Thursday, February 28, 2019

Paving in Progress

Crews from Virginia Paving started work this afternoon on the new pedestrian/bike path leading from Godwin Hall Lawn to Smith Drive. 

Field Trip from Godwin Hall to the Goode Center

Field trip with Godwin Hall staff this morning where I shared with them the latest progress of our nearly-completed Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center. Pictured in the Joan and Macon Brock Theatre from left: Kelly Cordova, Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations; Steve Riegler, Coordinator of Advancement Events; Jodi Bryant, Administrative Assistant to the President; and Kelly Barham, Executive Assistant to the President. 

Winter Alumni Council Meeting

Engaging and productive winter meeting with the Virginia Wesleyan Alumni Council Wednesday evening. I'm grateful for our members—both near and far—for their dedication and service to their alma mater which is a true testament to the strength of the VWU community. Pictured are those who joined the meeting in-person (from front left): Rob Gillikin ‘00, Mavis McKenley ‘11, Lori Simpers Harris ‘94 (Executive Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations), Rob Kohler ‘93, Sydney Covey ‘15, Megan Watts ‘15, and Mort Gamble (Senior Vice President). Many thanks to those who joined us remotely via video conferencing...your commitment is much appreciated!

Photo Gallery: Fall 2018 President's List Reception

Congratulations again to the Virginia Wesleyan University students named to the Fall 2018 President’s List—earning a 4.0 GPA last semester! View the photo gallery which includes pictures of all the honorees being recognized at a special reception in the Atrium of the Greer Environmental Sciences Center: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmBoCvQG

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Signing Ceremony for New Fair Transfer Guarantee

Such a pleasure to have our neighbors and partners from Tidewater Community College on campus today to formalize our new Fair Transfer Guarantee. TCC President Gregory T. DeCinque and I signed the agreement, which guarantees TCC students like Charleston Yancey (below, center) entrance to Virginia Wesleyan University with junior class status upon completion of an associate of arts or science. View the full photo gallery here.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

President's List Reception

Congratulations to Virginia Wesleyan University students named to the Fall 2018 President’s List—earning a 4.0 GPA last semester! We honored their achievements today during a special reception in the Atrium of the Greer Environmental Sciences Center.

Marlins Sportsplash: February 26, 2019

Catch the latest in Virginia Wesleyan Athletics in today's edition of Marlins SportSplash: https://conta.cc/2EaTiS4
 

Monday, February 25, 2019

Marlin Prestige Leadership Spring 2019

Very impressed with this semester’s leadership team for the student-led Marlin Prestige Business Conference. Met this morning with Chief Executive Officer Alaira Groomes, Chief of Staff Allison Churchman, Chief Information Officer Shae Geary, Head of Human Resources Skyler Lattuca, Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Johnson, Chief Operations Officer Taylor Wilhelm, and Chief Finance Officer Meghan Wood.

Nota Bene: Weekly Update

The Virginia Wesleyan University Board of Trustees held its winter meeting on February 20 in the Greer Environmental Sciences Center. We enjoyed our time with the Trustees, whose agenda included:
  • Reports and actions from the Committees on Trusteeship, Audit, Investment, Finance and Administration, Academic Affairs, Advancement, Student Affairs, and Enrollment.
  • A special topic presentation, "In Pursuit of Civic Engagement," by Dr. Brian Kurisky, Director of Wesleyan Engaged, and Kaniah Elkerson, a junior psychology major and student volunteer.
  • A dedication of the D. Henry Watts School of Professional Studies.
  • A Board/President "Fireside Chat" on the current controversy in the United Methodist Church nationally, construction projects, enrollment market analysis, college/university rankings, the state of politics in Richmond, Batten Honors College, January Term, partnerships/collaboratives, and China/Japan initiatives.
  • Review of updates on capital projects and corresponding available resources.
  • Approval of recommendations for promotion and tenure.
  • Acceptance of the University audit by Brown Edwards.
  • Dedication of The Beacon.
  • Tours of the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center.

