The Delaware State Senate of the 149 General Assembly proclaimed Sept. 1 as Wesley College Day.

“Wesley is an important part of Delaware and not only has the distinction of being the oldest private college in the state, but the college is an innovator in STEM education and has the top Nursing BSN program in Delaware,” said Sen. Colin Bonini. “We picked the first of September because Wesley was founded on Sept. 1, 1873.”

Bonini sponsored the resolution on behalf of all senators, and Rep. Harvey Kenton sponsored the resolution on behalf of all representatives.

“We are very appreciative and humbled by this honor and the steadfast support provided to our students and college by our state legislature,” said Wesley College President Robert Clark II. “We take pride in the life changing opportunities we provide our students, who in turn become alums that help positively transform our communities and region — we refer to it as ‘Wesley’s Worth.’ An example, of Wesley’s Worth and our commitment to meeting our state and region’s needs, is our world-class nursing and masters of occupational therapy programs.