NEWS AND EVENTS AT VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE  //  FEBRUARY 5, 2016 



Photos: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 
View a gallery from the Jan. 18 volunteer event, "I Have a Dream for My Community." More
College Stands with Community   
Center for the Study of Religious Freedom hosts community event in response to Islamophobia and xenophobia. More
Marlin Scholar Spotlights   
A look at the activities and achievements of some of Virginia Wesleyan's current Honors and Scholars students. More
The Arts at Virginia Wesleyan: Spring 2016   
Stimulate your senses with this semester's fine arts lineup. More
VWC in the Media  
The eighth class of the Virginia Wesleyan College Athletic Hall of Fame was featured in the Virginian-Pilot on Jan. 14. The six new members will be inducted during a special ceremony on Feb. 13. Calling it "a statement with an exclamation point that the sciences have arrived at Virginia Wesleyan," the Virginian-Pilot profiled the College's forthcoming Greer Environmental Sciences Center on Jan. 18. Volunteers from VWC joined Western Bayside Community United, the Virginia Beach Police Department and Bayside High School on Jan. 18 for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event focused on literacy and creating positive relationships between police officers and youth in the Western Bayside area of Virginia Beach. The event was featured in the Virginian-Pilot. On Jan. 27, Inside Higher Ed announced Virginia Wesleyan College's 2016 Commencement Speaker, Director of the Peace Corps Carrie Hessler-Radelet. The Virginian-Pilot featured Coach Dave Macedo on Jan. 27 after the College's longtime men's basketball coach was honored as the Metropolitan Person of the Year and presented with the Tom Ferguson Memorial Award from the Norfolk Sports Club.
VWC Headlines   
Coach Macedo Receives Tom Ferguson Memorial Award; President Miller Addresses Cape Henry Rotary Club; Education Students Host Bayside STEM Academy; College Signs Climate Commitment, Adds Resilience to Carbon Neutrality Efforts; Political Science Adjunct Runs, Walks Across U.S. for Orphan Awareness; VWC Becomes Practice Site for VBCPS Maker Expo/STEM Trifecta Challenge. More 
Upcoming Events
Marlins Calling 
Marlin Student Phonathon callers (pictured) will soon be ringing your home or cell to connect with you! Why should you take a few moments to speak with them?

1. Keep current on VWC news and events. Callers will verify your mailing address and email so you won't miss any important Virginia Wesleyan announcements.
 
2. Tell us your story. Alumni, did you move recently? Celebrate a wedding or new bundle of joy? Share your updates so you can be included in Class Notes.
 
3. Make an impact...immediately. Our students are eager to share the ways your support of the Annual Fund makes an impact in their daily lives. Five minutes of your time helps contribute to meaningful futures.
 
4. Win a prize! By making a gift of any size to the Annual Fund via the Marlin Student Phonathon, you will be entered to win a one-week stay in a Hilton Head timeshare, graciously donated by the parents of VWC alumnus Arik Solomon '03!  

Your support of the Virginia Wesleyan College Annual Fund for Academic Excellence makes a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you for taking a few minutes to speak with them!

View the Wesleyan Society Donor List or make a secure online contribution to support VWC students.
 
 
Class Notes
Kirk Kincannon (1980), the Director of Fairfax County Park Authority, has been elected as a Fellow to the American Academy for Park and Recreation AdministrationPhoto
 
Paul C. Nichols III (1980) has been named superintendent of Mecklenburg County Public Schools in Virginia. More

Chris Harriman (1991),
was featured in the Virginian-Pilot on Nov. 22 for his role as director of food services at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. More
 
Rhea Vaflor (1995) was named an associate principal and the director of Lifestyle Interiors, an award-winning interior design studio, at Hickok Cole Architects. Rhea's husband, Geoffrey Wardzinski (1994), was promoted to managing editor at Advanta Medical Solutions. The couple lives in Washington, D.C. with their daughter, Sloane.
 
Holly Phaneuf Taylor (2008) has been elected to the school board in Williamsburg-James City County. More

Clergy alumnae Stephanie Kimec Parker (2008), Christa Mercer Springstead (2007), Mary Charlotte Roach Elia (2003), and Kelly Traylor Jackson (1984) participated in the Center for Sacred Music Monumental Moments Epiphany service, "Women's Christmas," on Jan. 6. Photo 

In Memoriam
Colon Whitehurst (1974)
December 18, 2015 More 
 
Tonia Brown (1974)
December 24, 2015 More
Births
Laura Ezell (1975) and Rick Ezell (1975) welcomed a grandson, Jonah, on October, 9, 2015.
 
Emily and Jonathan Buckingham (1998) welcomed Parker on October 12, 2015. He joins big sister, Caroline. Photo 
 
Sarah Simms (2002) and Jake Harsh welcomed Ezra on August 15, 2015.
 
Matt Tefft (2004) welcomed Luca on August 19, 2015
 
Marshall and Northam Reedy (2006) welcomed Tommie Nicole Reedy on June 23, 2015. She joins big brother, Massey.
 
Laura Nogrady (2007) and Rick O'Gorman welcomed Caitlin on June 2, 2015.
 
Ambra Jones (2008) and Randy Buffington welcomed Braxton on October 4, 2015.
 
Lauren Melton (2009) and J.C. Protzman welcomed Elijah on July 1, 2015.
 
Brook Russell (2010) and Massenburg welcomed Finn on September 22, 2015.
 
Sarah Giamarino (2011) and George "RP" Patillo (2011) welcomed Kayleah on September 16, 2015.
 
Kala Bohigian Baskerville (2011)
and DeJuan welcomed DeJuan "DJ" Baskerville III on November 19, 2015.  





 


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