As always, we are grateful for the leadership and guidance of Board Chair David L. Kaufman. We announced last week that John F. Malbon of Virginia Beach has been elected as the next Chair of the Board of Trustees. He will assume the role on July 1 when current Chair David Kaufman concludes his three-year term.
 
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Thank you to the faculty and other members of the campus community for kind notes received on the appointment of Maynard Schaus as Vice President for Academic Affairs. We are fortunate that Maynard's extensive history with Virginia Wesleyan, his distinguished teaching and research career, and his leadership in program innovation have recommended him strongly as Tim O'Rourke's successor. As Maynard settles into the position, he will be making a number of decisions on various issues related to our academic operation. I certainly invite any comments that our campus community wishes to make as we go forward in our mission of teaching, scholarship, and service under Maynard's leadership. Details will be forthcoming on our plans to honor Tim's retirement later this spring.
 
In other administrative news, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Davis has been named our new Chief Information Officer. He will join the Marlin family in May.  
 
Dr. Davis is currently the Chief Information Officer and Assistant Professor of Education at Lourdes University in Ohio and was previously Vice President for Information Systems and Technology/CIO at the University of Central Arkansas. He holds a B.S. in Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Education/Instructional Technology from Duquesne University, and a Ph.D. in Instructional Management and Leadership from Robert Morris University.
 
He brings to Virginia Wesleyan extensive experience as an administrator and instructor, including in the online space. His background is an ideal fit as we grow our web-based programs through VWU Online. 
 
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The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose will be to receive and act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward based on the recommendations of the Council of Bishops. The 32-member Commission was authorized by General Conference 2016 and appointed by the Council of Bishops to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church. For those wishing to follow the livestream, it will be available at umc.org.
 
Following the Special Session of General Conference, Bishop Sharma D. Lewis will hold an address titled "State of the Church: Where do we go from here?" on Monday, March 4. The event will also be livestreamed from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. featuring an address by Bishop Lewis and time for questions and answers. Questions for this Q &A period may be sent to wayforward@vaumc.org prior to the event and during the event. The event footage will also be archived for later viewing.
 

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Despite the rain, our first Marlins Day of the semester was a huge success. Our future Marlins and their families explored campus, met VWU faculty and staff, and learned about academic offerings, scholarships, and the financial aid process. They also participated in special parent, freshman, and transfer break-out sessions as well as an Academic Department Fair in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. The next Marlins Day Open House is scheduled for Saturday, April 13. Prospective students can learn more and register at vwu.edu/marlinsdays.

The Black Student Union and other campus organizations have joined together to organize activities in honor of Black History Month. From Soul Food Night, to a Wax Museum, Black History Month Jeopardy, and a discussion entitled "What the Health?," students collaborated to host events that raise awareness and educate the campus community about the significant contributions and achievements of African-Americans throughout our nation's history as well as issues that are important today. Read more on the VWU website.

There is always something to do at VWU. I encourage you to browse our campus events calendar to learn more about what's happening on campus. Tonight in Hofheimer Theatre, the Center for Sacred Music will present "An Evening of Bach" at 7:30 p.m. Performers will include soloists Billye Brown Youmans, Charles Humphries, Douglas Lynch, and Jeremy Yoder, joined by Dr. Bryson Mortensen and the Virginia Wesleyan Camerata. The Wren Masters of the College of William and Mary will also accompany.

Virginia Wesleyan students and alumni are invited to attend the spring Career and Internship Fair on Thursday, February 28, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the C-MAC. We'll have 60 employers joining us from various industries, including Armada Hoffler, Dominion Enterprises, ForKids, GEICO, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, the NATO Innovation Hub, Norfolk Botanical Garden, the Port of Virginia, the United States Marine Corps, the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, the Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake Police Departments, the YMCA, the YWCA, WAVY TV 10, WVEC Channel 13, and more. I strongly encourage you to attend, as this is an excellent opportunity for students and graduates to network with employers.

