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Wesley Graduate Research Published

Brian P. Mahon (B.S. Biological Chemistry – Wesley College 2010) completed an INBRE/EPSCoR sponsored undergraduate research project in organic chemistry that was mentored by Dr. Malcolm J. D’Souza, professor of chemistry. The compound analyzed in this project has been used in the preparation of herbicides, pesticides and antifungal agents and, in particular, in the preparation of promising antitumor agents. Mahon first had the opportunity to present his undergraduate research work at the...[more]


Wesley College Celebrates New Plazas

On Tuesday, October 2, approximately 150 people,  including students, government officials, community members, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustee members celebrated the ribbon cutting for the Wesley College Plazas.  The purpose of the event was to publicly thank the many contributors involved in the 2.7 million dollar improvement project. “This was truly a community effort,” said Wesley College President Dr. William N. Johnston. The event featured speakers Governor Jack Markell,...[more]

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Wesley Alumnus Donates Artwork

Wesley College alumnus Lance Balderson ’61 was honored with a reception at Wesley College on October 1, 2012.  Balderson, a well-known artist whose work, “Tryst” was on exhibit in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, cultivated his artist talent during his years at Wesley under the tutelage of Wesley’s legendary Professor Lewis Wells. Approximately 60 people were in attendance at the reception as Balderson donated  his abstract painting, “Aerial View.”  His work will be on...[more]

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Wesley Professor Co-authors Article

Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Malcolm D’Souza has recently co-authored a peer-reviewed article with Delaware State University’s Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry, Dr. Qiquan Wang in the Journal of College Teaching & Learning. The introduction details Wesley College’s transition with the National Institutes of Health DE-INBRE program, describing the many hardships first encountered with the expansion of student and faculty involvement in mentored undergraduate research. The...[more]

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Wesley College Honored by Kent County Levy Court

Wesley College was presented with a Tribute by the Kent County Levy Court on September 25 in celebration of the College being named Corporation of the Year by the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce.[more]

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Wesley College Professor featured in International Magazine

Wesley College Professor of Chemistry Dr.  Malcolm J. D’Souza was featured in International Innovation, a magazine devoted to disseminating science, research and technology information. D’Souza explains the decade-long transformation that a National Centre for Research Resources (NCRR) grant has driven, creating a dynamic and exciting environment where research drives undergraduate teaching for student benefit. “The grant money from NCRR has helped Wesley enrich our STEM programs and open...[more]


Wesley Hosts Reception for Ken Robertson

Wesley College held a small reception for Ken Robertson, Jr., a local retired Air Force member who donated a brass rubbing of Sir Robert de Bures to the College, which was originally done some time in the 1970s.Brass rubbing is a technique that requires a person to use special metallic crayons to copy an image from a piece of brass. Typically, artists will use only one color because it is less time consuming. However, Robertson went the extra mile and used three colors for his piece. The...[more]


Bo Tkach Foundation Presentation at Wesley

A standing-room only crowd of Wesley College students, most of which included student-athletes, packed Wells Theater on Monday night as guest speakers Jim and Sandi Tkach spoke on the issue of suicide and what we can do to prevent it.


Wesley Senior Tristin Burris Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Almost at the end of cross-country practice, Tristin Burris came running up, asking her coach, "We still going?" "Sure," Stephen Kimes told Burris, giving her the workout. Field hockey practice had just ended across the street. Burris was on the run from one sport to another.


Wesley Senior to Receive Award

Senior biological chemistry major Aaron Givens will receive the 2012 Delaware-American Chemical Society Undergraduate Chemistry Award at their Education Awards Banquet on Thursday, September 27, 2012, at the DuPont Country Club in Wilmington, De. Givens has completed three undergraduate research projects in Professor of Chemistry Dr. Malcolm D'Souza's laboratory, including a joint project with Dr. Qiquan Wang at Delaware State University. Givens' undergraduate research projects have been...[more]

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