“Wally” the Wesley College wolverine mascot greeted many of the more than 600 new students representing 15 states, including Washington, California, Florida, and Wyoming on August 22. One-third of the new students are from Delaware. This year’s class also has a substantial international presence with students representing Saudi Arabia, China, Nigeria, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Liberia, Mexico and Nepal.As part of the orientation weekend students were briefed on academic expectations,...[more]
On July 25, Wesley College faculty emeritus Terry Higgins was honored by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control with the 2013 Delaware Wetland Warrior Award in recognition of his efforts in wetland preservation. Higgins taught science for 40 years at Wesley, retiring in 2000.
During the summer of 2013, Wesley College went through a series of renovations in an effort to improve the campus before students arrived for the Fall 2013 semester. Upgrades were made to the College's network systems to enhance Internet operations, new technology was added to classrooms, and several buildings received physical makeovers. Download the PDF below to see images of what great things await.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) awarded a new five-year, $20-million Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) grant to a consortium of higher education institutions in Delaware. The consortium includes the University of Delaware (UD), Delaware State University (DSU), Wesley College (Wesley), and Delaware Technical Community College (Del-Tech). In addition to the federal award, the State of Delaware has committed an...[more]
Hope United Methodist Church, located on Wesley College’s campus, donated $5,000 to the College on June 27. In conjunction with a larger alumni donation to renovate the church, the congregation provided the funds to offset the cost of a video projection system.
“The renovations will provide much needed recital and worship space to the chapel,” said Wesley College President Dr. William N. Johnston. “The additions will be useful for both Wesley College students and the congregation of Hope...[more]
In May 2013, Scrubs Magazine compiled a list of the top five rated nursing schools in small towns across America. Wesley was ranked second, behind the University of Wyoming.
Two long-term multi-institution interdisciplinary federal grants have been instrumental in growing the diverse STEM undergraduate research capacity at Wesley. The Delaware-INBRE (DE-INBRE; 8 P20 GM103446-13) program is the IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) funded by the National Institute of General Medical Science at the National Institutes of Health (NIH-NIGMS) that focuses on building biomedical research capacity in Delaware. The Delaware-EPSCoR (DE-EPSCoR; EPS-0814251)...[more]
Wesley College senior multi-sport standout Tristin Burris, named last week as the Capital Athletic Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, was selected by the CAC Directors of Athletics as the conference's 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year program candidate.
Wesley College biological chemistry graduate Aaron Givens ’13 is one of just 25 undergraduates nationally selected by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Environmental Chemistry to receive the 2013 Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry. The award requires the winners to have completed research in environmental chemistry related fields and maintain a 3.5 GPA or greater.
“Aaron excelled academically and completed two undergraduate chemistry research projects under my...[more]
When Wesley student Ashley Pierce’s family home was destroyed by a fire, her volleyball teammates stepped up to help. They initiated the Wesley Cares campaign as a campus-wide effort to support her in her time of need. The College community rallied together to support one of their own, providing cash and gift cards so she and her family could replace household goods and basic resources lost in the fire. The Wesley Cares campaign raised $575 for the Pierce Family while the Wesley Nursing...[more]