Join the Women's Resource Center and Planned Parenthood for "Let's Talk About Sex: The Personal and the Political," a discussion on reproductive justice and sexual health on Thursday, February 28, at 11 a.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite. Also come hear international peace educator Paul K. Chappell discuss peace as not merely a goal, but as a practical skill-set that can empower people to heal the root causes of human problems and increase realistic peace in their personal lives, communities, country, and the world. His talk, "The Journey from Rage to Radical Empathy and Realistic Hope" will also take place on Thursday, February 28, from 7:00-9:15 p.m. in Blocker Hall Auditorium. Earlier that morning, Chappell will present "Protecting Ourselves and Our World from Our five God-like Technological Powers" from 8:00-9:30 a.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite in the Batten Student Center. Brought to you by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom.  

AROUND TOWN AND ACROSS CAMPUS
It's always a great day to be a Marlin, and our February 16 Marlins Day was no exception as we welcomed prospective students and their families to campus for our spring open house. View the photo gallery from this exciting day.
 
Renovation started last week on the Raymond Pearce Hospitality Suite on the second floor of the Jane P. Batten Student Center adjacent to Convocation Hall. Thanks to the Pearce Family for their generous support!
 
Enjoyed showing off new developments on campus to Tim Bailey '83 of Charlotte, NC, a member of our Board of Trustees and President of Compass Group/Canteen in Charlotte. We visited the Eleanor and Henry Watts Grand Lobby and Gallery in the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center and stopped by the new Broyles Field at TowneBank Park.
 
Enjoyable visit on campus with Sabrina Wooten, Virginia Beach City Council member. We talked about a wide variety of topics including our new P3 project with The Franklin Johnston Group. Scheduled for groundbreaking in April, the project will include eight buildings and 248 units of mixed use housing  

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM MY WEEKEND READING

  • Here's who Virginia selected as contractor for the HRBT expansion project on All-News 102:Hampton Roads Connector Partners, a design-build team, is the contractor for the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel expansion project, Gov. Ralph Northam announced.
  • How to Make Students Better Thinkers in the Chronicle of Higher Education: The refusal to recognize philosophy's centrality for teaching the art of critical thinking is damaging not only for the philosophers who are eager to provide this service, but also for colleagues across our campuses who have to endure the poor reasoning of their students. But it is incalculably harmful for our students, who will leave college without the intellectual tools necessary to navigate their lives in a rational way, or to protect themselves from unsupported opinions and everyday nonsense in an age when the spread of irrationality has become a crisis.
  • How to Get Students to Fill Out the FAFSA? Enlist Instagram Influencersin the Chronicle of Higher Education: Instagram influencers, or people who have a bevy of followers and manicured photos on the social-media website, will try to sell you weight-loss tea, prepared-meal kits, or subscription boxes of dog treats. Now, a select few influencers are hawking the FAFSA.  
  • Good News For The Liberal Arts And Small Colleges in Forbes: Number of the Week-73-the percentage of liberal arts majors who strongly agreed they had at least one professor who excited them about learning (compared to 62% in the social sciences, 54% in science and engineering and 53% in business). It's been a rough patch recently for the liberal arts and small colleges. Students are fleeing the humanities, foreign language programs are disappearing, and a spate of small, private colleges are shuttering their doors or courting merger partners ... So a recent survey of currently enrolled college students brings welcome news.
  • Higher ed is pushing STEM diversity, but is change happening fast enough? in Education Dive: Efforts to draw underrepresented students into science and tech fields are making progress, but a new report reveals more work is needed.
  • To Assert Relevance, Liberal Arts Colleges Lean into Skills Training, Business Partnerships in Hartford Business: Lynn Pasquerella, president of AAC&U, said there's a disconnect between executives and hiring managers in the premium they place on a liberal-arts education. "CEOs of Fortune 500 companies have said, 'Oh we love liberal arts majors, we want people who have majored in the humanities,' but do your hiring managers know that? Are they actually hiring people with these degrees?" Pasquerella said. "There's been a false dichotomy in the narrative that disconnects curriculum to career, and there's nothing inconsistent about a liberal arts education and career preparation."
  • International Student Enrollment Drops for Second Year, Report Says in the Wall Street Journal: For the second year in a row the number of students from abroad who enrolled in U.S. graduate schools fell by 1%. The drop was led by a decline in students from Saudi Arabia and India, according to a report released Thursday from the Council of Graduate Schools, a Washington, D.C.-based organization whose members include 500 colleges and universities.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Nice Visit with Congresswoman Elaine Luria

