SunTrust Foundation Supports the Social Sciences
SunTrust Bank South Hampton Roads held its board meeting on campus Sept. 16, during which Charity A. Volman, President/South Hampton Roads for SunTrust Bank, presented Virginia Wesleyan College President Scott D. Miller with a gift on behalf of the SunTrust Foundation (view photo). The foundation generously supported the renovation of the College's Floyd E. Kellam, Jr. Social Science Lab by establishing the SunTrust Foundation Computer Classroom. The redesigned lab also features a versatile Multipurpose Classroom that can be used for group work, discussion and speakers; an interview room; an observation room; the Women’s Resource Center; a research lab; three faculty offices; and a faculty workroom. The lab’s modernization coincided with the introduction of the College’s new Bachelor of Social Work degree, which saw its first graduates in May 2014. The new degree and the renovated lab provide the direction and facilities needed to fully engage students and set a foundation for excellence in course work and future careers.