President’s Gala (Postponed)
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
Night with the RedsWe’re back at Great American Ball Park this summer as the Reds host the Pittsburgh Pirates on a Fireworks Friday. 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. All for just $30!
A look back at previous Homecomings…
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:
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.