VWC officially celebrated the planned addition of a $2.9 million synthetic turf field at VWC's Outdoor Athletic Complex on April 25. The groundbreaking event was featured in the Virginian-Pilot and on the Old Dominion Athletic Conference website. VWC Professor of Management, Business and Economics Dave Garraty was quoted in an April 30 Virginian-Pilot article about a drop in the regional unemployment rate. The article was also posted on Bloomberg Business. A quote from Jonathan Snow, a 2015 Virginia Wesleyan graduate, appeared on the front page of the Virginian-Pilot May 6 in an article about the promising job market for recent graduates. This article also appeared in Bloomberg Business. On May 6, an opinion piece written by retiring VWC Professor of Music and Artist-in-Residence Lee Jordan-Anders was published on delmarvanow.com. The piece was titled "'Based off' is really simply off-base." An article about retiring VWC President Billy Greer appeared on the front page of the Virginian-Pilot on May 18. "Virginia Wesleyan president retiring after 23 years" chronicles Greer's history, accomplishments and plans for the future. He will retire on June 30, 2015.
Students Named to Spring 2015 Dean's List; Spring 2015 Honors Convocation & Academic Fair
; CIC Report: Private Colleges Better Serve First-Gen, Low-Income Students; Wesleyan Promise Supports 132 Returning Students; 2015 INTEL Faculty Grants Announced; Batten Professors Selected for 2015-2018; and Tree Planting Honors Retiring Faculty May 7. More
Alumni News & Events
As a business major and a member of the VWC Men's Soccer Team, student-athlete Patrick McMahon '02 had a full schedule as a student at Virginia Wesleyan. A dedicated student with a strong work ethic, McMahon secured an internship at a local financial services company, which led to his first full-time job. Today, he serves as vice president at Nuveen Investments. He resides in Norfolk-where he is from originally-and enjoys playing golf and soccer, and spending time with his wife, Aarynn, and daughter, Mary Walsh. He and his wife will welcome a second daughter in June
Featured Alumnus: Patrick McMahon
How did your time at Virginia Wesleyan College shape the person you are today?
Being a student-athlete at VWC instilled goal setting and achievement. In addition, I gained independence and leadership skills, which successfully allowed me to transition to the workforce. More
Read more about other distinguished graduates in the Featured Alumni section of our website.
Join us for an after work social to relax, catch up and meet fellow Marlins. Stay tuned for additional details.
Homecoming & Parent Weekend
Make plans now to join the carnival!View the complete Upcoming Events calendar
Class Notes Chelsea (Fry) Hansen (2007) was appointed provost and chief academic officer at Allied American University. She first joined the university in February 2014 as the dean of general studies. More
We want to share your news! Please send updates to Lina Green, VWC's Director of Alumni Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call at 757.455.2115.
Contribute to Meaningful Futures
Ninety percent of Virginia Wesleyan College graduates find employment within six months of graduation, often at top-notch organizations such as the CIA, IBM and the U.S. Capitol. Other students choose to further their studies in graduate programs. Whatever they pursue, VWC students graduate with hands-on experiences like research projects under the guidance of talented faculty members, internships with local businesses, and culturally immersive study away opportunities.
All of these critical opportunities for VWC students are supported by the Annual Fund for Academic Excellence. Many alumni, parents and friends of the College have already contributed to the Annual Fund this year - thank you!
If you have not yet made your gift to the Annual Fund this year, please consider doing so by June 30 at www.vwc.edu/giveonline
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. More information is available on our website
.Still Accepting Applications
VWC is still accepting applications for fall 2015 freshmen
and transfer students
. Scholarships for both freshmen
and transfer students
help make a private college education at Virginia Wesleyan an affordable option. Contact the Admissions Office today at 800.737.8684 or 757.455.3208 to discuss the easy admissions process.
Dinner's On Us!Dinner and Degree Completion Info Session Wednesday, June 3, 5:15-6:30 p.m. Adult Studies Lounge, Clarke Hall
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.
To make a reservation and for more information, contact the Adult Studies Office at 757.455.3263, visit our Dinner's On Us webpage
or e-mail us at email@example.com
.Pictured above: From VWC to bank vice president, Mavis McKenley, Adult Studies Class of 2011
Upcoming CSRF Events
Readings With Wesleyan
: "World Religions 101: A Quick Look at Religions around the World and in Hampton Roads"Heritage United Methodist Church 815 Baker Rd., Virginia Beach6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
All sessions led by Dr. Craig Wansink, Professor of Religious Studies and the Joan P. and Macon F. Brock, Jr. Director of the Center for the Study of Religious FreedomThursday, June 4
: Torah, Torah, Torah: Judaism through Exodus and the Ten CommandmentsThursday, June 11
: Christianity through the Lens of the Sermon on the MountThursday, June 18:
Five Pillars and Submission: Islam through Suras 1, 3, and 112Thursday, June 25:
Children of India: Hinduism, Buddhism, The Bhagavad Gita, and Koans
For more information, contact Associate Director of the CSRF Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the CSRF website
July 27-August 1
Worship & Arts Summer Conference
Steeped in the Wesley tradition of "training minds and warming hearts," Virginia Wesleyan College's non-denominational summer conference offers continuing education opportunities for church musicians, worship leaders, music teachers, and all who are interested in the sacred arts. More than 45 workshop sessions led by 17 guest clinicians and evening worship, hymn festivals, and concerts highlight the week. More
For more information, contact Director of the Center for Sacred Music Sandra Billy at 757.455.3376 or email@example.com.
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