Kentucky Wesleyan Receives $1 Million Contribution to General Scholarship Fund

Owensboro, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2015) – Kentucky Wesleyan College President Barton D. Darrell announces a gift of $1 million to the Wesleyan General Scholarship Fund from George and Gertrude Greenwell of Owensboro in memory of their son, Howard (1955 – 1992).

In recognition of the investment, the College will re-name its on-campus library the Howard Greenwell Library & Learning Center.  The official dedication of the Howard Greenwell Library & Learning Center will take place on Friday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. in Rogers Hall at the Winchester Center, which houses the facility, on the Wesleyan campus, with the official unveiling to follow in front of the building.  The public is invited to attend.


George Greenwell served as a member of the Kentucky Wesleyan Board of Trustees from 1984 to 1993, including a stint as chair of the Development Committee.  He is the founder and former chairman and chief executive officer of Lincoln Service Corporation, which was acquired by U.S. Bank in 1982.


“We are so excited about the direction Kentucky Wesleyan College is headed,” remarked Greenwell. “Wesleyan’s best days are ahead, and we have chosen to be significantly invested in the College.  The college has the right mission, purpose and leadership.  My son, Howard, had an incredible passion for literature, and we are grateful that Kentucky Wesleyan has chosen to establish theHoward Greenwell Library & Learning Center in his memory and in recognition of his commitment to literature.   The Greenwell family appreciates this wonderful honor.”


“Kentucky Wesleyan College is grateful to Mr. and Mrs.  Greenwell for this incredible investment in the lives of Kentucky Wesleyan students.  George Greenwell has been part of the Wesleyan family for many years, and we appreciate his continued support of the College, what we stand for, and what we are doing.   Wesleyan will proudly honor Howard Greenwell’s legacy and further promote his belief in the power of lifelong learning,” said President Barton D. Darrell.

Greenwell added, “We encourage others to also invest in Kentucky Wesleyan College.  The College offers so much, not only to the students it educates, but also to our community and region, which benefits culturally and economically.  The College deserves our financial support.”


With the Greenwell gift, donors have invested over $7.5 million in the College in the last six months.


To make a secure online gift to the General Scholarship Fund, or the program of your choice at Kentucky Wesleyan, visit or call the Office of Advancement at (270) 852-3142.


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