Alumni to discuss 'real world' benefits of liberal arts education March 22

A panel of successful professionals – all graduates of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise – will meet on Monday, March 22 to discuss why a liberal arts education matters in the real world.

The public is invited to the discussion entitled “The Liberal Arts in the real World: Why the General Education Core Matters.” The event begins at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths on the UVa-Wise campus. The UVa-Wise Lecture Committee is sponsoring the event.

As a liberal arts college, UVa-Wise requires its students to take many courses outside of specific majors. The panel will probe the reasons for the requirement, how the classes help students succeed in careers and how the courses help graduates contribute to the community.

Rick L. Mullins, president and owner of Cavalier Pharmacy, Dr. Christopher Starnes, a physician with Norton Surgical Clinic, and the Honorable Elizabeth S. Wills, a Wise County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court judge, will discuss ways the liberal arts courses helped them in their careers.

UVa-Wise students will receive cultural activities credit for attending the event.

For more information, contact the Office of College Relations at 276-328-0130.