Commencement 2019

News Briefs


Head Virginia Wesleyan Women’s Basketball Coach Stephany Dunmyer and the VWC Women’s Basketball Team, along with the members of the Chi Beta Psi fraternity, will partner with LifeNet Health to promote the organization’s mission and honor the memory of Nancy Kelly ‘15. Last spring, Nancy, a well-respected member of our Virginia Wesleyan community, lost her life in a tragic car accident. At the time, she was continuing her education at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Prior to the accident, Nancy had told her family that she wanted to donate her organs and tissues, and with that decision she has saved the lives of others by choosing to be an organ, eye, and tissue donor. While at Virginia Wesleyan, Nancy was an outstanding student, a talented athlete, and most importantly, an incredible person who positively impacted so many areas of the VWC campus and surrounding community with her leadership and kindness. LifeNet Health is a nonprofit, global leader in regenerative medicine and the world’s largest provider of allograft bio-implants and organs for transplantation. Their mission is “Saving lives. Restoring health. Giving hope.” LifeNet Health will sponsor a display on the VWC campus during Homecoming and Family weekend on October 8 and at the VWC Women’s Basketball Game in the Jane P. Batten Student Center on January 14 at 2 p.m., during which Nancy’s #14 jersey will be retired.