A Magazine for WESLEY COLLEGE Alumni & Friends
WESLEY Great Things Await On a Mission Driven to Serve Far Reaching Support WWW.ALUMNI.WESLEY.EDU
Jessica L. Cook Copy Editor
Joanna Wilson Contributing WritErs
Chris Agar ’11 Cathy Anderson Jessica L. Cook Brett Ford Margaret O. McElligott Theresa Gawlas Medoff Chris A. Wood institutional advanCEMEnt staff
Chris A. Wood Vice President for Institutional Advancement firstname.lastname@example.org (302) 736-2316 Cathy Anderson Director of Development email@example.com (302) 736-2410
One Team, One Family, One Future! DEAR ALUMNI AND FRIENDS, My wife, Ruth Ann, and I are getting settled and are excited to call Wesley College home. Though some view the Presidency of a college as a career milestone or highlight, I see it as a calling. Being the 17th President of our great institution, and carrying on the legacy of excellence forged by our past Presidents, affords me the privilege to serve the young men and women that grace our halls. Molding and mentoring our current students, and future alumni, is a passion that I share with the remarkable faculty, staff, coaches and administrators here at Wesley College. Ruth Ann and I look forward to meeting and getting to know each one of you, as we continue to frequent various sporting events, alumni sponsored gatherings and socials throughout the state and region over the next several months. Additionally, if you find yourself coming home, please stop by and say hello.
I would like to thank each one of you for your continued support that enables the next generations of Wesley College graduates to carry on the legacy of excellence and selfless service in their communities that so many of you helped to establish and foster. Our collective passion and continued engagement will ensure the continued growth and prosperity of our great institution, while providing unmatched educational opportunities for our students and their futures. “Great Things Await” at Wesley College, and the reason that our motto becomes reality is in large part due to your continued support and engagement — One Team, One Family, One Future! All The Best & Go Wolverines!
President Robert E. Clark II
Peyton Cluff ’15 Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving firstname.lastname@example.org (302) 736-2734 Jessica L. Cook Director of Communications and Marketing email@example.com (302) 736-2354 Amanda Downes M’06 Director of Advancement Services firstname.lastname@example.org (302) 736-2318 Laura Bigham Mayse ’92 Associate Director of Development email@example.com (302) 736-2465 Cathy Nosel Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving firstname.lastname@example.org (302) 736-2317 Angela Palmer Advancement Services Assistant email@example.com (302) 736-2467 Mary Davis Graduate Assistant for Alumni Relations and Annual Giving firstname.lastname@example.org (302) 736-2423 Wesley is published two times per year by the Office of Institutional Advancement.
Wesleyonline! www.wesleymagazine.wesley.edu Wesley magazine online has all the content of the print edition and gives you as a reader the ability to post comments and view web exclusives like photo albums and reader polls. POSTMASTER Send Changes to: Office of Institutional Advancement Wesley College 120 North State Street Dover, DE 19901 Photo credits: Jessica Cook, Peter Howard (cover)
On the cover, left to right: Ryan Shilling, Elizabeth Moyna, Natalie Trujillo.
A Magazine for
WESLEY COLLEGE FALL 2015 VOLUME
Features 8 On a Mission Learn what happens when the Department of Nursing goes on a mission trip that doubled as a field study course.
14 Far Reaching Support Wesley has been awarded more than $5 million in grants recently that help students and the greater community.
Departments 3 Highlights 16 Sports 19 Class Notes 23 Advancement
SENIOR ADMINISTRATION Robert E. Clark II President Dr. Jeffrey Gibson Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Christine Gibson Vice President for Finance Greg Potts Vice President for Enrollment Management Chris A. Wood Vice President for Institutional Advancement Wanda Anderson Dean of Students Mike Drass Executive Director of Intercollegiate Sports and Recreation BOAR D OF TRUSTEES Mr. Robert V.A. Harra, Jr., Chair Mr. William J. Strickland, Vice Chair
THE WESLEY COLLEGE MISSION Wesley College is a United Methodist institution of higher education that seeks to be among the finest student-centered learning communities in the liberal arts tradition. Consistent with our Methodist heritage, the College affirms meaning and purpose in life through justice, compassion, inclusion and social responsibility that enhance community life and respect for the environment. Wesley College exists to liberate and empower its students with the knowledge, skills, ethical attitudes and capacity for critical thinking needed to achieve personal and professional goals and to contribute to the local and global society.
WESLEY COLLEGE 120 North State Street Dover, Delaware 19901-3875
Mr. D. Wayne Holden, Secretary Dr. William E. Bazzelle, Sr. Mr. Scott R. Brown Mrs. Linda S. Broyhill ’71 Mr. Charles Burton ’85 Mrs. Stephanie Smith Christiano ’98 Mr. Robert E. Clark II (Ex-Officio) Mr. Timothy J. Constantine Mr. Charles R. Dashiell, Jr. Rev. Boyd B. Etter Rev. Dr. Vicki Gordy-Stith (Ex-Officio) Rev. W. LeRoy Jones ’53 Mr. Alan B. Levin Mrs. Valerie J. Lyons ’80 Mr. Donald L. Masten Mr. Gregory V. Moore Rev. Charlotte A. Nichols ’73 Rev. Dr. Tom A. Pasmore Rev. Dr. Kyung-hee Sa (Ex-Officio) Bishop Sandra L. Steiner Ball Mr. Harry D. (Skip) Willis ’70 Mr. William H. Willis, Jr. ’66 Dr. Rafael A. Zaragoza TRUSTEES EMERITI Mr. Thomas W. Burn, Jr. '79 Mrs. Ann Burton Dr. Thomas C. Roe Rev. Dr. James T. Seymour Bishop Peter D. Weaver ALUMNI ASSO CIATION BOARD OF DIR EC TORS Executive Committee Kirsten Higgins ’98, President Courtney Stewart ’04, M’06, Vice President Matt Lindell ’03, Treasurer Alexandra Hollywood ’05, Secretary Yalonda (Wilkins) Adams ’95 Brad Benson ’62 Joe Cuccinello ’95 Jackie Robinette Griffith ’05 Allison (Snyder) Gudeman ’98 Brad Gudeman ’95 Oswald Osaretin Guobadia ’96 Lynn (Schmid) Knable ’67 L. Jane (Kearney) MacDonald ’60 Stefan Roberts ’96 Lisa (Mizell) Taillon ’94/’05 Tom Trento ’75 Elizabeth Wallace ’13
HIGHLIGHTS News and Views from WESLEY COLLEGE
Faculty Accomplishments Dr. Linda De Roche, professor of English and American studies and director of the honors program, published her seventh book, The Jazz Age: A Historical Exploration of Literature, on Sept. 30, 2015. The study examines five Jazz Age novels, Babbitt, The Great Gatsby, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Sun Also Rises, and Passing, placing them within the historical and cultural contexts of the 1920s. She also attended and moderated a session at the Thirteenth Annual International F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference in Dublin and Waterford, Ireland, in July 2015. Dr. Malcolm J. D’Souza, professor of chemistry and associate dean of interdisciplinary/collaborative-sponsored research, is the principal author of five peer-reviewed publications this year.
Four undergraduates working in his lab earned award certificates for poster presentations at the spring 2015 National American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in Denver. One also earned the 2015 Delaware (DE) ACS-Section Undergraduate Award and another earned the 2015 National ACS Undergraduate Chemistry Award. D’Souza also was an invited speaker at several national and international conferences. His work was highlighted at the national level by the ACS and by the National Institutes of Health– National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIH-NIGMS) Institutional Development Award (IDeA) programs. Besides his projects in chemistry and STEM-education, D’Souza has focused a significant amount of research on identifying variants of the cause-effect link of
obesity and mortality risks in Delaware. This summer, 22 undergraduates participated in the DE-INBRE/DE-EPSCoR/ NASA EPSCoR internship programs. Dr. Jessica James, associate professor of sociology and Africana studies and coordinator of the Living Learning Community program, chaired a panel and presented her paper, “Strategies that Increase Student Satisfaction and Retention of African American Students,” at the National Council for Black Studies conference in Los Angeles in March 2015. The panel “Alternative Pedagogies and Outcomes for African American Students in Higher Education” explored classroom and institutional strategies that help increase the retention and student satisfaction of African American college students.
Fall 2015 WESLEY COLLEGE 3
Climate Studies Diversity Project Course Implementation Workshop in May 2015 in Washington, DC. The workshop was funded through the NSF and selection to attend was competitive. She also attended the North American Dendroecological Field Week in June 2015 in Acadia, Maine, to learn the technique of using tree rings to date structures and monitor ecological conditions. With the assistance of a Research in Development grant through NASA and EPSCoR, Stotts has developed a tree ring lab at Wesley. Shari Tenner, director of campus learning resources, was one of the nominees for Delaware Today magazine’s Top Nurses 2015 award. She also attended the Institute for Simulation Educators at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.
Two Wesley undergraduates, junior math major Morgan Williams and senior psychology major Terrance Wingate, also traveled to Los Angeles and presented papers with James. James directed Williams’ Honors Thesis “The State of African Americans in Higher Education.” The students’ research and travel was supported in part through federal and state awards, the IDeA from the NIGMS at the NIH (NIH grant P20GM103446, Delaware INBRE program) and a National Science Foundation (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research grant EPS-0814251 (Delaware EPSCoR program). James was granted a sabbatical for the spring 2016 semester, and her research will continue into the 2015-2016 academic year, when she will serve as the guest editor for the Journal of Pan African Studies. The special edition entitled “Pedagogies that Work for Students of African Descent,” will focus on both classroom pedagogy and institutional practices such as service learning programs, living-learning community programs and peer mentoring programs that help increase the success of African American students at pre-
4 WESLEY COLLEGE Fall 2015
dominantly white institutions. Vilma Lazo-Butera, instructor of Spanish, was the director for a program in Heredia, Costa Rica, in May 2015. She brought a group of five students to the country to take a three-credit conversational Spanish class that lasted three weeks. While in Costa Rica, the students were placed in the homes of local families, where they could practice their lessons and learn about the local community. The group also took part in cultural activities, such as dancing, cooking classes, visiting animal shelters, volunteering at a nursing home and visiting Manuel Antonio National Park. Dr. Albee Mendoza, assistant professor of psychology, received the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award. She was honored during the Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s awards ceremony in Toronto during the American Psychology Association’s annual convention. Stephanie Stotts, assistant professor of environmental studies, completed the American Meteorological Society
Dr. Alban Urbanas, professor of philosophy and French, organized an ethics workshop at Wesley in July 2015 to raise awareness of various ethical concerns in scientific research. It involved analyzing two case studies, reviewing a situation and preparing a recommendation on how to handle it best. There were 63 participants from four partner institutions in attendance. The program was a requirement for all Delaware undergraduate students conducting scientific research. Dr. James Wilson, associate professor of music and director of choir, has been elected the next president of Delaware American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). The board of Delaware ACDA manages a number of important choral events throughout the state of Delaware including Men Only Aloud, Children’s Honor Choir, Middle School Honor Choir, the Delaware Collegiate Composer’s Competition and the annual choral conductor’s workshop in Lewes, Del. Wilson is also the National Collegiate Choral Organization board representative for the state of Delaware. In the spring, he published an article titled, "The Sacred Choral Works of Seth Daniels Bingham: A Stylistic Overview," in The Choral Scholar, the premier academic journal of choral music.
Wesley Welcomes New Board Members Wesley College’s Board of Trustees recently welcomed four new members, including Scott R. Brown, CPA/PFS. For more than 30 years, he has worked at the accounting CPA firm of R.F. Book & Associates in Dover, Del. He joined the company in 1985, completed his degree in accounting from Wilmington University in 1990 and was named the firm’s director in 1993. His expertise includes providing accounting, tax, personal financial planning, wealth management services and business consulting services to both individuals and businesses. In addition to his active role in the firm’s management, he is also serving as the managing member for Wealth Management Group LLC in Dover. Brown also has a large role in the local community, as an executive committee member of the Boys and Girls Club of Delaware, council president of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, past member of Delaware Technical Community College’s development council and business advisory board and member of the executive committee of the Greater Kent Committee. Brown lives in Dover with his wife Terri and two daughters, Amber and Morgan.
New member Valerie (Buchman) Lyons ’80 has held many executive leadership roles in consulting, technology and outsourcing firms ranging from start-up companies to a Fortune 100 corporation. She currently serves as executive vice president of the Enterprise Solutions and Services Group at CACI International, Inc., a $3.7 billion information solutions and services company in Arlington, Va. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wesley. Her responsibilities at CACI include implementing a variety of business systems solutions for federal government clients to enhance their missions and improve effectiveness and efficiency of their organizations. Lyons also plays a key role in CACI’s mergers and acquisitions program. Before joining CACI, Lyons worked at Ernst & Young as the Americas Government and Public Sector leader. While there, she established strong relationships with clients and spearheaded the acquisition of a government contractor supporting the U.S. Department of Defense. She and her husband Michael currently live in Fairfax, Va. She has two adult children, Stephen and Sydney.
