A veteran officer who has risen through the ranks for more than 20 years has been selected to head The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Campus Police Department.
Ronnie L. Shortt was named chief of campus police this spring. Shortt has been a member of the UVa-Wise Campus Police Department since 1992. Shortt replaces Steve McCoy, who recently retired.
Several students of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise received awards and recognition during the May 9, 2014 Honors Convocation ceremony. The event was held in the David J. Prior Convocation Center and drew a crowd of more than 400. The following students were honored for specific recognition from the various academic departments:
Business and Economics
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has announced that several students were inducted into various honor societies on campus following the completion of the 2013-2014 academic year.
Virginia Poet Laureate Sofia M. Starnes urged the 313 graduates of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise to search for beauty, be sensitive to what is right and to remain faithful to their core values as they build their futures.
Two members of the Class of 2014 were commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Army during the May 10 Commencement at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.
Due to the threat of potential thunderstorms and heavy rains, The University of Virginia's College at Wise Commencement ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 10 at 11a.m., has been moved to the David J. Prior Convocation Center. The timing and schedule of events remain unchanged.
Please visit uvawise.edu/commencement for additional information or contact the Office of College Relations at 276-376-1027 or 276-328-0130.
Front row: Amy Clark, Rachel Tighe, Robin Woodard,
Chris Scalia; Second row: Diane Cornett, Walter Crouse,
Dawn Meade, John Mark Adrian; Third row: Kevin Jones,
Ken Tiller , David Rouse, Lucian Undreiu, Jeff Cantrell
and Walter Smith
Several members of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise faculty were presented with faculty awards this spring.
Professor Lucian Undreiu and Professor Robin Woodard received the Outstanding Teaching Award, presented to a faculty member who excels in classroom teaching and who works particularly well with students.
Professor John Mark Adrian received the Outstanding Service Award, given to those who have made significant contributions to UVa-Wise and the community.
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Mountain Empire Community College and Southwest Virginia Community College announced the receipt of a generous gift that will boost thousands of college students in Southwest Virginia.
The Darden Society of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise added 53 new members during its induction ceremony on May 1.
The eighth annual David Tipton Memorial Scholarship Fund Concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the black box theater in the Gilliam Center for the Arts at UVa-Wise. The concert is an excellent opportunity for those who enjoyed the Jazz Ensemble’s performances at recent events such as the PRISM Concert and the Chancellor’s Inauguration to come enjoy much of the same program in a concert setting.