|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
New agreement with Old Dominion University expands opportunities for Wesleyan students planning careers in engineering More
|The Better to See Things With
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.
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:
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.
- 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!
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
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
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.
|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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William 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.
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!
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
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
VWC vs. Randolph Macon College
Iron Horse Restaurant
100 S Railroad Ave # B
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
Register at www.vwc.edu/marlinmaniac
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