Alumni

Kentucky Wesleyan College announces grant from Marilyn and William Young Charitable Foundation to name Auditorium at Jack T. Wells ’77 Activity Center

Kentucky Wesleyan College has announced a $250,000 grant from the Marilyn and William Young Charitable Foundation to name the auditorium of the Jack T. Wells ’77 Activity Center at 3300 Frederica St. “This grant is a true blessing for our campus and local community,” said President Thomas Mitzel. “The Young Foundation has long been a…

Why I Give – Beth (Robinson) Ronk ’73

“When I was making my college choice I didn’t want to go to a big school like Purdue or Indiana University (I’m from Indiana), and my family had friends who had moved to Logansport from Owensboro. So my parents took me to look at KWC, Western Kentucky and Murray State. Since I was going so…

Kentucky Wesleyan College announces newly-named Jack T. Wells ’77 Activity Center

Loyal alumnus leaves legacy gift that enabled College to complete purchase of newest campus facility Kentucky Wesleyan College has announced the naming of the Jack T. Wells ’77 Activity Center at 3300 Frederica St. The newest campus facility is named for dedicated alumnus and former Board of Trustee Chair, Jack Wells ’77, who passed away…

Kentucky Wesleyan to present annual Ellie Magnuson Lecture

Alumna to speak on “Violence in the Hebrew Bible” Katheryn (Pfisterer) Darr, Ph.D.’74 will present the annual Ellie Magnuson Lecture in Literature and Science on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in Rogers Hall at the Winchester Center at Kentucky Wesleyan College. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow…

Why I Give – Tommy Hobgood ’69

Why did you attend Kentucky Wesleyan?“I grew up in Nebo in Hopkins County, and I considered attending a large state university. But my high school basketball coach, Lyle Dunbar ’61, put me in touch with Guy Strong (KWC basketball coach), and he won me over. I have always been glad I made the decision to…

Kentucky Wesleyan to Celebrate Homecoming 2021, Sept. 24-26

Kentucky Wesleyan College will celebrate Homecoming 2021 on campus and throughout the Owensboro community the weekend of Sept. 24-26. The weekend’s events surround the Panthers’ home football game versus William Jewell on Saturday, Sept. 25, at noon. The 2021 Alumni Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner, hosted at the new Kentucky Wesleyan Activity Hall (3300…

Kentucky Wesleyan College announces major network and connectivity upgrades

Kentucky Wesleyan College announces a significant series of upgrades to its campus network infrastructure in preparation for the new academic year. The improvements will greatly enhance the residential and commuter student experience with greater connectivity across campus for all members of the College community. “This is an important step and investment into our campus infrastructure,”…

Why I Give – Kathy Sherman ’73

Why did you attend Wesleyan, and what were the results of that choice?“I grew up in Louisville, and because my family was Methodist, my mother suggested I attend Wesleyan. I was familiar with the campus because I attended the WSCS [Women’s Society of Christian Service, a former Methodist organization] School of Missions several summers as…

Why We Give – Jim ’93 and Sharon (Murphy) Duncan ’91

“From this vantage point, we can look back and appreciate how our academic, social and spiritual needs were nurtured at KWC. We are grateful for the investments others made to help us and trust our gifts will ‘pay it forward’ for the next generation.” Jim-Biology major at KWC, completed M.D. at the University of Kentucky…

Meet Leigha Taylor – Sr. Director of Development

We are excited to welcome Leigha Taylor to our Panther family, but in a sense, she already was – as a strong supporter of KWC over the years with husband Sam ’97. “I am excited to be a part of moving the College forward and helping to impact future generations. As a first-generation scholar myself,…