After a record-breaking campaign in 2014, quarterback Joe Callahan was selected as a D3football.com Preseason All-American. Callahan's selection marks the third Wolverine on the presitigous list in two seasons. The Wesley College football team posted a 12-2 record last season, with Callahan leading the Wolverine offense to 48.9 points per game. As a junior, he finished second in the nation in passing yards and passing touchdowns, throwing for 4,190 yards, a single-season program record, and 46...
As far as we know, Wesley College’s 73-4 home-field record at Scott D. Miller Stadium is the best performance ever on a FieldTurf football field. “We probably had the worst grass field in college football in 2003,” says Mike Drass, athletic director and head football coach at the Division III liberal-arts college in Dover, Del., acknowledging that weather conditions in that state can be difficult and unpredictable. “Since 2004, when we put FieldTurf in, we’ve had great success.” And how!...
The Wesley College football team has made a change to bolster their strength of schedule, adding North Central College (Ill.) to their 2015 slate. The Cardinals finished the 2014 season ranked 18th in the final American Football Coaches Association poll and 15th in the final D3Football.com poll. The Wolverines will travel to Naperville, Ill. on Sept. 26 to take on the Cardinals at Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. The time for kickoff is to be determined later. This meeting marks the first time the...
On July 10, Wesley College hosted a research ethics workshop to raise awareness of various ethical concerns in scientific research. Attendees considered two science case studies, reviewed a situation and prepared a recommendation on how to resolve the ethical issues it presented. “This was a great opportunity for students utilize their training and respond to a situation in a safe environment and see the value of ethics in scientific research,” said Wesley Professor of Philosophy and...[more]
The Capital Athletic Conference announced that a record 1,355 student-athletes were named to the 2014-15 All-Academic Team, among them were 88 Wesley College student-athletes.
Student-athletes in one or more CAC championship sports that attain a 3.20 grade point average for the academic year earn a spot on the All-Academic team. A record 44.7% (1,355 out of 3,030) of CAC student-athletes posted a 3.20 GPA this year.
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]
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...