Wesley College has named a garden on campus in recognition of a generous gift from Allison ’98 and Brad ’95 Gudeman. The Gudemans contributed to the campaign to build the Wesley Plazas and their garden is located on the South Plaza, between Dulany Hall and the main entrance to the College Center. A stone plaque has been placed in the garden and new plantings to beautify the space include blue and white asters, barberry, nandina, dwarf crapemyrtle, white chrysanthemums, northern bayberry, and...[more]
The Alumni Association is happy to announce the new members elected to serve three year terms on the alumni board: Yalonda Wilkins Adams ’95, Oswald Guobadia ’96, Alexandra Hollywood ’05 and Elizabeth Wallace ’13.
The following executive committee members were also elected: President - Kirsten Higgins ’98; Vice President - Courtney Stewart ’04; Treasurer - Matt Lindell ’03; Secretary - Alexandra Hollywood ’05 and Past President - Chad Robinson ’05.
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During the All-Class Reunion Dinner at Homecoming and Families Weekend 2014, the Wesley College Alumni Association presented the 2014 Alumni Awards. Matthew Sellitto ’67 received the Alumni Public Service Award in absentia, Jane (Kearney) MacDonald ’60 won the Alumni Service Award and James Collins ’97 was the recipient of the Professional Service Award. The Public Service Award honors alumni who have fulfilled the obligations of their education through creative leadership in service that...[more]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]