Alumni & Friends

It is an exciting time to be an alumnus of Virginia Wesleyan University. The Virginia Wesleyan University Alumni Council has worked hard to develop a strategic plan to involve all alumni in the life of the University. Whether it's through recruiting, interacting with current students, attending events, or giving to your favorite VWU program, we encourage you to become involved. There are no annual membership dues.

ALL graduates of the University are part of our Alumni community.

The Adirondack chair has become a staple around campus as a symbol of welcome and comfort, and we want you to know there is always a chair waiting for you!

Once a Marlin, Always a Marlin.

Alumni Events

Upcoming Alumni Events

Wesleyan Wednesday
August TBA

Homecoming and Family Weekend
October 7- 9 2022

NYC Alumni & Friends Tour
March 9 - 12, 2023



Amazon Smile

Do you shop at amazon.com? If so, please consider signing up for Smile. There is no cost, and it is exactly the same as shopping at amazon.com, but with smile.Amazon.com, 0.5% of all your purchases support VWU. Simply go to smile.amazon.com and enter your regular Amazon log in and password information. For  “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization,” type “Virginia Wesleyan University.” Then, bookmark smile.amazon.com and use it for all future Amazon purchases. Even after you’ve designated VWU as your Smile recipient, we only receive donations if you log in through Smile.

Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on smile.amazon.com at the same price. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. 

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Latest Class Notes

Nick Doyle '16 was named the head men’s basketball coach at Shenandoah University.

Meghan Betz Ashburn ’08 who was the keynote speaker at the 27th Annual Minnesota Autism Conference. She presented “Why Are You Yelling At Me?” on April 27

Jennifer Moore '07 has joined the city of Suffolk as assistant director of media & community relations.

Kevin Nickelberry ‘86 is formerly the head coach for Hampton University from 2006-09 and Howard University from 2010-19. After a three-year stint at LSU where he served primarily as an assistant coach and was the director of recruiting for the Tigers, Nickelberry has been named the  Assistant Coach / Recruiting Coordinator at Georgetown University. 

Stephanie Singer '17 has worked as the communications specialist at Mercy Medical Angels for 5 years, aligning with the 50th anniversary of the nonprofit.

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Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards

The Virginia Wesleyan University Alumni Council bestows the alumni awards to graduates of the University in recognition of outstanding professional and/or personal accomplishments in any field of endeavor.

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Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame

The VWU Athletic Hall of Fame honor those who, by outstanding achievement in athletics, by service to athletics, or through significant contributions to athletics, have made lasting contributions to VWU's intercollegiate athletic program.

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Alumni Profiles

Alumni Profiles

Being on a small liberal arts campus allowed me to have a voice. The smaller more intimate setting allowed for my questions to be heard.

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