It’s time to CELEBRATE good times at Wesleyan! Homecoming 2019 will be the celebration of the year, and fun for the whole family.

The Class of 1969 will celebrate its 50th Reunion and become official members of the Golden Jubilee Club, we will honor alumni for their career achievements and commitment to Wesleyan with Alumni Hall of Fame inductions and awards, and celebrate our former scholar-athletes with Athletic Hall of Fame induction. The weekend will feature numerous events on campus and throughout our local community and will be co-hosted alongside Wesleyan’s Fall Family Weekend.


Friday, Sept. 20

Panther Baseball Golf Tournament                                         9:00 a.m. Shotgun
The Pearl Club                                                         (Registration begins at 8 a.m.)
$125 per person/$500 per foursome

build-a-bed                                                                                 9:00 a.m.
Campus Ministries/Winchester Lawn                                      (Two-Hour Shifts Through 5 p.m.)

Class of 1969 50th Reunion Reception                                    5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Barnard-Jones Administration Building Lobby

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner         Reception – 6:00 p.m.
                                                                                                    Dinner & Program – 6:30 p.m.
Owensboro Convention Center
$40 per person

Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019
Brandon Brooks ’06 – Baseball
Richard “Dick” Gallagher ’31 – Football
Evelyn Raines – Contributor
Brian Seider ’98 – Football

Homecoming Pep Rally and Bonfire                                       9:00 p.m.
The Quad

Saturday, Sept. 21

2019 Alumni Hall of Fame and Awards Celebration              Brunch Buffet – 10:00 a.m.
Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum                          Awards Program – 11:00 a.m.
$10 per person

Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2019
Col. Timothy Payment ’97
Rev. Charles T. Rogers, Sr. ’59
Dr. J. Charles ’62 and Margaret (Heltsley) Schertzinger ’59

2019 Alumni Awards
Outstanding Alumnus – Joel Utley ’74
Alumni Achievement Award – Julie Gurwell ’89, Ph.D., PA-C
Outstanding Young Graduate Award – Morgan (Whitney) Pierstorff ’10
Alumni Service Award – Thomas Major ’79
Gus E. Paris Distinguished Service Award – Ron James
Honorary Alumnus – Hon. Phillip J. Shepherd

Men’s Soccer vs. University of Findlay                                    noon
Panther Field

Wesleyan Singers Concert                                                        1:00 p.m.
Rogers Hall

Panther Tailgate                                                                         1:00 p.m.
Touchdown Club Parking Lot (Across from Massie Hall)
(Featuring J’s Good Grub and Frozen Tundra Shaved Ice)


Tree Planting for Benjamin H. Abbott ’59                                 2:00 p.m.
Lawn in front of Hahn Center for the Sciences

Football vs. Southwest Baptist                                                 3:00 p.m.
Steele Stadium
(Pick up free game tickets from the Alumni Association table at the Panther Tailgate)

Men’s Basketball Open Practice                                               6:00 p.m.
Jones Gym
(1998 NCAA Finalist and 1999 NCAA Championship Reunion)

Softball Alumni Game                                                                6:00 p.m.
Foster Field

Homecoming After-Party                                                           7:00 p.m.
Bar Louie
First 100 guests get a free drink coupon

Sunday, September 22

Sunday Worship                                                                          10:00 a.m.
Tapscott Chapel

Golden Jubilee Club Brunch: 1952-1969                                   11:00 a.m.
Hocker Dining Hall
$10 per person


Special hotel rates are already available with several local partners. CLICK HERE for booking details, pricing and deadlines.

Have a group you’d like to re-connect with through special events and activities during Homecoming 2019? Please let us know – contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 270-852-3146 or alumni@kwc.edu.

Full details and the schedule of events and activities will be available as they are confirmed and finalized.

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, 2018.

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 Highlights from Kentucky Wesleyan College on Vimeo.

Alumni traveled from Japan, Nigeria, California, the Northeast and all points in between to celebrate Homecoming 2017 on campus and throughout the Owensboro/Daviess County area October 6-8. Alumni and Athletic Hall of Famers were enshrined, and Alumni Award recipients honored for their service and commitment to Kentucky Wesleyan. There was even a special presentation by the Mayor of Owensboro, Tom Watson, as he gave the Key to the City to each member of our Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2017.

Golfers teed it up at both the Panther Athletic Fund and Sigma Nu Golf scrambles, while the Wesleyan Singers offered a Homecoming Concert that echoed throughout the campus from Tapscott Chapel. The Class of 1967 celebrated its 50th Reunion and was welcomed into the Golden Jubilee Club.

Be sure to visit our Alumni Facebook page for photos of the weekend or click one of the links below for specific event galleries:

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

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