Alumni Events

February 6
Owensboro First Thursday-Drake’s

First Thursday returns for the first time in 2020. Join Owensboro alumni and friends at the brand new Drake’s for an evening of networking and fun. Stop by between 5 and 7 p.m. and enjoy regular food and drink specials, and the chance to reconnect with your Wesleyan family. To celebrate the new year, we’ll have complimentary appetizers while they last!

February 8
Basketball and Cheer Alumni Day
Basketball and Cheerleading Alumni are invited back to the Sportscenter for the 4th Annual Alumni Day on Saturday, Feb. 8. Cheer on the current Panther men’s and women’s hoops teams in their G-MAC doubleheader against Hillsdale (women-noon.; men-2:15 p.m.). It’s also Senior Day for both squads, as the Panthers play their final home games of the 2019-20 regular season.

Basketball and Cheerleading alumni and guests will enjoy complimentary tickets to the games, Hospitality Room access at the Sportscenter at half-time of the men’s game, and a post-game reception at Bar Louie in downtown Owensboro from 4:00-6:00 p.m. (including a complimentary drink and light appetizers).

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March 5
Owensboro First Thursday-Olive Garden

We’re headed to Olive Garden for our March First Thursday Event! Join Owensboro alumni and friends at the restaurant from 5-7 p.m. for an evening of networking and fun. Networking and time with your Wesleyan family is free. Food and drink specials will be available.

April 2
Owensboro First Thursday- Papa Grande

Come on over to Highway 54 for April’s Owensboro First Thursday Event. We invite area alumni and friends to join us at Papa Grande on 54 between 5 and 7 p.m. to enjoy networking and fun with your Wesleyan family. As always, these First Thursday events are FREE! Food and drink will be available for purchase.

April 5
Wesleyan Day at the Races – Keeneland

It’s opening weekend of the 2020 Spring Meet and Kentucky Wesleyan alumni and friends are invited to a fantastic afternoon and evening at Keeneland Racecourse! Wesleyan guests will enjoy the amenities of the Phoenix Room, including reserved seating and buffet dining overlooking the Paddock. Then head trackside for all of the racing action.

Racing begins with a 1:05 p.m. post time, and gates/dining room will open at 11 a.m. ET.

Registration: $40 (Includes track general admission, Phoenix Room reserved seating and buffet, and racing program.)

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April 17
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.

2020 President’s Gala
Friday, April 17 at O.Z. Tyler
6 p.m. Reception; 7 p.m. Dinner and After-Party

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.

May 7
Owensboro First Thursday

We’ll be celebrating Thirsty Thursday at our May First Thursday! Join us at SIP’s new location in Downtown Owensboro from 5-7 p.m. We look forward to networking with our Owensboro alumni and friends while supporting Owensboro’s first wine bar! Networking and time with your Wesleyan family is free and we will also have complimentary charcuterie trays available while they last! Not a wine drinker? No problem! They also offer a variety of craft beer, bourbon and non-alcoholic beverages.

June 13
Downs After Dark on Millionaires RowThe summer tradition continues! Kentucky Wesleyan College is heading back to Millionaires Row for Downs After Dark on Saturday, June 13. 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. Tickets are extremely limited.

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August 2
Wesleyan Day at Holiday WorldWe are once again heading to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari with Wesleyan alumni and friends in Summer 2020!

Join our group Aug. 2  and enjoy discounted admission to both parks for just $35 per person for children and adults. 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!

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Homecoming 2020 – Sept. 25-27

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.