Athletics

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…

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…

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 – Jamie Duvall ’90

I grew up a few blocks from KWC and always followed their basketball and soccer teams. I used to walk over and watch games in the quad. When it was time to decide where I would play college soccer, it was an easy decision. I was always going to choose KWC. At KWC, I was…

Meet Mark Shook, Senior Associate Athletic Director

Mark Shook arrived at Kentucky Wesleyan in September 2019 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was the assistant athletic director for academic services. Mark has a deep background in college athletics with experience at a variety of higher education institutions. He shares that he wanted to serve at a smaller institution where he could…

Why I Give – Walter Lee ’75

Why did you attend KWC?After graduating from high school, I was offered a few athletic scholarships (tennis and basketball) from other schools. After touring the KWC campus, meeting other students, and spending time with the athletic staff, my parents and I decided Kentucky Wesleyan College was the best place for me with the small student/teacher…

Why I Give – Dr. Ken Ayers

Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice and Criminology (1978-2018) Former softball coach (1980. 1983-85, 1987-97), two-time Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Coach of the Year and all-time winningest coach in any Wesleyan sport with 351 wins in 15 years 2016 inductee, Athletic Hall of Fame 2018 recipient, Gus E. Paris Distinguished Service Award U.S. Navy, Retired,…

Making New Memories – New Head Football Coach Craig Yeast

Craig Yeast savors the memory. Oct. 4, 1997. Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington. Overtime against Alabama and a 75-year stretch since the Wildcats have toppled the Crimson Tide. From the 26-yard line, it’s Couch (quarterback Tim Couch) to Yeast. Yeast catches the pass and dashes to the end zone. A 40-34 Wildcat win. Incredible. Here’s another one.…