Honoring the Legacy of Robert Nusbaum
The Center for the Study of Religious Freedom at Virginia Wesleyan University has grown in prominence and national stature since its inception in 1996. With that growth in mind, and in consultation with major contributors and family members of its late Founding Fellow Robert Nusbaum, the center has been renamed in his honor.
 Construction of Brock Commons
Trustee Emerita Joan Brock has generously funded the renovation/expansion
Celebrating Earth Day: Virtually
VWU honors the 50th Earth Day and campus commitment to sustainability
 Amy Rush to Lead Center for Exploration & Discovery
Rush has been appointed Executive Director of The Lighthouse
To the Class of 2020
Friends of VWU share messages of encouragement for graduating seniors

This series explores innovative ways faculty are adapting instruction for remote delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic
Professor Paul Ewell
Professor of Management, Business and Economics Paul Ewell moves his "Mid-Atlantic Maritime Series" minicourse for the Westminster/Wesleyan Lifelong Learning Institute to remote instruction.
Professor Maury Howard
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Maury Howard turned to GoPro technology, video-editing software and YouTube to adapt laboratory lessons for students in her advanced chemistry classes.
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information
Please refer to this site for information and updates as new developments about the COVID-19 outbreak become available.
News Briefs
  • Student Government Association Officials Elected for 2020-21;
  • Dr. Steven Emmanuel Named as Next Dean of Goode School;
  • SportSplash: April 28, 2020;
  • Founders Day to Include Batten Honors College Convocation;
  • Take a Virtual Stroll through the Gardens of the Greer;
  • 2020 RecycleMania Results Are In;
  • Sustainability Leaders Program Announced During Earth Week;
  • SportSplash: April 21, 2020 - Renn Returns to VWU as Interim Athletic Director;
  • Summer Session at VWU: Explore. Accelerate!
Marlins in the Media
VWU freshman Devin Calpo was awarded a scholarship from Hampton Roads Community Foundation and was featured in their article, "Changing the world – one plant at a time;" Professor of Psychology Gabriella Martorell was quoted in the Healthline article, "Maternal Instinct: Does It Really Exist?"; The Virginian-Pilot reported, "Virginia Wesleyan students receive financial help from emergency fund" in Coronavirus Updates; "Townebank Arena coming to Virginia Wesleyan" was featured on WAVY-TV10; "Virginia Wesleyan names Joanne Renn interim athletic director after Tina Hill's move to Wilson," reported in The Virginian-Pilot; Alumna Kerri Hardwick '04 is featured in WTKR's "Local voice studio students create powerful 'Rise Up' performance;" The brewery of 2004 track and field alumnus Matthew Sherman, Stump City Brewery, was recently featured in Forbes.
Support Alumni and Friends' Businesses during COVID-19
During these unprecedented times, we want you to know that we are here for you and your family. We'd like to offer our support by promoting alumni and corporate partners to the Marlin family and the greater community. We hope that this will help to provide the sustainability that these businesses need as we all continue to face the new challenges each day brings.

Simply submit your business's information, and we'll work to generate awareness of the products and services that you offer to the community. We have a solid foundation of alumni and corporate partners that have made us Coastal Virginia's premier University of liberal arts and sciences, and in return, we want to help build a better tomorrow.

A BIG Thank You
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2020 Day of Giving! We crushed our goal of $5,000 and raised over $22,000 to various University priorities including annual scholarships, academic programs, Marlin athletics, and the Student Life and Learning Fund. We are so grateful to see the Marlin community respond in such a BIG way during these uncertain times.


Photo Galleries
A picture is worth a thousand words. Check out our photo galleries to view some of our favorite Marlin memories.
Connect with President Miller
Schedule an event in your area by emailing alumni@vwu.edu or calling 757.233.8786.
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