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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 Alum Keynote Speaker at Scholars Day

Matthew Gallagher ’10 was the keynote speaker for Wesley’s Scholars Day program on April 15. Gallagher was a liberal studies major with concentrations in philosophy, English and history. He received the highest honor given to a Wesley graduate—the Faculty Award, where faculty nominate and then select the student that is most outstanding in the class at the commencement ceremony. He is currently working as a Senior Operations Consultant for Bank of America.The program is an opportunity for the...[more]

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Wesley Graduate Named Legislative Fellow

Wesley College political science alum and graduate assistant Tanner Polce ’12 was named a Legislative Fellow for the 2014 Delaware General Assembly session. This year was the first opportunity for Wesley to participate in the program, after a stringent review process. “Wesley College is honored to be able to participate in a program as prestigious as the Legislative Fellows. I am grateful to Dr. Jerome Lewis at the University of Delaware and to the leadership of the General Assembly for...[more]

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Wesley Alumni Nicole Carey Featured in Kent County Women's Journal

When Nicole Carey came to Dover from Flemington, New Jersey to attend Wesley College a dozen years ago she never dreamed the Capital City would not only become her hometown but that she would become a member of its fire department.

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Wesley College Inducts 10 in Honor Society

The Wesley College Chapter of Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society held its induction ceremony Sunday, March 25.  Students were inducted based upon high scholastic achievement, character, and demonstration for future promise. In order to be considered for the honor society, the students need to major in business, be ranked in the upper 20 percent of their junior, senior or master’s class and receive an invitation by a faculty officer. The chapter, which started at Wesley in 2008, is a...[more]

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“Frankie V. Day at the Track” Fundraiser Slated to Support Wesley College Scholarships

Wesley College alumni have organized a fundraiser to help memorialize Westfield, NJ resident Frank Vasfailo III ’95 who was tragically killed in a car crash in April 2010. From noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 25 will be “Frankie V. Day at the Track.” The first-time event will be held at Monmouth Park Race Track in Oceanport, New Jersey. The cost is $75 for adults and $15 for children under 12 which includes a picnic lunch and admission to the track. Seventy percent of every ticket sold...[more]

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