Alumni and Friends

It is an exciting time to be an alumnus of Virginia Wesleyan University. The Virginia Wesleyan University Alumni Council has worked hard to develop a strategic plan to involve all alumni in the life of the University. Whether it's through recruiting, interacting with current students, attending events, or giving to your favorite VWU program, we encourage you to become involved. There are no annual membership dues.

ALL graduates of the University are part of our Alumni community.

The Adirondack chair has become a staple around campus as a symbol of welcome and comfort, and we want you to know there is always a chair waiting for you!

Once a Marlin, Always a Marlin.

Upcoming Alumni Events

Homecoming and Family Weekend 2023

October 6, 2023

APEX Entertainment

June 28, 2023
5:00-7:00 p.m.


August 9, 2023
5:00-7:00 p.m.

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Latest Class Notes

Gary Bonnewell ’79 and Trustee of the VWU Board was named to the 2023 Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list. This marks the fifth time he has been recognized by Forbes.

Darlene Whitley Rawls '82, retired March 31, 2023 as a Clinical Director for Western Tidewater Community Services Board after 41 years of service to the Western Tidewater Community.

Jaclyn Bailey Ruelle '04 accepted a position as Senior Vice President, Managing Director of Cultural Impact and Brand Communications with Papa Johns.

Passion Collins Credle '12 married fellow alumnus, Rev. Wayne Credle on August 18, 2018. In 2020, she co- founded CREDLE, LLC, a leadership development and consulting firm. Passion is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at Regent University. Passion and Wayne will be celebrating a double graduation in May 2023.

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Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards

The Virginia Wesleyan University Alumni Council bestows the alumni awards to graduates of the University in recognition of outstanding professional and/or personal accomplishments in any field of endeavor.

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Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame

The VWU Athletic Hall of Fame honors those who, by outstanding achievement in athletics, by service to athletics, or through significant contributions to athletics, have made lasting contributions to VWU's intercollegiate athletic program.

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Alumni Profiles

Alumni Profiles

Being on a small liberal arts campus allowed me to have a voice. The smaller more intimate setting allowed for my questions to be heard.

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