The Teagle Foundation   Stephanie Harron '16   VWC Athletic Hall of Fame   December 2014 Graduates
Teagle Grant Supports Curricular Coherence
Funding encourages high-impact learning and clear-cut course offerings. More
A Trumpeter's Tale
Passion for music, language creates connections for Stephanie Harron '16. More
Athletic Hall
of Fame Announces Seventh Class
Inductees to be honored Feb. 21, 2015 at special ceremony. More
December 2014 Graduates Honored
VWC family, friends and faculty celebrate mid-year graduates. More
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Professor Produces Texas Folklife Fiddle Album: Virginia Wesleyan Professor of History Dan Margolies has produced an archival compilation CD titled “Traditional Music of Texas, Volume 1: Fiddle Recordings from the Texas Folklife Archives.” Released Dec. 5, the album represents the rich variety of the Lone Star State’s fiddle tradition with recordings from the Texas Folklife archives, digitized with the assistance of archivists from the University of Texas at Austin.  More
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Alumni News & Events
John Wink '94   Marlin Basketball
Featured Alumnus: John Wink ’94
Heinz Ketchup’s latest tagline, “Grown Not Made,” is a nod to the company’s commitment to quality and superior ingredients. It’s not surprising that John Wink ’94 would dedicate his career to a company that upholds these values. They do, after all, reflect some of the key principles the business management graduate learned as a student at Virginia Wesleyan. Today, Wink works for Heinz North America’s Mid-Atlantic Foodservice Region. As a territory business manager, he supports a broad portfolio of Heinz products, brands and customers. He received the Heinz Ring of Excellence Award in 2013 and has been recognized as one of the Top Performing Business Managers in North America. As a VWC student, Wink played baseball for four years and spent two years working in Residence Life. He now lives in his hometown of Delran, New Jersey.

How did your time at Virginia Wesleyan shape the person you are today?
One of the greatest experiences that we all have in college is the interaction with different people from different places and backgrounds, with different ideas and thoughts. VWC is a campus where we were students and young adults, not a campus where we were identified by a number. The everyday campus experience, along with the educational experience, gave me the tools and knowledge to deal with and interact with individuals from various backgrounds. VWC is a place that you can learn about yourself and develop into the type of person you want to be. I have conversations, meetings and interactions with people from all walks of life, including independent business owners, general managers, executive chefs, directors, managers, etc. Being able to relate and interact with individuals is key for me. I honestly believe that my time at VWC is where it all started, as to who I am and how I am in my professional career. More

Read more about other distinguished graduates in the Featured Alumni section of our website.
Upcoming Events: Marlin Basketball
The VWC Men’s and Women’s basketball seasons have begun! Check out the game schedules and make plans to cheer on the Marlins at these fun game-related alumni events! RSVP to these events by emailing lina@vwc.edu.

Saturday, January 31
Men’s Alumni Basketball Game at 10 a.m.
If you are alumnus of the Marlin Men's Team and would like to play, contact Dave Macedo (dmacedo@vwc.edu). Stay to watch the men's team play Randolph Macon College at 2 p.m.

Tuesday, February 3
Pre-game event in Pearce Hospitality Suite prior to the women’s game against Randolph-Macon College. Event is from 5-6:30 p.m., tip-off at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, February 18
WESLEYAN WEDNESDAY alumni pre-game in Pearce Hospitality Suite before the Hampden-Sydney Game. Event is from 5-6:30 p.m., tip-off at 7 p.m.

Class Notes
Jenna Zitz Adams (2007) and John Adams are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Brooks Lewis. He was born on September 22, 2014 and weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz.

Clancey Mayer (2013) and Jon Page are happy to announce their marriage on August 30, 2014.

Alex Hatcher (2009), program coordinator at Dare County Center (Older Adult Services), is the October 2014 Dare County Employee of the Month. She was presented with the award at the Oct. 6 Board of Commissioners meeting.

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Around Campus
Gift Planning  
End Your Year on a Generous Note
Feel confident about making a year-end gift. Whatever your charitable goals or priorities, you have options to support Virginia Wesleyan College today and into the future. Make a difference tomorrow with a gift in your will today. You may be pleasantly surprised to learn that a gift in you will or living trust, known as a bequest, is one of the simplest, most straightforward ways to support our efforts. A bequest can work for almost everyone for two reasons:
  1. IT PROVIDES FLEXIBILITY: A bequest lets you balance your loyalty to VWC with your concerns about living expense of today.
  2. IT LETS YOU BE SENSIBLE IN YOUR COMMITMENT: It’s impossible to predict the value of your estate down the road; bequests can be made as a percentage of your estate.
For a confidential conversation about making a difference with your year-end gift, contact Lori L. McCarel ’94 at 757.233.8786 or lmccarel@vwc.edu.
Admissions   Adult Studies
Start the New Year off right by learning how to finance your college education at VWC!
During the month of January, the Financial Aid office is extending business hours and offering individualized 30-minute appointments to guide admitted students and their families through the financial aid process.

Appointments may be in person (recommended) or over the phone. For those who choose to visit the office in person, financial aid counselors are available to walk students and families through the FAFSA filing process.

Individual appointments with a financial aid counselor are available from 8:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. on January 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29 (Tuesdays and Thursdays). If you are interested in discussing veterans' benefits, our VA certifying official, Ms. Melanie Monk, will be available for appointments on January 27 and 29.

To schedule your appointment, contact our office at 800.737.8684 or 757.455.3208.
Adult Studies
Dinner's On Us! 
Dinner and Degree Completion Info Session
Wednesday, January 7, 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Adult Studies Lounge, Clarke Hall
Covers degrees offered; academic and personal support; course delivery formats; military student options; financial aid; employer tuition deferral; and the Adult Studies Corporate Rate Program.

This is a relaxed, interactive question and answer session with a short, 15-minute campus tour. Free and open to the public. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Call 757.455.3263 or email asp@vwc.edu. More

Upcoming CSRF Events
2015 Cookson Lecture:
Renowned Scholar Dr. Rita Gross

Thursday, January 29, 2015
How to Flourish With Religious Diversity
7-8:15 p.m. Blocker Auditorium
Based on her book, Religious Diversity—What's the Problem? Buddhist Suggestions for Flourishing with Religious Diversity, Dr. Gross will explore why, throughout history, especially in the Western world, people have regarded religious diversity as a problem, or as something to overcome. More

Friday, January 30, 2015
Introduction to Buddhist Mindfulness Practice
Noon-1 p.m., Pearce Hospitality Suite, Batten Student Center
Mindfulness is a very simple but profound practice that many have found life-altering and helpful. This workshop is an opportunity to learn the practice from Acharya Rita Gross, a internationally respected teacher. More
Upcoming CSM Events
The CSM Sound & Symbol Lecture Series: The Journey will continue in the spring 2015 semester. Mark your calendars now for the next event on Tuesday, February 24. More
  • “A Muslim’s Pilgrimage to Mecca” (Iman Vernon Fareed, Masjid William Salaam)
  • “The Inward Journey: Travel as Meditation and Self-Exploration in Ancient Greece” (Ben Haller, Classics)
Presentations take place in Fine Arts 9 at 11 a.m. Free to all; reservations not required. For further information, call Sandi Billy at 757.455.3376.
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