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Celebrating the Women of Wesleyan

During the College’s early years a small group of women organized to provide invaluable support More

Learning on the Job

Internships provide students with invaluable opportunities to enhance their professionalism and gain confidence More

Nominate a Marlin for the Hall of Fame

The College is now acceptiong nominations for the Athletic Hall of Fame. Honorees will be recognized at the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon on Feb. 2, 2013. More

Become a Marlin!
Become a Marlin Today!

We are still accepting applications for fall 2012, so there is still time to secure your place in the Class of 2016 or, if you are a VWC graduate, to encourage a future Marlin to follow in your footsteps! A transformative liberal arts education is just a phone call or click away. Contact our admissions office at 757.455.3208 or visit us online.

News and Events

"Welcome Waggers" Sociology professor Dr. Kathy Stolley and her certified therapy dog, Ernest T, featured in the Virginian-Pilot More

New Briefs
From an AmeriCorp Service Award for VWC junior Allison Reeves to a national leadership role for Dean Timothy O'Rourke, keep up to date on the latest VWC highlights in brief More

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Take the Plunge! Come See What VWC Has to Offer.
Your summer vacation to Virginia Beach or the Outer Banks 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.
In addition, Virginia Wesleyan is one of 25 members of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) that will offer tours between July 30 and August 4 for Virginia Private College Week (VPCW).
Information and registration is available on our website or by calling the Admissions Office at 800.737.8684 or 757.455.3208.

Want to Know More About Adults Studies?
Adult Studies Open House: Thursday, July 12 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.
Adult Studies Program Teacher Certification Information Session: Thursday, July 12 at 5:30 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.
Applications and appointments and are being accepted on a rolling basis for fall! Classes start August 27. More information. Also, check out our new Adult Studies Viewbook.

Support 50 Years of Transformative Education
Support the Annual FundOver the College’s past 50 years, support from our alumni, parents and friends has provided VWC students the opportunity to pursue a transformative education in the liberal arts tradition.
We hope you will join us in celebrating the College’s 50th Anniversary by supporting the Annual Fund for Academic Excellence.
Making your gift by June 30
will enable the College to finalize scholarships and academic programs for the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year.
On behalf of the students, faculty and staff — we send our thanks and best wishes.
Make a secure online gift to the Annual Fund or view our Annual Fund Honor Roll of Donors.
Sport Briefs
Golf: Hearn takes over as Virginia Wesleyan head golf coach

Field Hockey:
Three new opponents included in 2012 VWC field hockey slate

Men's Track: Chowhan Academic All-American, Driscoll Academic All-District

Women's Soccer: 2012 VWC slate includes five NCAA tournament teams

Men's Soccer: Marlins to face Ohio Wesleyan in men's soccer in 2012

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Alumni News and Events
Featured Alumni

Chris DotoloChristopher Dotolo ’91
Christopher L. Dotolo is a 1991 graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College with a degree in history and a 1997 graduate of George Mason University with a M.A. in sports administration. After graduating from VWC, he became the second Marlin baseball player to join a professional team, signing a contract with the San Francisco Giants. He played four years in their minor league system and then continued his baseball career coaching at the college level, first as an assistant coach at Dartmouth College and St. John’s University, and then as the Head Baseball Coach at Hofstra University. With Norfolk Academy roots, he moved back to Virginia Beach to take the position of Director of Annual Giving and Head Baseball Coach at Norfolk Academy in June 2008. He is married to Lilly (Everett) Dotolo, a 1990 graduate of VWC. He and Lilly have three beautiful daughters: Gina, Savanna and Maria.

What are some of your favorite memories of professors, mentors or friends at VWC?
I had many wonderful memories at Virginia Wesleyan, but my experience playing baseball was my most memorable one. I valued my time with my teammates and coaches and am thankful to have had the opportunity to represent VWC in athletic competition. My athletic experience at VWC taught me that having success wasn’t just about winning and losing. I learned that hard work, dedication, commitment, accountability, and the ability to overcome obstacles are necessary ingredients for success in life.