Pastor Tom Pasmore, an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, is the lead pastor at Avenue United Methodist Church in Milford, Del. He graduated from the University of Illinois, Purdue University and Drew Theological School. From 2005 to 2008, he was a part-time student pastor at the Hope Church in Dover, Del., and then served as the full-time pastor for Richardson Park United Methodist Church in Wilmington from 2008 to 2013. Pasmore has a very active role in the community, as he is a director on several boards. These organizations include Circle of Light in Milford, Professional Advisory Group of the Pastoral Services Department at Christiana Care and Delaware Citizens Opposed to the Death Penalty. He is also the chair of the Advocacy Resource Team, which is responsible for the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference’s ministries of compassion and justice. Pasmore lives in Milford with his wife Sarah and four children, Katie, Bethany, Donald and Samuel.
Rev. Dr. Kyung-hee Sa was named new district superintendent of the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church’s Dover District in July 2015. It marks the culmination of her long spiritual journey, which began when she was living in Seoul and was baptized as a Christian during her sophomore year of college. From there she entered Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, N.J. She served in a variety of roles, including student pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Scotch Plains, N.J. and pastor of youth ministries at Westchester Central Korean United Methodist Church in White Plains, N.Y. After graduating from Drew Theological School, Sa was appointed to Wayne Community Church in Maine, and then moved to take on the role of pastor of caring and servant ministries at Kent Island United Methodist Church in Chester, Md. She led the outreach ministries of the church, including congregational and community care, healing ministry and local and foreign missions. Sa also earned her doctorate from the Wesley Theological School. She lives in Chester, Md., with her husband Jung-moon Kim. She has two adult sons, Paul and David.
Fall 2015 WESLEY COLLEGE 5
“William and Susan Johnston Hall” Wesley College’s Health Sciences Building, home to the College’s health care programs including the nursing department, was renamed “William and Susan Johnston Hall” during an unveiling ceremony on May 9. The namesake is Wesley past president Dr. William N. Johnston and his wife Susan, both of whom have been instrumental in advancing the College’s profile statewide. Dr. Johnston retired from his position in July following seven years of service to Wesley and a 42 year career in higher education.
6 WESLEY COLLEGE Fall 2015
pictured front row (from left): Vice President for Finance Christine Gibson, Wesley Board of Trustees members Stephanie Smith Christiano '98, Dr. Ralph Zaragoza, Valerie (Buchanan) Lyons '80, Scott Brown, Susan Johnston, Dr. William Johnston, Wesley Board of Trustees Vice Chair William Strickland, Wesley Board of Trustees member Charles Dashiell, Jr., Dean of Students Wanda Anderson, Vice President for Institutional Advancement Chris Wood, former Wesley College Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Dr. Patricia Dwyer. back row (from left): Wesley Board of Trustees members Dr. William E. Bazzelle, Gregory V. Moore, William Willis, Jr. '66, Wesley Board of Trustees Chair Robert V.A. Harra Jr., Head Football Coach and Executive Director of Intercollegiate Sports and Recreation Mike Drass, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Jeffrey Gibson, Vice President for Enrollment Management Greg Potts, Alumni Association President Kirsten Higgins '98.
“My dad told me to look for three things in a college: a place where I feel at home, where my coaches will be like second parents, and where the academics— which obviously come first—are strong. Wesley meets all three of those.” – Dylan Kaplan, ’16 (far left)
On a Mission Nursing Department Studies Abroad in Guatemala By MARGARET O. McELLIGOTT MSN, RN Instructor of Nursing and Simulation Coordinator
I WAS FORTUNAT E to take such a trip last March when I traveled to Guatemala along with four students from the Wesley College Department of Nursing on a mission trip that doubled as a field study course.
The best journeys are the ones that change you, alter your perspective, enhance your appreciation and deepen your understanding.
8 WESLEY COLLEGE Fall 2015
The trip, initiated by former Wesley Chaplain Steve Lamotte, had a simple goal: to give medical support to the students of the Wisdom and Grace School in Santo Tomás Milpas Altas, Guatemala. The rural Pre-K to 12 school, led by Principal and Pastor Rudi Pineda, provides a nondenominational Christian education with a curriculum based on Bible teachings. We made our connection through Missionary and School Administrator Lauren Pupchik, a longtime friend of Reverend Lamotte. Faith in Action Since visiting the school seven years ago, Reverend Lamotte had had a strong desire to return with members of the Wesley College community to provide help. When he proposed his idea to the Nursing Department, I eagerly volunteered to accompany him. To prepare, I worked closely with fellow Nursing Professor Dianitza Runser to develop a field study course for the mission trip that would promote Wesley students’ knowledge of transcultural healthcare while providing an opportunity to expand our study to Central America. Four Wesley undergraduate nursing students enrolled in the program: senior Kate Echem and juniors Hannah Veasey, Cierra Brown and Lauryn Hamel. Working together, we tailored our educational plan and lecture topics for Wisdom and Grace’s students based on their faculty’s request that we address nutrition, dental health and fetal development. Each nursing student developed a lecture and accompanying PowerPoint presentation, which Professor Runser translated into
Spanish. To support the mission trip, the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society purchased laminated posters that provided nutritional and fetal development information in Spanish. Bonding with the Students We found the Wisdom and Grace students and faculty to be warm, welcoming and engaging with our Wesley contingent. The students were bright, polite and very interested in the lectures, and they asked some excellent questions. In one of the interactive lessons, the children practiced dental care with a set of simulated teeth and an oversized toothbrush. In another, they had their blood pressure checked and also listened to their own heartbeats and those of others. “Interacting with the students was one of the best parts of the trip because they were eager to learn about their health,” Veasey said. “It was an honor to share my knowledge with them.” To demonstrate their appreciation, the Wisdom and Grace students shared their own talents with us. Worship and song are at the core of school’s curriculum, and the students are quite talented in musical performance. To our delight, they proudly performed praise and worship music in church as well as marching band pieces in an afterschool concert. Learning More about the Community The Wesley nursing students also explored the community’s healthcare options. We met with Dr. Oscar Paredes, a surgeon and obstetrician in Sampogna, an area largely populated with Mayan Guatemalans. Dr. Paredes shared some cultural traditions that influence the Mayans’ health and explained the challenges of studying medicine in urban Guatemala City, practicing with limited resources and tending to a population that values homeo-
pathic remedies. We also spoke with Dr. Sergio Giron, the regional Minister of Public Health, who provided a tour of a public health clinic and obstetrics unit and explained how the healthcare system in Guatemala works.
Wesley nursing students provided medical support to students of the Wisdom and grace school in guatemala. Members of the trip shown in the lower right photo above: former Wesley pastor steve lamotte, Wesley students Cierra brown, Hannah veasey, Wesley nursing instructor Margie McElligott, pastor rudi pineda, Wesley nursing instructor dee runser, and Wesley students Kate Echem and lauryn Hamil.
“This trip was a wonderful opportunity to knit together faith, education, culture and nursing to promote health in Guatemala. It was truly a privilege,” said Professor Runser. Our interactions were life-changing for both groups. As Ms. Pupchik said, "This week has been a blessing to our students and teachers. The fabulous team from Wesley is returning [home] with a renewed faith and passion for serving the Lord through the medical field." So affected was the Wesley group by our experience in Guatemala, that some members of our group and several of our family members chose to sponsor 11 Wisdom and Grace students whose families cannot afford the annual tuition. (For more information about Wisdom and Grace, go to wisdomandgraceministries.org.) Wesley students and faculty have kept in touch with our sponsored students and our hosts Ms. Pupchik and Pastor Pineda, who visited Dover in August and spoke at Hope United Methodist Church. The nursing department is planning future trips to Guatemala to promote health in this at-risk population while increasing the nursing students’ knowledge of Central American culture and health. Fall 2015 WESLEY COLLEGE 9
10 WESLEY COLLEGE Fall 2015
On July 15, Wesley College welcomed its 17th president, Robert E. Clark II, to campus. Since then the campus has been busy with one of the largest first-year classes to date, new faculty, new programs, special events and recognition of one of Wesley’s long-time coaches, Coach Mike Drass.
As a former submarine commander and U.S. Naval Academy Commandant, President Clark was chosen from among 109 applicants for the position. He served as the 84th Commandant of Midshipmen at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. for more than three years, with responsibility for the professional development and day-to-day activities of 4,500 midshipmen. Most recently, as he transitioned from active duty in the Navy, Clark served as the Joint Service Coordinator for Pennsylvania State University while holding the academic rank of full professor. “Mr. Clark’s innovative and collaborative leadership style is the perfect fit for Wesley College at this time in Wesley’s history,” said Board of Trustee chair and co-chair of the search committee Robert V. A. Harra Jr. “We welcome Bob and his wife Ruth Ann to Wesley and to Delaware.”
Q & A with President Robert E. Clark II Fall 2015 WESLEY COLLEGE 11
institutions. Though each leadership position, as well as each school, has their unique cultures, demands and challenges, there is a common approach that I firmly believe in: that a leader is a facilitator for those that he or she serves – ever mindful of their needs, and ensuring that they have the freedoms, materials, opportunities and support they need to succeed. Making decisions when needed and with the counsel of a diverse group of advisors, leadership is meant to empower, enable and improve the individual as well as the organization and community.
What attracted you to Wesley College and first motivated you to apply? I was attracted by Wesley’s size, liberal arts and science focus, its United Methodist Church affiliation, and most importantly, the sense of family that abounds at Wesley. I was familiar with Wesley College, having visited Dover to give a speech to local business leaders several years ago. Additionally, when my youngest son was looking at colleges, Wesley was brought to his attention during his basketball recruitment. Therefore, when I was made aware of the presidential opening, it immediately piqued my interest. As the process unfolded and I learned more about Wesley College, and had the opportunity to meet members of the Wesley College family, I became drawn in and excited about the possibility of becoming the next President of Wesley College. What makes you a good fit for Wesley College? What makes Wesley College a good fit for you? Our common passion, dedication and focus in providing the opportunity and inspiration to mentor and mold the next generation of critical thinkers who will help positively shape and assure our future. According to your resume, most of your leadership experience has been in the military, not in higher education. How do you think this kind of background will assist you in your endeavors at Wesley? My wife, Ruth Ann, and I are thrilled that after having the privilege of serving our country for the past 32 years in the United States Navy, we now have the honor of serving the Wesley College family and the greater Delaware community. In terms of how my background has prepared me to serve, and lead, here at Wesley College, I have led several large and diverse organizations over the years. Most recently I have served in senior leadership positions in higher education at two of our nation’s most prestigious
12 WESLEY COLLEGE Fall 2015
What excites you most about the job? I am very excited about Wesley’s future, and the passion, as well as committed expertise, that is resident in our leadership, faculty, staff, administration and coaches. I have done many interviews over the years, including several recently, and one of the themes that seem to resound in the press is a concern over our future. After numerous campus visits and meeting some incredible students, I would tell anyone who questions our future to come spend a day at Wesley College and meet our students and they will quickly come to realize that our future is in great hands. Tell us about your family and interests. Ruth Ann and I have two sons, Andy and Wes. Andy and his wife Sarah live in San Diego, Calif.; Andy is a Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) in the Navy and is with our Navy Special Forces (Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Branch). Wes is an Ensign (ENS) and is stationed on a destroyer based in Norfolk, Va. We have two golden retrievers, Leonidas and Bliss. I am an avid fly fisherman and fly-tyer. I enjoy listening to all types of music; my favorites include British rock, classic rock and modern R&B. I enjoy anything outdoors, especially athletics . . . you will see me working out and it won’t be unusual to see me in a pick-up game of basketball in the gym. I love to read. Recent books I’ve read include: • Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius (I have read this 20+ times and you will find a copy on my desk . . . great reflection material) Two of my favorite quotes from this book are: “What does not benefit the hive does not benefit the bee either,” and “A person’s worth is measured by the worth of what he values.” • Good to Great, by Jim Collins • Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman, by Robert O’Connell Opening spread: President Robert E. Clark II stands with Wesley students representing academics, athletics and the arts. This page: Ruth Ann and Bob Clark with their Golden Retrievers, Leonidas and Bliss. Page 13: President Robert E. Clark II
A leader is a facilitator for those that he or she serves â€“ ever mindful of their needs, and ensuring that they have the freedoms, materials, opportunities and support they need to succeed.
Fall 2015 WESLEY COLLEGE 13
Dr. D’Souza (middle) oversees Cannon Scholars Samantha Weber (left) and Catie Gross (right) in the Wesley College organic chemistry lab.
