Alumni & Friends

To keep the campus community healthy and safe, VWU alumni and guests are not permitted on campus until further notice.

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

Homecoming/Family Weekend
October 1 - 3, 2021
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NYC Alumni & Friends Tour
April 28, 2022 to May 1, 2022
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Amazon Smile

Do you shop at If so, please consider signing up for Smile. There is no cost, and it is exactly the same as shopping at, but with, 0.5% of all your purchases support VWU. Simply go to and enter your regular Amazon log in and password information. For  “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization,” type “Virginia Wesleyan University.” Then, bookmark 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 is also available on 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

Kelley Healey '08 was featured in the CoVaBiz magazine highlighted in the article ‘Millennials on the Move 2021.’  Healey is the Smithfield Market Executive and Vice President at Farmers Bank. 

Yamrot Bekele '21 will begin her Medical Doctor and Master of Public Health (MD/MPH) degree programs at Eastern Virginia Medical School Fall 2021.

Jaime Esquivel '18 graduated with Master's in Cyber-Security,Cyber Operations, from ECPI University.

Brooke Totzeck '16 became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) shortly after graduating with her Masters of Education from University of Cincinnati.

Brian Kirwin '91, political consultant with Kirwin Development Strategies in Virginia Beach, VA, achieved his 65th professional campaign victory this June in his 20th year in consulting.

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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.

View the 2021 Alumni Awards

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.

View the 2021 AHOF Honorees

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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