A Time of Gratitude
November 2021
Dear friends,

This time of year asks members of the VWU family everywhere to pause and reflect on what we are grateful for now and the many blessings ahead.

Words cannot express my gratitude for our healthy campus, our caring faculty and staff, and our engaging students. As a Vaccine Champion campus, our Marlins have had a much more normal semester, filled with in-person learning, events, and co-curricular activities. We hosted Marlins Day Open House in-person for prospective students and their families and were delighted by the return of live performances. Our student production of Nickelodeon's The SpongeBob Musical was a huge hit!

We are thankful for the Virginia Wesleyan University Board of Trustees for their service to our institution. After wrapping up a busy October with its Fall Business Session, our Board members' support, engagement, and stewardship are evident in all they do, and we thank them.

We are hopeful for the bright futures of our students. We announced our first-ever VWU Global Campus Commencement Ceremony will be held on December 18. Board of Trustees member and Class of 2011 alumna Mavis McKenley will be our keynote speaker. All students who have fulfilled graduation requirements since May 2021 are eligible to participate in this special event.

Last but not least, we are grateful for friends like you. Friends that take an interest in our students, our campus happenings, and our future. Your friendship and support help to make Virginia Wesleyan Coastal Virginia's premier university of the liberal arts and sciences.

Alumna Mavis McKenley to Serve as December Commencement Speaker
The mid-year ceremony will be held on campus December 18 in TowneBank Arena. Read More.
Marlins Day Open House: October 2021
Future Marlins and their families visited VWU on October 16 for a special in-person open house event. Read More.
Live Performances Return to VWU
VWU presents a full season of music, performance and theatre in the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center. Read More.
Giving Tuesday: November 30
Virginia Wesleyan's ability to prosper and grow is rooted in the generosity of our alumni and friends. Read More.
Construction Update: DeFord Manor
The project is on schedule and will be completed later this month. Read More.
Construction Update: Clarke Hall
Technology installation and training continues as Clarke Hall becomes a hub for business courses at VWU. Read More.