Advancement Staff

The mission of the Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement is to support the goals of the College through private funding; to strengthen the relationships between the College, its alumni and its friends; to communicate the values of the UVA Wise educational experience; and to broaden the College’s recognition through media and special events.

Valerie Lawson

Valerie S. Lawson '87

Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Alumni Engagement
Bowers-Sturgill Hall

Meet the Advancement Staff


Bill Wendle

Bill Wendle '93

Senior Director of Advancement
Bowers-Sturgill Hall

Don Sharitt

Don Sharitt

Director of Corporate
& Foundation Relations
Bowers-Sturgill Hall

Corey Sanchez

Corey Sanchez '13

Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Bowers-Sturgill Hall

Samuel Wharton

Samuel Wharton '04

Assistant Director of Athletic Development
Bowers-Sturgill Hall,

Crystal Hamm

Crystal Hamm

Senior Administrative Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Alumni Engagement
Bowers-Sturgill Hall

Gift Accounting

Gina Chisenhall

Gina Chisenhall '89

Director of Gift Accounting
Bowers-Sturgill Hall

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Pamela Hall

Fiscal Technician, Gift Accounting
Bowers-Sturgill Hall

Christina Turnbill

Christina Turnbill '14

Administrative Assistant, Gift Accounting
Bowers-Sturgill Hall

Alumni Engagement

Kathy Fleming

Kathy Fleming

Administrative Assistant
Alumni Hall

Please reach out to us with any questions:

Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Bowers-Sturgill Hall
One College Avenue
Wise, VA 24293
Phone: 276-328-0129
Fax: 276-376-1024

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