Commencement 2019

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Sixteen Chinese students from the Dongfang College, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics will visit Virginia Wesleyan Aug. 2-6, residing at the College and taking in cultural experiences both on and off campus. During their stay, the group will attend special presentations by Professor of Management/Business/Economics Ehsan Salek, who will discuss trade between the United States and China; and Assistant Professor of Political Science Aubrey Westfall, who will cover American Exceptionalism. The students will also experience VWC's low ropes course, a series of initiatives and physical structures focused on problem-solving; and the Alpine Tower, a 50-foot structure designed for climbing and team building. They will round out their Hampton Roads visit with trips to Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and the Virginia Beach oceanfront and will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. After leaving VWC, they will continue on to Maryland, Washington DC, New York City and California. For more information, contact Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies Douglas Kennedy at 757.455.3305 or