Wesley College biological chemistry students Catherine Gross, Alora Wilson, and graduate Jasbir Deol, recently had a peer-reviewed article published in the Clute Institute's Contemporary Issues in Education journal. The article, “Integrative Biological Chemistry Program includes the use of Informatics Tools, GIS and SAS Software Applications,” detailed how Wesley's biological chemistry program was restructured to include a one-semester Physical Chemistry for the Life Science course and two...[more]
Wesley College professors and a professional staff member chronicled their efforts to raise the profile of Wesley’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs through grant funding.
Wesley’s Professor of Chemistry Dr. Malcolm J. D’Souza, Professor of Biology Dr. William K. Kroen, Executive Director of Student Success Ms. Charlene B. Stephens, and Professor of Chemistry and Physics Dr. Richard J. Kashmar, have a peer-reviewed article published in "The Journal of College Teaching...[more]
Through funding acquired from a U.S. Department of Education (D.O.E.) Teacher Quality Partnership grant, Wesley education faculty have begun to bridge the professional development gap between teacher preparation programs and school performance expectations. “The hope is to better prepare teachers that have the potential to impact student learning in high-needs schools and critical content areas,” said Wesley College Professor of Education and Director of Graduate Programs in Education Dr....[more]
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]
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]
Two hundred and four students graduated with Masters, Bachelors, or Associate Degrees during Wesley College’s Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 9. Hundreds filled the Dashiell Amphitheatre to support family, friends, and loved ones during the 142nd commencement ceremony.
The ceremony began with a welcome from President William N. Johnston, who, accompanied by his wife and son, was later honored with the unrolling of a banner noting Wesley College’s Health Sciences building to be renamed...[more]
Jasbir Deol, a biological chemistry major at Wesley College, received the 2015 American Chemical Society (ACS) Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry during the College’s commencement ceremony on May 9. The award is given annually to full-time students enrolled in a chemistry, environmental engineering or related program who have completed at least one full year of study at their school by the date of the award announcement. Honorees are granted a one-year membership to the...[more]