Chemistry

Wesleyan Women of Distinction – Dr. Karen (Gurwell) Lutz ’91

Dr. Karen (Gurwell) Lutz ’91, through her passion to help patients with unmet needs, is making a profound difference in our world in the pharmaceutical industry. Executive Director of Medical Writing in Clinical Development with a focus on non-viral chronic liver diseases including nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and several cholestatic diseases, Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. B.S., Chemistry, Kentucky…

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…

Why We Give – Fred ’80 and Melinda Wright

“Kentucky Wesleyan put so much time and effort into me. The faculty were excellent, and set a great example of commitment and a spirit of giving.” – Fred Wright ’80

Dr. W.L. Magnuson Scholars Program Exceeds Goal

A Life of Service A Lasting Legacy                                 One hundred family members, former students, friends and faculty members gathered at the Owensboro Country Club on April 28 to celebrate the career of Dr. W.L. Magnuson, who is retiring after 49 years of…

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…

Kentucky Wesleyan graduate to present annual Ellie Magnuson Lecture

Owensboro, Ky. (Oct. 10, 2017) – Dr. Douglas Wilson, an ophthalmologist from Columbus, Ind., will present the annual Ellie Magnuson Lecture in Literature and Science on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Rogers Hall at Kentucky Wesleyan College. Dr. Wilson has a passion for writing about the national pastime and will speak on “American…

Why We Give: Dr. William ’58 and Janice Lacefield

Dr. William ’58 and Janice Lacefield “My favorite professors helped prepare me for a successful life.” Residence: Greenwood, Ind.Hometown: Livermore, Ky.Family: 2 children (Shannon and Stephanie), 6 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughterEducation: Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Organic ChemistryB.S., Kentucky Wesleyan College, ChemistryCareer: Mead Johnson Research Lab, EvansvilleFollowing Ph.D., 27 years in medicinal chemical discovery research, Lilly Research Labs, Indianapolis “Wesleyan…