Alumni and 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.

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Seth Antozzi '17 is a graduate research assistant at Colorado State University (CSU) and is completing his second year of a Mechanical Engineering Master of Science degree. He has authored papers on his laser research, and his future research interests include providing diagnostics to the CSU hypersonic wind tunnel. Seth has presented his findings at conferences in San Diego, Detroit, Orlando, and Washington, D.C.

Sarah Antozzi '17 has been promoted from front desk manager to Assistant Guest Registration Director at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado. With a capacity of more than 4,600 guests, the 8680-acre property is the largest YMCA camp and retreat center in the world. It’s been voted nationally as the best family vacation resort by USA Today and the New York Times.

Dr. Leigh Harrell-Williams ‘97 began serving as Interim Associate Dean of Grad Programs, Research & Faculty Development and the Interim College Graduate Director for the College of Education at the University of Memphis in January 2024. She has been a faculty member in the Educational Psychology and Research graduate program since 2014 and earned promotion and tenure to associate professor in 2020.

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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 honors 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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