The Return of Tradition
October 2021
Dear friends,

Virginia Wesleyan has enjoyed the return of many of our in-person traditions over the last month. We celebrated our 60th anniversary during Founders Day on September 9, where we heard from keynote speaker Gary Bonnewell '79 H'16 and recognized our 2021 Alumni Awards recipients. Later that evening, we officially dedicated Susan T. Beverly Hall and the Edward D. Hofheimer Theatre within it. That facility was the former Fine Arts Building (the original academic building on campus) and has undergone a thorough modernization over the last 18 months. The following day, the newest students in the Batten Honors College participated in a pinning ceremony to recognize their full integration into this elite program.

While we were celebrating our donors, alumni, and students, Virginia Wesleyan was recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News and World Report as a top National Liberal Arts College. The University also received a 2021 higher education Excellence in Diversity Award.

Finally, I am pleased to share that we are once again offering no-cost online professional development courses in partnership with Virginia Beach Economic Development. Over the last year, these courses have helped thousands of our community members stay professionally relevant and build resiliency in the face of the ongoing pandemic.

I hope to see you at one of our many Homecoming and Family Weekend events happening today through Sunday on campus. Go, Marlins!

Founders Day Celebrates VWU's Rich History and Bright Future
Speaker Gary Bonnewell ’79 H'16 shares 'SMART' strategies and Alumni Awards recipients are recognized. Read More.
Dedication of Susan T. Beverly Hall
Ribbon cutting, special performances, and tours celebrate recent upgrades to the fine arts facility. Read More.
Batten Honors College Holds Traditional Pinning Ceremony
The event represents the completion of orientation, matriculation, and full integration as VWU community members. Read More.
VWU Again Offering No-Cost Online Courses
Professional development courses offered in partnership with Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development. Read More.
Accolades Abound for VWU
Princeton Review features Virginia Wesleyan among nation's Best Colleges. Read More.

Virginia Wesleyan named among U.S. news 'Best Colleges." Read More.

VWU receives 2021 higher education Excellence in Diversity Award. Read More.
Homecoming and Family Weekend Returns
Join VWU for the return of Homecoming and Family Weekend today through Sunday. Read More.