Photo Gallery: December Graduates' Recognition Ceremony and Reception

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Virginia Wesleyan University now has nearly 10,000 alumni in Coastal Virginia and throughout the United States and abroad. The 2017-18 Alumni Council came to campus for their fall Business Meeting on October 25. During the meeting President Miller provided a comprehensive update on the fall semester and new initiatives for the near future, and shared success in sponsored alumni activities around the country. He also discussed ongoing efforts to increase engagement among fellow alumni, as well as ideas to encourage support of The Excellence Fund. He also shared a number of our newly branded marketing materials from Scribner Bookstore, including VWU Christmas ornaments, coffee mugs, mouse pads, and clocks. The principal purpose of the Alumni Council is to strengthen the bond between our graduates and Virginia Wesleyan University—its students, faculty, administration, and Board of Trustees. The Alumni Council’s plays a valuable role in advocating for VWU and offering the support for the enrollment and advancement programs. President Miller offered a special thank you to Chair of the Alumni Council, Mavis McKenley '11, and her fellow members, listed below, and to Lori Simpers Harris ’94, Executive Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations, and Kelly Cordova, Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, for the management and support role they play in facilitating the important work of this group.

2017-18 Alumni Council
Jennifer Smith Boyd '94
Troy DeLawrence '93, Vice Chair
Robert Gillikin '00
Glynn Goodrich '82
Lori Simpers Harris ’94 (Ex-officio)
Catherine Holava '93
Robert Kohler '93
John Nash Maravich '11
Mavis McKenley '11, Chair
Kevin Otey '05, Secretary
Rachel Rigoglioso '10
Katherine Shea-Sword '99
Edmund Stanton '02
Thomas Taylor '00
Giorgio Valentini '98
Megan Watts '15
William Williard '82