Faculty and Staff

Meet the President’s Cabinet – Dan Frazier

“Like many accounting grads, I followed a path that took me into public accounting but after a few years, I was ready for a change. I kind of stumbled into higher education when I accepted a controller’s position in 1991 at a small technical school in North Miami Beach, Fla., because I was burnt out.…

Faculty Focus: JP Clark

Dr. J.P. ClarkAssistant Professor of Education   Why do you teach? First and foremost, I am a Learner. Now and forever. There is a quality about learning something—learning anything really—that is an achievement that cannot be paralleled. It is an achievement that can NEVER be taken from you. My grandfather told me long ago, “People…

Meet Stephanie Whitfill – Development Director

Stephanie Whitfill began her role as development director on Aug. 1, 2022. Stephanie has over 10 years of development experience as both a student and staff member at Brescia University where she served as an advancement services assistant. She coordinated Phonathon programs at both Brescia and Owensboro Catholic Schools Tell us about your career.“I began…

Faculty Focus: Dr. Sara Austin

Dr. Sara Austin Assistant Professor of English What led you to be a professor? I started college as a biomedical engineer, but that did not really fit and so I switched to English and education. I had wonderful high school teachers and I wanted to do what they did. After college, I taught high school…

Kentucky Wesleyan College names Anna (Lake) Crasher ’18 director of campus ministries

Kentucky Wesleyan College has announced the appointment of Anna (Lake) Crasher ’18 as director of campus ministries. She reports to Shawn Tomes ’94, the former director of campus ministries, who is now vice president of mission and culture. Ms. Crasher will lead the administration and programming of the Office of Campus Ministries, connect with students…

Ahnell pays tribute to former instructor at ClarinetFest

Kirsten Ahnell, Professor of Clarinet at Kentucky Wesleyan College, was recently invited to play for the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest in Reno, Nevada. Ahnell is also the founder/organizer of the local series of ‘Brown Bag Lunch Concerts’ and the principal clarinet for 30 years with Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. ClarinetFest was attended by 2,000 clarinetists from…

Shawn Tomes ’94 Assumes New Role

Kentucky Wesleyan College, in partnership with the United Methodist Church, fosters a liberal arts education that nourishes and prepares students intellectually, spiritually and physically to achieve success in life. Shawn Tomes ’94, director of campus ministries since 2016, became vice president of mission and culture (a new position on the president’s cabinet) in June. In this…

Perspectives From Across the Sea

By Molly GrossAssistant Professor of English From May 11th through 25th, 27 students from both Brescia University and Kentucky Wesleyan, along with 10 assorted instructors, faculty, staff, parents and chaperones, embarked on an adventure spanning Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland on the 2022 “Bresleyan” Study Abroad trip. The air in Scotland is…

Meet Our Staff – Mary (Turner) McDole ’79

Alumni Relations Coordinator “Wesleyan is a wonderful institution that cultivates amazing people, generation after generation.” “I am Summer Aldridge’s assistant (Director of Alumni Relations). I help with whatever she needs and have several responsibilities. I’m very hands on with all our event planning. We love to connect and celebrate with our alumni in hopes of…

Kentucky Wesleyan Chemistry Professor Visits United Methodist Summer Camp

Dr. Darlene Ingram ’91, assistant professor of chemistry and chemistry program coordinator, was recently invited to do STEM experiments with the United Methodist Central Summer Camp in Evansville, Ind. Dr. Ingram also brought along recent chemistry graduate Angelique Laizure ’22 to assist with experiments. “The campers made chromatography butterflies, performed the magic milk experiment, and…