VWC E-news November 2012
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Settling into the Silence

Students explore the power of quiet in a new communication course taught by professors Kathy Merlock Jackson and Terry Lindvall. More

Giving: The Wesleyan Way

Annual Scholarship Donor and Recipient Dinner is an opportunity for students to bond with benefactors. More

Democracy in Action

VWC students and faculty make the most of election season with registration drives, information sessions, debate parties and more. More

Milton Clemmons
A Marlin and a Patriot

Milton Clemmons, featured speaker at the VWC Veterans Day ceremony, is a most valuable player on the team and off. At 27, Clemmons’ journey to a college degree and a spot on the Marlins men’s basketball team is one as inspiring as it is unconventional. More

News and Events

Come Celebrate the Season at VWC Choral director Michael Trotta puts a new spin on a College tradition, Wesleyan Christmas, combining musical elements from VWC and beyond. More

VWC in the Media VWC Board of Trustees member, Vince Mastracco, and his wife, Suzanne, featured in Inside Business. Q&A with art professor John Rudel on AltDaily.com highlights his current exhibit at Lorrie Saunders ArtGallery (Lorrie Saunders '79).

New Briefs
Keep up to date on the latest VWC headlines: Blue Marlin Scholarship Available for Freshmen; Professor Michael Trotta Honored by ASCAP; and Lacrosse Alumni Cross Paths in Afghanistan. More

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Begin Your Future at Virginia Wesleyan College
Get a V.I.P. sneak peek at one of the best colleges in the nation according to the Princeton Review. Visit Virginia Wesleyan College for a VWC Day Open House on February 9 or March 9. During VWC Day Open House you'll have the opportunity to:
  • Meet our scholarly faculty and staff
  • Tour our beautiful 300-acre campus
  • Learn more about scholarships & financial aid and enjoy lunch on us!
Fall 2013 applied and admitted students with over a 3.0 GPA and 1100 SAT/24 ACT score are also encouraged to attend Honors & Scholarship Days to experience a demonstration class, meet with faculty and enjoy a special dinner on us. Honors and Scholarship Days are February 8 and March 8.

Register online or call the Admissions Office at 757.455.3208/800.737.8684 to sign-up for these events or to schedule a daily campus tour.

Learn More About
Adult Studies
Adult Studies Information Session: Thursday, December 6 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 question-and-answer format.

These events are free and open to the public. Applications and appointments are being accepted on a rolling basis for spring. More information. Also, check out our new Adult Studies Viewbook.

Equipped for Success
Steven BondSteven Bond ’14, a junior with a double major in political science and mathematics, balances a busy academic schedule and still finds time to serve as a Batten Center supervisor, a Wesleyan Ambassador, a math tutor and a Resident Assistant. After working as an intern at the law office of Kaufman & Canoles, Bond aspires to attend law school after graduation with the goal of becoming a tax attorney.

Although his grades and admirable work ethic made him stand out to many other private institutions, Bond chose Virginia Wesleyan thanks in large part to scholarships supported by the Annual Fund for Academic Excellence.

Gifts to the Annual Fund help maintain these scholarships, as well as an array of study abroad programs, internships, undergraduate research and community service projects, all of which equip students for success in a rapidly changing world.

Make a secure online gift to the Annual Fund today or view our 2012-13 Annual Fund Honor Roll of Donors.
Sport Briefs
Men's Basketball: No. 1/2 Virginia Wesleyan passes first road test at Methodist

Women's Basketball: Marlins bounce back with victory over Greensboro

All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference accolades for Guy, Allen

Cross Country:
Marlins close 2012 season in South/Southeast Regional

Field Hockey:
Marlin trio earns All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honors

Follow the Marlins: on 102.1 The Game or download the iTunes app
Alumni News and Events
Featured Alumni

Peter Warren '05
Peter Warren and wife AshleyIt’s hard to believe that it has been almost 10 years since Peter Warren ’05 was shooting hoops at VWC, with President Billy Greer getting the crowd riled up on the sidelines. During his time at the College, Warren studied in the Liberal Arts Management Program (LAMP), played men’s basketball and also found time for golf. Upon graduating, he returned to his hometown of Winchester, VA and began working as a Regional Bank Private Banker at Wells Fargo (he holds licenses in VA Life Insurance & Annuities; Series 6, 63, 65, & 7). Warren continues to play golf and also runs, hikes and works out. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashley, and their two dogs, a Labrador Retriever named Mazie and Lola, a Chihuahua.

How did your time at Virginia Wesleyan College shape the person you are today? By the time I graduated, I had evolved from a shy 18-year-old into an outgoing person. I attribute this solely to the fact that I chose a school where, going in at enrollment, I had no established relationships. I was able to take advantage of my involvement with the athletic programs and the small classroom settings to build many great friendships.

What are some of your favorite memories of professors, mentors or friends at VWC? I am a big fan of President Greer and I always enjoyed him getting the crowd going at the men’s basketball games. One of the best spots in the area is definitely Chick’s Beach. I loved going there to hang out with friends. I also enjoyed catching a Norfolk Tides baseball game on the weekends and grabbing some local food in downtown Norfolk. Read more

Find out about other distinguished Wesleyan graduates in the Featured Alumni section of our website.

Alumni News

Retiring Faculty
Some of your favorite faculty members are retiring at the end of this academic year. You may want to drop them a line or see them!

Mr. John R. Braley III
Associate Professor of Recreation/Leisure Studies

Dr. Thomas S. Lopez
Professor of Sociology

Dr. Paul M. Resslar
Professor of Biology

Alumni Events

Let Marlin Mania Begin
Basketball season is upon us! Check out the schedule and plan to come cheer on the Marlins!
Men's Basketball
Women's Basketball

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

Congratulations to Mair Downing (1993) on the October 2012 publication of her children's book "Presto!" The picture book (ages 0-6) tells the story of Prissy, a princess who is getting ready to dance in her first ballet recital. But oh no! She doesn't know how to twirl! With two pre-school daughters, Mair always finds a need for stories involving princesses, tutus, and wacky adventures. To learn more, visit www.mairdowning.com.

CDR. Alfred Lee Van Horne, Sr. '79, USN retired, 84, entered Heaven on November 5, 2012. He was married to the love of his life, Helen Margaret Van Horne, for 64 years.

Anne Marie (Nash) Burroughs (2004) and Chamie Burroughs are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Max. He was born just after Labor Day.

William T. Clare, Sr. (1987) died in Portsmouth, VA on October 21, 2012.

Wendy Jo Pfeifer Evans (1993) died in Knoxville, TN on September 22, 2012 after a five year battle with breast cancer. She is survived by her husband, Russell, and sons, Simon & Seth.

» More class notes

Upcoming Events

November 30
Ice Skating Night

December 7
VWC Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 8

Spa-a-la Marlin

December 9
December Graduate Reception

December 10-13

Final Exams

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