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Mavis (Escoffery) McKenley, a 2011 graduate of Virginia Wesleyan’s Adult Studies Program, has been chosen as chair of the College's Alumni Council, effective July 1. The former VWC business major, who became a member of the Alumni Council in 2015, serves as vice president and trust officer at AMG National Trust Bank, vice president for her local estate planning council, and board president for Samaritan House. She lives in Virginia Beach with her husband, Wayne, and their son, Nigel. McKenley will succeed Amy Mallet Rickard '98, who has served for six years on the Alumni Council (formerly the Alumni Board of Directors), the last two as chair. Rickard will remain on the Alumni Council for a transition period of one year. The Alumni Council represents all VWC alumni by serving as advocates for the College. Members volunteer their time each year, actively participating in the planning of networking events, regional socials and Homecoming & Family Weekend. The Council’s goal is to provide leadership as alumni and to connect, participate, champion and support Virginia Wesleyan College. More