Hasbro President Eric Nyman Announced as Founders Day Speaker
Eric Nyman, a 1994 Virginia Wesleyan graduate and president of Hasbro North America, will serve as keynote speaker for Founders Day. Nyman will also be honored during the event with the Distinguished Alumnus Award along with fellow 2019 Alumni Awards recipients Candice E. Driskell '94 (Alumni Service Award), Wallace R. Driskell, Jr. '00 (Alumni Service Award), and Amari Agee '15 (Graduate of the Last Decade Award). The Founders Day Convocation will take place on campus Thursday, September 5, at 11 a.m. in the Joan and Macon Brock Theatre of the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center. The event will be livestreamed through the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network. More

People, Prosperity and the Planet
Virginia Wesleyan has been awarded its second grant ($15,000) from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Inspired by the living laboratory surrounding VWU's new Greer Environmental Sciences Center, the current project, "Vermicompost from Stormwater Phycoremediation," is designed to study the use of phycoremediation to remove water pollutants from stormwater ponds and treatment wetlands. The project engages students and faculty from multiple academic disciplines. More  

Developing a Scientific Mindset
Research was a vital part of Mayanni McCourty's undergraduate experience at VWU. When McCourty '19 graduated from Virginia Wesleyan in May, it was with numerous experiences as a researcher. As an Earth and Environmental Sciences major, McCourty's journey in research began during her very first year at VWU. Her research, which was later published in the Journal of Soil Use and Management in 2018, examined the influence of agricultural manipulation on decomposition and soil respiration. More 
Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations Due August 31
The Office of Alumni Relations is accepting nominations for the next class of the VWU Athletic Hall of Fame (AHOF). Nominations for the Class of 2020 are open until August 31, 2019. To submit a nomination, please email a completed form to alumni@vwu.edu.
The Virginia Wesleyan University Athletic Hall of Fame was established by resolution of the Board of Trustees on May 16, 2007 to honor those who, by outstanding achievement in athletics, by service to athletics, or through significant contributions to athletics, have made lasting contributions to Virginia Wesleyan's intercollegiate athletic program.
Visit the VWU Athletic Hall of Fame webpage for more information about the criteria for nominations, the AHOF committee, and a complete listing of former inductees.
VWU Concert Series    
The Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center hosts world-class artists, performers, musicians, and lecturers throughout the year as part of the VWU Concert Series. More     

Virginia Wesleyan is honored to serve as the host site for the USA Patriots (Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team) 2019 Kids Camp. The Camp helps wounded veterans, children with disabilities bond over softball and was featured on ABC News during the #America Strong segment on ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, and on WTKR Channel 3Fox17, Fox 5, Hot World Report, and in other news outlets across the nation. Virginia Wesleyan Welcomes Hasbro President for Founders Day featured in CoVaBiz Magazine and in Inside Business.  
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Transfer Student Orientation

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August 30

Save the Date for Wesleyan Wednesday, an Alumni Tradition
We hope you and your Marlin friends are making plans to join us at BALLYHOOS in Virginia Beach on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 from 5-8 PM for our cherished alumni tradition - Wesleyan Wednesday! There will be appetizers on us and drink specials for Virginia Wesleyan alumni and their guests. Join us and enter to win one of our great giveaways from Pinboy's, Smartmouth Brewing, Adventure Kayak Tours, OneLife Fitness, and much more!
And don't forget! Class of 1994, join us for your scroll signing ceremony rescheduled to be a part of this event! Don't miss out on the opportunity to be a part of your alma mater's history.
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Connect with President Miller  
VWU alumni and friends from around the country connect with Virginia Wesleyan University President Scott D. Miller on his travels through a series of special events.  
View upcoming Presidential Events dates and cities, and for more information or to schedule an event in your area, email alumni@vwu.edu or call 757.233.8786.

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