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

Spring Alumni Weekend
April 14 - 15, 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

Heather Weidner '89 Heather's second cozy mystery in the Jules Keene Glamping series, Film Crews and Rendezvous, launched this October. This series is published by Level Best Books.

Julia (Green) Marks '04 is the News Director for CatskillsAir, a television station serving the greater Catskills region of New York State.

Christopher Lindemeyer '22 is Associate Recruiter for Lion Search Group in Reston, VA.

Jessica Goldyn '21 is playing professional softball abroad. Read more here

Addie (Shankle) Besemer '98 earned her Master's in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in August 2022. She has been employed by Spotsylvania County Public Schools as a School Social Worker since July 2021. She is pursuing licensure as an LCSW and will begin supervision this fall.

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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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