UVA Wise Magazine

In each of its issues, the UVA Wise Alumni Magazine works to capture stories that inspire connection among alumni and friends in order to boost these important stakeholders’ engagement with the College. By sharing campus news, longer-form features, athletics updates, and information about our alumni and friends, we hope you’ll gain updated insight into the positive momentum of the College, its students, and its community members.

Read on to:

  • Learn about alumni and friends making a difference in the world;
  • Explore the positive impacts of UVA Wise on the region;
  • Hear about the student experience at the College, which is undergirded by vital alumni support;
  • And more!

Your College For a Lifetime

The newest issue of the UVA Wise Magazine is available online and, with it, you can find the details surrounding the College’s newest Strategic Plan, Your College for a Lifetime. In development since February 2020, this new plan reimagines the college experience for the 21st century and for whom a college education may seem like an unattainable goal. It also draws on the classical underpinnings of our liberal arts education to prepare graduates for their first career, or graduate school, and their second and third careers.

Conjuring the Voices of Old Gods

UVA Wise alumnus Steve Shell and alumna Cam Collins had already earned their place in the College’s rich history as members of Clinch Valley College’s last graduating class in 1999, but that’s not their only claim to fame. Read how their podcast, Old Gods of Appalachia, is capturing listeners’ attention and some prestigious accolades as the duo’s work carries on the tradition of storytelling.

From Access to Opportunity

Five years ago, UVA Wise announced an opportunity for alumni and friends of the College to have a profound and ongoing impact on the lives of students at the College when a gift matching opportunity from University funds was introduced. As donors began to take advantage of this generous match and establish endowed Bicentennial Scholarships, they helped students not only attend UVA Wise but unlock all the possibilities the College has to offer.

Read all about it.
From campus news to alumni events, you can read about the College making a difference in Southwest Virginia and beyond online today.