Athletics

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…

Kentucky Wesleyan College raises record $461,045 on Giving Tuesday

Over $1.5 million raised since 2015 Kentucky Wesleyan College received $461,045 yesterday, its seventh Giving Tuesday, which more than doubled its goal of $200,000. The College has realized $1.59 million in investments from alumni, friends and employees since its inaugural Giving Tuesday in 2015. “It is impossible to adequately express our appreciation for this outpouring…

Kentucky Wesleyan Magazine Fall 2021

The Fall 2021 issue of the Kentucky Wesleyan Magazine is now in print and available online. Enjoy the latest issue, which is one of our largest ever! Features include celebrating 70 years in Owensboro, updates on our Rogers Fellows’ graduates, a Homecoming 2021 recap, spotlights on alumni Lawson Glasergreen ’91 and Jennifer Zingg ’21, Why…

Kentucky Wesleyan Magazine Spring 2021

The Spring 2021 issue of the Kentucky Wesleyan Magazine is now in print and available online. Enjoy the latest issue, which includes a cover feature on “What Unites Us” along with features on the progress of our Three Pillars, Dr. Randy Capps ’57, Professors Nate and Molly Gross, Sashalia Ramirez ’23 and Panther football’s sophomore…

Kentucky Wesleyan awarded grant by NCAA

Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship Grant funds position Kentucky Wesleyan College was awarded an Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship Grant by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II in April 2021. The grants are designed to enhance ethnic minority and gender representation in intercollegiate athletics administration and assistant coaching positions. For example, ethnic minority…

Kentucky Wesleyan Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Rob Mallory announces departure

Mark Shook Named Interim Athletic Director effective June 1 Kentucky Wesleyan College Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Rob Mallory has announced his departure to serve as director of athletics at Missouri Southern State University. Mallory will conclude his time with the Panther athletic program on June 1. Mark Shook, senior associate athletic director for internal…

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…