Wesleyan higher education

Kingswood University launches Kingswood Extended

Kingswood University launches Kingswood Extended

In response to the growing demand for ministry education at all levels in convenient formats, Kingswood University is delighted to announce Kingswood Extended. Kingswood Extended is an initiative that allows for the delivery of ministry education at any level...
Houghton College founded through faithful prayers

Houghton College founded through faithful prayers

The first class of students walked through Houghton College’s doors in September 1884, just months after the school’s charter was signed on April 21,1883. Then called Houghton Seminary, the founder, Willard J. Houghton, never dreamed the institution would become a...
IWU School of Nursing receives reaccreditation

IWU School of Nursing receives reaccreditation

The Division of Pre-licensure Nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University recently received official notice of its reaccreditation with the Indiana State Board of Nursing (ISBN). In order to enroll students, all Indiana nursing programs must be approved by the ISBN. The...
Wesley Seminary names new associate vice president

Wesley Seminary names new associate vice president

Aaron Wilkinson has been named the new associate vice president of operations and enrollment at Wesley Seminary by Dr. Colleen Derr, president. Wilkinson, who was previously the associate vice president of enrollment for Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), will start...
Houghton College Online adds psychology concentrations

Houghton College Online adds psychology concentrations

Beginning in January 2018, students in Houghton College’s online psychology program will have three new academic tracks to choose from. The professional concentrations–clinical/counseling, social/developmental, and neuroscience–will offer students the opportunity to...
Houghton College introduces The Houghton Promise

Houghton College introduces The Houghton Promise

New students headed to Houghton College will soon benefit from The Houghton Promise, the college’s commitment to affordability, experiential learning and preparing students for lives of global impact. The Houghton Promise is a pledge to incoming students, an assurance...
WIWU-TV debuts “IWU Best Lecture”

WIWU-TV debuts “IWU Best Lecture”

WIWU-TV is showcasing Indiana Wesleyan University faculty in a new program, “IWU Best Lecture,” which debuted October 4 on the TV channel locally and on-demand worldwide via YouTube. The half-hour program uses selected IWU faculty from different programs across the...
Houghton College opens Utica extension site

Houghton College opens Utica extension site

Houghton College Utica (New York) is a non-residential cohort program offering courses leading to an Associate of Arts degree. It is aimed at students with barriers to higher education – particularly resettled refugees, immigrants and other new Americans. The...
Houghton College President Named a Power 100 Woman

Houghton College President Named a Power 100 Woman

Dr. Shirley A. Mullen, president of Houghton College, has been named one of Western New York’s 100 most powerful women. The annual listing, published by Buffalo Business First, highlights 100 female leaders who are fostering change in their communities and Western New...
Forbes Magazine Recognizes Houghton as a 2017 Top College

Forbes Magazine Recognizes Houghton as a 2017 Top College

Houghton College was recently ranked as one of Forbes Magazine’s 650 Top Colleges for 2017. Houghton was included on the liberal arts universities list, was among the 394 private colleges and ranked as one of the top 195 institutions in the Northeast. The college was...
​College Transition is Not an Isolated Event

​College Transition is Not an Isolated Event

College transition for most students involves many other people – their parents, siblings, extended family members, friends, church communities. Following are tips prepared by our Wesleyan education institutions to make transitioning to college a success for everyone....
​”Together we can do it”

​”Together we can do it”

A dream became reality on July 15, in Bogota, Colombia, as 14 members of the first Wesley Seminary (Bogota) cohort received master of divinity degrees to the applause of family and friends. Presiding over the ceremonies were Dr. David Wright, Indiana Wesleyan...
​Lucas named chancellor of IWU-National and Global

​Lucas named chancellor of IWU-National and Global

Dr. Matt Lucas has been named the next Chancellor of IWU-National and Global, succeeding Audrey Hahn who has announced her retirement with the close of 2017. Dr. Lucas will assume the role of chancellor-elect beginning August 28, 2017, allowing the opportunity for the...
​Professor retires after 35 years at Wesley Biblical Seminary

​Professor retires after 35 years at Wesley Biblical Seminary

Wesley Biblical Seminary (WBS) honored Professor Gareth (Gary) Lee Cockerill at its May commencement, on the occasion of his retirement. Dr. Cockerill, an ordained minister of The Wesleyan Church, has taught New Testament and biblical theology at WBS for 35 years....
Sanctifying Context

Sanctifying Context

By Dr. Steven Lennox | Apr 8, 2016 “A Sanctifying Context: The Purpose for Wesleyan Higher Education” Denominational Symposium May 26, 2014 Introduction It is no secret that higher education is facing significant challenges such as economic pressures,...
Houghton’s Oakerson receives high honor

Houghton’s Oakerson receives high honor

Houghton College recently awarded one of its most prestigious honors, the Excellence in Teaching Award, to Dr. Ron Oakerson, professor of political science at the college. Oakerson joined the Houghton community in 1992 and has played a pivotal role in the political...
​IWU names VP for university advancement

​IWU names VP for university advancement

Dr. Christopher Young has accepted the invitation to become Indiana Wesleyan University’s vice president for university advancement. Dr. Young has a love and appreciation for Indiana Wesleyan University that began through his experiences as an IWU graduate...
​Joan Phillippe passes

​Joan Phillippe passes

Dr. Joan Melody Phillippe, 86, of Marion, Ind., died at 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017, in her Indianapolis residence. She was born in Hartford City, Ind., to the late Donald and Hazel (David) Cheeseman. She married Thomas “Tom” Phillippe on June 6,...