How nice to visit with a loyal friend to Virginia Wesleyan, Congresswoman Elaine Luria, at her office in Town Center.

Religion News Service: What will happen at the special session?

Proud to be among these pastors, bishops, delegates, and activists sharing what we expect, and hope, will happen at the special session.

Religion News Service: What will happen at the special session? Here’s what United Methodists predict
https://religionnews.com/2019/02/22/what-will-happen-at-the-special-session-heres-what-united-methodists-predict/?fbclid=IwAR2Jnst9pR709w-iElbd4EyXndXMoJ_QGG5R_NhsU6ClMhAfR1tYX2qq6bE

Enjoyable Visit with VB City Council Member Sabrina Wooten

Enjoyable visit on campus with Sabrina Wooten, Virginia Beach City Council member. We talked about a wide variety of topics including our new P3 project with The Franklin Johnston Group (pictured in background). Scheduled for groundbreaking in April, the project will include eight buildings and 248 units of mixed use housing.

Wesleyan Review: February 22, 2019

Our newest edition of the Wesleyan Review is out! Read about the latest VWU news and events here: https://conta.cc/2DWhvuY

Thursday, February 21, 2019

John Malbon Named New Board Chair

So pleased to welcome John Malbon as the next Chair of our Board of Trustees. He will assume the role on July 1 when current Board Chair David L. Kaufman concludes his three-year term.

Establishment of the D. Henry Watts School of Professional Studies

Proud to announce the establishment of the D. Henry Watts School of Professional Studies at Virginia Wesleyan University. Our fourth academic school is named with gratitude for longtime Trustee Henry Watts, recognizing his 30 years of leadership and support of VWU and his outstanding contributions to the Hampton Roads business community. Board Chair David Kaufman and I had the honor of presenting Henry with a special certificate during the winter meeting of the Board of Trustees on Wednesday. Read more: https://www.vwu.edu/about/news-and-events/features/story/virginia-wesleyan-establishes-d-henry-watts-school-of-professional-studies?fbclid=IwAR3yPQa9HvLpCJwX_PxjExHB7eufAKJxRGoBBjJFUyyGu9ctjvsubgAm_0I

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Dedication of The Beacon

It was a special day at VWU as we dedicated The Beacon. This symbolic campus landmark pays tribute to our past and, indeed, illuminates the path for our ever-bright future. Read more on the VWU website: https://www.vwu.edu/about/news-and-events/features/story/beacon-dedication-celebrates-universityacircs-bright-future?fbclid=IwAR1JTDTSHhSQ-bDX9Wnv1O3nF8Kp9twuxLZ3EbryPPh4g6-JLSjMMuHQVIY

Winter Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Great to welcome the Virginia Wesleyan University Board of Trustees to campus today for their winter meeting.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Great Day on Campus with Trustee Tim Bailey '83

Enjoyed showing off new developments on campus today to Tim Bailey '83 of Charlotte, NC, a member of our Board of Trustees and President of Compass Group/Canteen in Charlotte. Pictured in the Eleanor and Henry Watts Grand Lobby and Gallery in the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center with Jim Cooper, Vice President for Finance and Administration, and with Head Softball Coach Brandon Elliott at TowneBank Park—Broyles Field.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Renovation of Pearce Hospitality Suite

Renovation started today on the Raymond Pearce Hospitality Suite on the second floor of the Jane P. Batten Student Center adjacent to Convocation Hall. Thanks to the Pearce Family for their generous support!

