On February 25, the Virginia Wesleyan College Board of Trustees selected Dr. Scott D. Miller as VWC's fourth president. The announcement garnered attention from a number of media outlets, among them the Virginian-Pilot, Inside Business
, the Richmond Times-Dispatch
, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities website
. Former first lady of Virginia Katherine Godwin
, wife of Gov. Mills E. Godwin Jr., died March 5 at the age of 98. Gov. Godwin was a founding member of Virginia Wesleyan's Board of Trustees and served as a keynote speaker at the groundbreaking of the College in July 1965. The College's administrative building, Godwin Hall, is named in honor of Governor and Mrs. Godwin. George Birdsong, VWC Board of Trustees member and CEO of Birdsong Peanuts, will receive the 2015 Lenora Mathews Lifetime Achievement Award from VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads at an April 15 event. His dedication to the community and volunteerism was featured in the Suffolk News-Herald
on March 14. March means basketball, and Virginia Wesleyan's hoops programs have kept the Marlins in the spotlight this month. Women's basketball took home its first-ever Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship March 1, an accomplishment featured in the Virginian-Pilot
. The men's basketball team's journey throughout the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament has been covered extensively, including more recent stories highlighting their third trip to the Final Four in program history. Articles have been featured on NCAA.com
, the Virginian-Pilot
and WAVY-TV 10
Marganski Named DOV Faculty Teacher of the Year; Wesleyan Promise Awards Starting at $1,000; McCandless, Kennedy Talk Truth and Teaching. More
Featured Alumna: Sarah Tytler '09
As a student at Virginia Wesleyan College, Sarah Tytler '09 majored in international studies and minored in English. Outside of class, she played basketball and dedicated her time to community service. Encouraged by her VWC professors, she joined the Peace Corps in 2009 and spent two years teaching and working in community development in the Kingdom of Tonga. Today, Tytler is pursuing graduate studies in creative writing. She has returned to her home state of New York, where she lives in Ithaca.
How did your time at Virginia Wesleyan College shape the person you are today?
VWC Professor of History Clay Drees and Batten Professor of Political Science Bill Gibson were involved in the Peace Corps and encouraged me to participate. I joined the Peace Corps after graduation to teach and participate in community development on the island of Tonga, which is southeast of Fiji. I also participated in a reforestation project, planting mangroves to help protect the island from hurricanes.
What are some of your favorite memories of friends, professors or mentors at VWC?
Mud Games; Poetry conference in Wisconsin; Study abroad in Vietnam with Professor of Philosophy Steven Emmanuel.
How are Wesleyan alumni different from other college graduates?
The undergraduate, liberal arts learning experience at Virginia Wesleyan cultivates strength through learning from mistakes. VWC teaches you how every experience can help you grow, even mistakes. Professors care, and are not only willing, but happy, to do anything to help you continue to grow and engage with your work. More
Read more about other distinguished graduates in the Featured Alumni section of our website. |If you're unable to travel to the VWC Men's Basketball NCAA tournament games this weekend, join Marlin fans at ShoreBreak Pizza & TapHouse (2941 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach). Tip-off for Friday's game (March 20) is at 8 p.m., and if VWC wins that game, the championship game tip-off will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday (March 21)! Please RSVP to Lina ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org. GO MARLINS!| Saturday, April 25
Save the Date
Seafood Party in the Dell
5 p.m., Batten Center Lawn
Join us for one of VWC's longest standing traditions! Since President Greer is retiring, we hope to get a photo of him and his wife, Fann, surrounded by VWC students and alumni. Come take a moment to thank Billy and Fann for their years of service. Rumor has it there will be selfies with the president--you won't want to miss that!
|Lauren Rector Doino (2007) and husband, Dave Doino (2005), welcomed a baby boy, Joseph, on Feb. 6. Joseph joins big brother, Anthony, who will be three in April. Dave is the Head Men's Basketball Coach for Averett University in Danville, Virginia.|
Kristen Byrnes Alutto (2007) and husband, John Alutto (2007), welcomed a baby girl, Thea, on Feb. 19, weighing 6 lbs., 5 oz. and 19.5 in. Thea joins brother, Wesley.
