Bob and Dave   Princeton Review Green College   Michael Trotta   Alumni Panel Attendee
Taking Care of Business
Appreciation event honors MBE professors, other distinguished employees. More
VWC Means Green
College selected as 2014 Green College by The Princeton Review. More
A Prime-time Preview
VWC choirs' April performances will match upcoming Carnegie Hall debut. More
Prepared to Declare
'Declaration Days' alumni panels help VWC students choose majors. More
@VWC in the Media
Eric Mazur, Gloria and David Furman Professor of Judaic Studies at VWC, was quoted in a story in the Washington Post about an upcoming Supreme Court case involving religious objections by businesses to requirements of the Affordable Care Act and how the religious make-up of the Court may or may not affect the decision; Professor of Philosophy Steven Emmanuel was quoted, and pictured, in a story in the Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA)about a panel he participated in on the topic of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as part of the 20th annual Virginia Festival of the Book; Professor of Music Lee Jordan-Anders was mentioned in the Virginian-Pilot for her piano accompaniment at an event celebrating the opening of a collaborative music and art exhibit called "Songs of the Sea" on display at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. She is also featured in the accompanying video; Musician and author Michael Hearst’s April 16 show at VWC, "Songs for Unusual Creatures," was featured in the Virginian-Pilot, the Virginia Beach Beacon (see also, the Beacon's Facebook page), and Jewish News. The show was originally scheduled during Winter Session was rescheduled due to weather.

@VWC Headlines
Volunteers Get Hands Dirty During Spring Break; 2014 Mednick Award to Send Emmanuel to Japan; Wesleyan Promise to Support Current Students. More
Campus Events
Alumni News & Events
Howard Krum   2013 Alumni Awards
Featured Alumnus: 
Dr. Howard Krum '85
A biology major at Virginia Wesleyan, Howard Krum ’85 has combined his love for animals, science and creative communication into a career as a veterinarian and a writer. The Pennsylvania native played golf and other intramural sports at VWC while building long-lasting relationships with friends and professors. He attended University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where he studied aquatic animals, canine anatomy, ruminant physiology and small animal surgery. He was later hired as the first full-time veterinarian for the New England Aquarium in Boston. He has worked with nearly every species under the sun—humpback whales, harbor seals, jellyfish, sea turtles, bluefin tuna, lobster, lumpfish and herring—and has been recognized nationally for his endeavors. He attended Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, studying creative nonfiction, fiction, and science writing and has published numerous scientific articles. He lives in Windsor, Vermont with his wife, one dog and a cat.

Tell us about your current job, professional recognitions, accomplishments and/or special projects.
I am an aquatic animal veterinarian, science writer and I just received the Alumni Award of Merit from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Myself and three of my Penn Vet classmates have released the first in a series of six novels based on our real-life experiences in vet school. “An Animal Life: The Beginning” is an irreverently humorous medical mystery/love story. It’s currently being considered for adaptation into a television series.

How did your time at Virginia Wesleyan College shape the person you are today?
It showed me the importance of personal relationships. I am a better veterinarian because of the solid relationships with my co-workers and friends, rather than any advance in technology or medicine.

What are some of your favorite memories of professors, mentors or friends at VWC?
Betty Lou Jefferson Harris was a force to be reckoned with. She loved her students and demanded excellence from us in equal measure. The results of her tough love are dozens of happy and successful research scientists, nurses, medical doctors, and veterinarians around the globe. We loved our professors, truly. Vern Keefer, Patrick Lang, and Betty Lou Jefferson Harris cared about us individuals, and we knew it.

Anything else about your VWC experience you’d like to share?
I would not have survived, let alone thrived, at a larger institution. I needed the individual, one-on-one “care and feeding” provided by the VWC faculty and staff. More

Learn about other distinguished VWC graduates in the Featured Alumni section of our website.
Alumni Nominations Needed
Applications/nominations due by May 15 for:

The Alumni Association Board of Directors
The VWC Alumni Association is looking for nominations for its board of directors. The Association provides leadership to the College and alumni body, representing a range of class years, professions and geographic locations. Board members are active members of their communities and help to promote VWC and lead alumni in project development and special events.

2014 Alumni Awards
The Alumni Awards, hosted annually by the Alumni Association Board of Directors, bestows the following accolades to graduates of the College in recognition of outstanding professional and/or personal accomplishments in any field of endeavor: Distinguised Alumnus/Alumna Award; Alumni Service Award; and GOLD Award (Graduate of the Last Decade). Please nominate an outstanding Marlin for one of these recognitions.

Upcoming Events
Saturday, April 26
32nd Annual Seafood Party in the Dell
4:30-6:30 p.m., Batten Lawn

Wednesday, May 14
Wesleyan Wednesday: Graduation Edition
5-9 p.m., Shorebreak (2941 Shore Dr., VA Beach)

Friday, September 26
Marlin Pride Day

October 3-5 (Friday-Sunday)
Homecoming & Parent Weekend

Class Notes
William Dean (1980) recently accepted a position at Lakeland High School located in Suffolk, VA as Head Baseball Coach. More

Michele (Mazzarulli) Quinlan (1992) was appointed in May 2013 to the board of directors of Monty's Home, a canine rescue organization, as the New Hanover County Prison Coordinator. She also continues to be employed by the Department of Homeland Security in Wilmington as a senior officer.

Justin Blazer (2005) was recently promoted to Director of Player Development and Instruction at Duran Golf Club located in Viera, Florida.

William "PJ" Foster (2006) and his wife, Tenishia, are proud to announce the February 21 birth of a baby boy, Masen Desales, weighing 7 lbs., 10 oz.

Jaimie Reese (1996) and husband, Dean Jones, proudly announce the birth of a baby girl, Charlotte Sydney, born March 10 at 7 lbs., 1 oz.

More class notes >>
Around Campus
Annual Fund  
Meet Ashley, Class of 2014
VWC senior Ashley Hill from Dover, Delaware is preparing for graduation in just a few short weeks. Recently, she shared with us how scholarship assistance not only affected her decision to attend Virginia Wesleyan, but also impacted her four years at the College.

As a double major in business and art with aspirations of a career in nonprofit management, Ashley was eager to become involved with local arts and culture organizations. She served as an intern at the Waterman’s Museum on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and with the Art Business Conference hosted by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads.

In order to pursue her career goals, Ashley needed the internships and community service opportunities available in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Annual scholarships supported by the Annual Fund for Academic Excellence made these experiences possible for her.

You can help students like Ashley pursue their goals by making a gift to the Annual Fund today. Make a secure online gift or view the 2013-2014 Honor Roll of Donors.
Admissions   Adult Studies
Another Record-Breaking Year for VWC
Time is running out to submit your freshman application, so don't delay. Applications for fall 2014 can be submitted online. This is the perfect time for transfer students to apply too!

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 10.

Information is available on our website or by calling the Admissions Office at 800.737.8684 or 757.455.3208.
Adult Studies
Dinner's On Us! 
Dinner and Degree Completion Info Session
Wednesday, May 7, 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Jane P. Batten Student Center
(Fishbowl Conference Room)

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 are 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
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

Features guest faculty, 45 workshop sessions, evening worship services, a hymn festival, and choral concert. 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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