Veterans Ceremony   Kristie Middleton   History Signature Experience   Dining Hall
A Top College for Veterans
VWC selected by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best liberal arts colleges for service members More
Marlin Grad Goes Meat-Free
Kristie Middleton '98 leads Meatless Monday movement with Humane Society of the U.S. More
Keeping History Alive
Professor's "Signature Experience" connects students with local retirement community More
Men's Soccer Champs
Marlins overcome Randolph College in 2-1 ODAC Championship victory More
@VWC in the Media
A review of Remainders, the exhibit by artist Manuela Mourão on view at Neil Britton Gallery at VWC through Dec. 9, appears in the November issue of Veer magazine.
A profile of current student and Marine Corps veteran Jessica Hauser, written by fellow Marlin Theresa (Culpepper) Walker '11, appears in the current issue of Tidewater Women magazine.
VWC Assistant Professor of Political Science Aubrey Westfall appeared on the Fairfax, Virginia-based worldwide television program Inside Scoop: The EmeraldPlanet TV on Oct. 27 to discuss the College’s involvement with the Model UN. Westfall was in Washington, DC for the National Model United Nations Conference (Oct. 25-27) along with students from her course “International Law and Organizations." More

@VWC Headlines
Waterman's Museum a Passion for Dr. Paul Ewell; VWC Delegates Awarded at Model UN Conference; Dr. Michael Trotta Leads Young Men's Music Festival; Business Conference Breaks Barriers...More
Campus Events
Alumni News & Events
Rex Hamaker '04   Alumni News & Events
Featured Alumnus:
James “Tim” Bailey ’83
While 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 organization.

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

Learn about other distinguished VWC graduates in the Featured Alumni section of our website.
Upcoming Events:
Fun things to do at YOUR alma mater!

January 12-18, 2014
The 8th Annual Winter Homeless Shelter will be hosted on campus January 12 - 18. Alumni are welcome to volunteer! We are holding 5 slots a night for you to sign up. Contact Lina for details about job descriptions and opporunities. The Alumni Association will also be seeking food items for the “Thanksgiving Dinner” for the opening night of shelter. Keep an eye on the Alumni Facebook page for details!

Save These Dates!

Family Fun Day/Basketball Double Header – January 18
President’s Pig Roast – February 21
Seafood Party in the Dell – April 26

Marlin Basketball
Basketball season is underway. Check out the men’s and women’s basketball schedules and make your plans NOW to attend!

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

Jenn White (2007) has been recognized as a 2013 "Top 40 Under 40" by Inside Business. White serves as senior communications and marketing specialist at the Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority and volunteers as the chair of the Mentor and Internship Program with the Roundtable of Business Leaders.

Neil Forbes (2000) was promoted to partner in charge of disaster recovery services at Horne LLP in Ridgeland, Mississippi. He is responsible for government grant program management, financial and regulatory compliance with grant regulations and coordination of disaster related activities.

Peter Derby (1998) and Lauren are proud to announce the birth of twins (1 girl, 1 boy), born Sept. 16. Penelope Jane (3 lbs., 1 oz.) and John Michael (3 lbs., 10 oz.) were early but are doing very well and hope to be home soon.

Carmen Dawkins (2010) is proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Camille Mae Tolliver, born on Sept. 21 and weighing 7 lbs., 7 oz.

More class notes >>
Around Campus
Margie Sleeper  
Support for Our Students
Through the Annual Fund
Biology major Margie Sleeper ’14 (pictured) came to Virginia Wesleyan on a different path than most students. After taking courses at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) and serving several years in the United States Navy, she was attracted to Wesleyan for its small class sizes, GI Bill® benefits and a significant scholarship.

Since beginning her coursework at VWC, Margie has enjoyed several undergraduate research opportunities aboard the Ocean Explorer research vessel, and she also works several times a week as an intern in a local dermatologist’s office. After graduation, Margie plans to attend Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) to become a Physician’s Assistant.

The academic programs and scholarship assistance that help Margie achieve her educational and professional goals are supported in large part by the Annual Fund for Academic Excellence.

You can support students like Margie by making a secure online gift to the Annual Fund. View our Honor Roll of Donors here.

Admissions   Adult Studies
Your Future Begins Here
The V.I.P. Admissions Application is available online at apply.vdubbmarlins.com. Submit your application and supporting documents by the December 1 Early Action Deadline and you could receive your admission decision before the New Year!

Come see what makes VWC one of Princeton Review’s 388 Best Colleges in the nation. Join us for a campus visit Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. or Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Sign up online for one of these exciting events or schedule an individual campus visit at visit.vdubbmarlins.com.
Adult Studies
Dinner's On Us! 
Adult Studies Program Information Session
Wednesday, December 4, 5:15-6:45 p.m.
VWC Boyd Dining Center (Shafer Room)

Covers degrees offered; academic and personal support; course delivery formats; military student options; financial aid; employer tuition deferral; and the Adult Studies Corporate Rate Program. This is a relaxed, interactive question and answer session with a short, 15-minute campus tour. Free and open to the public. Click here to access a campus map, or ask for directions at the front gate. Reserved parking will be available. Reservations are required. Call 757.455.3263 or email asp@vwc.edu. More
About CSRF
The mission of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom is:
Education: to provide students with an informed understanding of religious freedom as a basic human right;
Scholarship: to engage in sustained study of the legal, social and theological conditions of religious freedom;
Engagement: to combat religious intolerance by constructively engaging our society's broad religious pluralism.

View CSRF's complete Calendar of Events
Upcoming CSM Events
December 5-7  at 7:30 p.m.
“A Wesleyan Christmas”
Featuring the Wesleyan Singers, the Wesleyan Chorale and several faculty and students soloists in a program of traditional Christmas classics with bells and brass. Sponsored by the Center for Sacred Music and the Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series.

Reservations are a must!
Call 757.455.2101 to reserve a seat. (Free to the VWC community; $5 for others)
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