Search for missing Wesley student continues

DOVER – The search for a 21-year-old missing Wesley College student continued into a seventh day Monday, with police receiving several calls and messages with potential information on the case. Erick Acevedo-Palencia was seen on surveillance video leaving the Malmberg Hall dormitory early last Tuesday night, but hadn’t been located as of 2 p.m. Monday, […]

Search ongoing for missing Wesley College student

DOVER – On Friday, a Gold Alert was issued for a mssing 21-year-old Wesley College student last seen early Tuesday night. Erick Acavedo-Palencia left the Malmberg Hall dormitory at approximately 6:12 p.m., wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black athletic-type pants with a white stripe and white sneakers, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. […]

Updated: Wesley College mourns death of student

DOVER – The Wesley College community mourned the day after a 20-year-old student died in what police described as an apparent murder-suicide on Thursday. Ahyanna Baker-Griffin was a junior found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in an apartment in Camden along with her boyfriend Dishiem Johnson, 21. Dover Police said early investigation indicated that Mr. […]

Wesley College picked as a 2019 ‘Hidden Gem’

DOVER — Wesley College has once again been selected as a “Hidden Gem” in the U.S.A. by College Raptor. This selection recognizes Wesley as one of the best colleges in the country, based on a combination of factors, including number of applications received, graduation rates, campus diversity, endowment per student, and other key metrics as […]

Wesley’s Ebron still playing both because of and for Drass

DOVER — Like he’d done thousands of times before, Vince Ebron looked to the sideline for the defensive signals. In that instant, during a Wesley College football scrimmage on Thursday, the senior defensive end expected to see coach Mike Drass looking back at him. Instead, it was the Wolverines’ new defensive coordinator, Joe Bottiglieri, signaling […]

Wesley College to get state funding to renovate libraries

DOVER — Wesley College, which bought the old Dover Public Library from the city for $1 last summer, is set to receive a yet-undetermined sum of taxpayer dollars to renovate the building and to update its on-campus library. The deals, both state and college officials insist, are a boon not just to Wesley but to […]

Wesley College receives $1M grant to repurpose old Dover library

DOVER — As Wesley College moves toward the future, it will first breathe new life into a part of the city of Dover’s past. Wesley College got some assistance toward that goal as it announced Thursday the Longwood Foundation has awarded it with a $1 million grant to start a renovation project of the former […]

Getting together: Dover reaches out to college students at economic forum

DOVER — There is a valuable resource in the city of Dover that hasn’t often been mined by local businesses — the more than 15,000 college students who make the city their home for around 10 months out of a year. That’s why City of Dover officials and business minds from local colleges and universities […]

Longtime field hockey coach Short named Wesley interim athletic director

DOVER — Veteran field hockey coach Tracey Short will step into the role of interim athletic director at Wesley College, the school announced on Monday. Short, who will remain field hockey coach, has been Wesley’s Associate Athletic Director for Compliance. The AD position was left open when Mike Drass passed away last week. Wesley has […]

Even in death, Wesley coach Mike Drass brings people together

DOVER — Chip Knapp jokes that he and Mike Drass didn’t know what they were doing. Not back then anyway. In 1993, the two young football coaches were just trying to get their feet underneath them after Drass was named Wesley College’s head coach. “We were like, ‘We’ve got to come up with a philosophy,’” […]