Far Reaching Support Grants Help Wesley Students and the Greater Community By THERESA GAWLAS MEDOFF
Thanks to intensified efforts on the part of Wesley faculty and staff, the College has recently been awarded more than $5 million in grants (distributed over multiple years) that, among other benefits, will fund undergraduate research as well as a mentoring program for teachers-in-training; equip laboratories and classrooms; and allow for the creation of a new minor in informatics and a new master’s degree in occupational therapy—the first such program in Delaware. “We are an institution that is largely dependent on tuition,” says Dr. Jeffrey K. Gibson, interim vice president for academic affairs, “and these grants allow us to put more money toward programming and materials that will create more opportunities for the students than we’d be able to otherwise.”
14 WESLEY COLLEGE Fall 2015
Competition for grant monies is intense, with the success rate for applications typically being in the low teens or mid-twenties percent range, according to Dr. Malcolm D’Souza, professor of chemistry and associate dean of interdisciplinary/collaborative sponsored research. D’Souza himself is the principal investigator on three large grants: a $1.7 million IDeA Biomedical Research Excellence grant from the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences that will allow Wesley to broaden its programs and support for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students; a $1.5 million EPSCoR federal grant to support undergraduate student research in the sciences; and $700,000 in grants from the National Science Foundation and the state of Delaware to support STEM education. D’Souza notes that Wesley has in the past exfroM lEft to rigHt: Wesley student reed perkins, dr. patterson, dr. sherbloom, External grant Evaluator dr. donna ceeded expectations for research output as a lee Mitchell, Wesley students shaune gorman and deni Maguire (education department mascot Jack seated in front) result of its STEM grants. In addition, through grant-supported work, it has provided solutions “Too often, students who have a lot of potential as teachers drop for industry, such as a cancer drug portal and a commercial drug out of teacher-education programs,” notes Patterson. She data training set, as well as an analysis of obesity and mortality believes Wesley can help stem that loss of talent by providing that will benefit public health in Delaware. Such successes are education students the Success for Life (SFL) program designed crucial when it comes time for renewal of funding or to demonto support undergraduates with potential to be successful in strate a track record for new funding applications. reaching K-12 students in high needs populations in our partner districts. Dr. Steven Groccia, assistant professor of physical “The research opportunities that are provided through the grants education serves as the SFL Program Coordinator. Participating in our STEM department . . . prepare many of our students to go teacher candidates gain personal and professional knowledge and off immediately into industry but also prepare them for the kind skills to improve their chances for successful degree completion. of research work they will be doing in graduate school,” Gibson says. Many of these students are getting graduate-type research opportunities while still undergraduates, which gives them “a leg up” when applying to graduate school, he adds. While many of the grants the College receives benefit students directly, they also have far-reaching benefits to the community at large. The education department, for example, is currently in the second of a five-year $1.5 million U.S. Department of Education grant used to establish a program whereby Wesley student-teachers are mentored by veteran teachers in local school districts who are developing a professional learning community with Wesley College Education faculty. Principal investigators Dr. Patricia Patterson, professor of education and director of graduate education programs and Dr. Patricia Sherblom, associate professor and program director of PE K-12 are currently working with two local school districts and hoping to expand in the near future. The grant also supports the recruitment and retention of education majors at the College. Both efforts are seen as essential to bringing highly qualified young teachers into Delaware public school districts—and keeping them there.
The scope of SFL activities include skills for self-evaluation, access to academic and cultural resources that can eliminate barriers to success; team building, problem solving, and outreach/leadership opportunities with K-12 students and peers in the SFL program. A $400,000 Longwood Foundation grant to establish a master’s degree in occupational therapy will likewise have ripple effects as it not only will afford students training in a high-demand field but also will bring additional qualified occupational therapists to the Delmarva Peninsula. The new degree will provide a longterm revenue-producing program for the College, too. The program in occupational therapy should be in place within the 2016-2017 school year. “As with alumni contributions, successful grant applications are vital to Wesley’s continued growth and preparation of our graduates,” said Gibson. “This success inspires additional success both in the classroom and beyond.”
Fall 2015 WESLEY COLLEGE 15
SPORTS WOLVERINES News and Highlights
Wesley Inducts 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Class
A Defining Moment
On Oct. 16, Wesley College inducted the new Athletics Hall of Fame class during a ceremony that was part of homecoming weekend. The 10-member class includes nine former student-athletes and one legendary coach. For photos of the event visit www.flickr.com/photos/wesleycollege. 16 WESLEY COLLEGE Fall 2015
Rob Frazier, Football (’98) – Frazier was a stalwart on the Wesley football team’s offensive line during his time with the Wolverines. He was a four-year starter, earning 40 consecutive starts in the trenches. Frazier earned two AllRegion selections, was named an ECAC All-Star, and was a two-time All-American. Vandrick Hamlin, Football (’02) – Hamlin was a star wide receiver for the Wolverines, leading the time in receiving in three of his four seasons. He was a two-time All-Conference selection and a CoSIDA All-American. Hamlin served as team captain, and was third in program history in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns when he graduated. Anthony Johnson, Football (’07) – Johnson was a menace to opposing offenses throughout his career, leading the Wolverines in sacks twice. He served as a team captain, was a three-time AllConference selection and also earned All-Region honors. He was an ECAC AllStar and played in the National Senior All-Star Game. Megan Marvel, Field Hockey/Softball (’01) – Marvel was a two-sport star for the Wolverines, excelling in both field hockey and softball. During her four years, the Wolverines field hockey team posted a 6617 record, including a 32-1 mark in conference play, and made three ECAC Tournament appearances. Marvel was a two-time All-PAC selection. In softball, Marvel’s 1997 campaign was one of the best in program history, as she set four program records: batting .429 with a .671 slugging percentage, clubbing four home runs and driving in 26 RBI.
Rick McCall, Golf Coach – McCall has served as head coach of Wesley’s men’s golf team for more than 20 years. During his tenure, the team has earned 12 conference championships, including 10 consecutive conference crowns, six NCAA Tournament appearances, and three top 10 finishes in the NCAA Tournament, including a second place finish in 200203. He has been named Conference Coach of the Year nine times and earned three GCAA PING Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year awards. He has coached 12 AllAmericans, 14 All-Region selections, and the only Wolverine to win a National Championship (Chris Noll, 2002). Amanda Neff, Field Hockey (’07) – Amanda Neff was one of the Wolverines’ best defenders in program history. She was an All-PAC selection all four years of her career and earned one All-Region honor as well. During her time at Wesley, the squad went 56-23 with a 39-4 mark in conference play. In four years, Neff helped the team to two PAC Championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances. Virginia Roma, Field Hockey/Basketball/Lacrosse/Cross Country (’05) – Roma was Wesley’s renaissance woman, succeeding in every sport she played. In basketball, Roma finished among the program’s top 10 three-point shooters. She boasts top 10 marks in the women’s lacrosse program history, among the leaders in points, goals, ground balls and caused turnovers. In field hockey, Roma helped her team to 61 wins and three PAC Championships. In her only season running cross country, Roma earned First Team All-PAC honors and still boasts the eighth-fastest 5000m time in program history. She was named the 2003-04 Wesley College Female Athlete of the Year.
Dave Treiber, Football (’74) – Treiber was a two-year captain and starting left tackle for the Wolverines during their junior college era. He was an All-American and was named Mid-Atlantic Coastal Conference Lineman of the Year. He started in the first ever Junior College All-Star Game, and then went on to University of Pittsburgh where he started, played in the Sun Bowl and blocked for Heisman Trophy winner and Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett. Michele Yost, Field Hockey/Softball (’05) – Yost was a great dual-sport athlete, earning a combined four All-PAC selections, two for field hockey and two for softball. She finished her field hockey career with a pair of conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances. In softball, she set several offensive records. Yost remains in the top 10 in hits, doubles, slugging percentage, and RBI, and still holds the program records in career triples and single-season triples. Trevor Zimmer, Soccer (’08) – Zimmer was a force to be reckoned with on the soccer field, helping the Wolverines to 47 wins in four years. Zimmer also led the team to two ECAC South Tournament appearances, including one ECAC South Championship. The forward is still ranked among the top five in program history in points, goals, and assists.
front row (left to right): Megan Marvel, Virginia Roma, Michele Yost, Amanda Neff. back row (left to right): Vandrick Hamlin, Anthony Johnson, Rob Frazier, Dave Treiber, Trevor Zimmer, Rick McCall
Fall 2015 WESLEY COLLEGE 17
Coach Drass Honoredâ€Ś
At Drass Field Wesley President Robert E. Clark II (center, wearing hat) presents Wesley Football Head Coach Mike Drass with a memento commemorating the naming of Drass Field while (left to right) Board of Trustees Chair Robert V.A. Harra Jr. and Ruth Ann Clark look on.
Coach Mike Drass was humbled as hundreds of supporters and community members came out to Scott D. Miller Stadium on Sept. 19 not just to watch the No. 5 Wolverinesâ€™ home opener, but also to celebrate the accomplishments of the longtime Wesley coach.
Entering his 23rd season as the Wolverines' head football coach, drass has guided the program to a place among the greatest teams in nCaa division iii. during pre-game ceremonies, drass was joined on the field by Wesley College president robert E. Clark ii and several others as the new name of the playing surface was revealed: drass field. in addition to being honored with the naming of the field, Mayor of dover, robin r. Christiansen was on hand to declare the day "Mike drass day." after the pre-game pomp and circumstance, the Wolverines took the field and earned a 44-24 victory over Christopher newport university marking a milestone for the decorated head coach, his 200th career victory. for photos of the event visit Wesley's flickr site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wesleycollege/sets/ 72157658872699481
18 WESLEY COLLEGE Fall 2015
CLASS NOTES To post your latest news, visit the alumni website at www.alumni.wesley.edu or email email@example.com
’48 Margaret Elbert celebrated her 88th birthday.
’66 Barbara Maloney spent her working years as a medical secretary, then a special educator, and finally as executive assistant to the director of Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, Vt. (She thanks Margaret Kilby for her secretarial training and Lewis Wells, who is honored with a memorial brick in the garden at the Town Hall Theater). She has been back to campus twice — once with roommate Dawn (Hartman) Lowes and once with her family. She writes, “[I am] so looking forward to our 50th reunion in October 2016.” She hopes to see many of her classmates at the reunion and encourages them to attend.
oldest son and two granddaughters and to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to visit our youngest son and his wife. Hope to see you all in two years for our 50th reunion!”
’69 John McNemar retired from Beebe Healthcare, in Lewes, Del., in December 2014. He is using his retirement to catch up on projects and travel. He went to Pennsylvania over the summer to catch up with old teammates and friends from Wesley and was able to connect with Hunter Smith, Jack Baylor, Buddy Bailey and Bobby Wheeler. The group spent time golfing,
Coronation Cultures Pearls in Glenside, Pa. John said that he is looking forward to catching up with more of his teammates before his 50th class reunion.
’70 Jonathan Baker and his wife Donna are working as missionaries through the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. They are currently working in the Congo.
Ann (Brett) Zagari writes, “Hi Class of '66! Ann Brett Zagari here. One of the Boiler Room Bombers from Budd Hall! After graduation from Wesley, I transferred to the University of Delaware as an English major. Met my husband, Marty in the student center and we eloped at the start of my senior year. Went to work at DuPont as a technician in wet chemical testing lab in '69 and retired after 35 years from doing optical microscopy and running scanning electron microscopes in textile research. During that time Marty and I raised two sons, many dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, etc. and I finished up UD as a business and technical writer. We are both retired now and are enjoying home renovations, spending time with friends and family and traveling to California to visit our
l to r: McNemar and Wheeler
l to r: Smith, Baylor, McNemar, Bailey
going out to dinner, and reminiscing about old college memories. Buddy is retired but still finds time to ump softball games and also refs for girls’ lacrosse games. Hunter is the logistics coordinator for Aegis Sciences Corporation and is currently living in Tampa, Fla. Bobby is currently the general manager of the Juniata Public Golf and is also the executive director of the Juniata Golf Foundation. Jack is a jeweler for
Jonathan working with children in the Congo
Fall 2015 WESLEY COLLEGE 19
Kathleen (Kopia) Pezak recently shared
Michael Reisman is happy to report that he now has 19 published books to his name. His newer work can be found on michael reisman - Lulu.com and his older books can be found on Titles by : iUniverse.
what she has been doing: “I’ve been married to this guy for 32 years, three great kids, now we are retired and doing all the things we couldn't when we were raising our family and working as educators. Life is good! I will always remember my Wesley days with fondness, laughter and gratitude. They were good times. We get to Alaska once or twice a year because one of our daughters lives there and it is an unbelievable place to see. I never tire of the magnificence and splendor of our “last frontier.” If it is not on your bucket list . . . it should be!!! We spend time, when we can, in our condo in Myrtle Beach and love being by the ocean. We live in Pennsylvania and Kathleen and Joseph Pezak in care for my Vancouver, BC. husband’s mother when we are not traveling. Hope this finds classmates from 1972 healthy and happy with their life choices and enjoying what the future has to offer. Hakuna Matata . . . peace”
’75 Jeffrey Spang married Janet Wallendal in October at a ceremony in New Jersey.
