April 2013

Alumni Stories

Mike VanLeeuwen ’83 – A Lifetime of Teaching
When Mike VanLeeuwen ’83 (Elementary Education) left his Maryland home to begin college at RWC, he had no idea the kind of impact that decision would have. Looking back on his Roberts experience 30 years later, Mike understands that his years on campus had a profound effect on the person he is today and his vocation of education. (Read More)

Bethany Welch ’00 – Working for Renewal in Inner-City Philadelphia
N. Chili, NY is a long way from inner-city Philadelphia. Even though the path to her current role as Founding Director of the Aquinas Center wasn’t exactly a straight line trajectory, the experiences along the way have helped Bethany Welch ’00 (Communication/Art-Graphic Design) become the leader she is today. (Read More)


Academic Highlights

2013 RWC Spring Faculty Retirements
Join us in celebrating these wonderful faculty members. They are retiring after the spring semester and we wish them well. They have positively influenced many lives at Roberts Wesleyan College, and we know God will bless them as they move on to a new chapter in their lives.

Ronald W. Hallman, M.A.,
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice – 25 years of service to RWC
Janice E. Hurley, P.M.R., C.N.S., B.C.,
Associate Professor of Psychiatric Nursing – 32 years of service to RWC
Peter W. Knapp, Ed.D.,
Professor of Education – 10.5 years of service to RWC
Janice A. Nagle, M.A.,
Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Music Theory – 41 years of service to RWC
Mark B. Redfield, Jr., Ph.D.,
Professor of Business Administration – 21 years of service to RWC
Howard G. Sanford, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Education – 10.5 years of service to RWC
Mary Kay Scribner, M.S.,
Assistant Professor of Adult Education – 26 years of service to RWC
William W. Walence, Ph.D., Professor of Adult Education – 10 years of service to RWC

2013 Spring Commencement Is Just Around the Corner!



The 2013 Spring Commencement is just around the corner. Commencement is Saturday, May 11, 2013. This is a fun and celebratory weekend. However, if you plan to attend, please check out detailed information on the Commencement website.

Commencement Ceremony – Saturday, May 11, 2013 starting at 2:00 p.m. (Voller Athletic Center Arena)
Baccalaureate Service – Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. (Pearce Memorial Free Methodist Church)

For full details click here.



Roberts In The News

Join the Roberts Team for the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge!
Do you love to run or walk? Do you like supporting worthy not-for-profit organizations? If so, join us on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 for the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge! Roberts is participating and has a team entered in the event. The challenge starts at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at Rochester Institute of Technology.

If you would like to join us, please click here for more information and to register.  We hope to see you there!

Over 100 Alumni Enjoy Broadway Musical Wicked at Auditorium Theatre!



On Thursday, April 4th over 100 Roberts Wesleyan College alumni enjoyed the Broadway musical Wicked at the Auditorium Theatre. A reception for alumni was held before the show and during intermission. It was a great evening of reconnecting with friends and music.

This show is part of a series of events, both local and regional, for Roberts alumni.  Please check out our calendar and plan to join us for a future alumni gathering!



Enactus C.A.S.H. Program Helps Families this Tax Season
Roberts Wesleyan College’s Enactus team offered tax preparation services to working families with less than $50,000 in household income in 2012, and individuals or couples without children who earned less than $35,000 in 2012. All services were free and made possible through a partnership with Creating Assets, Savings & Hope (C.A.S.H.), a community coalition led by the Empire Justice Center and the United Way of Greater Rochester. Established in 2002, C.A.S.H. helps working families make the most of their money and build stronger financial futures.

In addition to filing tax documents, the students helped clients process their Earned Income Tax Credit claims and access a free credit report. The students and their work were featured on WHAM 13. Watch WHAM 13 News clip here.

Pincus Honored with NICHE Award for Excellence in Fine Craft Design



Peter Pincus, a Penfield resident and adjunct professor of art at Roberts Wesleyan College, was recently honored with a NICHE award for his work in ceramics. NICHE magazine is a trade publication for retailers of artist-made and American-made products.

Pincus was among 40 studio artists and 18 students from U.S. and Canada who earned an award this year. He won in molded ceramics category for his piece, Tint.

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Third Annual Texas BBQ

Join us on Thursday, July 11, 2013 for the Third Annual RWC and NES Alumni Texas BBQ hosted by President John and Kathryn Martin! This event is quickly becoming one of the most enjoyable alumni gatherings of the year. Great food, over 250 alumni, and excellent weather make for an incredible summer evening. Register now.

Join Us for Homecoming 2013

Homecoming 2013 will be here before you know it! Homecoming weekend is September 27-29, 2013. Reunion years are classes ending in a "3" or "8." Watch for more details and be sure to check out our Homecoming 2012 video recap here!

Upcoming Performances at the CLC

RWC Jazz Ensemble
April 18, 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public; no tickets required. Energetic, evocative, distinctly American – jazz is the coin of the realm at these concerts, which highlight songs by widely known jazz icons as well as up-and-coming local artists. Under the direction of Professor of Jazz Dr. Russell Scarbrough, the RWC Jazz Ensemble performs big band numbers from the '30s to the present day.
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Cirque Zuma Zuma
April 20, 7:30 p.m.

Described by critics as an African Cirque du Soleil, this 90-minute show with non-stop action and amazing features will keep the audience breathless!
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The Merchant of Venice
April 26 & 27, 7:30 p.m.

Shakespeare's classic tragic comedy, set in modern Venice, is brought to you by our own top student performers.
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