Alumni Events

Homecoming 2020 (Virtual) – Sept. 25-27

(Click the link above or the image below for a full schedule and links to participate!)

As part of our virtual celebration of Homecoming 2020, we are looking forward to a Virtual President’s Gala. A few special surprises for President’s Circle members will allow for participation at home, and all are invited to celebrate, support and give thanks for our great institution! The event will premiere live on our Kentucky Wesleyan College Facebook page at 6 p.m. CT on Saturday, Sept. 26. Make sure you share your home Gala set up in the Comments section and President’s Circle members should also be on the lookout for a special surprise in the mail to add to the celebration!

October 1
Owensboro First Thursday
(The Brew Bridge)

We’re checking out one of the newest spots in town for October’s Owensboro First Thursday! Join us at The Brew Bridge between 5-7 p.m. CST on Oct. 1 to enjoy food and drink specials and time with your Wesleyan family.

Weather permitting, we’ll be spending our time on the patio outside. If not, we’ll be inside and adhering to the guidelines set forth by the CDC.

October 15
Virtual Third Thursday with Dr. Diane Earle

Our Virtual Third Thursday in October will be hosted by the internationally renowned Dr. Diane Earle!

On Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. CST, hop on Zoom for a chance to visit with your fellow alumni and Dr. Earle, who was a music professor at Wesleyan for over 30 years. We always enjoy this time with our Wesleyan family and hope you can join us!

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 894 2168 1077

The President’s Gala

The President’s Gala is the highlight of the year – our chance to thank Wesleyan’s investors in a big way! The annual tradition began in 2016 and includes a live band, cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, plated dinner and a thank you to our loyal donors.

2021 President’s Gala (Date – TBD)
O.Z. Tyler

Members of the President’s Circle, our annual giving society for those who give $1,000 or more annually to the College, will each receive two complimentary tickets. To join the President’s Circle for as little as $83.34 monthly, click here.

Young Alumni President’s Circle members and non-members may purchase tickets.

A look back at previous Homecomings…

Homecoming 2019

We celebrated in style as Kentucky Wesleyan honored its treasured past and continued to push toward its bright new future. Homecoming 2019 featured a full field for the Baseball program’s golf tournament at The Pearl Club, the build-a-bed ministry which provided 35 beds for local children in need, induction of former student-athletes and invaluable contributors to the Athletic Hall of Fame, a new format and location for the Alumni Hall of Fame and Alumni Awards Celebration, a huge tailgate, the annual Wesleyan Singers Concert, football, soccer, baseball, softball and basketball games and reunions, a Saturday night after-party and Sunday Worship. Plus, the Class of 1969 was inducted into the Golden Jubilee Club on the occasion of it 50th Reunion. What a celebration of Kentucky Wesleyan College!

Photos of the celebrations:

Alumni Hall of Fame and Awards Celebration

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner

build-a-bed | Tailgate and Football Game | Class of ’69 Golden Jubilee Reception

Homecoming 2018: Purple Reigned as Wesleyan Community Celebrated Together

From honoring legends to building beds to cheering the Panthers on, the Wesleyan family gathered from 14 states, including Alaska, to celebrate The Wesleyan Way Sept. 28-30.

The weekend began with the dedication of Kingsley Korner in memory of Doug Kingsley ’61 and continued with lots of sawing, sanding and drilling as countless people built 28 beds for needy families. The beds, complete with bedclothes, toys and Bibles, were delivered to area children.

Purple reigned with many successful events, including athletic contests, Athletic Hall of Fame, Alumni Hall of Fame and Awards, a tribute to Dr. W.L. Magnuson and the Class of 1968 50th Anniversary Reunion.

Enjoy photo albums of the festivities here.

Homecoming 2017

2017 Athletic Hall of Fame | Golden Jubilee Brunch | Wesleyan Singers Concert |

Panther Tailgate & Game | 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame and Awards

Homecoming 2017 Highlights from Kentucky Wesleyan College on Vimeo.