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A Happy Homecoming
College traditions honored by alumni, family and friends at Homecoming & Parent Weekend 2013. More
College Welcomes
New Faculty
Wesleyan's Office of Academic Affairs welcomes new faculty for 2013-2014. More
VWC Choir on Quest to Sing at Carnegie Hall
College ensemble planning May 2014 debut at the historic NYC venue. More
Tasteful Renovations
Boyd Dining Center makeover, other campus upgrades welcomed by VWC community. More
@VWC in the Media
The Sept. 26 on-campus lecture by Dr. Howard Jones, Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology at EVMS and a pioneer in reproductive medicine, was featured on the front page of the Virginian-Pilot. Dr. Jones’s talk, “When Did You Become a Person?” was the inaugural lecture for the Justine L. Nusbaum Lectureship presented by VWC's Center for the Study of Religious Freedom; Capt. Gail (Johnson) Manos '86 was recently featured alongside other notable "Women in Medicine" on the Commander's Blog for Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. The article notes her academic and military accomplishments along with her work as a psychiatrist; Associate Professor of Art John Rudel is the professional artist mentioned in this Wavy-TV 10 segment about a new series of sculptures being installed along Granby Street in Norfolk. Rudel has been recognized in the press a number of times in the last two years for his contributions to public art in the city of Norfolk, including installations at the Tide light rail stop at Harbor Park and MacArthur Mall; Virginia State Senator Ralph Northam, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, mentioned Virginia Wesleyan on his Twitter and Facebook pages following a conversation with VWC students Steven Bond '14 and Alexis Turner-Lafving '16 at the 21st Annual Kiwanis Harbor Party and Seafood Feast on Oct. 10.

@VWC Headlines
Remembering Edna Crallé Sanders Johnston; Dominion Grant to Fund Undergrad Research; Professors Present at NSU History Conference; Students Walk in Support of Suicide Awareness; Professor Helps Bring Public Art to Norfolk; Traffic Signal Installed at College's Entrance; Habitat Chapter President Signs Covenant. More
Campus Events
Alumni News & Events
Rex Hamaker '04   Alumni News & Events
Featured Alumnus:
James “Tim” Bailey ’83
As a student at Virginia Wesleyan, Rex Hamaker Jr. ’04 had a full plate. He worked for Residence Life as well as the College’s Learning Center and was also involved in spiritual life on campus. The Virginia Beach native triple-majored in education, French and German and also spent a year studying abroad in Angers, France. When his parents, Rex Sr. and Lisa (Grubbs) Hamaker ’84, visited him in the populous French city, the threesome enjoyed sampling the regional wines and local cuisine. After Rex graduated, the family returned to France—this time, Bordeaux—and continued their international tour of food, drink and culture. Their travels abroad inspired the Hamakers to explore the unique food and drink right here in Southeastern Virginia and, in June 2013, they launched Taste Tidewater Tours. Showing locals and tourists the best wine, brew, farm and food the area has to offer, the company provides guided tours aboard their 12-passenger executive coach. As the company’s director of marketing and administration, Rex Jr. is able to fuse his Wesleyan education and global perspective with his passion for the Hampton Roads region.

How did your time at Virginia Wesleyan College shape the person you are today?
Virginia Wesleyan gave me the space and support to explore many different interests at the same time, which is something I wouldn’t have had at a larger school. I’m still using the competencies gained during my time at VWC.

What are some of your favorite memories of friends, professors or mentors at VWC?
During Hurricane Isabel, classes were cancelled due to power outages and that catalyzed a great bonding experience with friends in the residence halls. Bonfires in the cinderblock fire pit by the dock on Lake Taylor are another great memory of my time at VWC.

I still keep in touch with Susan Wansink (Batten Professor of German and Director of Winter Session) and Craig Wansink (Professor of Religious Studies) as well as Alain Gabon (Associate Professor of French) and the staff at the Learning Center. More

Learn about other distinguished VWC graduates in the Featured Alumni section of our website.

