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,’” […]

Wesley grads reminded to leave time for rock ’n’ roll

  DOVER — As Wesley College graduation commencement speaker, KISS front-man Paul Staney eschewed “smoke machines, lasers, electric guitars and makeup” for the occasion. He jokingly said it was due to a deal he made with college staff to behave. Instead, he shared some advice with the outgoing class of 2018. “Make the most of […]

Former Wesley quarterback Callahan joins Eagles

DOVER — It didn’t take Joe Callahan to find another opportunity. Two days after being released by the Green Bay Packers, the former Wesley College quarterback was picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday. Callahan is starting his third year in the NFL. He’s spent most of the previous two seasons with the Packers […]

Musician Paul Stanley to deliver Wesley commencement address

DOVER — Wesley College announced Monday that Paul Stanley, Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductee as a member of KISS, artist, author, and entrepreneur will be the speaker for the 2018 commencement ceremony on May 12. For more than 40 years, Mr. Stanley has been considered one of the most recognizable front men in […]

Wesley College selects spring 2018 Cannon Scholars

DOVER – Twenty-nine Wesley College students have been selected for the Cannon Scholar Program, a S-STEM program established to help recruit and retain academically-talented students in biological chemistry, biology, environmental science and mathematics. Wesley College was awarded a grant of $600,000 in 2014 to be spent over the course of five years from the National […]

Local college notebook: Wesley lineman Gono set to showcase his skills Saturday at NFLPA Bowl

Matt Gono has already come a long way in a short time to become a college football standout. Now the former Wesley College offensive lineman has traveled 3,000 more miles in pursuit of becoming an NFL player. Gono, a native of Liberia who didn’t start playing football until he was in high school, will be […]

DE Turf, Wesley College forge field partnership

FREDERICA — Wesley College is well aware of the attention the DE Turf multipurpose sports complex has been attracting in its inaugural year. That’s the main reason why Wesley decided to jump on board and partner with DE Turf, electing to sponsor one of the dozen fields that make up the complex – now known […]

Wesley College marks 50 years of nursing program

DOVER — When nursing student Betty Lee’s patient showed up at the hospital with internal bleeding from an unknown source in her abdomen, the patient was anxious to the point of confusion. “She’d never had any memory issues before, but she was so scared and worried about her situation that she was frequently forgetting where […]

Officials call Dover Library deal with Wesley College a ‘win-win’

  DOVER — The recent transfer of a building from the city of Dover to Wesley College for $1 has engendered some controversy among Dover residents, but officials are confident the deal is a net positive for everyone. City Council voted Aug. 14 to sell the old Dover Public Library building. The facility, located at […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Wesley College acquisition of old Dover library beneficial to area

EDITOR’S NOTE: In this letter to the editor, Dover City Councilman David Anderson addresses comments made in Wednesday’s Sound Off section regarding the sale of the old Dover Public Library to Wesley College for $1. I think the commenters raise good questions. I will answer them from a city perspective only. The state perspective has […]