Wesley College has announced that Dr. Richard Ekman, president of the Council of Independent Colleges, will be the speaker at the 2015 Commencement ceremony on May 9. Ekman has served in his position since 2000, and is a member of several boards, including the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, the National Humanities Alliance and the Overseers' Committee to Visit the Harvard University Library.
Ekman has worked in a variety of roles in the higher education field. His previous experience...[more]
Wesley College first lady Susan S. Johnston generously donated $4,024, the proceeds from her final show at Parke Green Galleries in Dover, titled “Shared Spaces," to the College “Many alumni, including Anne (Pittinger) ’62 and Lew Buckler and Carolyn (Case) ’62 and Angelo Nicolai, traveled from other states to purchase some of my artwork and support the College,” said Johnston. “I was really pleased with the interest and support.”
Johnston’s work is mostly in watercolor and features everything...[more]
Wesley student Riza Bautista, an Alpha Chi member majoring in Mathematics was the 2015 Davis Award recipient during the 2015 National Convention of Alpha Chi National Honor Society on March 21 in Chicago, Illinois. The Davis award is an Alpha Chi Region VI award given annually to one outstanding Alpha Chi member from a local chapter. The award memorializes the service that Professor Davis provided to Alpha Chi Region VI as its foremost Secretary and Treasurer. “Riza Bautista is an...[more]
Wesley College held their annual Scholars Day event on April 16. The day is an opportunity for members of the College community to come together and celebrate scholarly endeavors. It consists of presentations and performances that demonstrate achievements and research by students. The program is attended by peers of the participating students, as well as faculty, staff and the general public.
More than 100 students participated at Scholars Day this year via musical performances, oral...[more]
The evolving threat of global terrorism, especially the potential for lone-wolf actors, has meant that vigilance is needed on even the smallest, most local levels, said U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson.
"It has evolved to the point where homeland security has become hometown security," Johnson told a crowd of about 150 people in Dover on Wednesday.
Johnson, President Barack Obama's top homeland security official was in Delaware's capital Wednesday night to speak to Wesley...
The Wesley College Delaware Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society, a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies, held an induction ceremony for fifteen inductees on April 12.
Wesley students Dylan Ray Chessher (Business Admin.), Angela M. Clemmons (Biology), Savannah L. Durham (Political Science), Jenni Glick (MSN), Brianna C. Jansen (Nursing), Lauren L. Johnson (Accounting), Kelsey L. Laird (Education), Stephanie Malakuskie (Nursing), Teledalase A. Ogundipe...[more]
Wesley College celebrated the 6th annual Arts in the Parlor with an “On Broadway” theme on April 10 at the Schwartz Center for the Arts. More than 200 people attended the fundraising event that supports student scholarships.
The evening represented not only a celebration of the arts but also recognition of Wesley College President Dr. William N. Johnston and Susan Johnston’s dedication and service to Wesley College and the community during their tenure as president and first lady....[more]
Dr. Agashi Nwogbaga, Professor of Mathematics at Wesley College, was honored during the national convention of the Alpha Chi Honor Society that took place in Chicago, IL, in March 19-21, 2015. The Society is a national honor society open only to the top ten percent of students from all disciplines throughout the country. With some 300 chapters and an active presence in almost every state, Alpha Chi actively promotes academic excellence, undergraduate and graduate research, campus academic...[more]
Wesley College’s Department of Law and Justice Studies presents Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson at the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover on Wednesday, April 15 from 5 - 7 p.m. Johnson will discuss the challenges, purpose and opportunities of his agency to an audience that includes Wesley’s Law and Justice students as well as other local college students. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions after Johnston’s prepared message.
Prior to serving as the secretary of...[more]
Using funding awarded by the US Department of Education, the Wesley College education department established a “Success for Life” (SFL) program for its undergraduate education and physical education majors. The goal of the program is to significantly increase recruitment and retention of highly-qualified young teachers into local school districts. The SFL participants meet weekly and provide peer-to-peer support as well as plan and participate in outreach activities at local schools....[more]