How do you describe the Virginia Wesleyan experience to friends and colleagues?
Down to earth and genuine. After having gone to VCU for two years and getting lost in the crowd of a large university, I found the small college environment to be better suited for me academically, athletically and socially. I spent three years at VWC and I loved the small class sizes, the academic opportunities, the accessibility of the professors, and the comfort in knowing that I was part of a family. One of the things I loved most about VWC was that I got to know so many people, and I loved riding my bike through campus and saying ‘hi’ to those people each day on my way to class. It was also reassuring walking into a classroom and seeing familiar faces at the start of each semester and knowing that the professors cared about you. Read more of Chris' interview.

Find out about fellow Wesleyan graduates in the "Featured Alumni" section of our website.

Alumni News

Registration for Wesleyan Wednesday 2012 Now Open!
The biggest alumni reunion of the year is Wednesday, August 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wesleyan Wednesday will be held at The Back Deck off Shore Drive in Virginia Beach. This years event features drink tickets, great food, happy hour specials, and a photo booth with Bob Marlin! Sign up now to reserve your spot today!

Looking for Alumni Volunteers for Homecoming 2012
We are looking for alumni volunteers to help at the Homecoming Alumni Tailgate on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Working the alumni check-in or beer tent is the best way to make sure you don’t miss a familiar face! If you are willing to volunteer for a shift, please send an email to alumni@vwc.edu. You can help make Homecoming 2012 the best yet!

Alumni Events

20th Reunion of the Class of 1992
The class of 1992 will have a 20th Reunion Tailgate at Homecoming 2012. Join old friends and former classmates on Saturday, October 6 for a special tailgate to celebrate 20 years of friendship and Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details. Want to stay updated? Make sure your contact information is correct by joining Fishnet!

40th Reunion of the Class of 1972
The class of 1972 will have a 40th Reunion Tailgate at Homecoming 2012. Join old friends and former classmates on Saturday, October 6 for a special tailgate to celebrate 40 years of friendship. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details. Want to stay updated? Make sure your contact information is correct by joining Fishnet!

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

Victoria (Lowell) Walker (1994) has accepted a position at Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana, as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction for the Learning Design and Technology Master's Program. She will also be serving as a Program Coordinator/Program Convener completing various administrative roles in this new online education technology program. She is leaving her current role as Director of Professional Licensure Programs at Regent University in early August 2012.

Jeffery Barbour (1994) received his Master's in Library and Information Science (MLIS)from the University of South Carolina on December 12, 2011. He was selected as "Member of the Beta Phi Mu, International Library Science Honor Society".

Suzanne Lazarowitz and Aaron Johnston (2007) are happy to announce their marriage on May 18, 2012 at Norfolk Botanical Gardens. They currently reside in Muskegon, MI. Suzanne is a Microbiology Technician for Nestle R&D and Aaron is the Director of Recreation and Intramural Sports at Baker College.

William Reece (1977) received a LLM. (Legum Magister) in Transnational Business Practice from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law on May 12, 2012. Bill practices law in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and San Antonio, Texas. His firm of four lawyers in San Antonio was recently augmented by his daughter, Margaret, a 21 year old lawyer and Texas Tech School of Law graduate.

Mandy (Bryant) Schuchhardt (2002) and Eddie Schuchhardt (2001) are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Harrison Edward. He was born on April 27, at Brandon Regional Hospital in Brandon, FL, and weighed 6 lb., 9 oz. He is the second child for the Schuchhardts, whose daughter Shelby Lynn was born in 2009.

» More class notes

Upcoming Events

June 22
Freshman Orientation, Scene I

June 25-29
Blue Marlin Summer Basketball Camp

June 25-29
Marlin Tennis Camp

July 23-28
2012 Sacred Music Summer Conference

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