Athletics

Black History Month – The Wesleyan Way: Tory Stanley ’10

Tory Stanley is many things.  He’s a husband, a son, a friend, a Big Brother and a mentor.  He is a diehard Louisville Cardinals fan, a member of Raider Nation, a Chicago Cubs fan, a Lakers faithful and a dog dad to Champ, his five-year-old pit bull.  Tory Stanley is a CPA, a senior manager,…

National Girls and Women in Sports Day – Danielle Roe ’10

We are pleased to feature Danielle Roe ’10 as we celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Feb. 7. In true Wesleyan Way fashion, she honors a significant mentor in her life, another KWC success story. We are honored to celebrate you as a great representative of KWC’s female athletes, past and present,…

Black History Month – The Wesleyan Way: Jaylin Bross ’25

KWC junior Jaylin Bross ’25 has the distinct honor of being the first active student to be featured by the KWC Alumni Association during our Black History Month: The Wesleyan Way features. Check out the story of this influential young leader! Jaylin Bross arrived at Kentucky Wesleyan in the fall of 2021 from Louisville, Ky.…

Kentucky Wesleyan closes the year ranked No. 1 in GamePlan

Kentucky Wesleyan led all NCAA institutions across all three divisions during the 2022-23 academic year ranking No. 1 in the nation in the final GamePlan rankings. When it comes to e-learning, analytics, career, and mentorship modules, GamePlan has been the way to go for collegiate athletic departments across the country. Rankings are based on total…

Meet the President’s Cabinet – Mark Shook, Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics

Hometown: Rittman, Ohio Education:Bowling Green State University, B.S. Education, Secondary Education, Earth ScienceAshland University, M.Ed. Sport Administration/Education What are your chief responsibilities?I am responsible for the College’s Division II NCAA Intercollegiate Athletics program consisting of 22 sport programs and recruit and lead nearly 40 part-time and full-time coaches and staff, who lead nearly 400 student-athletes.…

Joel Utley ’74 announces retirement after 61 years as the voice of the Panthers

Joel Utley, the Voice of the Kentucky Wesleyan College basketball Panthers, announced his retirement today after 61 years and the radio play-by-play of 1,933 KWC games. Utley’s 60-plus years make him college basketball’s record holder for play-by-play longevity and total games called. Utley also has the distinction as the only broadcaster in the nation to…

Class of 2022 Graduate Profile – Erin Sexsmith

“Everyone here at KWC is family oriented. I attended another college my freshman year, and KWC is night and day from that first year. Everyone is supportive and interested in the students. They want us to succeed, and they do everything they can to help us. I am so glad I transferred to Wesleyan. “I…

Black History Month: The Wesleyan Way: George ’69 and Seretha (Summers) Tinsley ’71

by Kathy Rutherman Thumb through the pages of 1966-1969 Porphyrians, and George Tinsley ’69 is everywhere; on the basketball court firing a jump shot, posing with teammates and trophies, or circling the dance floor with Seretha Summers ’71 at a Sadie Hawkins Dance. “That dance,” recalls Tinsley with a smile, “was my first date with…

Kentucky Wesleyan Names Mark Shook Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics

Mark Shook has been named Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics at Kentucky Wesleyan College, as announced by Wesleyan President Dr. Thomas Mitzel on Tuesday. Shook has been serving as Interim Director of Athletics since June. All the while Shook has maintained his responsibilities as Senior Associate Athletic Director of Internal Operations and Compliance. “I am honored…