’77 Rev. Mark Avens is happy to report that after 40 years, he is still close as ever to Jeff and Marianne (Hartmayer) Mansfield. He reports that they are “still crazy after all these years.”
20 WESLEY COLLEGE Fall 2015
Franklin on Oct. 25, 2014 in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
’01 Christo Garavelas and his company repainted the walls and floors in the Wesley football team’s locker-room. In addition, they painted the outside of the concession stand.
Jill Coleman was recently hired to be the new recreation program coordinator for Kent County, Md. Jill believes this job is a great match for her because of her love for both children and sports.
Christo and President Clark standing in the locker room.
Tara (Lytle) Carrillo graduated from Harris-Casel Institute in Melbourne, Fla., on Dec. 12, 2014 as a licensed professional nurse (LPN). Tara received her B.A. in communications from Wesley and a Masters of Science in Journalism from Ohio University in 1996. Her next step will be the transitional RN program later in 2015.
Bobby Healy was recently named as a “Local Legend” of high school sports in a publication printed by the Dover Post. Healy coached lacrosse at Dover High for four years.
’96 Jessica Zaninelli competed on an episode of “Wheel of Fortune” that aired on Nov. 26, 2013. While on the show, she won a trip to Panama.
l to r: Mark Avens, Marianne (Hartmayer) Mansfield and Jeff Mansfield.
Lindsey (Hintelmann) Franklin married Gary
’00 Robert Gebhardt is currently the president of Imperial Ventures Inc. and is working in the greater New York area.
’03 Laura (MacDougall) Jennings and her husband Matthew Jennings welcomed their second child, a son named Tyler Calvin Jennings, on Dec. 1, 2014. Tyler joins big sister Audrey, who is three years old.
Courtney (Walpole) Voshell and her husband Christopher recently welcomed their daughter Amelia Hutson Voshell, born Feb. 2, 2015. Weighing in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces and 19.5 inches long, Amelia was welcomed home by her two-year-old big brother, Greyson Matthew. Courtney was recently appointed principal at Dover High School and her husband works for his family’s business.
’05 Robert Jones married John Myers on Aug. 2, 2014 by the falls in downtown Spokane, Wash. The two will soon relocate to San Diego where they plan to spend many happy years together.
’06 Colleen McMahon M’08 married Jamil Humes ’08 on May 30, 2015 at The Little Red Schoolhouse in Mickleton, NJ. Many Wesley alumni were there, including Colleen’s soccer teammates and Coach Muntz.
Sept. 3, 2014, weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.
’09 Sarah J. Bullock recently graduated from Wesley College with a Master of Art in Teaching.
Richard Lantz was recently named Rehoboth Elementary School’s teacher of the year. Richard is a physical education teacher and has been with the school since 2011.
Adam Starrett graduated from the New Castle County Police Academy. In addition, he was also awarded the Attorney General’s Award and the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.
’10 Amy Lipscomb M’13 recently got engaged to Shaun Strickland M’13. The two met at Wesley College while they were in the MAT program. Shaun has recently been hired as the head football coach for the Milford High School Buccaneers in Milford, Del.
’11 Kimberly Manahan is currently working l to r: Alison (Boyer) Quimby ’07, Danielle (Sacchetti) Caton ’04, the bride, Ed Muntz ’94, Carla Cimino ’04, Tiana Humes ’05 and Isabel (Quiroz) Gomez ’05.
’07 Jocelyn Burgess was recently hired at Delaware Hospice.
’08 Laura Schron has earned her Master of Education degree from Wesley College.
Lisamarie (Cox) Stanisce and her husband Chris are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Juliana Mae. She was born
as an eMedia project manager with HMP Communications Holdings, LLC in the greater Philadelphia area.
Evita (Wade) Oldenburg married Mark Oldenburg ’12 on May 3, 2014. She is currently working at Delaware State University as a resident director and an adjunct English professor. She is enrolled in the doctorate program for educational leadership and recently published an article on expert customer service, “Vitamin C Personality,” in the summer 2015 MACUHO-I housing magazine. Mark is currently working as a human resources recruiter at AFLAC in Dover, Del. In addition, he is also the internet supervisor at AFLAC and provides internships for college students.
Bianca Perez is currently working as a product specialist for M.A.C cosmetics in the Washington area.
Christina Schafer is currently working in the greater Philadelphia area at Kohl’s as a POS sales associate. Robin Spangenberg writes, “I just celebrated my three-year work anniversary with the Carl M. Freeman Foundation and the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, serving as the operations manager for both foundations since November 2011.” He also wants everyone to know that if there is anyone interested in non-profit work or the arts, he would love to discuss further. Mary Ellen Wood recently earned her MBA from Wesley College.
’12 Theawna Marie Brown recently earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Wesley College.
Tanner Polce is currently working as a legislative aide for State Senators Bethany Hall-Long and David Sokola conducting policy initiatives. In addition, he is teaching in the MBNA School of Business at Wesley and is living in Dover, Del. Portia M. Smith recently graduated from Wesley College with her Master of Arts in Teaching.
’13 Travis Alano is working at Asbury Park Press in the Classified Department. Katie Ashwell is working as a third grade teacher at Georgetown Elementary School in Georgetown, Del. Jessica L. Barranco recently graduated from Wesley College with her MBA.
Tristin Burris recently graduated from the Delaware State Police Academy. During her time at the academy, she was class president and was chosen as class speaker as well. She was awarded the Governor’s Top Recruit Award at graduation and is now stationed at Delaware State Police Troop 3 in Dover. Philip Cooper is currently working in New York City as a forecasting and planning coordinator for Impala Inc.
Fall 2015 WESLEY COLLEGE 21
Elizabeth Wallace earned her MBA from Wesley College and is working for Auto Equity Loans as a loan officer in Tempe, Ariz.
Bryan Zarou is working as a teaching assistant at Long Island University and lives in Uniondale N.Y. He is finishing up a master’s degree in political science and is planning on continuing his education by entering a Ph.D. program. Jessica Curry-Keith and Lloyd Wescott married August 29, 2015 at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville, Del. The bride’s attendants were her high school best friend, Stephanie Koger, college best friend Tatiana Arthur ’14, and Delta Phi Epsilon sorority sisters Courtney Warnett ’14, Rachael Coats ’12, Cristina Bettencourt and Stephanie Serrapica. The groomsmen included a host of Lloyd’s best friends and Carl Parker (best friend of the bride). The wedding was attended by 110 of Jessica and Lloyd’s closest friends and family from New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and South Carolina. Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Wesley. The couple plans to honeymoon next February after Jessica graduates from Wilmington with her MBA.
Peyton Cluff accepted a job at Wesley College as assistant director of alumni relations and annual giving.
Katherine Cooke-Caraway is attending law school.
Victor DeBarros earned a full-tuition
Tatiana Arthur recently started working
scholarship for the M.S. program in biological sciences at the University of Delaware starting fall 2015. This includes a teaching assistantship with a yearly stipend. Jasbir Deol has been accepted into Temple University School of Pharmacy.
as an HR business partner associate at SAP in the Philadelphia area.
Alyssa T. Batty is working as a graduate assistant at Illinois Wesleyan University while earning her master’s degree in sports recreation and administration. Her position as a GA is assistant coach for the women’s lacrosse team. Melissa Boyd is employed as a third grade special education teacher for Riley Brown Elementary School.
Linnea Cavallo is working as a sales assistant for iHeart Radio in Wilmington, Del. In addition, she is also filming for Comcast.
Tori Dunbar is currently working as a registered nurse in northern Delaware.
Olivia Hampton is working as an
Gabriel Fernandez will have a manuscript
emergency room scribe and is in the process of interviewing for physician assistant programs.
published while pursuing his Ph.D. at University of Florida in biomedical science.
Lauren Hubbard is working in Washing-
Sharon Kaufman has graduated from
ton, D.C. as a Polo Ralph Lauren associate.
Wesley College with her MBA.
Korey Thompson graduated from the
Brett Sansbury is working towards her
New Castle County Police Academy.
Ph.D. for applied chemistry at Delaware State University.
Kira Tieman is a graduate student policy
Kirk D. Brooks earned his MBA from
Lancaster, Pa. In addition to her recent nuptials, Carly will be starting her teaching career as a fourth grade special education teacher at Rising Sun Elementary School in Maryland.
Kaitlyn Fabian plans to work as a medical laboratory scientist while earning her master’s degree in organic chemistry and/or basic chemistry. Rebecca Miller is currently pursuing her MBA at Wesley College while working in Wesley’s International Programs.
Frederic Sottnick is attending American University for graduate school. While pursuing his degree, Fred will be interning on Capitol Hill for a congressman.
IN MEMORIAM Rosemarie (Gimber) Adamietz ’63 Christopher Benson ’07 Loraine (Sprenkel) Besemer ’62 Richard Bradley ’70 David Devonshire ’66 Lawrence Gemmell ’73
Will Seeley is currently working as a fi-
fellow at the University of Delaware and recently got engaged to Joel Jean-Simon ’14.
nancial sales consultant for PNC Bank.
Colleen Witowski is teaching preschool at
Patrick Slinka recently earned his Master
Cedarcroft School, a private pre-k school, and will soon be an adjunct instructor at the Community College of Baltimore County.
Howard Greene ’63
Becky Zimmerman is working as a nurse in New Jersey and is engaged to Michael Collins. Michael is currently attending Rutgers Law School.
Gerald Knable ’68
of Education degree from Wesley College.
Justin Sottilare is currently playing in Finland’s professional football league.
Matthew Tappan recently earned his Master of Arts in Teaching at Wesley College and works at Caesar Rodney High School as a social studies teacher.
Howard L. Gordy (former Wesley pastor)
Thomas Hooper ’57 Jennifer Kihn ’95
Linda (Fuller) Matthews ’63 Patricia (Walls) Miller ’55 Patricia (Aumiller) Morgan ’65
Eric Potts ’96
Carly (Brown) Palmer married Jonathan
Joan (Brewer) Sheffield ’55
Palmer in a June 12, 2015 ceremony outside
22 WESLEY COLLEGE Fall 2015
James Gilliam (former trustee)
Edwin Stowell ’50
ADVANCEMENT Honor Roll of Donors Dear Alumni and Friends of Wesley: FOR MORE THAN a decade many of us, including me, planted ourselves in front of our televisions to watch the sitcom “Cheers.” In that time, as today, when so many in our country struggle with alienation and loneliness, we want to be in a place “. . . where everybody knows your name . . .” as the tagline of the show’s theme song proclaimed. We long to be welcomed, heard, nurtured and valued. Wesley College is a place “where everybody knows your name.” Whether I am talking to present students or alumni, I often hear a common theme that emerges from time spent on the hallowed grounds of the Wesley campus. Time and again I hear that professors care deeply about their students, and that staff members nurture, fellow students embrace and the entire Wesley family is welcoming of new members into the fold. In short, Wesley is not only a place “where everybody knows your name,” but also one where lives are changed in the process. Those alumni who choose to financially give back to Wesley recognize the transformative nature of this College, primarily because they have experienced it. Their gifts enable new generations to come to Wesley where their names will be known too.
$1,369,971 $1,045,237 $370,156
$1,000,896 $1,040,435 $478,271
$893,867 $951,123 $386,633
Alumni and friends gave at a historic level this past year. A few highlights of financial gifts to Wesley for the 2014-2015 fiscal year include: • Overall giving increased 10.5 percent from the previous year, totaling just under $2.8 million. • Alumni giving to Wesley increased by more than 16 percent. • Charitable foundation giving to Wesley increased by more than $500,000. • The total number of donors rose 6 percent to 1177. • Wesley Society membership (gifts of $1,000+ annually) grew to 272, an increase of 9 percent. Since its inception in the fall of 2009, Wesley Society membership has gone from 62 to 272. With gratitude for this past year, it is now time to boldly embrace a new academic year. As we welcomed more than 600 freshmen to campus this fall as our newest Wesley Wolverines, the process is now well underway to once again “know their names” and transform their lives. Cheers! With warmest wishes,
Chris A. Wood Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Wesley College 2013-14 Total Giving
$170,000 $831,532 $374,673
Capital Projects Restricted Wesley Fund
Wesley College Cash Gifts
On behalf of today’s Wesley students, I offer a most sincere “thank you” to each of the donors listed in this Honor Roll of Donors. Every single donor and every single dollar given to
support the educational mission of Wesley College is appreciated! In tough economic times Wesley alumni and friends continue to support this College in ever-increasing numbers.
