Leadership Wesleyan is designed to prepare soon-to-be Wesleyan Alumni for the real world! The program, scheduled for March 11-12, 2022 will include a networking dinner at The Country Club of Owensboro on Friday evening followed by a conference-style Saturday full of breakout sessions led by alumni speakers, professional headshots & more! Make sure to check out the full schedule below!
Current juniors & seniors, click here to register!
The deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 25. The program will be limited to the first 50 juniors & seniors who apply.
This program is sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and Glenmore Distillery.
Click here to download the conference program.
Friday, March 11
4:30 p.m. at The Country Club of Owensboro (400 E. Byers Ave. Owensboro, Ky. 42303)
Join us for a networking dinner featuring addresses by Doug Hoyt ’84, Eddie Kenny, VP of Advancement, and presenting sponsor Glenmore Distillery. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for networking and the program will begin at 5 p.m. Business attire required.
Saturday, March 12
Leadership Wesleyan Conference
Jack T. Wells Activity Center
8 a.m. – Coffee Hour – We’ll see you bright and early for a continental breakfast, free headshots and time to network with the morning’s speakers before we formally kick off the day at 9 a.m.
9 a.m. – “Hindsight’s 20/20″ – Join Quadarius Wallace ‘13, Brandon Cox ‘10 & Hillary (Lantrip) Croft ’14 for a special panel where these young alumni will give you a sneak peak on what it’s like to enter the real world and share with you things they wish they’d known when they were in your shoes.
10 a.m. – Breakout 1
10:45 a.m. – Break
11 a.m. – Breakout 2
11:45 – Break
12-1:15 – Lunch & Life Lessons with President Emeritus Bart Darrell ‘84 – Description coming soon!
1:30-2:15 – Breakout 3
2:15-2:30 – Break
2:30-3:15 – Breakout 4
3:15-3:30 – Final Thoughts with the Leadership Wesleyan team
Morning Breakout Sessions:
“Funding a Good Life” – Join Ed Krahwinkel ’93 for a session that’s centered around all things personal finance. Learn Ed’s tips & tricks to saving, budgeting and borrowing and why your credit score matters.
“Under Roofs and Behind Wheels” – Join Lauren (Warner) Lee ’05 and Scott Lyons ’04 for their session that’s focused on buying/renting cars & homes – and the importance of good insurance and a low interest rate.
Afternoon Breakout Sessions:
“Good Things Come to Those Who Work” – Join Bob McDole ’78 to learn about the art of finding, getting and keeping a job and why even your “dream job” might take some getting used to.
“Choosing Courage” – Join Allyson (Forrest) Sanders ’05 to hear about her journey to entrepreneurship and passion for helping her community through her work.