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Weiss and Rasor   Wounded Warriors   Andrea Velasco   Social Work Grads
Renaissance Men
Weiss, Rasor honored at faculty retirement reception, tree planting. More
 
Wounded Warriors Get Wet at Wesleyan
Team Navy swimming trials held at Batten Center pool. More
 
Impact a Student
Your Annual Fund support makes a critical difference for students like Andrea. More
Coming Soon: LiveSafe
Mobile safety app to launch at Scene I Orientation in June. More
 
@VWC in the Media
A recent Inside Business feature gave an insightful look at the past accomplishments and future goals of VWC President Billy Greer, who has announced his plans to retire on June 30, 2015. Head Men's Lacrosse Coach J.P. Stewart talks DIII dynamics and a more personal style of recruitment in a "College Coach Interview" on LacrossePlayground.com. The official United States Navy website posted an article titled, "Wounded Warriors Hit the Ground Running at Navy Trials," in which VWC is mentioned as a host site for the event's June 4 swimming trials. The event took place June 4-7, bringing together nearly 70 seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen from across the country to compete for a spot on 2014 Team Navy.

Nominate a Marlin for the Athletic Hall of Fame
Nominations are being accepted now through August 31 for the Virginia Wesleyan College Athletic Hall of Fame. More
 
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Alumni News & Events
VWC Alumni Association   Jack Lingo '01
Meet the Newest Members of
the Alumni Board of Directors
The Alumni Board of Directors represents all VWC alumni by serving as advocates to the College. Members volunteer their time each year, actively participating in the planning of networking events, regional socials, and Homecoming & Parent Weekend. The Board’s goal is to provide leadership as alumni and to connect, participate, champion and support Virginia Wesleyan College. Meet the members of our 2014-2015 Board:

OFFICERS
President
Amy Mallett Rickard ’98

Vice President
Ron Swan ’77

Secretary
Aaron Bull ’95

Treasurer
Cathy Holava ’93

MEMBERS
Anne Marie Burroughs ’04
Troy DeLawrence ’93
Chris Dotolo ’91
Desiree Ellison ’08
Jesse Fanshaw ’72
Laura Gadsby ’90
Kim Harriman ’90
Vikki Holliday-Keifer ’05
Kelly Keys ’13
John Maravich ’11
Ryan Metz ’11
Kevin Otey ’05
Molly Phillips ’02
Amber Randolph ’05
Rachel Rigoglioso ’10
Shelby St. Gelais ’12
Nicole Thurston ’07
Angela Ward-Costello ’87
Beth Widmaier ’99
Class Notes
John "Jack" Lingo (2001) was recently named Delaware State Coach for Boys Lacrosse. His team, the Cape Henlopen Vikings, won the DIAA State Championship. Rep. Steve Smyk presented Lingo with a proclamation from the Delaware State House of Representatives on June 12.
(Photo by Dave Frederick, CapeGazette.com)

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Upcoming Events
July 11-13 (Friday-Sunday)
Class of 1979 Reunion
Are you a member of this great class? If so, here are the details for your reunion this summer!

Wednesday, August 13
Wesleyan Wednesday
Our summertime after-work social continues. More details coming soon on the VWC website.

Thursday, September 4
2014 Alumni Awards
Congratulate the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni, Service and GOLD awards. Brunch reception at 9:30 a.m. followed by awards presentation during Fall Convocation.

Friday, September 26
Marlin Pride Day
Plan to wear your Marlin Gear and post your photos all over the web. Don’t forget to dress your children, pets and significant others!

October 3-5 (Friday-Sunday)
Homecoming & Parent Weekend
  • Finally HOMECOMING Friday (#FHF)
    A Friday (10/3) gathering spot for alumni at Shorebreak, 7-10 p.m.
  • Are you a legacy? We would like to do a legacy photo on Homecoming Saturday. Email Lina if you'd like to participate.
  • This year marks the 25th anniversary of VWC's partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Look for ways to celebrate and participate, starting Homecoming weekend.
  • We’re bringing micro-brew and wine tasting to the tailgate. You won't want to miss it!
 
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Around Campus
Annual Fund  
Impact a Student
Spending the fall 2013 semester in Paris was more than a dream come true for rising VWC senior Andrea Velasco. She chose the City of Lights for a very specific reason - to further her studies in international relations. In addition to a full academic course load, Andrea spent four months living with a Parisian family as part of “home stay” program. Home Stays allow students studying internationally to experience not only the educational system of their chosen country, but also the culture of everyday life. Now, Andrea hopes to return to Paris after graduation to work with international students.


Andrea’s professors describe her as extremely motivated, organized, and purposeful; this comes as no surprise. For her academic achievements and proven character, she was selected to receive the Rotary Club of Cape Henry Annual Scholarship.

As alumni, parents, and friends of Virginia Wesleyan, it is your support of the Annual Fund for Academic Excellence that provides hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for our students, including study abroad programming, undergraduate research, and internships with local businesses. Gifts to the Annual Fund also make these opportunities accessible for students regardless of financial circumstance by supporting annual scholarships.

As our fiscal year comes to a close on June 30, please consider making a gift to the Annual Fund for Academic Excellence. Your participation at any level will make a critical difference to students like Andrea. You can make your gift online at www.vwc.edu/giveonline and view our Honor Roll of Donors.
 
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Admissions   Adult Studies
Admissions
Virginia Private College Week at VWC
During Virginia Private College Week (VPCW), 24 members of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia will host two daily tours and information sessions for rising juniors and seniors (and their families). VWC tours will take place July 28-August 1 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday-Friday. A 9 a.m. session will also be offered on Saturday, August 2. Register online today to experience VPCW at VWC!

Now Accepting Transfer Applications
The College is still accepting applications for fall 2014 transfer students, but time is running out so don't delay! Scholarships for transfer students are making a private college education at Virginia Wesleyan an affordable option. Contact the Admissions Office today at 800.737.8684 or 757.455.3208 to discuss the easy transfer admissions process.
Adult Studies
Dinner's On Us! 
Dinner and Degree Completion Info Session
Wednesday, July 2, 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

Coming Back to College Info Session
Does your employer offer tuition assistance? This 60-minute information sesstion gives adults the direction they need from experienced collegiate advisers, addressing concerns about pursuing a degree. For more information about scheduling a workshop for your workplace, contact Kathy Reese at 757.455.3411 or kreese@vwc.edu. More
 
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CSRF   CSM
About CSRF
VWC's Center for the Study of Religious Freedom is a resource for education, respectful dialogue, and mutual understanding for people of all faith traditions - or none. Through its program initiatives, the Center seeks not only to educate our minds, but to touch our hearts and transform our communities. More

View CSRF's Spring 2014 Newsletter
Upcoming CSM Event
2014 Sacred Music Summer Conference
July 28-August 2

Steeped in the Wesley tradition of training minds and warming hearts, the Center for Sacred Music presents over 45 workshop sessions for church musicians, pastors and worship leaders, led by 15 VWC faculty and guests. View workshop details or learn more about the conference's open to the public evening events. For more information, contact Director of the Center for Sacred Music Sandra Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.
 
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