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2015 Woman of Success and Woman of the Year

2015 Woman of Success and Woman of the Year

On Honors Day April 15, 2015, Wesleyan senior Christina Mayfield (left) was honored as Weslyan Woman of Success, an award given annually to a graduating senior who stands out in extracurricular activities, community service, and academics. Graduating senior Richa Adhikari (right) received the highest student nominated honor, Wesleyan Woman of the Year, for her leadership, loyalty to the College, and friendship to others.  More info

Honors Day 2015

Honors Day 2015

On Honors Day April 15th, Wesleyan College presented awards to students, faculty, and staff for the academic year 2014-2015. Pictured left to right are Brock Bingaman, assistant professor of religious studies, honored with the Vulcan Materials Exemplary Teacher award; Holly Boettger-Tong, professor of biology, honored with the Ann Munck Excellence in Teaching award; Joe Lease, assistant professor of English, honored with the UMC Exemplary Teacher award and the SGA Teacher of the Year award; and President Ruth Knox ’75.  More info

Chenny Gan '02: 40 Under 40

Chenny Gan '02: 40 Under 40

Congratulations Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Chenny Gan '02 for being voted a “40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire” by NerdScholar.  More info

Free assistance completing the FAFSA

Free assistance completing the FAFSA

Wesleyan College will host a College Goal Georgia event at Howard High School Friday, March 13, 2015, from 11 AM to 7 PM. This free event, sponsored by the Georgia Student Finance Commission, connects financial aid professionals with high school seniors interested in assistance in completing their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application.  More info

WOW! A Day 2015

WOW! A Day 2015

Partnering with Rebuilding Macon, Wesleyan College’s 2015 WOW! A Day for Macon community service initiative is Saturday, March 14. Join us for a kickoff breakfast meeting at 8 AM in Anderson Dining Hall, Olive Swann Porter Building, to get your assignment for the day!  More info

From Here to Career

From Here to Career

In a time when many liberal arts colleges face pressure to demonstrate that they adequately prepare students for the job market, Wesleyan College, a liberal arts college for women in Macon, Georgia, has chosen to focus its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) on the career/professional components of student learning.   More info

Carnegie Foundation selects Wesleyan College for 2015 Community Engagement classification

Carnegie Foundation selects Wesleyan College for 2015 Community Engagement classification

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected Wesleyan College as one of 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification. Wesleyan is one of ten Georgia schools and among only six women’s colleges nationwide to receive the classification since 2006. Wesleyan President Ruth A. Knox said, “Community service and engagement are at the heart of the mission of Wesleyan College. We are honored to be recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for our commitment and activity."  More info

Smotherman represents Wesleyan at Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program

Smotherman represents Wesleyan at Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program

Dr. Teresa Parrish Smotherman, professor of modern languages is representing Wesleyan College at the 2014-2015 Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program offered through the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia. Established by former Gov. Zell Miller, the Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program provides higher education faculty members from accredited public and private colleges and universities across Georgia with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills.  More info

Wesleyan’s Christy Henry named Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate

Wesleyan’s Christy Henry named Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate

Christy Henry, assistant dean of academic resources at Wesleyan College, has been named an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. Christy is one of only two recipients nationally for colleges with fewer than 2000 students. Each year, presidents of American higher education institutions are invited to nominate one educator on their campus who is doing exceptional work in the areas of student learning, development, and success and who is involved in high-impact practices for first-year student success.  More info

Dual Degree Program with Guangzhou University

Dual Degree Program with Guangzhou University

Wesleyan President Ruth Knox and Guangzhou University President Zou Cairong signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a dual degree program between the two institutions. While Wesleyan has similar agreements with Georgia Tech, Auburn University, and Mercer University, this is the first dual degree liberal arts program for women at Guangzhou University and, according to Guangzhou officials, the first in China.   More info

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