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2014 Alumni Award Recipients Announced

During the All-Class Reunion Dinner at Homecoming and Families Weekend 2014, the Wesley College Alumni Association presented the 2014 Alumni Awards. Matthew Sellitto ’67 received the Alumni Public Service Award in absentia, Jane (Kearney) MacDonald ’60 won the Alumni Service Award and James Collins ’97 was the recipient of the Professional Service Award. The Public Service Award honors alumni who have fulfilled the obligations of their education through creative leadership in service that...[more]

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Flood Family Donation Supports Wesley College Student Success

Wesley College faculty, staff, students, and members of the Dover community gathered to honor Jim Flood Sr. and Kathleen Flood for their generous contribution to fully fund the renovation of Wesley’s Writing and Tutoring Center, a part of Wesley’s Department of Academic Support on October 6. With the relocation of a computer lab, the department was able to repurpose the space to be devoted to the tutoring program, which previously had no area to call home. Over the summer, staff and graduate...[more]

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Wesley College Math Majors Present Research at SUMS Conference

Riza Bautista, junior math major, and Brittany Kowalewski, senior math major, presented their undergraduate research results at the 10th Shenandoah Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics (SUMS) Conference. The conference was held on October 4, 2014 at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. The title of Bautista’s research was “Selecting a Methodology to Estimate the Missing Values from a Time Series Data Set that Measures the Extent of the Northern Polar Ice Cap.” She worked...[more]

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Wesley Awarded 1.5 Million Dollar Grant

Wesley College Department of Education was awarded a 1.5 million dollar grant by the US Department of Education to create a replicable, sustainable model for teacher preparation that bridges the professional development gap between education students in training (teachers that have not secured a teaching assignment) and experienced teaching professionals. The goal of the model is to significantly increase recruitment and retention of highly-qualified young teachers into local school...[more]

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Buffalo Soldier's Long-Lost Medals Returned

James H. Gilliam Sr., a World War II veteran and former member of Wesley College's board of trustees, recently had the medals he earned while serving as a Buffalo Soldier returned to him.

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Armstrong Talks at TEDx Wilmington

Wesley Professor of Political Science Dr. Tony Armstrong gave a presentation at TEDx Wilmington, where he discussed how he tries to make a difference in students' lives by leading them down the path of happiness.

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Wesley Awarded $600,000 to Support STEM Students

Wesley College has been awarded a grant (Award Id : 1355554) of $600,000 over the course of five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in order to support the scholarships in science, technology, engineering and math (S-STEM) programs.  “This is the largest direct grant award to date for the STEM program,” said Chemistry Professor, Director of Sponsored Research and Principal Investigator, Dr. Malcolm D’Souza. “Our students have been consistently involved in undergraduate...[more]

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Letter from Dr. Johnston Related to Campus Security

Dear Members of the Wesley Community and friends of the College, Today, as a precautionary measure, the Dover City Police called for a security lockdown in all city buildings and schools due to a firearm threat several blocks from Campus. The lockdown occurred within minutes and everyone on campus was safe. Students, faculty and staff remained in College buildings for approximately two hours until the city police deemed it safe to continue our routine schedule. I have spoken with the...[more]

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Wesley President Announces Retirement in June 2015

On August 24 Wesley College President Dr. William N. Johnston announced to the Board of Trustees and the College community his plans to retire at the conclusion of the 2014-15 academic year. Johnston became Wesley’s 16th president in 2008, offering a wealth of experience in administration, including a very successful presidency of Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, IA. In addition to serving as a president in Iowa and Delaware, he has served as a senior administrator at four other private...[more]

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Wesley Students Present at Research Symposium

Eleven NSF-EPSCoR, one NASA-EPSCoR and six NIH-INBRE-sponsored students presented research at the 2014 Undergraduate Research and Service Celebratory Symposium at the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall Conference Center on Aug. 14. Fifteen of the students, and five of their seven academic mentors, were from Wesley College. Dr. Derald Wentzien, professor of mathematics, mentored two Wesley students, Riza Bautista and Brittany Kowalewski, in their research. Visiting Assistant Professor and...[more]

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