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10.20.2014

Gudeman Gift Recognized with Named Garden

Wesley College has named a garden on campus in recognition of a generous gift from Allison ’98 and Brad ’95 Gudeman. The Gudemans contributed to the campaign to build the Wesley Plazas and their garden is located on the South Plaza, between Dulany Hall and the main entrance to the College Center. A stone plaque has been placed in the garden and new plantings to beautify the space include blue and white asters, barberry, nandina, dwarf crapemyrtle, white chrysanthemums, northern bayberry, and...[more]

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10.20.2014

Wesley Professor Featured in International Journal

Dr. Malcolm J. D'Souza, Wesley College professor of chemistry, co-authored a review chapter that appeared in the October issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, pages, 18310-18332.  The article reviews the synthetic and mechanistic studies of commercially available chemical intermediates commonly used in peptide, polymer, pharmaceutical and agricultural chemistry. The work completed at Wesley College was sponsored through the NIH-NIGMS IDeA INBRE program, and the...[more]

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10.20.2014

Grant Funds 3D Printer at Wesley College

Wesley College's education department recently purchased a 3D printer and computer through grant funds. The method of 3D printing is a process that forms a three-dimensional object designed through a computer program. According to Wesley Professor of Education Dr. B. Patricia Patterson, the machines are becoming more popular today, as there are currently eight Delaware libraries with 3D printers for use by the public. The printer, software and laptop equipment totaled more than $6,000, and...[more]

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10.15.2014

New Alumni Association Board Members and Executive Committee Elected

The Alumni Association is happy to announce the new members elected to serve three year terms on the alumni board: Yalonda Wilkins Adams ’95, Oswald Guobadia ’96, Alexandra Hollywood ’05 and Elizabeth Wallace ’13.  The following executive committee members were also elected: President - Kirsten Higgins ’98; Vice President - Courtney Stewart ’04; Treasurer - Matt Lindell ’03; Secretary - Alexandra Hollywood ’05 and Past President - Chad Robinson ’05. Read more information about the...[more]

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10.15.2014

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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10.08.2014

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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09.29.2014

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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09.25.2014

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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09.24.2014

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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09.04.2014

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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