2015 Fall 2015 WESLEY COLLEGE 23
THE FOLLOWING LIST ACKNOWLEDGES total cash and tangible gifts received by Wesley College during our 2014-2015 fiscal year, which began July 1, 2014 and ended June 30, 2015. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this Honor Roll and to list donors in ways that are meaningful. We welcome your feedback. If you notice an error or omission, please accept our sincere apologies and report the correction to Amanda Downes at 302-736-2318 or firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Brittingham ◆ James Crouse John Gibson Miriam Kennedy Gibson Marie Brown Reynolds ● Bill Rieck C. Leslie Wix Class of 1955 Art Benjamin ● Helen Horvath Hadley Henry Hamm ● Harold Mason Richard Weinrich ◆ Class of 1956 Ruth Ann Johnson Bright ◆ Pete Conley Robert Layton Patricia Shorrock Matey Class of 1957 E. Russell Bassett ■ Thomas Hooper ❖◆ John McDonald Jack Murphy ■ Joe Slights ◆ Alfred Wilson Edward Woolf Eleanor Evans Zentgraf ● Class of 1958 David Armstrong ● Donald McCord Bernie Sas Barbara Gicker Schofield ● Amelia Wright ● Class of 1959 Wesley Bennett Sara Kendrick Cavanagh Frank Culhane ◆ Richard Gallagher ● Richard Gordon Richard Lee ● George McLaughlin ■ Daniel Moore ● Georgia Plastiras Morgan ● Gerald Porter Joanne Lemmon Taylor Class of 1960 Claire Mkitarian Bartolett Joan Lefever Bennett ◆ Suzanne Beattie DeCray ● Allen Dreyfuss ■
Class of 1944 Lorene Perkins Meredith ◆ Anita Segars Richardson ● E. Ann Wootten Class of 1945 Doris Wyatt Boys ■ Esther Merriam Gray Nancy Powell Kinnamon ● Marie Gambill Smith ■ Class of 1946 Edith Kelley Humphreys Class of 1947 Christine Hopkins ■ Betty Maynard Pennock ● Class of 1948 Harold Maloney ◆ Class of 1949 Betty Donovan Ebert ● Roy Kemp Betty Jackson Stubbs Class of 1950 Mary Lovett Frey ◆ James Jones Richard Looft ■ Mildred Haring Marx ◆ Walter Reimann Class of 1951 Kate Bishop Breeding ■ Daniel Brook ◆ Marjorie Harper Brook ◆ Marilyn Schmucker Crovetto Margaret Bosely Eldon ● Neill Kinnamon ● Ralph Owen Barbara Hall Schubert ◆ Class of 1952 Emma Pettyjohn Crovetto Barbara Cornog Smyth ◆ Bob Smyth ◆ Jack Vaughan ■ Class of 1953 George Godfrey ● Bob Hannah ■ W. LeRoy Jones ● John Justis ■ Patricia Messick Maurakis ■ Alan Rich ◆ Albert A. Stallone ● Class of 1954 Douglas Auburn
WESLEY SOCIETY MEMBERS: Highlighted in blue
Years of continuous giving
3+ years = ● 10+ years = ■
24 WESLEY COLLEGE Fall 2015
25+ years = ◆
deceased = ❖
Caleb Eashum ● Lois Meyer James ● James Landis ● Rachel Eppehimer Livezey Jane Kearney MacDonald ◆ Mary Amey Mattioni ● Suzanne Parrott Louella Law Smith Audrey Radcliffe Taylor ● Class of 1961 Charles Bennett Charles B. Conner ● Sue Rathmell Daino ● Mary Lou Veerhoff Franklin ● Susan Dyer Hope ● Carol Taylor Orr ● Joseph Parry-Hill ◆ Kathy Barclay Pickering ● Rebecca Berry Quay ● Class of 1962 Anonymous Joan Jacobs Abele Carole Schaffer Barrett Jack Beckett Brad Benson ● Fred Brown ■ Anne Pittinger Buckler ■ Darree Shinn Clark Carol Lou Canfield Doherty ● Richard Horn Roger Jones ■ John Loller Lorraine Howe Moniz ● Joseph Moore ● Bruce Moyer ● Carolyn Case Nicolai ◆ Nancy Shaub Peters ◆ Paul Price ◆ Alvin Renwick Jay Roberts ◆ Ann Barr Graves Stubbs ● Lynn Harvey Summers Gail Reese Timmons Ruth Ann Miller Ward ● Gray Whetstone ◆ Edward Woodward ● Judith Caulfield Zuydhoek Class of 1963 Rosemarie Gimber Adamietz ❖◆ Tim Bishop ● John Burbage James D. Carey Margaret Trauger Crook ■ Daniel J. Crumlish ◆ Richard Darlington ◆ William Fell Paul Flyzik ■ William Gallagher Joseph Gross Janet Gessner Mahoney ◆ Judy Glatfelter Martin ◆
Sharon Parker Mitchell Judy Johnston Moyer Ray Nichols Gary Peters ◆ Suzanne Unruh Roach Robert Williams ● Class of 1964 Susan Wood Baker Thomas Berry ● Ernest Cebrat Bill Conaway ● Linda Groves Edlin ◆ James D. Jefferis ● Mary Lou Hatten Johnson ● Harvey Kenton ■ Ernest Lee Martin Markowitz Gail McWhirter Moore ● Nancy Reed Nullmeyer ● James Persinger ● Charlene Poulson Jim Quirk ● Donald Sinclair ● Ali Watts Stark ● Eleanor Holley Ward ● Class of 1965 E. Ann Bishop Susan Peaper Cebrat Martha Craumer Chartier ● Reid Clapham ● Tom Data William De Costa ● Douglas Elliot Lois Holland Elliot Diane Shook Gibbs Robert Holloway ● Allen Johnson ● Ronald Krauss Marcia Spitzer Miller ● Janice Gobrecht Murphy Robert Noecker ● Robert Reed ● Dennis Sensenich ● Nancy Park Sinclair ● Kathleen Wallace Weir ● Class of 1966 Anonymous ● George Bachman ● Dave Baker ● Barry Boskovich ● Frazier Brinley ◆ Ed Cialella ● David Clark ◆ Ellen Smith Clark ◆ David Colglazier ● David Devonshire ❖● Edward Goodley Ruth Krause Jordan Michael Kader Carol Betz Lamarra-Dunn ● Gaye Steinman LeBoutillier
Constance Short Malin ● Barbara Eisele Maloney ◆ Karen McLaughlin Meacham ◆ Wayne Miskelly Diane Virtue Morton ● Charles Oberly ● E. Stuart Outten Stephen Pound ● Elmer Randall ● Ronald Sayers ● L.D Shank Carolyn Benjamin Spencer ■ Nancy Moir Steindl Maris Stipnieks ● Robert Stout Linda Cherrington Svok ● H. Kemp Vye III ● Bill Willis ◆ Ann Brett Zagari ◆ Class of 1967 Susan Mooney Bird ● Linda Naftzinger Bonnett ● Jack Buchheister Phoebe Smith Chandler Don DiBlasi ■ Alberta Douglass Linda Hutchinson Forst ● Michael Gilbert ■ Roy Green ● Robert Greenhough ● Isabel Rauschenbach Hermann ■ Michael Hudock ■ Lynn Schmid Knable ● Doris Kauffman Long Larry Mercardante ■ Allen Mushett ● Paul Nichol ■ Janet Ware Rich Matthew Sellitto Susan Barton Smith Adele Richter Topham ● John Van Tine Dave Wittle ◆ Class of 1968 Anonymous Don Almasy ● Janet Cort Beckman Scott Booth ● James Cottman Robert Ferguson Garrett Grier Catherine Mitchell Hankes ● Nancy Christ Herman Louis Kidhardt Charles Lesher Allen Palmer ● William Peebles Kenneth Shaffer Lynne Coleman Taylor ● Class of 1969 Thomas Baumgardner ◆ Norton L. Behney Jr. ● John Bixler
“As a Wesley College lacrosse player, I have seen donations boost our morale, and help us receive the things we needed. It inspired us to work hard knowing others cared about the team as much as we did. Giving back to Wesley College lacrosse feels good, it is a simple act of kindness, and will have a positive effect on our long-term goals. It is an honor to be able to give back to a program that has supported me and shaped me into the young man I am today.” SYLVESTER TATMAN ’16
Gregory Butler Herbert Denny Robert Dutch Bill Emrich ● Beryl Everist ● Lyn Faulkner Joan Gateley Joseph Hemphill Phyllis Johnson ● Lois Kershaw Johnson ● Jerry Kobasa ■ Linda Bouchelle Leitner Paul Macolly ● Anne Sanderson Manogue ■ Dave Maxwell ● John McNemar ■ Yvonne Reese Messick ● Ellen Evaul Nagler ● Ginny Bennison Paul ● Joe Paul ● Janet Peebles Rebecca Marx Ranalli ● Class of 1970 David Archard ■ Kathleen Willitts Archard ■ Jonathan Baker ● Elizabeth Hoell Cronce ● Joan Evans Mary Frampton Price Robert Hall ■ Mark Hannum Jeffrey James ● Donna Parris McNemar ■ Ginny Brooks Mondschein
Eric Mondschein Elizabeth Mock Nabb ● Allen Oshana Pattilee Bruning Stefl William Summers Willard Whitney ● Skip Willis ■ Roy Wines Class of 1971 Anonymous ● Anonymous Susan Ashworth Andy Behler ● Linda S. Broyhill ■ Zachery Carter Robert R. Gibson ● Michael Healy ● Donald Hohwieler ● Robert Jones Patrice Lichty Kerr ● J. Martin Kooman Sarah Cheney Oshana Thomas F. Pergola ● Richard Pilius ● Jane Jacobs Steinfelt Susan Wilson-Banta ● Class of 1972 Diane Cunningham ● Linda Dietrich Eaton Timothy Gardner Barry Hawlk Carol Froonjian Imbriaco Sandra Jones-Congleton ● Nancy Jo Biddle Lambertson ●
Cynthia Mitchell Lehm ● Ross Lillard ● Alice Morris Mason Sharyn Asquith Murray DeWitt Peterkin III ● Marilyn Bare Sheehan ● Craig Stephenson Clinton Tymes ● Class of 1973 Ronald Allen Robert B. Call ● Cathy Jayne Corwin Thomas Dixon ● Jacqueline Huss Hale ● Sandra Hengstenberg Hebley John Hess ■ Gloria P. James ● Michael Lehm ● Charlotte A. Nichols Susan Henry Ostrowski ■ Barbara Schwab Tilford ◆ Margaret MacLeod Winkleman ● Robert Worrest ■ Class of 1974 Donald R. Cameron ● James DeAngelo ● William Gage ● Mike Haly ● Cynthia Myers Herr Tom Hinnau ● Judith Hughes ◆ Steve Lebo ■ Robert Lukens ● Dale Holliday Maginnis ◆
Fall 2015 WESLEY COLLEGE 25
Marsha Silbaugh McCullough Candace Chaffinch Minner Suzie Schneider ● Susan Mullane Selam Barbara Drennen Stricker ■ Karen Morris Sweezey ● Wendy Warner Jackie Williamson ● Class of 1975 Camille Siliato Butler ● Ting Chan Janice Delmonico Hatt Linda Johnson Jones ● John Ladd Susan Barclay Pizzica
Class of 1978 Margaret Raubacher Dunham ● William Hand Muzella Addley Hayes Kathleen Mitchell Laury Cheryl Buchko Myles Dawn Simms Nordhoff Howard Parks ● Jo Pobst Parks ● Mark Williams Class of 1979 Elizabeth Blake Bagnato ● Tom Burn ◆ Kevin E. Carson Jayne Darkes Lester ●
Class of 1983 Ann Marie Biter Flood ● Kent James Fred Marvel Harold Spangler Janice Turner Shelby Brown Wilson Class of 1984 Granville Elliott Susan Voss Griffin Lee Klesius ● Cindy Luttrell Serman Gary Serman Class of 1985 Charlie Burton ●
“We were both very fortunate to earn a great education at Wesley. It provided a solid foundation for our career and personal success. We are proud to support the College and future generations of students to help others to secure the same opportunity we had.” J EFFREY ’88 AND A LICIA (S OHN ) ’86 E LLIS Wesley Society Members
Tom Trento ● Anne Butz Tymon ◆ Class of 1976 Barbara Hand Dyer Pamela Minnich Earll Charles Kuehner ■ David Pack David Peterson Linda White ● Mark Williams Nancy Stitt Williams Janice Williamson John Woods ● Class of 1977 Anonymous David Bini Joanne Rosenquist Bini Kevin E. Carson Steve Ekstrom ● Vance Gibbs Lorraine Bortner La Belle ■ Crystal Leiter ● Mike Mollo ● Steve Neilson ■ Barbara Eaken Nothstein Madolyn Garrison Robertson
William Parkhurst ● Mark Pintavalle ● Class of 1980 David Barnes Judy Maxson Donahue Joy Packwood Duffy ● Carl Gandel Deborah Fitzpatrick Hill ● Roy Mackison Margaret MacKenzie Pensack ■ Class of 1981 David Barnes Susan Oztemel Barnes Catherine Pickens Class of 1982 Drew Collom Nancy Baum Collom Joyce Darling ● Judy Maxson Donahue Dennis Egner Sandra Frunzi Susan Voss Griffin Lorraine Cephas Tomlin Suzanne Zigmont Wiand
WESLEY SOCIETY MEMBERS: Highlighted in blue
Years of continuous giving
3+ years = ● 10+ years = ■
26 WESLEY COLLEGE Fall 2015
25+ years = ◆
deceased = ❖
Elizabeth Jones Melinda Otley Ryan ● Class of 1986 Alicia Sohn Ellis ● Class of 1987 Candace Chaffinch Minner Karen Bowden Rebman ● Suzanne Bonilla Spangler Class of 1988 Jeff Ellis ● Elizabeth Jones Class of 1989 Barbara Mabry Dean Nicholas Halladay ● Dawn Simms Nordhoff Class of 1990 Tammy Antanaitis Heather Cameron Treml George Van Dyke ● Class of 1991 Colin Bonini ■ Kevin Dill ● Margaret Ann Gary ● Class of 1992 Robert Dobak ■