Photo Gallery: Marlins Day February 2019

It's always a great day to be a Marlin, and Saturday was no exception as welcomed prospective students and their families to campus for our spring open house. View the photo gallery here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm9QZKqp

Out and About Around the Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

A variety of pictures from around the grounds of the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center. The dedication is five weeks away.






Nota Bene: Weekly Update

I hope you have all settled in nicely to the second semester and that you are focused and motivated to complete the remainder of this academic year. For the Virginia Wesleyan University Class of 2019, this semester will be the last, and I encourage our seniors to enjoy it and to finish strong in the months leading up to graduation on May 18.

As we are winding down our seniors' time at Virginia Wesleyan, we are also preparing to welcome our newest Marlins to campus. Last week I shared updates with you about the incoming Batten Honors College cohort (view a photo gallery from the spring competition). This week, we'll focus on our other members of the Class of 2023.

We welcomed hundreds of prospective Marlins and their families to campus on Saturday, February 16, for a Marlins Day Open House. Visitors had the opportunity to meet with faculty to learn about our academic programs, ask questions about financial aid, admission, athletics, extracurricular activities, residence life, and more. We'll host our second spring Marlins Day on Saturday, April 13. Those who join us for that event will have the opportunity to take part in our annual Strike Out Cancer Day, hosted by our two-time national champion VWU Softball program to benefit the American Cancer Society. (And by the way, mark your calendar for softball's home opener at Broyles Field/TowneBank Park on February 23).

As always, I invite you to share the excitement of Coastal Virginia's Premier University of the Liberal Arts and Sciences by recommending us to the next generation of Virginia Wesleyan students. Be sure to tell family members, friends, and high school students about our upcoming Marlins Day event and invite them to register at www.vwu.edu/marlinsdays.

Many thanks to all who participate in and support these important events to help bring the best and brightest Marlins to Virginia Wesleyan.

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I just returned from the Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit in Arizona, co-sponsored by Second Nature and the Intentional Endowments Network. I currently serve on the governing body of Second Nature and as chair of the Climate Leadership Network, which represents 600 colleges and universities that are taking action on climate and preparing students for the future through research and education.

During the meeting, I was proud to be among higher education leaders who announced a Call to Action: Guiding Principles for Accelerating Equitable and Just Climate Solutions in response to the recent scientific reports that strongly advise unprecedented action in the next decade to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. This call recommends ambitious cross-sector climate solutions that advance just and equitable sustainability practices on campuses and their surrounding communities.

In what seems to be the new normal, the past year has been tumultuous and unpredictable --- and climate action was no exception. It underscores to me our role in Coastal Virginia and the importance of our environmental commitment through the Greer Environmental Sciences Center and Batten Honors College. The Generation Z students on our campus today are the electorate of tomorrow, and they understand the imperative to act.

It's up to our leaders in higher education and government to come together with our partners in the corporate and non-profit sector to take action before it's too late.

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Congratulations to the Virginia Wesleyan Ethics Bowl team, who won the Cardinal Division and finished as the 2019 Runner-Up in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges' (VFIC) 20th annual statewide collegiate Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl! Our 2019 team members --- Brandon Foster, 19, Anitra Howard '22, Alex Powers '21 (team captain), and Brianna Sandy, '21 --- were led by long-time faculty coordinator Professor of Communication Kathy Merlock Jackson. We are so proud of their hard work and deliberation on a variety of case studies surrounding "Ethics and Social Justice." Read more about this exciting feat on the VWU website.

The Ethics Bowl program had its origins in 1997 with the VFIC Ethics Task Force, co-chaired by Roger Mudd, VFIC trustee and now-retired History Channel journalist, and Phillip Stone, then-president of Bridgewater College. The mission of the task force was to explore opportunities to involve students at the 15 VFIC colleges in the lively debate and consideration of applied ethics-real world dilemmas that affect people's lives in increasingly complex ways. While each VFIC institution had woven ethics into the curriculum and culture of their campuses, the intent was to strengthen the focus already in place. I am proud to serve, along with Professor Steven Emmanuel, on the statewide Ethics Bowl Committee.

