Biology

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…

Class of 2019 Spotlight – Sydney Goff

Marshall County High SchoolMajor: Chemistry and BiologyAccepted to the University of Kentucky Medical School – Bowling Green Sydney Goff remembers her early days as a Wesleyan student and describes herself as super shy and unsure of what she wanted to do with her life. Today she describes herself as a confident leader who is well…

Meet Our Faculty – Dr. Rachel Pritchard

Assistant Professor of Biology EducationPh.D., Miami University, MicrobiologyB.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, Microbiology and Zoology “I know teaching is what I am supposed to do, and I enjoy helping students find their passions and their paths. I’ve been here since 2014 – long enough to see my students graduate. That’s very rewarding.” Students are gaining hands-on…

Kentucky Wesleyan College students join international quest to discover new antibiotics from soil bacteria

Students at Kentucky Wesleyan College, in partnership with students from more than 200 participating schools across 44 states, Puerto Rico and 14 countries, are joining the crowdsourcing effort established by the University of Wisconsin-based Tiny Earth network to address the worldwide health crisis of antibiotic-resistant infections. Students will gain hands-on research experience in General Biology…

Innovative partnership with University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy announced

Messenger-Inquirer on February 22, 2018 UK to KWC: ‘Welcome to the Pharmily’ School will partner with University of Kentucky’s College of Pharmacy Kentucky Wesleyan College announced Thursday the school will begin a partnership with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy that will both save students money and shorten the amount of time it will…

Meet Dr. Cynthia Abbott ’87

Hometown: Somerset, Ky.Double major at Wesleyan in biology and artMaster’s degree in medical illustration, Medical College of GeorgiaMedical school: University of Louisville School of MedicineInternship in pediatrics: Kosair Children’s Hospital, Louisville, Ky.Dermatology residency: Ohio State UniversityDr. Abbott is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. She is board…