VWC E-news Jan. 2012
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Featured at VWC
Winter Session 101

VWC's intensive three-week academic term offers unique opportunities for students More

Giving and Learning

A truly collaborative effort, On-Campus Winter Homeless Shelter in its sixth year More

Pre-Engineering Program 

New agreement with Old Dominion University expands opportunities for Wesleyan students planning careers in engineering More

Microscope image
The Better to See Things With

The extreme close-up (above) of a mosquito's eyes is among the first images produced with the recently installed state-of-the-art variable-pressure scanning electron microscope that will open new research avenues at VWC. More

News and Events

Stay Connected on Facebook
Like the official Virginia Wesleyan College Facebook page and get regular updates about VWC news and happenings. More

Be Counted Among Marlins Who Make A Difference!
For our 50th Anniversary, we want to show the world that Wesleyan grads are life-long active, involved citizens in their communities. Tell us about your community service efforts. More

We Can't Wait to Meet You!

Virginia Wesleyan was named a "Best College in the Southeast" by The Princeton Review for a second year in a row. Visit our campus on Saturday, February 11 and find out why!
During our VWC Day Open House you'll have the opportunity to:
  • Meet our scholarly faculty and staff
  • Tour our beautiful 300-acre campus
  • Learn about academic offerings, scholarship opportunities and the financial aid process
  • Enjoy lunch on us!
Submit an application during your visit and we'll waive the $40 application fee! Program begins at 9 a.m., with early-bird tours starting at 8 a.m.

Honors & Scholars: Fall 2012 applied and admitted students with over a 3.25 GPA and 1100 SAT/24 ACT score are also encouraged to attend Honors & Scholarship Day to experience a demonstration class, meet with faculty and enjoy a special dinner on us. The next Honors & Scholarship Day is Friday, February 10.

Register online or call the Admissions Office at 757.455.3208 or 800.737.8684.

Adult Studies at VWC
Adult Studies Open House: Thursday, February 9 at 6 p.m. in Clarke Hall. The session will cover degrees offered, course formats available and military, financial aid, tuition deferral and Corporate Rate Program benefits available in a relaxed question-and-answer format.
Adult Studies Program Teacher Certification Information Session: Wednesday, February 15 at 6 p.m. in Clarke Hall. Have your questions answered about our teacher certification programs. Now is the time to schedule an appointment with an adviser to talk about your future as an educator!
These events are free and open to the public.

Appointments and applications are being accepted on a rolling basis for summer and fall. More information.

Making A World-Class Liberal Arts Education Accessible
Jen Brown '12Jen Brown ’12 (pictured) of Bucks County, Pennsylvania was attracted to Virginia Wesleyan during her junior year of high school after receiving a mailing touting the College’s scholarship opportunities. She is now in her senior year at VWC as a double major in history and education and is an active member of the Phi Alpha Theta, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Kappa Delta Pi honor societies.
“When I graduate, I know I will have gained the skills to be a successful social studies teacher who can inspire young leaders just as I have been inspired here at Virginia Wesleyan College,” Jen says.
Your support of the Annual Fund for Academic Excellence provides critical funding for the wide variety of Annual Scholarships. These scholarships allow students like Jen the opportunity to pursue an education regardless of their financial circumstances.

Join us and help create a brighter future for VWC students. Make a secure online gift to support students at Virginia Wesleyan today! View our Honor Roll of Donors.

Sport Briefs
Women's Basketball: VWC notches 14th win on the road at Washington & Lee

Basketball: Big week of basketball for VWC; "double-header" on Saturday

Track & Field: Men's 4x2 relay and Mebane shine for VWC at CNU

Women's Soccer: All American honors for VWC's Edelman

Men's Basketball: Vaughn tagged as the ODAC Player of the Week

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Alumni News and Events
Featured Alumni

Bill Williard, 1982William H. Williard, 1982
William “Bill” Williard was recruited to play golf at Virginia Wesleyan by former Athletic Director Don Forsyth. But it was his well rounded liberal arts degree and some memorable professors, he says, that gave him the tools he needed to succeed in business. Bill, who lives in Virginia Beach with his wife Karla and his son Garrett, is the owner of Williard Insurance Agency, representing Nationwide Insurance (LUTCF). In addition to playing golf while at Wesleyan, he participated in the Liberal Arts Management Program (LAMP), was a Future Business Leader and a member of the intramural basketball team.

How did your time at Virginia Wesleyan College shape the person you are today? In my case, a liberal arts program was just what I needed in life and business. I couldn’t have gotten a better degree than what I got at VWC. It was well-rounded. Psychology and sociology classes helped me with management and learning how to deal with people. I pursued a golf career the summer after graduation. But after deciding I didn’t want to live in a suitcase, my current business partner suggested the insurance business. I interviewed for the job and I’ve been doing it ever since. If I had to start over, I would sign all over again with Nationwide.

Read more of Bill's profile and find out about other fellow Wesleyan graduates in the "Featured Alumni" section of our website.

Alumni News

Have You Had a Life Change? Keep Us in the Loop!
If you’ve had a career change, received an academic degree, added a new member of the family, or achieved a personal goal, keep the College updated! Log on to FishNet to submit a class note. Class notes are displayed in E-News each month and will be published in the next issue of Marlin Magazine. Let your classmates know what you’ve been up to. Submit a class note today!

Want to Take a Class in 2012?
Never got to take that art class? Need to brush up on your calculus before grad school? All lifetime members of the Virginia Wesleyan College Alumni Association are eligible to audit one adult studies course each semester. This year only, you can join as a lifetime member for 50% off. Take advantage of this great opportunity to continue your education, and sign up for the Alumni Association while this special offer still lasts!

Alumni Events

VWC Alumni Reunion Heads to Richmond!
The VWC Alumni Association will host a pre-game gathering in Ashland (outside of Richmond), VA before the Men's Basketball game vs. Randolph-Macon College:
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
VWC vs. Randolph Macon College

Iron Horse Restaurant
100 S Railroad Ave # B
Ashland, VA
Pre-game Party—5 p.m.
Game time—7 p.m.
Register at www.vwc.edu/marlinmaniac

VWC Athletic Hall of Fame Alumni Reunion Night

Saturday, February 11, 2012
After VWC vs. Hampden Sydney
Shorebreak Sports Bar
2941 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Register at www.vwc.edu/marlinmaniac

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


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Upcoming Events

January 30
Spring semester begins

February 2
Women's Forum

February 6
Alborada Piano Trio

February 11
Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon

February 13

Nexus Interfaith Dialogue Series

February 17

See entire events calendar

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