Wendy Schafer Kuznian (2007) and husband, Keith, welcomed a baby boy, Lucas, on Feb. 2, weighing 7 lbs., 15 oz., and 20 in. Lucas joins older brother, Hunter.
Vickie Brynildsen Weber (2008) and husband, Robert, welcomed a baby girl, Abigail Jane, on Feb. 7. She was 6 lbs., 14 oz, and 20 in.
|Teresa Alutto-Schmidt (2002) recently joined Potomac Law Group as counsel. She focuses her practice on internal investigations and government enforcement litigation as well as traditional civil litigation.|
Walter Lohman (1988) has been named director of the Heritage Center's Asian Foundation. Lohman joined Heritage in 2006 as senior research fellow for Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He is also currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, leading a graduate seminar on American foreign policy interests in Southeast Asia.
William "Monty" Hilliard (1996) and Annette Terlizzi Hilliard (1993) celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on March 11. They made a trip to "Birdsong Lounge," where they met on the on couches while watching the Price is Right and the Golden Girls.
Save on Taxes
AND Support Virginia Wesleyan
As 2014 Tax Day approaches on April 15, it may seem like you have all the time in the world before you need to start thinking about your 2015 taxes. The truth is, it's never too early to get organized and put a plan into place that includes Virginia Wesleyan. By investing a little time now, you may be able to save big later.
Making a charitable gift can lead to favorable tax benefits. And, by making a financial investment in Wesleyan, you're also providing meaningful support for a young person's future. Learn more at our webpage that covers Everything You Need to Know for 2014 Tax Planning
For a confidential conversation about including a charitable gift in your future, please contact Lori L. McCarel '94
, Director of Leadership Giving, at 757.233.8786
AdmissionsAttention future members
of VWC's Class of 2019!
You are faced with a big decision: where to spend the best four years of your life. Join us for Admitted Freshman Day on Saturday, April 11
to find out why VWC should be at the top of your list! Admitted freshmen will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with other admitted students, learn more about our majors during a department fair, tour our beautiful campus and enjoy lunch on us!
For additional information or to register for Admitted Freshman Day, please visit our website
or contact the Admissions Office at email@example.com or 757.455.3208.
Dinner's On Us!Dinner and Degree Completion Info SessionWednesday, April 3, 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.
Call 757.455.3263 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming CSRF EventsView full event details and descriptions
Thursday, March 26
If You Don't Contribute You're A Dead PieceThursday, April 2
Center After Dark: TED TalksThursday, April 9
The Andragogy of Teaching the "Long War" and Islam's Fight to Reclaim its DestinyFriday, April 10
National Siblings Day: Honoring the Sibling Rivalry and Differences Between John and Charles WesleyMonday, April 13
NEXUS Interfaith Dialogue Series: Two Routes to RedemptionThursday, April 16
READINGS WITH WESLEYAN: A Story of Displacement: The Iraqi ChristianThursday, April 23
Motorcycles, Buses, and Turbans: Sikhs and Religious Freedom in Postwar Britain
For more information, contact Associate Director of the CSRF Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or email@example.com
or visit the CSRF website
Thursday, April 2
What Wondrous Love is This
Wednesday, April 8 CSM Sound & Symbol Lecture Series:
SAVE THE DATE!
July 27-August 1
Worship & Arts Summer Conference
Steeped in the Wesley tradition of "training minds and warming hearts," Virginia Wesleyan College's non-denominational summer conference offers continuing education opportunities for church musicians, worship leaders, music teachers, and all who are interested in the sacred arts. More than 45 workshop sessions led by 17 guest clinicians and evening worship, hymn festivals, and concerts highlight the week. More
For more information, contact Director of the Center for Sacred Music Sandra Billy at 757.455.3376 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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