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We inducted the eleventh class of the VWU Athletic Hall of Fame on February 9 during a special ceremony in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Members of the 2019 class represent the best of the best from Virginia Wesleyan's athletic history.

The five inductees are Scott H. Barlow '83 (Men's Tennis, 1981-83), Norman Billups, Jr. '81 (Men's Basketball, 1977-81), Frederick Glen Pizzanello '85 (Baseball, 1982-85), Jackie Ochs-Gregory Texter '09 (Women's Soccer, 2005-09), and the 2006 Women's Soccer Team. We also presented a Career Achievement Award to Joanne Renn, Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Emeritus, in recognition of her 25 years of service to Virginia Wesleyan.

Read more about these Marlins, who stand out not only for their athletic accomplishments, but for their hard work and determination-qualities we want to highlight for future generations.

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Our annual "Love Liberally" symposium is underway on campus-a time when faculty, staff and students explore love as it relates to the liberal arts. The lectures are offered from February 11-28 and are coordinated through the Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning. For the complete schedule of events, view the 2019 Love Liberally Program or visit the campus events calendar.

 
AROUND TOWN AND ACROSS CAMPUSNice to visit with ODAC Commissioner Brad Bankston at the Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on February 9. The event was preceded by the annual Men's Basketball Alumni Game in the Batten Student Center.

While in Arizona for the Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit, I had productive conversations with Bobby Robbins, President of the University of Arizona, and Tim Carter, President of the The Climate Leadership Network and Second Nature; Joe Steinmetz, Chancellor of the University of Arkansas; old friend and colleague Tony Cortese, Founder of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, the Climate Leadership Network, Second Nature, and Intentional Endowments Network and a pioneering leader in the fields of sustainability, education, environmental policy, and public health.

Also had an informative discussion with Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University and a founder of The Climate Leadership Network, and led a panel on Resilience, the Disaster Economy, and Climate Justice with Havidan Rodriguez, University of Albany, Anthony Rust, Warren Wilson, David Hall, University of Virgin Islands, and Kathy Jacobs, Arizona State University.

Caught up with good friend and longtime colleague Robert Johnson, Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, at the discussion of place-based Climate Action and expansion of the UC3 Model. Robert has been a frequent contributor to "President to President" and "Presidential Perspectives"-a presidential thought series that I co-edit.

Wrapped up meetings in Arizona with the Second Nature Board of Directors meeting at Arizona State University. Our meeting the last two years has been in Tempe to allow access to the amazing resources of Arizona State University. One of the largest public universities in the country, ASU spans five campuses across the Phoenix metropolitan area and four regional learning centers throughout Arizona. The university is routinely ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for innovation and recognized as a leader in sustainability and online education issues.

Back in Virginia late last week, it was nice to host VWU Trustee Susan Torma Beverly '72 on campus. We stopped by the site of the marker for the Susan Beverly Grand Terrace and Pond at the Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center. We also welcomed longtime Trustee Henry Watts to campus and visited the Eleanor and Henry Watts Grand Lobby and Gallery in the Goode Center. The building is scheduled for dedication in March.

Coastal 61 at Oxford Village, which will be located across from VWU's main entrance, is expected to open in late 2019. Read more about the construction timeline and amenities in the recent Inside Business article, "Three new Virginia Beach apartment complexes on horizon."

Greg Canada, a 1995 graduate of Virginia Wesleyan, is profiled in ACCESS College Foundation's 2018 Annual Report (page 8). In his 20+-year career in higher education admissions, he has promoted the "liberating and transformative experience" college offers. He studied philosophy and history at Virginia Wesleyan, and praises ACCESS for their financial generosity and support.



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