $3,000 award was highly selective as students were judged on their proposed research projects, GPA and career statement. Working with her mentor Wesley Professor of Mathematics Dr. Derald Wentzien, Kowalewski will be analyzing historical images of the northern polar ice cap...[more]

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Wesley Celebrates Spring Commencement

Two hundred and fourteen students graduated at Wesley College’s spring commencement held May 10 at the Dashiell Amphitheater on campus. Dr. Ray Yin, founder and CEO of ANP Technologies, delivered the commencement address, sharing his story of moving to America and becoming a successful entrepreneur. His company, ANP Technologies is one of the leading companies in biodefense and nanotherapeutics. Yin was presented an honorary doctorate degree from the College during the ceremony. The...[more]

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