Class of 1993 Anonymous Chris Conley Chris Jackson Sarah Kinder King Kenya Y. Milbourne Class of 1994 Douglas Burroughs Andrea Paterson Connolley Ed Muntz Class of 1995 Yalonda Wilkins Adams ● David Blaeuer ● James Connolley Joe Cuccinello ● Marshall Downes ■ Michele Dobbins Duvall Brad Gudeman ● Jonathan Hardy Jerry Huggler Steven MacGlashan Beth Pearcey Neal Bernard Nowakowski Class of 1996 Anonymous Derrick Christiano ■ Oswald Guobadia Sophia Willis Khalfani Stefan Roberts Margaret Egerson Williams ● Ryan Yakabosky ● Class of 1997 Carlos Espadas ● Joseph Kingsborough Rita Kropiewnicki ● Christopher Mason Class of 1998 June Carter Porter Stephanie Smith Christiano ■ Allison Snyder Gudeman ● Kirsten Higgins ● Shanna Maderich Hoffman Rasaan James Christine McGrath McDermott Brandon Steinheim Class of 1999 David Blaeuer ● Lyron Deputy ● William Laphen Lori Mason Loller Michelle Lowe John Maroney Kevin McDermott Anne Ryan Neary Michael Shockley Staci Maris Simpson Class of 2000 Steve Azzanesi ● Melody Bender ■ Carlos Espadas ● Danya Espadas ●
Andrew Hoffman JudithTownsley Class of 2001 Rebecca Federoff Fournier Brian Shanklin ● Mike Simpson Class of 2002 Anonymous Craig LaBarbera Janet Thompson Messina William Roberts Lauren Decker Shanklin ● Tracey Short ● Class of 2003 Clarence Brown Christopher Jester ● Chris Kulak ● Matt Lindell ■ Patrick Schneider Class of 2004 Anonymous ● Steve Azzanesi ● Danielle Sacchetti Caton Christine Jarrell ● Courtney Markiewicz Jill Maser ● Kevin McDermott William Roberts Class of 2005 Margaux Azzanesi ● Alexandra Hollywood Matt Lindell ■ Bobby Jones Keith Mutchler Chad Robinson Class of 2006 Lyron Deputy ● Amanda Downes ■ Joseph Durney Jessica Raymond Courtney Stewart ● Justin Strickland Class of 2007 David Blaeuer ● Deanna Cuccinello ● Felina Sacchetti Feliciano ● Robert Flores Adele Foltz ● Desiree Frieson Corey Huemmer Amanda Knight Kulak ● Jill Maser ● Peter Moran ● Anna Maria Smith Eamonn Taylor Class of 2008 James Earl ● Ashley Fraction Amy Kellen Kari B. Kelly Will Scarborough Class of 2009 Timothy Kane
Jonathan Lanouette Kristen Woods Lax Robert Lax Angelina Orrben John Passwaters Michael Rushin Justin Strickland Deborah Wright Class of 2010 Erin N. Bailey Chris Foard Tripp Keister ● Scott Marshall Grant Morlock Class of 2011 Doryann Barnhardt ● Matthew Fridell Rashon Holmes Geoffrey Kimmel Stuart Madden Jeffrey Owsik Kevin Reidinger Evelyn Skinner ● Class of 2012 Anonymous DJ Keckler Trevor Kling Gregory McKenn Jovoni Simmons Class of 2013 Wesley Dessesow Mathew Robles Robert Varvaro Elizabeth Wallace ● Bryan Zarou Class of 2014 Samantha Barker Victoria Dunbar Corey Jefferson Alex Spaul Class of 2015 Mike Crockett Jordan Lozzi
Alicia Rumaker Fred Sottnick Elizabeth Wallace ● Friends of the College Active Environmental Technologies, Inc. Eva M. Adams Add Chemicals LLC Adkins Management Company All Lacrosse American Legion-Walter L. Fox #2 Bruce and Cathy Anderson ● Wanda Anderson Joseph and Marjorie Andrews Anonymous ■ Anonymous ● Anonymous ● Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Peter and Patricia Angstadt ● Anthony and Janet DePrima Aramark, Higher Education ■ The Arena Club Anthony M. Armstrong ● Tami A. and Joel H. Aronow Artisans’ Bank ● Jae Atkins ◆ Atlantic Associates Insurance Agency, Inc. ATS Enterprises, LLC Jeanette R. and Thomas L. Austin Maria C. and Rafael Azria Mary Alice Bair Bank of America Matching Gifts Program ● Barnes & Noble Bookstore Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC Jack and Doryann '11 Barnhardt ● Michael J. Barone Dede T. and James W. Bartlett Clifford C. and Anne Bauer
Harry T. and Louanna J. Baxter Bayard Pharmacy Bayhealth Medical Center ■ Dahila I. Bayon W.E. and M.M. Bazzelle ● Dolores M. Beard Alfred H. Beattie Douglas and Elaine Becker ■ Becker Morgan Group ● Lee Beetschen Angela F. Benefield ● Beau J. Benson Lisa A. and George W. Bentz Robert M. Berglund Theresa and David Berry Mary Lou and George R. Berry Michael R. and Karen A. Berry George L. Betz Jane L. and Daniel Bezduk Billy Warren & Son Vincent D. Boccio Margaret A. Bodner Theresa R. and John R. Bohns Rachael S. Bohns Charles P. and Barbara Bonini Andrew and Marilyn Booth Lisa Bowers Frank W. Boyd Martha and Michael Boyd Brian Boyle Richard N. and Frances E. Bramble Robert and Mary Lou Brashear Jeffery and Teresa Braxton Pete and Alison Brayton Joyce M. Breasure-Herrick Breslin Contracting, Inc. Robert and Beverly Bresnahan Scott and Terri Brown ■ Michael V. Buchler Buckley Builders ● Buffalo Wild Wings Eileen B. Burge ■ David and Ann Burton ■
“I contribute to the Wesley College Field Hockey team. I support all of Wesley Athletics, but female athletes are too often overlooked. When people think of athletes, they think about men first, not the fantastic women who work, strive and excel just as hard as any man!” A DELE F LAMM Wesley College Supervisor - Business Operations
Fall 2015 WESLEY COLLEGE 27
Brian and Rocky Bushweller Mark F. and Linda A. Butala F. Joseph and Judith L. Callahan Camden Mid-State Lacrosse Club ● Jonathon E. and Carolyn J. Carlson Ruly and Stephanie Carpenter ● James P. and Margaret E. Carrig Vicki L. Carter Susan Casey ● John A. Cash Linda E. and Michael M. Cavanaugh Celtic Roots, Inc. Century Engineering ● John H. Chadderdon James and Diana Chenault Annette N. and John Chenault Chesapeake Utilities Corp. Barbara E. and Michael J. Cheslock Julie W. Chidichimo Chick-Fil-A of North Dover ● Chipotle Mexican Grill Chrissy Tolomeo Memorial Fund Cincinnati Insurance Company Citizens Bank Foundation City of Dover CME Construction LLC Daniel and Rose M. Coakley Coca-Cola Company Jeffrey Cochran Maurice B. Cohill Jr. ● Jill E. Cole ● Ellen Coleman Raymonetta Coles Cynthia and Patrick Collins Walter M. and Margaret A. Conlon Patricia A. and Francis M. Conlon H. Scott and Kimberly L. Connell Timothy and Noreen Constantine Jessica Cook ● Johnny Coppage Sonya L. and Tracy L. Cordell Susan A. and Jay J. Costenbader Marian B. and Phil Courtney David M. Coyne Patricia A. and A.B. Crosby Kevin A. Curry D.P. Builders, Inc. Gilbert and Elaine L. Darlak Mary D. Darnell Charles and Ruby Dashiell ■ Catherine Davis Muriel W. De Lorio Stéphane and Linda P. De Roche ● Rhette L. and Patricia A. Dean David O. and Shirley A. Dearborn ● James A. Decembrino Bill DeFelice Delaware Architects, LLC Delaware Auto Sales, Inc. Delaware Community Foundation ● Delaware Division of the Arts Delaware Friends of Folk Delaware Health & Social Services ● Delaware Sleep Disorder Centers
“Our main focus as business owners is to help build and grow a stronger foundation for our community. We believe supporting Wesley College makes that happen.” E RIK AND J ENNY M ABUS Bayard Pharmacy
Delaware Sports Commission, Inc. Delaware Strategic Fund Delaware Today Magazine Katie Delcampo Delmarva Broadcasting Company Delmarva Campus Housing LLC Del-One Maureen T. and John S. Deluca Dempsey’s Specialized Services LLC Barbara E. and John Derue Charlotte Y. and Bernard L. Dieter Renee L. and Bernard L. Dieter Mario and Carol Disabatino ● Douglass G. and Mary L. Doak Alfred D. and Constance Domian Wanda M. Dorsey Adrienne Dorsey Donald D. and Alberta G. Douglass Dover Federal Credit Union ● Mike and Laurie Drass ■ Patrick and Patricia Driggers Susan and David A. Duban Duck In Car Wash Cecelia W. Ducksworth Virginia A. Dulany M. Joseph Dwyer Jr. ● Patricia Dwyer and Connie Imboden ● Phyllis J. Dyer E J Construction LLC EDiS Company Anthony Edwards Edwards Project Solutions ● Michael U. and Martha Eisenhour Charles E. and Julianne F. Ellis Abraham and Betty J. Ellison Elm Terrace Co. LLC The Emory Agency, Inc. Arthur and Bernice Ericson Estate of John R. Groff Esther & Morton Wohlgemuth Foundation, Inc. ● Boyd and Linda Etter ● Thomas J. Evanko Walter and Nancy Bellmeyer Everett
WESLEY SOCIETY MEMBERS: Highlighted in blue
Years of continuous giving
3+ years = ● 10+ years = ■
28 WESLEY COLLEGE Fall 2015
25+ years = ◆
deceased = ❖
Lucy and George Findlay Joanne and Thomas E. Fingles Jack and Carol Fisher ■ Adele and Howard Flamm ● Gregory and Charlotte Fleischauer Ione E. Flesher James A. and Ann Marie Flood ● Jim Sr. and Kathleen Flood ● FM Global Anna D. Ford Donna L. and Alfred J. Ford John A. and Marie E. Forest James R. Forshey Fraizer’s Restaurant Sharon L. and George E. Freebery Timothy M. and Beth M. Freeh Friends of Giving Tuesday Lori L. and Richard C. Friess Dennis Fromal Angela L. Fuertes Lisa Funderburk-Robinson Susan M. Furda Linda S. and James R. Futty G & S T.V. & Antenna Sales & Service Lucille and Robert Gambardella ● Todd L. and Diana L. Garber James and Brenda Gardels Alfred W. and Gayle L. Gardiner Joyce Gasper Roland and Nancy Gehweiler George and Roberta Geier Paul D. and Margaret M. Gemmato Karen K. Gemmato General Electric Foundation ● Genesco Inc. George & Ruth Harms Foundation, Inc. Louis F. Gerace Jarred P. Geyer Zeph D. Geyer Beatrice M. and John F. Gibson Christine and Marvin Gibson O. Palmer Gillis Carmela M. Giovanelli The Glen Mills Schools
Rob Goodwin Nancy A. Goodwin Howard L. and Beverly C. Gordy Vicki Gordy-Stith and Bo Stith Ronald H. and Ella M. Gore William and Barbara Gorrow ● Mark C. Gosser Governor’s Cafe Ethel C. Graham Sean M. Greene The Greene Turtle Frank Gregory ● Linda R. and Glenn H. Griffin Anthony A. and Lisa Griffith John and Robin Groom Leslie J. Hagan Michael and Yvonne Hall ● Halladay Florist ● Ronald G. and Connie E. Hamm Scott A. and Sara Kate Hammer Isaac Hankins Dara L. and Henry H. Hanna Harbor Controls Malcolm Hardwood Harford Lacrosse Camp George and Ruth Harms Richard B. and Dorothy J. Harper Robert and Linda Harra ■ Michael and Donna Harrington Harrington Realty, Inc. Fredrick K. Harris Artelia C. Harris Maxine Harris Kiyia M. Harris Charles S. and Patricia A. Hayden Susan A. and Leo A. Haydt Alice and John Haydt Donna L. and George D. Heiser Orlena K. and Donald R. Heiser Bonnie L. and Glen E. Heitzler Tod and Ramona Henby Henry Troemner LLC Judith C. Herdeg Debbie J. and Barry L. Hershey
