Clarke Heritage Society Event Recognizes Special Friends

11-30-2016

The annual luncheon to recognize members of The Lambuth M. and Alice A. Clarke Heritage Society was held on November 29 in the Pearce Hospitality Suite on campus. The Society is a special group of Virginia Wesleyan supporters who have chosen to include the College in their estate plans.  This was the first convening of the Heritage Society since it was renamed in honor of Alice Clarke and her late husband, Lambuth, who had a distinguished record of service as President of Virginia Wesleyan from 1966 to 1992. The Heritage Society was formed many years ago by Wesleyan friends and family with the Clarkes among the inaugural founders. During this year’s event, Society members Charles and Viola Kessler were recognized for their support. Charles, now retired, was a beloved religious studies professor at VWC. Since the Kessler’s were unable to attend the event, College Archivist and their longtime friend Dr. Stephen Mansfield, accepted a keepsake clock on their behalf.  VWC Director of Choral Music Bryson Mortensen led the Wesleyan Chorale in a series of holiday musical selections that provided a preview of “A Wesleyan Christmas” for luncheon attendees. Performances for “A Wesleyan Christmas” are scheduled for December 2 at 7:30 p.m. and December 3 at 4:00 p.m. in Hofheimer Theatre.