Wesley College Awarded Grant from BlueCross BlueShield of Delaware
From Left: BlueCross BlueShield of Delaware Assistant Vice President Darelle Riabob, Wesley College Board of Trustee Bill Willis, Vice President of Institutional Advancement Chris Wood and BlueCross BlueShield of Delaware President Tim Constantine.
BlueCross BlueShield of Delaware announced a
$239,220 “BluePrints for the Community Fund” grant to Wesley College.
The grant will be used for
the College’s new health sciences building housed at the J. Allen Frear
Federal Building in downtown Dover. Wesley College has been awarded this
building by the General Services Administration following the decision
to decommission it.
grant money will support three different categories including
technology infrastructure, a “Sim Man 3G,” and security for the exterior
of the building. The technology
infrastructure includes wireless networking in the classrooms, labs and
nursing faculty offices. In addition smart boards and other teaching
aids will be outfitted in the new location. The grant money also will be
used to purchase and maintain a “Sim Man 3G”
for the nursing lab, a state of the art essential assessment
tool used in lab simulations. The anatomically correct “manikin”
includes well-proven software allowing learners to practice the
emergency treatment of patients. Lastly the grant money will
help secure a safe learning environment and security for the exterior of
are so thrilled to have this support from BlueCross BlueShield,” said
Wesley College President Dr. William N. Johnston. “The outpouring of
community support we
have received is directly responsible for helping us bring this vision
to fruition. The growth of the nursing program will help increase our
capacity to teach new health care professionals, significantly
increasing the number of baccalaureate and master’s degrees
in the field of nursing from Wesley.”
BlueShield “Blueprints for the Community,” grant program was
established as a donor-advised fund at the Delaware Community
Foundation, a non-profit organization
that manages and administers charitable funds throughout Delaware. The
program supports initiatives that address the health care needs of
Delaware’s uninsured, underinsured and low-income families in addition
to programs that recruit and train health care professionals.
fully accredited college with undergraduate and graduate programs,
Wesley College, seeks to be among the finest student-centered learning
communities in the liberal
arts tradition. For more information about Wesley College, visit www.wesley.edu.