After a nationwide search, Wesley College Director of Athletics Mike Drass has named Dean Burrows as the new head coach of the Wolverines men's basketball program. Burrows has served the past three years on the coaching staff, and spent last season as assistant head coach. "We are excited to announce the hiring of Coach Burrows as our new men's basketball head coach," said Drass. "Dean has done an outstanding job with our program over the last three years. He has been Coach Kobasa's primary...
The Wesley College athletic department is pleased to announce that Brett Ford will join the staff as Sports Information Director after a national search. Director of Athletics Mike Drass made the announcement on Monday. "We are proud to have Brett as our new Sports Information Director," said Drass. "He comes from a similar Division III institution where he coordinated live streaming video for all of the school's home games. We look forward to having Brett work with our athletic teams in a...
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]
On July 1, 2015, the New Jersey Athletic Conference officially welcomed Wesley College, as well as Capital Athletic Conference members Christopher Newport University, Frostburg State University, and Salisbury University as new associate football members. Southern Virginia University also became the first institution in the history of the conference to transition its institutional membership from affiliate to associate status. "We were excited about the future of our football conference at the...
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]
For the second-straight season, the Wesley College 4x100m Relay earned All-America honors, recording an eighth place finish at the NCAA Championships on Saturday afternoon. The team of freshman Greg Taylor, sophomores, DaJahn Lowery and Dominic McAnulty, as well as senior Matt Bundy clocked a time of 41.15. Patrick Schlosser also took 19th in the decathlon (5,384) and Bundy placed 13th in the 110m hurdles (14.82) on Friday. That same day, Lowery finished 10th in the 100m dash (10.95), just...
Wesley College's men's track & field relay teams and four individuals have qualified for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships on May 21-23 in Canton, N.Y., it was announced by the NCAA on Sunday afternoon. The 4x100m and 4x400m Relays are both seeded seventh going into the national Championship in times of 41.12 and 3:13.48, respectively. Sophomore Patrick Schlosser (Montgomery Village, Md.) plays a key role in both relays while classmates DaJahn Lowery (Suitland, Md.) and...