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.

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. 

Alumni Events

Upcoming Alumni Events

Wesleyan Wednesday: Joanne Renn
January 13 @ 12:00pm

Wesleyan Wednesday: Matt Ryan '09
January 27 @ 12:00pm


Spring Alumni Weekend
April 9-10

Alumni Day of Giving
April 23

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Latest Class Notes

Austin Edmonds '20 will begin his Masters in Journalism at DePaul University Fall 2021.

Chavon Thomas '11 ended 2020 as an Amazon #1 bestselling author for "Undeterred: Success Stories of Female Leaders Who Pursued a Seat at the Table", a book she co-authored with other amazing women in leadership.   

Sarah Barban '12 started a new career at Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce as the Marketing and Membership Director.  

Clayton Singleton '94 was named Veer Magazine's 2020 Mural Artist of the Year. His latest mural, entitled "Black Lives More Than Matter," can be found in downtown Norfolk, VA.  

Kyle Woolf '20 graduated from Prince William County Criminal Justice Academy Basic Law Enforcement in December 2020. Officer Woolf is assigned to work patrol in western Prince William County.

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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 2020 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.

Learn more about Mavis