Commencement 2019

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In recognition of its efforts for the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP), Virginia Wesleyan was presented with the Democracy Cup Award Feb. 16 at the Active Citizens Conference in Williamsburg. The College received a $1,000 grant from CEEP last year, supporting campus-wide efforts to promote student awareness, voter registration, and volunteer opportunities throughout the 2012 election season. These efforts were sponsored by the VWC Offices of Community Service and International/Intercultural Programs, the American Politics Freshman Year Experience class, and Zeta Phi Beta sorority. Accepting the award on behalf of the College was senior Shelby St. Gelais: “We wanted to create a place where we come together in a non-partisan to way to stimulate discussion on what’s going locally, nationally, and globally. I am really big about getting students engaged. Now more than ever it’s about investing in our future, and this was a great way to do that.” For more information, contact Director of Community Service Diane Hotaling at or 757.455.3216. More