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.

UVA Wise Associate Professor of Music Named Apple Distinguished Educator

Donald Sorah, associate professor of music, has been selected as the college’s first Apple Distinguished Educator for his innovative efforts to integrate Apple technology into the classroom.

UVA Wise Commencement Celebrates the Class of 2023

In total, 218 graduates crossed the stage, earning either a bachelor of arts, bachelor of science or bachelor of science in nursing degree.

UVA Wise Media and Politics Students Gain Confidence Through Producing Radio Show

This semester, students at UVA Wise gained valuable skills producing a regional radio show on current political issues as part of a media and politics course.

UVA Wise Student Hal Taylor Wins FAO Schwarz Fellowship

Taylor, who is double majoring in sociology and communication studies, is set to graduate from UVA Wise on May 13, 2023. He is also a member of the Darden Society and a newly inducted member of Lamba Pi Eta, the National Communication Honor Society.

UVA Wise Attracts Record Applications Across U.S., Highest Ever Within Virginia

Highland Cavalier curious? You’re not alone. Nearly 3,300 students applied to attend UVA Wise this fall. That’s the single largest number in nearly two decades and a 204 percent increase from last year.

UVA Wise Annual Conference Shares Hands-On Learning Success

Educators, students and community advocates came together to share successes and lessons learned in recent experiential learning projects last Saturday at UVA Wise.

UVA Wise Students Host First-Ever ‘Wise-minster’ Dog Show to Promote Adoptions in May

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but a UVA Wise professor is proving that adage wrong for a great cause: help shelter dogs get their forever homes.

UVA Wise Student Isabella Maggard Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Isabella Maggard of Pound, Va., a student of UVA Wise, won a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. A first-generation college student majoring in environmental science, Maggard will graduate from UVA Wise May 2024.

UVA Wise Approved for First-Ever Graduate Program Master of Education Offered in Fall 2023

Students searching for new career opportunities in education can now pursue a Master of Education degree at UVA Wise.

With $250,000 grant, UVA Wise Leads Effort to Expand High School and College Student Internships in SWVA

Southwest Virginia high school and college students will soon have more access to high-quality paid and academic credit internships in a wide variety of fields, including valuable skilled trades.

UVA Wise and Virginia Tech Team Study Mining-Impacted Stream Ecosystems

Fueled by a $700,000 grant, UVA Wise and Virginia Tech will partner to investigate ecosystem processes in impacted streams in Southwest Virginia where salinity has risen as a result of sewage, construction, mining and other activities.

UVA Wise, Virginia Highlands Community College Build Stronger Pathway for Regionally In-Demand Majors

Virginia Highlands Community College students who earn associates degrees in computer science, exercise science or education can now directly transfer to UVA Wise to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

UVA Wise Paves Way for Easy, No-Cost College Admissions Acceptance

A student’s path to apply and get accepted to UVA Wise has never been easier, quicker or more affordable.

UVA Wise Helps Students Kick Off Their College Search

On September 1, UVA Wise will help high school students in Wise County kick off their college search as the College’s football season debuts.

UVA Wise Announces New Library Director

UVA Wise announced today that Heather Groves Hannan, who has successfully helmed academic libraries across the Commonwealth, will join the College on September 12 as UVA Wise’s new library director.

UVA Wise and MECC Partner to Expand College Access

UVA Wise and Mountain Empire Community College have partnered to help students bridge the gap from high school diplomas to college degrees in an effort to grow the educational attainment rate in Southwest Virginia.

UVA Wise and UVA collaborate to train Southwest Virginia K-6 teachers in virtual science instruction

Coral reefs, iPads, and insects oh my! They were just some of top subjects at a weeklong professional development workshop for K-6 teachers to improve science virtual instruction held by UVA Wise and UVA.