Pictured at top (from left) Rex Hamaker Sr. and Rex Hamaker Jr. '04 (photo courtesy of www.tastetidewater.com).
Upcoming Events:
Fun things to do at YOUR alma mater!

November 6-10
"Big River" 
The VWC Theatre Department's fall production of William Hauptman and Roger Millers' "Big River" will take place in the Hofheimer Theater from November 6-10 (Nov. 6-8 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.). Tickets are $5 for alumni. More

Marlin Basketball
Check out the men’s and women’s basketball schedules and make your plans NOW to attend!

President’s Annual Pig Roast
February 21, 2014
Don't miss this smokin' campus tradition! Live music by IBMA Momentum Award winner for Band of the Year, Town Mountain. The lead vocalist of this outstanding bluegrass band, Robert Greer, was also named Best Vocalist by the IBMA Momentum Awards.

Seafood Party in the Dell
April 26, 2014

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

Jenn White (2007) has been recognized as a 2013 "Top 40 Under 40" by Inside Business. White serves as senior communications and marketing specialist at the Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority and volunteers as the chair of the Mentor and Internship Program with the Roundtable of Business Leaders.

Neil Forbes (2000) was promoted to partner in charge of disaster recovery services at Horne LLP in Ridgeland, Mississippi. He is responsible for government grant program management, financial and regulatory compliance with grant regulations and coordination of disaster related activities.

Peter Derby (1998) and Lauren are proud to announce the birth of twins (1 girl, 1 boy), born Sept. 16. Penelope Jane (3 lbs., 1 oz.) and John Michael (3 lbs., 10 oz.) were early but are doing very well and hope to be home soon.

Carmen Dawkins (2010) is proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Camille Mae Tolliver, born on Sept. 21 and weighing 7 lbs., 7 oz.

More class notes >>
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Annual Fund  
Support for Our Students
Through the Annual Fund
At Virginia Wesleyan, we strive to empower our graduates to succeed in their future goals, both personal and professional. You can help with our efforts by supporting the Annual Fund for Academic Excellence. The Annual Fund provides current students with unique, hands-on learning experiences that will benefit them now as well as equip them for life after graduation. For the first time this year, gifts to the Annual Fund can be designated to support five priority areas of need at VWC: Annual Scholarships, Academic Programs, Student Life, Library and Technology and Overall Excellence.

Read more about the Marlin Phonathon and make a secure online gift to support Virginia Wesleyan students today. View the 2013-2014 Annual Fund Honor Roll of Donors.

Admissions   Adult Studies
Your Future Begins Here
The V.I.P. Admissions Application is available online at apply.vdubbmarlins.com. Submit your application and supporting documents by November 1 and you could receive your admission decision before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Join us for our next VWC Day Open House on Saturday, November 9. Additional Open Houses will be held on February 8 and March 8.

Sign up online for one of these exciting events or schedule an individual campus visit at visit.vdubbmarlins.com.
Adult Studies
Dinner's On Us! 
Adult Studies Program Information Session
Wednesday, November 6, 5:15-6:45 p.m.
VWC Boyd Dining Center (Shafer 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. Click here to access a campus map, or ask for directions at the front gate. Reserved parking will be available. Reservations are required. Call 757.455.3263 or email asp@vwc.edu. More
Upcoming CSRF Events
Tuesday, October 29
“The Global Decline of Religious Freedom”
7:30-9 p.m., Monumental Chapel

Monday, November 4
NEXUS Interfaith Dialogue:
How Our Faiths See Marriage and Family

Topic: Same-Sex Marriage
7:30-9 p.m., Monumental Chapel

View CSRF's complete Calendar of Events
Upcoming CSM Events
Sunday, October 27
Fall Hymn Festival:
“Great is Thy Faithfulness”

p.m., Great Bridge Presbyterian
333 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake
A few choir openings remain. For further details, contact sbilly@vwc.edu or 757.455.3376.

Thursday, November 7
The CSM Sound & Symbol Lecture Series
“With What Shall I Come Before the Lord?”

11 a.m., Fine Arts 9
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