Nancy J. Herzog Lynne S. and Scott W. Hewson Jonathan R. and Jamie Hickey Christopher and Mary Hicks Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware ● Dawn L. Hill Ann Hogan Dorothy and Donald W. Hoke Marjorie L. and Harlan M. Holcomb D. Wayne and Betsy Holden ● Emily J. and David R. Holland Hope United Methodist Church ● Maureen T. Horan John L. and Suzzanne K. Hornyak Russell A. and Carol A. Houseal Larry and Susan Houser ● Houser’s Auto Trim & Accessories, Inc. Mary P. Hudson John Hughes John G. and Susan D. Hughes Kelly A. and Christopher M. Hull E. Joseph Hummel Tammy F. and Thomas J. Hummel Elizabeth A. and Johnny F. Hurst Barbara and Louis Hyatt Mitchell Hyatt Mary Hynson I.G. Burton & Co., Inc. ● IHOP Independent Newsmedia, Inc. USA ● Philip A. Insley Jack Burbage Foundation, Inc. Edward W. and Donna J. Jackson Julia A. Jacobs-Kaczmarek and Allen M. Kaczmarek James L. Fisher, LTD. ● Dale R. Jarrell Doug Jarrell Terry Jarrell Jasper County Anesthesia PC ● Jeanne’s Cleaning Service Carolyn M. Jensen Jessie Ball duPont Fund ■ George Jester John B. Fontana, Jr., D.D.S. Flossie S. Johnson Dean Johnson Stephanie A. Johnson Carla H. and Greg N. Johnson William and Susan Johnston ● James L. and Carole Joiner Paul Jones Cynthia K. and Barry G. Joseph Joseph Silvestri & Son, Inc. ■ JPMorgan Chase Foundation Kamlesh Shah Designs, Inc. Walter R. and Lisa F. Kane ● Kane Electric, Inc. Barbara A. and Harry Kania Tripp M ’10 and June Keister ● Mary L. Kennedy Robert G. and Christi Kennedy Kent County Fund for the Arts ● Kent Oil Co., Inc. Cindy M. and W. Glenn Killen Stephen and Kristen Kimes
King's Auto Sales, Inc. Jeffery E. Kirksey Michael A. Klebba Marion Klein Gregory and Dottie M. Kobasa ● Michael and Ann Marie Kolenkiewicz Ruth B. and Robert C. Kowalski Thomas L. Krick Helen J. and Richard N. Kuciemba Stephen R. and Brenda N. Kuciemba Justin J. and Rebekah E. Kuk Kathy Kuk L & W Insurance Agency ● Gideon H. Labiner Mabel L. Ladd Terry J. and John C. Ladd Christina M. Lambert ● Steven LaMotte Gisele S. Landry Jeanette D. and Theodore R. Lawson LCI District 22B Gabe and Dana Lewullis Karen Liberto Liberty Mutual Insurance ● Tracy S. Lilley Lincoln Financial Foundation ● Tanya J. and Steve Livardo Lockheed Martin Corporation Foundation Eileen E. Lockwood Longwood Foundation Arlene B. and Bryan Lookup Brian C. and Teresa L. Lord Ronnie Lorentz Francis Lucia James J. Ludwig James and Donna Lutz Eleanor Lyons Patricia M. and David A. Lyster M&T Bank ■ Lori S. MacDonald Tyler K. Macolly Thomas W. Magee Linda Malland Conny and Lori Malmberg ● Manatee Storage LLC Michael and Michelle Mann Donna Marine ■ Marshall & Bailey Contracting Mason Building Group P. C. and Jane R. Massey Dominick Massimiano Donald and Faith Masten ■ L. Jeffrey and Sharon L. Mattern Michael and Jane ❖ Mattern ● Mattern & Associates ● Jaime-Lu T. and Charles B. Matthews Elizabeth and Ernest C. Matthews Venerando and Carole Maximo Max’s Auto Repairs Phil and Pam May ● Sharon and Brian McAndrew ● Peter D. McCaffrey Kent County Republican Committee Jordan S. and Randy A. McCloskey Timothy McCoy Joseph S. and Carey C. McDaniel ■
Kristopher McGlothin James J. and Deborah B. McGowan Elizabeth and Robert McKeage Carolyn Mckinney-Bobo George ’59 and Dorothy McLaughlin ■ Najya McLean Meeks Enterprises, Inc. ● Jimmy Mehl Timothy P. and Elizabeth A. Menton Merck Partnership for Giving Kacie L. and Jimmy Messick Michael Lehm Photos Steven O. Miller Peggy L. and G.R. Miller Kimberly M. Mills Mitten & Winters LLP, Certified Public Accountants Joseph H. and Amy H. Moglia Moglia Family Foundation Loretta Moik ■ Ken and Denise M. Monaghan Francis Montone and Christine Brandt-Montone Gregory V. Moore ● The Moore Companies, Inc. Travis and Laurie K. Moorman Kevin B. and Melody J. Moran Harry Moss Raymond G. Mraz MSK Partners, Inc. ● Richard Mulholland Thomas and Terry Mullaney ● Karen W. and Stephen R. Mumford Terry and Julie Ann Murphy ● Isabelle M. and Gary E. Nalley National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation National Management Resources Corporation Deborah L. and John Nelson Thomas Neubauer New York Life Foundation Victoria A. Nickle Elizabeth H. and J. Michael Niehoff Albert J. Niezgoda Brandi and Kevin Niezgoda Tom and Cathleen Nosel ● Andrew and Jennifer Nowak Daniel J. and Brenda A. Oleszczuk Paul Oliva Paul E. Olsen ● Jack D. Oneill Oranges & Lemons Orthodontics of Silver Lake, P.A. Dana L. Orton Ann F. Ott ● Robert Owens Kimberly A. and David A. Palmer Angela and Ryan Palmer Palmer Home, Inc. ● James R. and Susan E. Panter Paper Chasin, LLC Annese Parks Tom and Sarah Pasmore L. Peter and Ebba Patrick Onofrio C. Patrone Gary and Elizabeth Patterson
Patty Patterson and David L. Bonar Pattison Sports Group LLC Dorthy C. and Ronald B. Pecqueur Ciara Pena Peninsula Nurseries, Inc. Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference ◆ Christopher J. Pennington Joseph and Michelle Pepe Nancy B. and Vincent Perugini Eliza L. and David L. Peters Johann and Mary Pettesch Malcolm W. and Lynne A. Peverley Matthew W. Pfaffenhauser Marianne S. and Warren R. Pfeiffer Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program ● Timothy Pleskach Thomas C. and Jeanne L. Plymette Positive Transitions Greg and Colleen Potts PPG Industries Foundation Precision Tool & Machine Co., Inc. Ruthann S. and Harold B. Prettyman Daniel Pritchett Pro Clean Prudential Foundation Mark and Anne Pruett-Barnett Mary and Richard E. Pueschel William and Nancy Putman ● Bobbie and David Quinn Catherine P. Ramsey Henry W. and Stephanie Ramsey Heide R. Ratliff Joseph and Constance Raymond ● Razor’s Edge Lori W. Rebuck Richard M. and Nancy J. Reddish Roberta A. and John E. Redefer Jay C. Reed, Sr. G. Scott and Joanne C. Reihm Philip and Donna Reuter ● Rex Energy Operating Corp. James A. and Jo Ann Reynolds Darelle Lake Riabov and John Riabov ● Michael and Joann Richardson Frances R. Riddle and Robert R. Frazier ● Shurman L. and Wanda Riggins Judith Rippert Ken Robertson ❖ Coreen O. Robinson Linda and Bertram A. Robinson James and Ann Rogge ● James and Marina Rogin ● Roy L. Wines, Inc. Royal Pest Solutions Inc. Joseph F. and Jill D. Rubacky Charles F. Ryan Sacchetti Construction Corp. Charles and Susan Salkin ● Salmon Foundation ■ Ryan Sanders Kevin P. Sandleitner Kyle R. Saxman Margaret L. and Robert D. Saxman Robert D. and Cheryl L. Saxman Fall 2015 WESLEY COLLEGE 29
Margaret A. Scarborough Joan and Philip Schaefer Marianne and Larry Scherff Jeffrey S. and Karen Schmidt Randal B. and Chi Kim L. Scholl Frank W. and Patricia T. Scholtz Judith D. and Eli T. Schrock Frank A. and Florence Scibilia Gerald A. Scott Erin Sebastian Conrad and Darlene A. Selewach ● The Matthew C. Sellitto Foundation Philip O. Sels J.T. and Jean Seymour ■ D.J. and Joyce C. Shannahan The Shannahan Water Co., Inc. Nicholas Sharp Terri L. Sharpless Marie N. Sheppard Ann R. Shilling John and Bonnie S. Short Melissa A. Short Silicon Valley Community Foundation Joann S. Simon Drexel Siok Cynthia S. and David Small ● Phillip J. and Geraldine Smith Bonnie B. and James P. Smith Timothy Smith Catherine Smith Robert Snoeberger Solidcast Polymer Technology South Bowers Volunteer Fire Co., Inc. Melissa Speidel Michele Stabley
Lorrie A. Stanley Richard C. and Mary P. Stansfield State Farm Companies Foundation Matching Gift Program ● State Farm Insurance-Simmons Mary E. and Jeffrey G. Sterling Jordan A. Stewart Philip N. Stohlberg Judith Strasser Gerald I. and Diane N. Street William and Okemah Strickland ■ Mark and Mary Stroock ■ Daniel D. Stroud Priscilla P. Strudwick ● Student Government Association (SGA) J. Thomas Sturgis Sun Hill Sales Robert V. Swaringen George “Jody” and Crystal Sweeney ● T.G. Adams & Sons, Inc. Daralice A. and John M. Takash Kathryn M. and Andrew Taormina Christine M. Taranto Sylvester C. Tatman Robert C. and Shannon E. Tattersall ● Gregory Taylor Michael R. Taylor Susan A. Testoni Thomas Building, Inc. Matthew W. Thompson Joseph Thomson Tidewater Utilities, Inc. Tina I. Hamilton & Associates, Inc. Kara and Matthew E. Tipp
WESLEY SOCIETY MEMBERS: Highlighted in blue
Years of continuous giving
3+ years = ● 10+ years = ■
30 WESLEY COLLEGE Fall 2015
25+ years = ◆
deceased = ❖
David C. Tontonoz Robbie B. Townsend Susan L. and Mathew Trimble Rosemary Twilley United Restaurant Group, LP ● Van Dyke Family Foundation ● John Van Gorp Marysa L. Vanpatten-Dermond Helen M. and Frank Varljen The Frank Vasfailo III Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. ● Verizon Foundation Sandra L. and John A. Vesey Jeremy Vietri Edna F. Vinson Theresa Vonhassel Voodoo Lacrosse LLC ● Wayne and Linda Voshell Wagamon Technology Group LLC C. Lea and George B. Wainwright Howell F. and Margo A. Wallace Cindy K. and Roy Wallace Mark G. and Darlene Walpole ● James C. Walter Diane C. and Kendall O. Warrington Waybetter Marketing, Inc. Wealth Management Group James J. Wearden ● Welfare Foundation, Inc. Kristina and Thomas Wesley Wesley College Alumni Association Charles S. and Jo Anne Westheaffer Westside Brushless Car Wash/Clean Car, Inc. Westside Wicomico Lions Club
Erin G. and Cory M. Whaley Kenneth W. and Linda R. Wheatley Whisman, Giordano & Associates, LLC ■ Debbie and Jerry White The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company ● Jane and Charles A. Whitmore Frederic E. and Pamela B. Wierman Wild Quail Country Club Juanita D. Wilks Wilks, Lukoff & Bracegirdle, LLC ● William T. Morris Foundation Larry D. and Sally A. Williams ● Wilmer T. and P. H. Williams Mary V. Willoughby James Wilson and Britania Redington Wilson ● Ryan Wisler Wolverine Soccer Academy Chris and Lisa Wood ● Worm’s Quality Carpet Care Wade V. Wyatt William E. and Judith A. Wyatt Kevin Yencer Mark Yoder Megan L. and Matthew J. Yost Robert and Karen Young Rafael and Claire Zaragoza ■ Brian C. and Rene Zimmerman ● Dorothy A. Zimmerman Lisa and John H. Zimmerman G. David and Jo Ann Zorb
“Helping students to grow intellectually is important work, and a cornerstone of a liberal arts education.” – Dr. Jack Barnhardt, associate professor of psychology
$100,000 AND ABOVE Anonymous ✱ ▲ Aramark, Higher Education ✱ ▲ Bayhealth Medical Center ✱ ▲ Joan Lefever Bennett ’60 ✱ ▲ David and Ann Burton ✱ ▲ Delaware Health & Social Services ▲ Delaware Strategic Fund ▲ Delmarva Campus Housing LLC ▲ Longwood Foundation ▲
Wesley Society ESTABLISHED IN 2009, the Wesley Society is comprised of individuals and organizations who believe in the mission of Wesley College and pledge to become partners with the College in transforming lives of students. The Society members listed below have committed to advancing Wesley College through personal involvement and financial support of $1,000 or more between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Young alumni may join at special rates as G.O.L.D. (graduates of the last decade) members. For donors of large gifts, membership is recognized as Lifetime ($100,000 and above) or 3-year ($10,000 and up).
