Richard and Leslie Gilliam, natives of Southwest Virginia, recently pledged $8.3 million dollars for a new health and wellness center and renovations to Greear Gymnasium to house the Healthy Appalachia Institute at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.
Virginia Oil and Gas Association funds UVa-Wise scholarship
The Virginia Oil and Gas Association is giving back to Southwest Virginia by endowing a scholarship at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.
Contributions gifts from private individuals as well as local gas producers doing business in Southwest Virginia were given to endow the scholarship.
William and Sofia Starnes endow UVa-Wise scholarship
William H. (Bill) Starnes, Jr. and Sofia M. Starnes of Williamsburg, Virginia, have established an endowed scholarship at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise to benefit an entering freshman each year who has graduated from Thomas Walker High School.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has provided a gift to support the Appalachian-Inter Mountain Scholars program at The University of Virginia's College at Wise.
Alpha Natural Resources recently presented The University of Virginia’s College at Wise with a $100,000 gift in support of a scholarship program for coal miners and their families.
For more than a decade, the C. Bascom Slemp Foundation has provided substantial private support to The University of Virginia's College at Wise. This fall, the Slemp Foundation made two important gifts that will have a meaningful impact on the College for years to come.
Beth Siphers Wendell was a quiet woman who spent her life teaching the region’s youngsters in local public schools and sharing her skills with various volunteer organizations.
Daniel chemistry professorship established at UVa-Wise
The University of Virginia Board of Visitors has established the Van W.