New Students Arrive at Wesley College
The Wesley College mascot “Wally” welcomes new students to campus. Pictured (left to right) Wesley student Joël Jean-Simon, Wesley College parent Pamela Turner, Wally the Wesley Wolverine, incoming freshman Devon Turner from Bear, DE, friend Lindsay Hamilton and Wesley Student Government Association President Kira B. Tieman
“Wally” the Wesley College wolverine mascot greeted many of the more than 600 new students representing 15 states, including Washington, California, Florida, and Wyoming on August 22. One-third of the new students are from Delaware. This year’s class also has a substantial international presence with students representing Saudi Arabia, China, Nigeria, Finland, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Liberia, Mexico and Nepal.
As part of the orientation weekend students were briefed on academic expectations, campus life and were introduced to the Dover community and Delaware. An opening convocation ceremony was held in the Dashiell Amphitheater where the administration, the board of trustees, faculty and student leaders welcomed the class of 2017.
Celebrating its 140th year, Wesley College has a strong relationship with the United Methodist Church. The College offers 30 bachelors, four associates, and master's degrees in nursing, education, business administration and environmental science in a multi-denominational, multi-cultural campus setting.