State of the University:
Record Fundraising and Endowment Growth

Despite pandemic-related economic challenges, outside financial support ensures VWU’s prosperity.
Batten Honors College Welcomes Fifth Class

The newest class of scholars participated in its formal Matriculation Ceremony on August 20.
Philosophy's Big Questions

Professor Steven Emmanuel’s latest book provides insights for a good and happy life.
Watch Live Thursday, September 9

Tune in for Founders Day Convocation featuring the 2021 Alumni Awards.
Princeton Review Features Virginia Wesleyan Among Nation's Best Colleges

VWU again selected for 'Best 387 Colleges' and 'Best Colleges: Region by Region.'
 Support Students through The Excellence Fund
Brynn Vandergriff '22 (left), along with Emily Smith and Marcus Smalz, can take the heat! The Earth and Environmental Sciences major spent the hot summer of 2021 traveling the city of Virginia Beach to measure heat and its impact on the community. The collaborative research, known as the "Urban Heat Island" study, focused on heat distribution in the Virginia Beach area. Working closely with fellow VWU students and her research mentor, Professor of Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Elizabeth Malcolm, the data she collected will help local officials to make decisions about the region's future. As someone who is interested in a career focused on climate change and preventative measures, Brynn used this experience to gain knowledge about the field, the community, and herself.

Gifts to The Excellence Fund are a direct investment in providing scholarship assistance, internships, and undergraduate research opportunities for students like Brynn. Join us in fostering leadership and lifelong learning by making your secure online gift to

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