Highland Cavalier Club


UVa-Wise Highland Cavalier Club

The Highland Cavalier Club is an organization that aids and supports the athletic programs of the college and solicits and obtains funds for the furtherance of the entire athletic program.  Individuals making a gift to UVa-Wise athletics are granted membership.  The Highland Cavalier Club of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is a component of the UVa-Wise Foundation, Inc.

Hello to all Cavs fans and supporters. There’s a positive excitement throughout the campus about athletics, but with all this excitement comes the reality that we are asking our student-athletes to compete on a playing field which is not level.

We are still short of meeting the full scholarship possibilities which the NCAA allows Division II programs, and which many of our opponents, in and out of the conference, already achieve. The Commonwealth of Virginia does not contribute funds for athletics, so the responsibility belongs to the individuals and organizations to sustain and grow UVa-Wise’s athletes’ opportunities to compete.

You are welcome to contact any officer or board member with thoughts and ideas about fundraising and other support for Highland Cavalier athletics.

-President Matt Slemp


  • Matt Slemp-President
  • Rod Colyer-Vice President
  • Zachary Moore-Treasurer
  • Cindi Smoot-Secretary
  • Teresa Adkins
  • Scott Baker
  • Kasi Clifton
  • Wayne Edwards
  • Steve Lawson
  • Cyndi Newlon
  • Jettie Greer Mullins
  • Rick Mullins
  • Tom Mullins
  • Kendall Rainey
  • Lynn Sturgill
  • Bruce Wasem
  • Ruth Wells
  • Matt Williams

It’s Football time at UVa-Wise! If you would like to enjoy the game from the Red & Gray Tailgating parking lot, please make a gift at the “Player” level ($500 and up) to receive tailgating privileges. Every gift benefits the entire athletic program!


Board members honor a rising senior female and male athlete with a scholarship each year.  Recipients are chosen from a pool of applicants nominated by the coaching staff.

2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients

Men’s Sports—Donavan Montague     Women’s Sports—Shannon Bennett

To learn more about UVa-Wise athletic teams, go to www.uvawisecavs.com.

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Office of Athletic Development
Bowers-Sturgill Hall
Wise, Virginia 24293
276.328.0259  |  276.376.1024 (fax)