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.

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.