News archive : June 2013

UVa-Wise to rededicate Smiddy Hall on June 11


The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will rededicate Smiddy Hall during a June 11 ceremony in honor of Joseph C. “Papa Joe” Smiddy, the College’s first chancellor.

Smiddy Hall is rededicated

UVa-Wise grad tapped Virginia ABC special agent for Southwest Virginia region

Aaron Cathell, a 2006 graduate of UVa-Wise, has been selected as a Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) special agent assigned to the Roanoke regional office, which covers 28 counties and the cities of Bedford, Buena Vista, Covington, Lexington, Martinsville, Roanoke, Salem, Bristol, Galax, Norton and Radford. Cathell will be based in Wise County with a territory that also includes Dickenson County and the City of Norton.

Dennehy named first women's lacrosse coach

Meghan Dennehy has been chosen as the first women's lacrosse coach for The University of Virginia's College at Wise.

Dennehy spent the last six years as a head coach for Queens University in Charlotte, N.C. where she led the team to the conference finals while producing four IWLCA All-America selections during her tenure. As program director, she supported academic excellence with a team that maintaining a 3.0 grade average each season.

Prior Center earns LEED Silver certification


The David J. Prior Convocation Center at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has been awarded LEED Silver certification by the United States Green Building Council.

The Prior Center is the second LEED certified building on the UVa-Wise campus. The Leonard Sandridge Science Center earned LEED Platinum certification.