Commencement 2019

News Briefs


Illustrating the College’s commitment to social responsibility, Virginia Wesleyan College President Dr. William T. "Billy" Greer again volunteered for the annual Green Reader Program, a Great American Cleanup initiative derived from a partnership between Keep Norfolk Beautiful and Norfolk Public Libraries. The program, in its 12th year, serves to further build a culture of environmental stewardship in Norfolk by coordinating volunteers to read to grades Pre-K through third during the month of April. Volunteers read stories that deal with environmental issues and engage students in a discussion about the book’s theme and their role in caring for the environment. The Green Reader 2013 Book List includes age-appropriate selections, including Kate McMullan’s I Stink (Pre-K); Alison Inches’ I can Save the Earth (Kindergarten); Jan and Mike Berenstain’s The Berenstain Bears Go Green (First Grade); Ellie Bethel’s Michael Recycle Meets Litterbug Doug (Second Grade); and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (Third Grade). President Greer is a longstanding supporter of the Green Reader Program. On April 17, he read to students at Coleman Place Elementary School. To learn more or to get involved, visit the Keep Norfolk Beautiful website.