Our Community Grieves
A statement from President Scott D. Miller on the tragedy at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center:

[On May 31], Virginia Beach tragically joined the growing list of cities impacted by mass shootings. The Virginia Wesleyan University community extends its deepest sympathy to the families of those lost, to the victims who remain hospitalized, and to all who have been affected by this horrifying event...
We are taking steps to determine where and how VWU can offer assistance, and we stand with Mayor Dyer, Police Chief Cervera and their teams as the investigation proceeds and recovery begins.Our city remains resilient and defiant, and we thank those first responders who prevented an even greater loss of life from occurring. Their courage and professionalism are an inspiration to all of us as we begin the long process of healing. Full Statement

Retiring Faculty Honored
Three longtime professors, Robert Albertson (Business, 40 years of service), David Garraty (Business, 40 years of service), and Mavel Velasco (Hispanic Studies, 32 years of service), were honored at a luncheon on May 9 in the Greer Environmental Sciences Center. The traditional faculty tree-planting ceremony followed in Wilson Arboretum. More
Liz Hudy named Head Women's Basketball Coach at VWU
Virginia Wesleyan University has turned to veteran Averett University coach Liz Hudy as its next head women's basketball coach. The Virginia Beach native started at VWU on June 1. More
Internships Prepare Grad for Next Chapter
During her years at Wesleyan, Julia Downing '19 completed two internships, one with the Scottish Parliament and one with a local business. More
VWU'S Harris Tabbed ODAC's Top Female Scholar-Athlete
Basketball star Jayla Harris has earned the Marjorie Berkley Scholar-Athlete Award, given to the most Outstanding Female Student-Athlete in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. More  
Malagon Among Group of Scholars Awarded NSF Grant
National Science Foundation funds STEM-based mathematical-modeling project. More
Virginia Wesleyan Championed as a 'College of Distinction'
The University has again been honored nationally among the Colleges of Distinction. More
Sacred Music Summer Conference: July 22-27  
Steeped in the Wesley tradition of "training minds and warming hearts," Virginia Wesleyan University's non-denominational Worship & Music Conference offers continuing education opportunities for church musicians, worship leaders, music teachers, and all who are interested in the sacred arts. More 
Batten Honors College Selects Talented Third Cohort; Greer Center Featured on International Living Future Institute's Biophilic Map;Spring 2019 President's List Announced; Spring 2019 Dean's List Announced; Congratulations to Newly Elected Student Government Association Officers; President Miller Named to Inside Business 'Power List' for 2019; Board of Trustees Holds Spring Meeting; More 
President Scott D. Miller's guest column, "Respond to the coming climate crisis," in The Virginian-Pilot; "'The essence of a coach,' Virginia Wesleyan's Richard "Snake" Drake has been mentoring young people for almost 70 years," in the Daily Press; Incoming VWU freshman Kailey Gray had the surprise of a lifetime when her deployed father showed up at her high school graduation, in The Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Campus Events
May 20 - July 4
May 28 - June 24
May 28 - August 16

June 7

June 20

June 17-21
Spotlight Productions Youth Theater Camp: Aladdin Jr.

June 21 and 24
Marlin Nation Orientation

July 1-12
Spotlight Productions Youth Theater Camp: Newsies

July 8 - August 16

July 8 - August 23

July 22 - 27

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Whether you are a parent, friend, a graduate or community partner, your gift matters. 
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Around Campus: Photo Galleries 

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.

757.455.3200  //  www.vwu.edu 

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