Biology

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…

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 Zoology Program offers event on the world of spiders

The Kentucky Wesleyan College Zoology Program invites the public (ages 3 and older) to take part in a fun and engaging learning experience in the Nature Center Shelter in the Jim Lambert Pioneer Village at Yellow Creek Park on Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event does not include purposely scary…

Kentucky Wesleyan College earns accolades for three programs

Kentucky Wesleyan College has been recognized by PLEXUSS Global Rankings for three programs: #4 Best Online College or University in Kentucky Offering a Bachelor’s Degree Program #5 Best in Kentucky Offering a Legal Professions Program #6 in Kentucky Offering Natural Sciences Programs “These rankings reflect KWC’s reputation for academic excellence and our faculty commitment 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 We Give – Will ’16 and Ruth (Ballenger) Roberts ’17

Current Residence:Greencastle, Ind. Majors:Will: Business AdministrationRuth: Biology (Minor in Chemistry) Today:Will has been a financial advisor since August 2017 and has Series 7 and 66 licenses; he opened his Edward Jones office in Greencastle, Ind. in July 2018.Ruth will graduate from nursing school at Indiana State University this month. Will and Ruth were married in…

Wesleyan Women of Distinction – Dr. Amelia “Amy” Jacobs ’74

“After I graduated from KWC, I moved back to Louisville and enrolled in graduate school. I was taking chemistry classes and doing peptide research when I decided to apply to dental school. My dad had always teased me that he wanted me to be an orthodontist because my braces had cost him too much. I…

Wesleyan Women of Distinction-Dr. Jessica (Keenan) Estes ’01

Why did you choose Wesleyan?“I am a 1997 graduate of Hancock County High School. I was never in a classroom with more than 30 people, so when I started looking at colleges, I wasn’t ready to be in a place where I didn’t even know the names of my classmates. I wanted a solid science program…

Why We Give – Dr. Joe ’79 and Lynn Morton

Hometown: Henderson, Ky. (Originally from Peninsula, Ohio)DentistMarried to Lynn since 1994. She is the dental practice office coordinator.Four children: Drake, Dylan, Lilly and Lucie Kentucky Wesleyan is a long way from Northern Ohio. Why did you choose Wesleyan?“My high school guidance counselor, Ruth Arnold, whose son was a Wesleyan graduate, encouraged me to apply to…

From Wesleyan to the World

Natalie (Mercer) Payne ’19Ohio County High SchoolMajor: Biology and ChemistryMinor: Music (trombone)Accepted to the University of Arizona – Ph.D. program in Genetics Natalie Payne anticipates that her career will someday take her around the world. In graduate school, she plans to work in the conservation of Arizona’s wild cat species (pumas, bobcats and jaguars), focusing…