Alumni

KWC Honors Dr. Yu Hak Hahn ’58 at 153rd Annual Commencement

During Kentucky Wesleyan College’s 153rd Annual Commencement on Saturday, Apr. 24, the College honored Dr. Yu Hak Hahn ’58 by awarding an Honorary Doctorate of Business. Dr. Hahn was unable to attend, but rightly recognized for all of his career accomplishments and commitment to his undergraduate alma mater. Born in Seoul, Korea, Yu Hak Hahn…

Kentucky Wesleyan Baccalaureate and Commencement April 23 and 24

Kentucky Wesleyan College’s 153rd annual Commencement will take place Saturday, April 24, at 10 a.m. President Emeritus Barton D. Darrell ’84 will address the 163 members of the Class of 2021 and members of the Class of 2020 who will return to campus to take part in this year’s ceremony. The 2020 Commencement was virtual…

Why I Give – Travis Roberts ’07

“I give because I want to pay it forward. I was a Brown Scholar at KWC, and I will never forget what it meant to me, and still does, that my education was paid for. I want to help the next generation, and I want KWC and our students to flourish.” “KWC is a family…

Class of 2021 – Alex Phillips first UofL 3+3 program participant

Alex Phillips is the first Kentucky Wesleyan student to enter the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in the 3 + 3 program between the two institutions. After three years at KWC, he will enter law school and his first year of law school will also count as his senior year at Wesleyan. “It…

Class of 2021 – Evyn Hendrickson embraces her second home

“It was very liberating after I arrived here to learn that my professors and classmates supported me academically and personally. I am so thankful, and I encourage any prospective student who is considering KWC to make the KWC choice and embrace the tight-knit community here. “I chose Kentucky Wesleyan because I knew the College’s reputation…

Class of 2021 – Bailey Woodall Shares Appreciation for Opportunity

“As soon as I stepped on campus, KWC felt like home. I didn’t want to be just another number at a big university; I wanted the staff and students to truly know me. When I came for my first visit, the president of the school already knew exactly who I was. You’re not going to…

Why I Give – Chelsea Adams ’13

Chelsea Adams ’13 is a member of the Young Alumni President’s Circle. She shares her KWC connection and reasons for giving back to her alma mater in such a significant way. “I cherished my time at KWC and always look back fondly on those years in Owensboro. KWC gave me many learning experiences, lifelong friends…

Class of 2021 – Bronzon Yator Shares his KWC Experience

“I really love KWC. Everyone here is like family to me, and Coach Tony Rowe has treated me like a son. “I have wanted to be a pharmacist since I was in high school, and Kentucky Wesleyan prepared me well for pharmacy school. Dr. Rachel Pritchard (associate professor of biology and division chair of natural…

Why I Give – Wesley Whistle ’12

Current employmentSenior Advisor for Policy and Strategy with the Education Policy Program working on federal higher education policy at New America, a non-partisan think tank in Washington, D.C. Senior Contributor for education with Forbes Career“After working in the state legislature, I fell in love with public policy but knew I wanted to work in education,…

Wesleyan Women of Distinction – Marian (Helm) Smith ’85

My current employment “I am currently employed at Elsevier, Inc., a global leader in health information and analytics, and my title is Nursing Faculty Manager within the Nursing & Health Education eSolutions Division. We assist researchers, institutions of higher education and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society through…