Undergraduate Research   Courtney and Jade   John Braley   2013 Graduate
Research Symposium Explores New Format
Keynote speaker, interdisciplinary focus added to annual kick-off event under guidance of program's new director Dr. Sara Sewell. More
All-Nighters, Broken Hearts and Take Out
Seniors Courtney Pollard and Jade Ford demonstrate the powerful bonds of friendship often formed during the college experience. More
The Bucket (List) Runneth Over
Relaxation has a different meaning for Rec and Leisure Studies retiree John Braley, who plans to spend his days giving back and getting outside. More
Graduation Celebrates
Class of 2013
Virginia Wesleyan College's 44th Commencement Ceremony held at the Jane P. Batten Student Center on May 18. More
@VWC in the Media
Random House shared information and images on their "Common Read" blog and social media pages about VWC's choice of The Power of Habit (Random House, 2012) as required reading for incoming students in 2013-14; The record-breaking, 19-inning ODAC Championship win for VWC's Softball Marlins was recently featured on the NCAA website; Junior softball player Tori Higginbotham, 2012 and 2013 ODAC Player of the Year, was featured in the Virginian-Pilot; Junior Lindsey Inzana, also a member of the Marlin Softball team, and her dad, Assistant VWC Softball Coach Jim Inzana, were featured in a Virginian-Pilot article about the special bond the two share following the life-threatening back surgery Coach Inzana underwent last year; Following commencement, a large photo of "Glad Grads" Nicole Bair and Lindsey Asbury at VWC's Commencement was pictured in the Hampton Roads section of the Virginian-Pilot. Additional photos were also featured on the Pilot's website.

@VWC Headlines
Greer Goes Green With Norfolk Reader Program; OIP's Johnson Given Zeta Phi Beta Service Award; Strike Out Cancer Raises $15,102 for Research; Mini Marlins, Enoch Baptist Partner for Kids; Eggleston OK5K to be Held on VWC Trails June 8; Nancy Kelly '15 Accepted into EVMS Joint Program; and INTEL Grants Encourage Innovation, Engagement. More
Campus Events
May 25
2013 Run to Remember
Memorial Day 5K

May 28

Summer Session Begins

June 6
Adult Studies Program Information Session

June 8
2013 Eggleston OK5K

June 21
Freshmen Orientation: Scene I

July 1
Freshmen Orientation: Scene I

July 22
2013 Sacred Music Summer Conference

August 16
Summer Session Ends

August 21
Freshmen Orientation: Scene II

View the entire campus events calendar
Alumni News & Events
Joe Ruddy   Bob Marlin
VIT CEO Joe Ruddy '83
Addresses Business Students
Virginia Wesleyan alumnus and President and CEO of Virginia International Terminals, Inc. (VIT) Joe Ruddy ’83 served as a keynote speaker April 22 at a dinner reception held as part of the College’s Spring 2013 Business Conference.

Addressing business students, faculty and staff in the Pearce Hospitality Suite in the Jane P. Batten Student Center, Ruddy spoke about his time at VWC and how it shaped his life and career. A graduate of the College’s Recreation & Leisure Services and Physical Education program, Ruddy was named president and CEO of VIT on April 1. The company is responsible for the management, operation, and conduct of the business of the public terminals of Virginia.

Ethics was the theme of this semester’s business conference, a bi-annual event organized by students in the MBE 301 course “Principles of Management.” The weeklong event, held April 22-26, featured daily activities shining a spotlight on ethics in small business, supply chain and operations management, media, medicine, politics, law, environment, recreation and sports. The conference implores students to apply lessons from courses outside of business, providing a hands-on learning experience typical of the VWC liberal arts education.

Last year’s Spring Business Conference featured another alumni speaker from the shipping industry, President and CEO of Maersk Line, North America, Mike White ’81.

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

(Photo of Joe Ruddy courtesy of the
Virginian-Pilot | Thé N. Pham)
Alumni News
Congratulations to Jennifer Mitchell '06, winner of the Alumni Resort Giveaway. This summer, she will be spending one week at the Marriott's Grande Vista Resort in sunny Orlando, Florida. Have a great trip, Jennifer!

Nominate Fellow VWC Grads
for an Alumni Award!
Each year, the Virginia Wesleyan College Alumni Association recognizes VWC alumni for their outstanding professional and/or personal accomplishments. Please nominate fellow alumni for the Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award, the Alumni Service Award, or the GOLD Award. Awards will be presented at the Fall Honors Convocation in September. Nominations are due on June 15. More

Upcoming Events
Look for information in your email about:
July 13: Eastern Shore/Delmarva Reunion
August 3: Richmond/Central Virginia Social
August 14: Wesleyan Wednesday
October 4-6: Homecoming and Parents Weekend

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

Laura Cox Taylor (2006) published her first novel, an urban fantasy titled "Nightfire," on April 25, 2013. The book is available in both paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon.com.

More class notes >>
Around Campus
VWC Graduate  
Support VWC students by June 30
Each spring, a new graduating class embarks from Virginia Wesleyan to embrace the next chapter in their professional and educational lives. In August, we welcome a new freshman class to the VWC community and thus the ritual continues.

Between the incoming freshmen and graduating senior classes are four years filled with opportunity. Undergraduate research alongside talented faculty members, semesters abroad almost anywhere imaginable, and internships with local business partners describe the experiences that make a liberal arts education at VWC valuable and unique.

Gifts to the Annual Fund for Academic Excellence support opportunities like those mentioned above as well as annual scholarships, which allow students to pursue a world-class liberal arts education regardless of their financial circumstances.

Please consider a gift to the Annual Fund before June 30 and help ensure that academic plans and scholarships can be finalized for the upcoming year. Make your Annual Fund gift online or view our Honor Roll of Donors.
Admissions   Adult Studies
Another Record-Breaking Year for VWC
We already have a record number of freshman enrolled for Fall 2013! Time is running out to submit your application, so don’t delay. Applications for Fall 2013 can be submitted online.

If you are a high school junior (or you know one) who is starting the college search process, spring and summer are great times to visit Virginia Wesleyan. Campus tours and information sessions are offered Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Information is available on our website or by calling the Admissions Office at 800.737.8684 or 757.455.3208.
Adult Studies
Adult Studies Information Session: Thursday, June 6 at 5:30 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 in a relaxed question-and-answer format. Appointments and applications are being accepted on a rolling basis for fall! The event is free and open to the public. More

Coming Back to College Information Sessions: July 9 and July 22. If you stopped out of college and want to return and complete your degree, this engaging information session is for you! All sessions are free and open to the public. More

If you'd like to schedule a “Coming Back to College” workshop session for your workplace, contact Kathy Reese for more information at 757.455.3411 or kreese@vwc.edu.  
About CSRF
The 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 2013 Newsletter.
CSM Upcoming Events
Looking Ahead
The 2013 Sacred Music Summer Conference, July 22-27, features 18 guest faculty, 45 workshop sessions, and evening worship services, a hymn festival, and choral concert. More
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