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Wesleyan Wednesday: Jayne (Powell) Bishop ’06

Our #WesleyanWednesday feature this week is Jayne (Powell) Bishop ’06! Jayne is a Sigma Kappa alumna who works as a social worker at Hosparus Health in Louisville, Ky. As a student, Jayne was involved in SGA, Leadership KWC, Psi Chi Honors Society, the Wesleyan Singers and SAPB. Learn more about her here!

Dr. Kevin Priebe to present recital at Kentucky Wesleyan

Dr. Kevin Priebe will present a solo faculty piano recital on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 2 p.m. in Tapscott Chapel in the Barnard-Jones Administration Building at Kentucky Wesleyan College. He is an assistant professor of music at KWC, where he coordinates the piano area for the music program. The recital will feature sonatas by Beethoven.…

Joel Utley ’74 announces retirement after 61 years as the voice of the Panthers

Joel Utley, the Voice of the Kentucky Wesleyan College basketball Panthers, announced his retirement today after 61 years and the radio play-by-play of 1,933 KWC games. Utley’s 60-plus years make him college basketball’s record holder for play-by-play longevity and total games called. Utley also has the distinction as the only broadcaster in the nation to…

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…

Wesleyan Wednesday: Brooke (Bangston) Schmerfeld ’04

Our #WesleyanWednesday feature this week is Brooke (Bangston) Schmerfeld ’04! Brooke is a Physician Assistant for five different urgent care clinics in the Washington D.C. area. The Leitchfield, Ky. native was a Brown Scholar and was a member of the women’s soccer team, SGA and the dance team while a student at Kentucky Wesleyan. Learn…

Why I Give – Sally (Allen) Crenshaw ’67

“I am so very proud of KWC. The progress made over the years has been significant and has been accomplished through some trying times. The entire faculty and staff are excellent and consider each student their priority. In just the last week or so, I encountered a young lady at Barnes and Noble wearing a…

Wesleyan Wednesday: Frank Thompson ’93

Our #WesleyanWednesday feature this week is Frank Thompson ’93! Frank is a Sigma Nu alumnus who served as treasurer for SGA and is now the Vice President of Marketing for Shelter Insurance in Columbia, Missouri! Frank was nominated by Dr. Jodi (Parks) Krahwinkel ’93! Learn more about him here!

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…

Wesleyan Wednesday: Kelly (Keohane) Steitler ’94

Our #WesleyanWednesday feature this week is Kelly (Keohane) Steitler ’94! Kelly retired from teaching after 27 years of teaching at Owensboro Middle School in 2021 and she’s a brand new member of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors! Learn more about her here! 

Wesleyan Wednesday: Dr. Jackie Fischer ’89

Our #WesleyanWednesday feature this week is Dr. Jackie Fischer ’89! Dr. Fischer is the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at Ivy Tech Community College (Columbus service-area) and she is a brand new member of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. As a student, she played softball and was a manager for women’s basketball. Learn more…