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]
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.
For the second-straight season, the Wesley College football team has been ranked fifth in the D3football.com Preseason Poll, it was announced by the website on July 16.
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]
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]
Read the Dover Post's report on the recent renovations to the College Chapel and Honors House
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]
Former Wesley College quarterback Shane McSweeny threw for four touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks to a 49-38 victory over the Trenton Freedom on Saturday night in the National Conference Title Game.