32 WESLEY COLLEGE Fall 2015
$25,000 - $99,999 Charles ’85 and Marie Burton ◗ I.G. Burton & Co., Inc. ◗ Larry Mercardante ’67 ✱ ◗ Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference ✱ ◗ Salmon Foundation ✱ ◗ Derrick Christiano ’96 and Stephanie Smith Christiano ’98 ✱ ◗ Welfare Foundation Inc. ▲ The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company ◗ $10,000 - $24,999 Linda S. Broyhill ’71 ✱ ◗ Carole ’62 and Paul Barrett ◗ Robert and Linda Harra ✱ ◗ D. Wayne and Betsy Holden ✱ ◗ William and Susan Johnston ✱ ▲ Alan and Ellen Levin ✱ ◗ Michael and Valerie Buchman ’80 Lyons ▲ M&T Bank ✱ ◗ Conny and Lori Malmberg ◗ Donald and Faith Masten ✱ ▲ Michael L. and Jane Mattern ✱ ◗ Moglia Family Foundation ◗ Gregory V. Moore ✱ ◗ Ray Nichols ’63 ◗ Rosemary Twilley ◗ Angelo and Carolyn Case ’62 Nicolai ✱ ◗ Howard ’78 and Jo Pobst ’78 Parks ✱ ◗ William and Okemah Strickland ✱ ◗ Student Government Association (SGA) ✱ ◗ Whisman, Giordano & Associates, LLC ✱ ◗ William T. Morris Foundation ◗ Skip ’70 and Karen Willis ✱ ◗ $2,500 - $9,999 Wilbert and Joan Jacobs ’62 Abele ◗ Becker Morgan Group George L. Betz Colin ’91 and Melissa Harrington Bonini ✱ ◗ Scott and Terri Brown ✱ Bob and Ruth Ann Clark Charles and Ruby Dashiell ✱ Dave Reynolds Memorial Fund ✱ Delaware Division of the Arts ✱ Delaware Friends of Folk David '66 and Lidia Devonshire ✱ Dover Federal Credit Union ✱ M. Joseph Dwyer Jr. Patricia Dwyer and Connie Imboden ✱ Esther & Morton Wohlgemuth Foundation, Inc. ✱
The Frank Vasfailo III Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc. Brad ’95 and Allison Snyder ’98 Gudeman ✱ George and Ruth Harms Foundation, Inc. Henry Troemner LLC Jerry and Christine M'04 Jarrell ✱ Jessie Ball duPont Fund ✱ ◗ Tripp M'10 and June Keister ✱ Jeffery E. Kirksey L & W Insurance Agency ✱ ◗ Liberty Mutual Insurance ✱ ◗ The Matthew C. Sellitto Foundation ✱ ▲ George ’59 and Dorothy McLaughlin ✱ National Management Resources Corporation ▲ Palmer Home, Inc. ✱ Jay ’62 and Margaret Roberts Matthew ’67 and Loreen Sellitto ✱ Marie Gambill Smith ’45 ✱ Frank Fantini and Ali Watts Stark ’64 ✱ Wesley College Alumni Association Wilks, Lukoff & Bracegirdle, LLC William ’66 and Mary Jane Willis ✱ ◗ Rafael and Claire Zaragoza ✱ $1,000 - $2,499 Yalonda E. Adams ’95 Bruce and Cathy Anderson ✱ Wanda Anderson Anonymous Peter and Patricia Angstadt David ’70 and Kathleen Willetts ’70 Archard ✱ David ’58 and Gloria Armstrong Jae Atkins Jonathan ’70 and Donna Baker Bank of America Matching Gifts Program Barnes & Noble Bookstore ✱ W.E. and M.M. Bazzelle Lee Beetschen Bradley ’62 and Anne Benson Robert M. Berglund David ’95, ’99, M’07 and Kelly Blaeuer Andrew and Marilyn Booth Robert ’54 and Virginia Brittingham ✱ Buckley Builders ✱ John H. Burbage ’63 Kevin ’79 and Teresa Carson Chick-Fil-A at North Dover Chrissy Tolomeo Memorial Fund Edward '66 and Allison Cialella Citizens Bank Foundation Coca-Cola Company H. Scott and Kimberly L. Connell James ’95 and Andrea Paterson ’94 Connolley Timothy and Noreen Constantine Delaware Today Magazine Michael and Laurie Drass ✱ Jeffrey ’88 and Alicia Sohn ’86 Ellis ✱ Boyd and Linda Etter Walter and Nancy Bellmeyer Everett ✱ ◗ James and Ann Marie Biter ’83 Flood ✱ Jim Sr. and Kathleen Flood Gary A. Franks Lucille and Robert Gambardella ✱ James and Brenda Gardels George and Roberta Geier ✱
Christine and Marvin Gibson Jeff and Anh Gibson Edward ’66 and Maruth Goodley Vicki Gordy-Stith and Bo Stith Ethel C. Graham Joseph ’63 and Barbara Gross ✱ Oswald ’96 and Tanisha Guobadia Michael and Yvonne Hall Kirsten Higgins ’98 Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware ▲ Thomas Hinnau ’74 Hope United Methodist Church ✱ Larry and Susan Houser Independent Newsmedia, Inc. USA Christopher ’03 and Amanda Jester Phyllis J. Johnson ’69 W. LeRoy ’53 and Betty Jones ✱ Kent County Fund for the Arts Harvey ’64 and Jeanne Kenton ✱ ◗ Raymond and Patrice Lichty ’71 Kerr Akil and Sophia Willis ’96 Khalfani Jerry ’69 and Geri Kobasa ✱ Charles ’76 and Angela Kuehner ✱ Gabe and Dana Lewullis Lori Mason ’99 Loller Robert and Jane Kearney ’60 MacDonald Donna Marine Christopher ’97 and Erica Mason Mattern & Associates ◗ Jane and Michael Mattern ✱ Mary ’60 and John Mattioni ✱ Joseph and Kip McDaniel John ’69 and Donna Parris ’70 McNemar ✱ Meeks Enterprises, Inc Daniel and Sharon Parker ’63 Mitchell ✱ Ken and Denise M. Monaghan Daniel ’59 and Mary Moore Joseph ’62 and Susan Moore MSK Partners, Inc. ✱ Terry and Julie Ann Murphy ✱ National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation ✱ Paul ’67 and MaryAnn Nichol ✱ Charlotte A. Nichols ’73 Tom and Cathleen Nosel ✱ Charles M. Oberly III ’66 ✱ Paul E. Olsen ✱ Joseph ’69 and Virginia Bennison ’69 Paul ✱ Thomas ’71 and Debra Pergola ✱ DeWitt Peterkin III ’72 Positive Transitions Greg and Colleen Potts Paul ’62 and Maryann Price William and Nancy Putman ✱ Joseph and Constance Raymond Walter ’50 and Jean Reimann Darelle Lake Riabov and John Riabov Frances R. Riddle and Robert R. Frazier James and Ann Rogge ✱ James T. and Jean Seymour ✱ Donald ’64 and Nancy Park ’65 Sinclair Priscilla P. Strudwick United Restaurant Group, LP ✱ George ’90 and Elizabeth Van Dyke Wealth Management Group
Robert ’63 and Margaret Williams ✱ David ’67 and Patty Wittle ✱ Chris and Lisa Wood ✱ Worm’s Quality Carpet Care Amelia Wright ’58 In Recognition of Additional Honorary, 3-year and Lifetime Members Robert Andrus H▲ Brian and Rocky Bushweller ◗ George and Marilyn Chabbott ◗ City of Dover ▲ Delaware Economic Development Office ▲ Estate of John R. Groff ’57 ◗ Estate of Jack Marine ’55 ◗ Health Resources and Services Administration ✱ ▲ Henry Mast ◗ Darryl and Carol Scott ◗ United States Government General Services Administration ▲ Harry ’60 and Janice Voshell ◗ James and Deborah Wentworth H▲ In Recognition of G.O.L.D. members (graduates of the last decade) Jack and Doryann ’11 Barnhardt Peyton D. Cluff ’15 Lyron Deputy ’99, M’06 Wesley Dessesow ’13 Victoria E. Dunbar ’14 Chris M’10 and Marianne Foard Abdul Hameed ’14 Corey S. Jefferson ’14 Timothy V. Kane ’09 Derek J. Keckler ’12 Trevor Kling ’12 Jonathan W. Lanouette ’09 Jordan D. Lozzi ’15 Jeffrey Owsik ’11 John H. Passwaters ’09 Tanner Polce ’12 Chad T. Robinson ’05 ✱ Mathew P. Robles ’13 Jovoni Simmons ’12 Evelyn Skinner M’11 Bradley Smith ’11 Frederic C. Sottnick ’15 Robin ’11 and Sarah Spangenberg Alexander M. Spaul ’14 Courtney A. Stewart ’04, M’06 Elizabeth Thuo M’13 Joseph ’11 and Linda Trezza Bret Underwood ’11 Robert N. Varvaro ’13 Liz Wallace ’13, M’14 Emily Wood ’12 Bryan Zarou ’13
MEMBERS OF THE 1873 LEGACY CIRCLE have named Wesley College as the beneficiary of a planned gift. Such gifts might include a bequest, appreciated securities, gifts of retirement accounts, gifts of life insurance and/or charitable income gifts, such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts or charitable remainder annuity trusts. Membership involves no dues, obligations or solicitations, but it does allow us to thank and recognize members for the plans they have made. The most important benefit members will receive from sharing their intent with the College and joining the 1873 Legacy Circle is the satisfaction derived from making a lasting contribution to Wesley’s long-term success. We sincerely appreciate the commitment to Wesley College by the individuals listed here through this very special and important form of financial support.
Charter Members (As of 6/30/2015) Wilbert and Joan Jacobs Abele ’62 John ’62 (deceased) and Jae Atkins Joan Lefever Bennett ’60 Wesley H. Bennett ’59 Linda S. Broyhill ’71 Reid F. Clapham ’65 Charles and Ruby Dashiell Terrance L. and Martha Higgins Thomas K. Hinnau ’74 Mary P. Hudson Phyllis J. Johnson ’69 Thomas Leary ’70 Peter H. ’57 and Mary Lengemann William P. ’49 and Elizabeth Livingston Michael and Jane (deceased) Mattern Ruth Nichols Mink ’44 Allen ’67 and Lela Mushett Eric R. Nelson ’85 Raymond C. Nichols ’63 Michelle Phipps Norelli ’72 DeWitt Peterkin III ’72 Robert D. ’65 and Barbara M. Reed Karen Dunn Schofield ’71 Donald ’64 and Nancy Park ’65 Sinclair Marie Gambill Smith ’45 Robert D. ’71 and Debra H. Warren Robert ’63 and Margaret Williams William ’66 and Mary Jane Willis Amelia Wright ’58
Charter = ✱ Lifetime = ▲ 3 years = ◗ Honorary Lifetime = H▲
1 year Honorary = H1
Fall 2015 WESLEY COLLEGE 33
NON-PROFIT U.S. POSTAGE PAID CLEVELAND, OH PERMIT #1702
120 North State Street Dover, Delaware 19901-3875
Do you love Wesley College and believe in its future? Join others who do and become a member of the 1873 legacy Circle.
What is the 1873 Legacy Circle and who is part of it? the 1873 legacy Circle honors Wesley supporters who are making a future gift to the College from their wills, retirement plans, or insurance policies. Whether the gift is large or small, people like you make a huge diﬀerence through planned gifts to Wesley.
Why are planned gifts important for Wesley? planned gifts of all sizes help support scholarships, faculty, and speciﬁc programs at the College. it’s important to let Wesley know if you have included the College in your plans so we can ensure your gift will be used as you wish, and so we can thank you and welcome you to the 1873 legacy Circle.
How do I join? to start the conversation visit our special web page: www.1873Circle.org or, contact Cathy anderson for a conﬁdential, no-obligation discussion: (302) 736-2410 or email@example.com