Alumni Events

May 20

Virtual Third Thursday with Panther Basketball

May’s Virtual Third Thursday will focus on all things Panther Basketball! On May 20 at 5 p.m. CT, hop on Zoom to hear from members of both the men’s and women’s coaching staff and to spend some time with your Wesleyan family.
We hope to see you there!

Meeting ID: 954 9899 414

June 3
Owensboro First Thursday

Join us for June’s Owensboro First Thursday at The Brew Bridge! On June 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. CT, we’ll be gathering with our Wesleyan family and enjoying delicious food and beverage deals. We hope to see you there!

As always, we will be adhering to the guidelines set forth by the CDC.

June 12
Downs After Dark on Millionaires Row

The summer tradition is back! Kentucky Wesleyan College is heading back to Millionaires Row for Downs After Dark on Saturday, June 12. Enjoy food, fun and racing under the lights at Historic Churchill Downs.
Registration for this unique experience is $60 per person and includes reserved seating for Wesleyan Alumni and Friends, a Chef’s Table Buffet, racing program and breathtaking views from the fourth-floor balcony overlooking the legendary Finish Line.
Click here to get your tickets before they’re gone!

As always, we will be adhering to the guidelines set forth by the CDC.

June 17
Virtual Third Thursday with the President’s Cabinet

Members of the President’s Cabinet are hopping on Zoom to host our June Virtual Third Thursday!
Join us on June 17 at 5 p.m. CT to hear updates from all aspects of the College and to reconnect with Wesleyan alumni. All are welcome!

Meeting ID: 972 9062 7771

June 19
Alumni Give Back Day

The Kentucky Wesleyan College Alumni Association is excited to host Alumni Give Back Day on June 19, 2021! Join your fellow alumni for a day of service at your alma mater. We’ll have projects suited for every age and ability and all volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and lunch provided by Chicken Salad Chick.
Click here to register!

July 1
Owensboro First Thursday

Bring your lawn chairs and appetites and come kick off your Fourth of July weekend at the home of Brenda and Doug Hoyt ’84 (2760 High Pass Pt Owensboro, Ky. 42303) on Thursday, July 1 from 5-7 p.m. CST.
Our gracious hosts will be providing food and beverages (feel free to bring your favorite beverages if you like), and we will have live music from Josh Merritt!
We can’t wait for some much-needed time with our Panther family!

July 15
Virtual Third Thursday with the Wesleyan Singers

Join us on July 15 at 5 p.m. CT to hear updates about all things music and to reconnect with Wesleyan alumni. All are welcome!

Meeting ID: 972 3906 9277

August 1
Wesleyan Day at Holiday World

We are once again heading to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari with Wesleyan alumni and friends in Summer 2021!
Join our group Aug. 1 and enjoy discounted admission to both parks. Registration also includes a buffet lunch catered by Holiday World and hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations, and free soft drinks, sunscreen, parking and inner tubes all day. Plus, 1 and 2-year-old children are admitted for free!
Purchase your tickets here!

August 6
Wesleyan Night with the Cincinnati Reds

Wesleyan is headed north for a Night with the Cincinnati Reds on Aug. 6, 2021. Guests will enjoy the Sun/Moon Deck and tickets include admission, as well as up to 5 hot dogs per person and unlimited chips, peanuts, popcorn and Coke products. A post-game fireworks show is also a part of the Wesleyan experience.
Purchase your tickets here!

August 7
Wesleyan Strikes Indy

We’re not ducking around when we say we’re headed north to see our Indy-area alumni soon!
Join us for Wesleyan Strikes Indy on Saturday, Aug. 7 for an afternoon of duckpin bowling, all-you-can-eat pizza & wings and time with your Wesleyan family. Click here for more info.
Save the date now! Tickets available soon!

Homecoming 2021 (Sept. 24-26)

We are moving full speed ahead planning for Homecoming 2021 IN-PERSON! Save the date for the most wonderful time of year at your alma mater. More details will be announced soon!

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.

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 (April 16)

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.