Homecoming

Our #SummerRoadTrip is coming to an end with All Roads Leading Home to Kentucky Wesleyan for #KWCHomecoming 2022! We’re so excited to spend the long weekend with alumni and friends – celebrating Kentucky Wesleyan and the bond it creates through academics, athletics, reunions and so much more. Fall Family Weekend will also be held on campus Friday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and we’re excited to enjoy the weekend with our current students and their families.

Check out the full schedule below and click around to explore this official Homecoming page for more details.

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 29

A Taste of the Arts | Jack Wells ’77 Activity Center, 6 p.m.
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Friday, Sept. 30

Panther’s Den Ribbon Cutting | Panther’s Den, Winchester Center, (time TBD)

Panther Baseball Golf Scramble | The Pearl Club, (time TBD)

Alumni Hall of Fame & Awards Celebration | Jack Wells ’77 Activity Center, 6 p.m.
Click here for more info and to learn who our 2022 honorees are!

Panther Volleyball vs. Lake Erie | Woodward Health & Recreation Center, 6 p.m.


Saturday, Oct. 1

Panther Pride 5k | Jack Wells ’77 Activity Center, 8 a.m.
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Cochran Dorsey ’73 Prayer Room Dedication | Cochran Dorsey Prayer Room, Jack Wells ’77 Activity Center, 9:30 a.m.

Pillars Lecture | Panther Room, Jack Wells ’77 Activity Center, 10 a.m.
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Panther Volleyball vs. Ohio Dominican | Woodward Health & Recreation Center, 10 a.m.

Brown Scholars Reunion Brunch | Jack Wells ’77 Activity Center, 11 a.m.
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Panther Softball Alumni Game | Foster Field, noon

Women’s Soccer vs. Lake Erie | Panther Field, 1 p.m.

Men’s Soccer vs. Lake Erie | Panther Field, 3:30 p.m.

Back Together Bash on the Front Lawn | Front Lawn of Administration Building, 1-6 p.m.
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Football vs. Hillsdale | Steele Stadium, 6 p.m.
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Sunday, Oct. 2

Homecoming Worship Service | Tapscott Chapel, 9 a.m.

Class of 1972 Golden Jubilee Brunch | Country Club of Owensboro, 10 a.m.
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Military Paws Support Service Project | TBD location, 10:30 a.m.
More info coming soon!

Class of 1997 Silver Jubilee Brunch | Lure Seafood & Grille, 11 a.m.
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Click here to view a list of our Homecoming 2022 hotel partners to book your stay now!

 

Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@kwc.edu or 270-852-3140.

A look back at previous Homecoming celebrations…

2021

Being REUNITED with our Wesleyan family felt so good. Thank you to ALL who joined us for Homecoming 2021!

We had a weekend full of celebrations including Kentucky Wesleyan traditions like the Alumni Hall of Fame & Awards Celebration, 50th Golden Jubilee Celebrations and the Panther Football Homecoming Tailgate, as well as BRAND NEW events like our Panther Pride 5k, a 1-Year Reunion for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 and our inaugural Back Together Bash on the Front Lawn!

If you’re interested in hosting an event during homecoming, sponsoring an event or have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 270.852.3140 or alumni@kwc.edu.

Enjoy additional photos from the weekend at the links below.

Alumni Hall of Fame and Awards Celebration

One-Year Reunion, Class of 2020 and 2021

Panther Pride 5K

In Meeting We Are Blessed: A Fine Arts Showcase

Class of 2020 Across-the-Stage Photos with Dr. Mitzel

Football Tailgate

Football Game

Back Together Bash

2020

Hundreds of alumni and friends gathered through virtual events to celebrate The Wesleyan Way and reminisce Sept. 25-27, 2020. From coast to coast, and as far away as Denmark, they enjoyed Greek reunions, coaches roundtables, a virtual 5K, Wesleyan Singers Cabaret, virtual President’s Gala, 50th reunion of the Class of 1970, and a Sunday worship service. Dr. Mitzel hosted a President’s Panel with former presidents Dr. Wes Poling, Dr. Cheryl King ’70 and Bart Darrell ‘84. Over 700 people have enjoyed the virtual President’s Gala with Doug Hoyt ’84 as master of ceremonies, Chair of the Board Sherry (Miller) Feldpausch ’83, a virtual toast, the Alma Mater with the Kentucky Wesleyan Singers and a nostalgic look back at previous in-person Galas. Over 300 Gala in a Box gifts were delivered to President’s Circle members prior to the event.

Enjoy the Wesleyan Singers Cabaret and President’s Gala again and again by watching below!

2019

We had a wonderful time CELEBRATING good times at Wesleyan at 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

2018

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.

2017

HOMECOMING 2017 – WHAT A CELEBRATION

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

2016