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]
Wesley College junior mathematics major Riza Bautista and senior biological chemistry major Dionne Williams have both received an undergraduate tuition award of $3,000 from the NASA Delaware Space Grant College Program (DESGC). This program annually grants awards to highly qualified students studying at a DESGC Consortium institution in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and geography.
Recipients of the award have excelled in their STEM field of study, are...[more]
Wesley College President Dr. William and Susan Johnston donated funds to create a matching mileage sign for international locations. The original signpost showcases the proximity to major cities and beaches to Wesley and the international sign demonstrates the distance between campus and several other countries.
“This is a wonderful reminder to our students that overseas travel is possible and it helps our international students feel a greater connection to their home countries,”...[more]
On April 29, 2015, Wesley College’s Success for Life program went on a kayaking trip to Silver Lake in Dover, Del. that served as one of the experiential learning experiences. The goal was to help participants learn more about their strengths, each other and the faculty members that joined them.
Students received a brief lesson from Wesley College Professor of Education and Director of Graduate Programs in Education Dr. B. Patricia Patterson and Associate Professor and Program Director of...[more]
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]