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

Wesleyan Wednesday: Summer Edition
Ballyhoos, Virginia Beach
August 25, 2021
(5 - 7 p.m.)

Founders Day Convocation
September 9, 2021

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

Antoinette Lloyd accepted a teaching position at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Dante Copeland accepted a teaching position as the choral director at James Blair Middle School in Norfolk, Virginia.

Michael “Mike” Tilton ’92 has been named President of Humana's South Region. He was most recently the General Manager of Commercial Business for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.

William "Bill" Shelhorse ’70 was recently featured in SpinSheet. Bill, along with his son Graham and veteran crew aboard Meridian X1, captured line honors during the 71st Down the Bay Race for the Virginia Cruising Cup.

Kaddy Hamilton '85 won a Gold Award for work in the recently renovated Boyd Dining Center. Her company, WC Carpenter Floor Coverings, will be honored during the 2021 Starnet Commercial Flooring Design Awards in October in San Diego. WC Carpenter has been a great partner of the University for many years. Additionally, Kaddy currently serves on the VWU President's Council along with other influential business leaders in our area.

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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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