The normal journey to a
college degree takes four years, but a series of events caused Kimberly Denise
Marshall Mullins to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences
three decades after she graduated high school.
Several members of The University of
Virginia’s College at Wise faculty were presented with faculty awards
on May 14.
Professors Marla Weitzman and Debra Carter received the Outstanding Teaching Award, presented to a faculty member who excels in classroom teaching and who works particularly well with students.
Zack Holcomb planned to
become a pharmacist, but a medical mission trip to Belize and a volunteer stint
at a regional free health clinic altered the Big Stone Gap native’s plans.
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise recognized the scholastic
achievements of nongraduating students during the Academic Awards Ceremony.
The Southwest Virginia Opera Company of The University of
Virginia’s College at Wise announces its upcoming Summer 2013 season featuring
two one-act children’s operas.
Virginia Governor Bob
McDonnell will deliver the keynote address during Commencement exercises at The
University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. on the Lawn by the Lake.
The editor-in-chief of The University of Virginia's College at Wise student newspaper, The Highland Cavalier, was awarded first place for breaking news reporting in a national journalism contest for a 2012 news story about the sudden death of the College’s seventh chancellor.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Slemp Foundation and partnership with Humanities Tennessee, the Appalachian Writing Project will offer tuition scholarships in the amount of $450 for young writers who demonstrate need and want to attend the 2013 Appalachian Young Writer's Workshop.
Southwest Virginia teens grades 10-12 (and new graduates) may be selected to live and write at a residential camp at Lincoln Memorial University, where they will work with notable Appalachian authors. The deadline for applying is May 17, 2013.