Students recognized for academic accomplishments during 2014 Honors Convocation


Several students of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise received awards and recognition during the May 9, 2014 Honors Convocation ceremony. The event was held in the David J. Prior Convocation Center and drew a crowd of more than 400. The following students were honored for specific recognition from the various academic departments:


Business and Economics



Honor Societies at UVa-Wise gain new members


The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has announced that several students were inducted into various honor societies on campus following the completion of the 2013-2014 academic year.

UVa-Wise awards 313 degrees at Commencement 2014


Virginia Poet Laureate Sofia M. Starnes urged the 313 graduates of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise to search for beauty, be sensitive to what is right and to remain faithful to their core values as they build their futures.


Two graduates commissioned as Army officers during commencement


Two members of the Class of 2014 were commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Army during the May 10 Commencement at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

Commencement location change

Due to the threat of potential thunderstorms and heavy rains, The University of Virginia's College at Wise Commencement ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 10 at 11a.m., has been moved to the David J. Prior Convocation Center.  The timing and schedule of events remain unchanged.
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Outstanding Faculty Awards presented at UVa-Wise

Faculty awards
Front row: Amy Clark, Rachel Tighe, Robin Woodard,
Chris Scalia; Second row: Diane Cornett, Walter Crouse,
Dawn Meade, John Mark Adrian; Third row: Kevin Jones,
Ken Tiller , David Rouse, Lucian Undreiu, Jeff Cantrell
and Walter Smith

Several members of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise faculty were presented with faculty awards this spring.
Professor Lucian Undreiu and Professor Robin Woodard received the Outstanding Teaching Award, presented to a faculty member who excels in classroom teaching and who works particularly well with students.

Professor John Mark Adrian received the Outstanding Service Award, given to those who have made significant contributions to UVa-Wise and the community. 

UVa-Wise shares $12 million Buchanan gift with MECC and SWCC

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Mountain Empire Community College and Southwest Virginia Community College announced the receipt of a generous gift that will boost thousands of college students in Southwest Virginia.


Darden Society inducts new members


The Darden Society of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise added 53 new members during its induction ceremony on May 1.


Tipton Scholarship concert set for April 28

The eighth annual David Tipton Memorial Scholarship Fund Concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the black box theater in the Gilliam Center for the Arts at UVa-Wise. The concert is an excellent opportunity for those who enjoyed the Jazz Ensemble’s performances at recent events such as the PRISM Concert and the Chancellor’s Inauguration to come enjoy much of the same program in a concert setting.

Water shortage scholar to speak at UVa-Wise on April 24


R. Gary Pumphrey, associate professor of geography at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, will speak on aquifer depletion on the campus of UVa-Wise on Thursday, April 24.