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Speaker to Stand Against Racism with VWC
College takes part in YWCA's annual movement April 22-26, welcomes Associated Black Charities leader Diane Bell-McKoy. More
Panhellenic Council's Efforts Recognized
VWC sororities Alpha Sigma Alpha, Phi Sigma Sigma, and Sigma Sigma Sigma receive Circle of Sisterhood award. More
Bring a Spark, Light a Fire
Dedicated faculty and staff with service ranging from 10 to 40 years are honored at Employee Appreciation Reception. More
C-SPAN Series
Staff, Alumna
Network visits Virginia Beach for 2013 Nationwide Cities Tour; highlights local history and members of VWC community in April broadcast. More
@VWC in the Media
Virginia Beach Police Captain Dennis Santos, a Virginia Wesleyan Adjunct Professor in the Criminal Justice Department, was featured in a recent story on WAVY-TV 10. The story focused on a door-to-door crime fighting effort in which Virginia Beach Police survey local residents; Dave Garraty, VWC Professor of Management/Business/Economics, was quoted in the Virginian-Pilot in a story about a recent drop in the jobless rate in Hampton Roads; Professor of Social Work Ben Dobrin is quoted in the Virginian-Pilot in an article about a "genizah" burial–or ceremonial burial of Jewish holy books–at Congregation Beth El in Norfolk. Dr. Dobrin is also pictured in the first photo associated with the article.

@VWC Headlines
Alumnae Named YWCA Women of Distinction; Marlin Chronicle Gets Online Makeover; Beta Upsilon Chapter Takes First Place Honors; Alumnus Visits VWC for Music, Life Lesson; Marlin Business Experience to Showcase Interns; Archives Dedicated to Dr. Stephen S. Mansfield; Help Make History With New Bob Marlin Mascot; A Feather in Their Cap: Faculty Feats Showcased; New Priority Registration for Military Students; Alumnus Composition to be Premiered Locally; Student Worm Research Earns ASB Award; Spring Business Conference to Tackle Ethics; and Crime Victims' Rights Week Inspires Open Forum. More
Campus Events
Alumni News & Events
Nancy Harris-Kroll Seafood Party in the Dell
Featured Alumna:
Nancy Harris-Kroll '81
The daughter of a Navy man, Nancy Harris-Kroll '81 and her family lived in Florida, California and England before eventually settling in Virginia Beach. A creative teenager, Kroll enrolled at Virginia Wesleyan, where she joined the Art Club, broadcast a weekly radio show on the College's station, and earned her bachelor's degree in Art Education. She began her career as a tutor for special needs students and in 2009 became a certified Applied Behavior Analyst, specializing in the recognition and treatment of behavioral issues in autistic children. Today she is the owner and clinical director at The Learning Resource Center, providing tutoring services as well as applied behavior testing and treatment for students aged 18 months to adult. She also advocates for children and families affected by autism, working to increase support services in the public school system. Kroll lives in Virginia Beach with her husband Sam, their three children and two dogs. In addition to her meaningful work, she is currently enjoying the process of designing her new home and taking a painting class with her daughter.

How did your time at Virginia Wesleyan College shape the person you are today?
I came to Virginia Wesleyan because of the location and size of the College. While I was there I really enjoyed the caring and close environment. I was at a time in my life where I really needed to grow, develop, and gain maturity and VWC gave me the chance to do that. Everything I experienced while at VWC allowed me to become the person I am today.

What are some of your favorite memories of professors, mentors or friends at VWC?
I met my best friend while I was at VWC, Lisa Malias Lord '82, who I still speak to today. My favorite professor was Barclay Sheaks, who founded the Art Department. More
Three Decades of Parties in the Dell
A great way to celebrate spring and blow off steam before exams, the Seafood Party in the Dell has become a longstanding tradition—30 years, to be exact—at the College since its first incarnation in 1983. But, as is sometimes the case with well-established customs, its origins have become the stuff of legend. Learn more about the history of this fun-filled, family-friendly Virginia Wesleyan tradition. More

Alumni Awards
In recognition of outstanding professional and/or personal accomplishments in any field of endeavor, the Virginia Wesleyan College Alumni Association bestows the following alumni awards to graduates of the College: Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award, Alumni Service Award, and the GOLD Award. Nominate a deserving alumni for one of these awards today! Deadline for applications is May 31, 2013. More

Richmond/Central VA Alumni
Join the Richmond/Central Virginia Facebook Group for more details about the organizational meeting for our first local chapter. Meeting to be held on May 5.

Save the Date
October 4-6, 2013
Homecoming and Parents Weekend

Class Notes
Please note: Class notes are user submitted and are reprinted in their original form

Lindsey Otto (2007) Greg and Lindsey Otto Brown welcomed Miles Colton into their lives on April 16, 2013. He weighed 7 pounds and 4 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long.

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Around Campus
Whitney Symons '15
Oceans of Opportunity at VWC!
Biology major and scholarship recipient Whitney Symons '15 feels right at home at Virginia Wesleyan, where the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean provide numerous opportunities for her to pursue research surrounding her passion – the conservation of marine life.

In the coming year, she looks forward to beginning undergraduate research work with Batten Associate Professor Dr. Soraya Bartol, whose enthusiasm and vast knowledge of marine biology have made her an invaluable mentor.

"When I applied to VWC," Whitney says. "I knew I wanted a personal college experience where professors would know my name and I could be part of a close community. VWC has definitely provided that experience for me. I am confident that on graduation day, I will be more than prepared to follow my dreams of pursuing graduate studies at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science."

Your support to the Annual Fund for Academic Excellence provides critical funding to a wide variety of research opportunities, as well as annual scholarships that allow students the opportunity to pursue an education regardless of their financial circumstances.

Join us and help create brighter futures for students like Whitney. Make a secure online gift to support students at Virginia Wesleyan today! View the Annual Fund Honor Roll of Donors.
Admissions Adult Studies
Another Record-Breaking Year for VWC
The fall 2013 freshman class looks to be one of the biggest classes ever at Virginia Wesleyan! Time is running out to submit your application, so don't delay. Applications for fall 2013 can be submitted online. This is the perfect time for transfer students to apply!

If you are a high school junior (or you know one) who is starting the college search process, spring is a great time to visit Virginia Wesleyan. Campus tours and information sessions are offered Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Saturday sessions are also available at 11 a.m. through May 4.

Information is available on our website or by calling the Admissions Office at 800.737.8684 or 757.455.3208.
Adult Studies
Adult Studies Information Session: Thursday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m. in Clarke Hall. The session will cover degrees offered, course formats and available military, financial aid, tuition deferral and Corporate Rate Program benefits in a relaxed question-and-answer format. More

Coming Back to College Information Sessions: April 30, May 2, May 6, May 7, May 8, May 9, May 21, May 22. If you stopped out of college and want to return and complete your degree, this meaningful and engaging information session is for you! All sessions are free and open to the public. More
About CSRF
The 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 2013 Newsletter.
CSM Upcoming Events
Sound & Symbol Lecture Series: Here Comes the Bride April 25 at 11 a.m. in Fine Arts 9. Final lecture in the year-long series Marriage & Ceremony in the Hindu Tradition (Padmarani Rasiah Cantu) and Free-Choice: Inter-Ethnicity and Inter-Race Marriages in the Age of E-Dating (Dr. Kathy Stolley). Free and open to the public. More

Looking Ahead
The 2013 Sacred Music Summer Conference, July 22-27, features 18 guest faculty, 45 workshop sessions, and evening worship services, a hymn festival, and choral concert. More
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