From The Co-Chairs

“Fulfilling the Dream” is both our goal and our vision for The University of Virginia’s College at Wise. The bold dream that a few visionary citizens had just over 50 years ago is realized every day in the lives of today’s students and alumni.

The “Fulfilling the Dream” Campaign promises to transform the College in many ways. It promises a richer academic program, a deeper pool of scholarships, a plethora of new facilities, and a more competitive athletic program.

From its early years as Clinch Valley College, this College has been an exceptional investment for the past 50 years. We pledge to you that it will be an equally powerful investment for the next 50, an investment in the lives of students and in the community.

While we believe the Commonwealth of Virginia will continue to do its best for its colleges and universities, state dollars simply are not available to provide the extra measure of excellence UVa-Wise students deserve. Dramatic enhancements to the College’s curriculum and facilities will be the result of private gifts to UVa-Wise. The best will be the best because alumni and friends have made their mark – their contribution.

Our challenge is to accept that the future of our College belongs to us and we must bring about the next transformation.

Please join us in “Fulfilling the Dream” for this extraordinary institution.

Hunter J. Smith
Campaign Co-Chair

Marcia Adams Gilliam
Campaign Co-Chair