he was at Virginia Wesleyan, Tim Bailey ’83 (pictured above) was able
to indulge both his love for America’s pastime and his head for
business, a combination that would set him on the road to professional
success. As a member of the Marlins baseball team, Bailey learned the
power of working together toward a common goal. He gained leaderships
skills, too, as a resident advisor, assistant softball coach, security
guard and more. As a graduate of VWC’s Liberal Arts Management Program
(LAMP), he went to work in sales for Aramark Corporation shortly after
earning his degree. Since 2006, he has been Division President for
Canteen, the largest vending services company in the United States. He
is the recipient of the Virginia/North Carolina Vendor of the Year Award
and the Penta President’s Award and is on the Board of Directors for
the Police Activities League where he lives in Charlotte, North
Carolina. Originally from Portsmouth, Virginia, Bailey enjoys
entertaining, travel, golf, live music, mentoring, and philanthropy. He
has two children: Krystle, 27, and Christian, 23.
How did your time at Virginia Wesleyan College shape the person you are today?
It was a great experience with many
special moments. I was very active in sports and extracurricular
activities. That required building relationships, planning and
What are some of your favorite memories of professors, mentors or friends at VWC?
Coaches Towny Townsend and Don
Forsyth were two mentors that taught me about teamwork, dedication, and
leadership. My favorite professors were Walter Kopacz, Bob Cass, and
Colonel Robert Tucker.
How do you describe the Virginia Wesleyan experience to friends and colleagues?
A great learning experience with
caring professors and faculty. An education that afforded me the
opportunity to utilize my skills in management right out of college. I
proudly proclaim VWC as the best college experience for me. More
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