AIKCU Voices: Selena Coalter, Kentucky Wesleyan College

For 2020 we’ve been asking students and alumni of Kentucky’s independent colleges and universities to share something about their college experiences in a series we’ve been calling AIKCU Voices. If you’d like to share your story, email us at

KWC senior Selena Coalter

I’ve lived here (Owensboro) my whole life, so Kentucky Wesleyan‘s kind of been an option…When I toured the campus it was beautiful and the atmosphere was so welcoming. It just felt like a great place where I could grow myself and could help lead me into a possible career. 

There are always things to do, there are always people around, so you never have the fear of being alone or not having anything to do. The classroom experience at Kentucky Wesleyan is definitely really different than what you’d expect at a college or university. It’s a small group and professors get to know you on a personal level.

I’ll be graduating in spring of 2020 with a major in accounting and a minor in economics. I am going to be graduating with 150 hours so I can take the CPA exam after I graduate. My classes definitely helped prepare me. My accounting professors are always helping us learn what the CPA exam is going to be like and what we should expect….

What makes Wesleyan so special? It makes you feel like Wesleyan is your home because that’s what it should be…your home. It gives you a sense of belonging and being able to be who you are.

Selena Coalter
Owensboro, Kentucky
Kentucky Wesleyan College ’20

Adapted from her KWC “My Wesleyan Way” video.