Cultures, Countries and Comradery: UVA Wise Study Abroad

This past spring, UVA Wise students studied abroad in Ireland and Nepal and this summer in Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

UVA Wise Professor Joins National Science Foundation to Foster Undergraduate STEM Education

Earlier this year, Josephine Rodriguez began her work at the U. S. National Science Foundation as a Program Director in the Division of Undergraduate Education. It’s a rotating position through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act for two years.

UVA Wise Celebrates First Master in Education Degree Graduates

Last Saturday, 14 students made history as they walked across the stage at David J. Prior Convocation Center to become the first graduates of UVA Wise’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program.

UVA Wise Sets Admissions Application Records Again This Year

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise received nearly 6,400 applications for fall 2024 admission. That’s almost double last year’s number which set a record for the past two decades.

New Hospitality and Tourism Management Major to Bring Students a Wealth of Experience

UVA Wise students scanned hotel guestroom baseboards, lampshades and bedding during a first-of-its kind hospitality experiential learning project.

UVA Wise Honors the Opening of its $16.6 million state-of-the art Nursing Education Facility

The former College library is now a 28,530 square-foot, state-of-the-art nursing education facility. Nursing students began taking classes in the new building in mid-March.

UVA Wise Students Harvest the History of the Region

The project honors a major industry of the region the College calls home. Students participating preserved the past by scanning in newspaper articles and old photographs, taking photographs of artifacts, and becoming fully immersed in local history.

The UVA Wise Spring Majors Fair: Where Exploring Academic Possibilities is a No Brainer

Upcoming freshman Ethan Cloud from Wise, Va., was delighted to be a part of the day. “Today has made me so excited that I wish I could get my schedule made and start tomorrow.”

UVA Wise Awards Student Financial Aid Packages Despite FAFSA Delay

“We know that one of the biggest concerns for students and families is how they will pay for college and we know this is the time when students are making their top choice,” UVA Wise Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management Jeffrey Baylor said.

UVA Wise Names Gary C. Johnson as Next Provost

Johnson has a decade of experience as a provost and a passion for helping students and families appreciate the value of a liberal arts education.

Best Selling Author Barbara Kingsolver to Speak at UVA Wise

Kingsolver won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her book, “Demon Copperhead.” The book is set in nearby Lee County at the onset of the opioid epidemic, and is a modern interpretation of Charles Dickens' “David Copperfield.”

UVA Wise Spotlights Student for National TRIO Day

Lilly Meade, a UVA Wise junior, is not only a full-time student, but is a triple major in sociology, criminal justice and accounting with a minor in psychology. Meade credits the UVA Wise’s TRIO programs for getting her where she is today.

Virginia, Kentucky Higher Ed Partnership Awarded $100,000 Collaborative Planning Grant to Improve Central Appalachia Student Access to STEM Careers

Funded by a $100,000 federal grant, UVA Wise announced that it is part of a higher education collaborative effort that aims to increase equitable access for low-income Central Appalachian students to science and technology-based education and employment.

UVA Wise Nursing Alumna Inspires Future Nurses

Crystal Hunnicutt recently sat down with UVA Wise to talk about her current position and how her time at UVA Wise influenced her nursing career.

UVA Wise Hosts First Majors Fair Brunch

The first ever Majors Fair Brunch was hosted as a part of “Taking Care of Business Day,” where brunch and information was served about our 33 majors and 40 minors.

UVA Wise Receives State Funding to Expand Online Licensure Program and Address Statewide Special Education Teacher Shortage

Provisional teachers, or those interested in seeking a special education certification, now have an affordable, online path to state licensure at UVA Wise.

New Professor Serves Up Hospitality, Tourism at UVA Wise

Knoxville, Bangkok, Sydney, Australia and Paris. Next stop: UVA Wise. The newest faculty member in the business and economics department has studied and worked in hospitality and tourism around the globe.

UVA Wise Announces New Business and Economics Chair, Applied Data Analytics Institute Executive Director

In his role, Gurkan Akalin is further developing the College’s new data analytics curriculum and institute, and building out the new hospitality and tourism program for the business and economics department with colleagues.

UVA Wise Welcomes Largest Class in a Decade

Today, UVA Wise kicked off the academic year with Convocation. During the event, the College welcomed its largest class of the past decade, with 398 first year students and 114 transfer students.

UVA Wise Offers New Online Pilot Program for Community College Grads To Complete Four-Year Business Degree

Enrollment is now open for a new online program designed for working adults to finish their bachelor of science degree in business administration and management in two years or less.

UVA Wise Awarded $354,000 Peer Mentor Program Grant to Increase Student Success

UVA Wise is implementing a newly created peer mentor program to help those first-year Pell Grant eligible students, especially those who are low income or first generation newly minted Highland Cavaliers, find their way to personal and academic success.

UVA Wise Professor Wins Early Career Research Award

Robert Arrowood, UVA Wise assistant professor of psychology, earned the coveted Southeastern Psychological Association Early Career Research Award.

UVA Wise Student Julianna Jenkins Receives Prestigious Governor’s Fellowship

Julianna Jenkins of Roanoke, Va., a student at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVA Wise), has been named a 2023 Governor’s Fellow.

UVA Wise Releases Spring Dean's List 2023

UVA Wise has announced its Spring Dean’s List. The 413 students named to the Dean’s List earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale with no grades below “C” and were enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.