Meet a Wise Student
Madison Savarese '14
Communication Studies & Sports Management, Winchester, VA
Why UVa-Wise? I wanted a small school because I knew I would be able to get to know the faculty and staff. I have been able to develop a personal relationship with the faculty and they really have helped me become a better student. Being here at UVa-Wise provides me with more leadership opportunities than I would have been able to get at a larger college. Overall, I couldn't imagine being anywhere else.
Favorite Events? I really enjoy Silver Saber, its great to see all the students come together and show school spirit. I also really like all of the events that the Student Activities Board puts on through out the year: karaoke, comedians, movies and popcorn. There is always something going on!
Favorite Class/Professor? My favorite class has been English with Dr. Scalia, he assigned readings that were interesting and current. He helped push me to become a better writer and he always enforced that I have a voice and that it should be heard.
- Convocation Center-Supervisor
- Student Government Association-Senator
- National Society of Leadership and Success-Publicity Chair
- Student Activities Board
Ashlee Washburn '12
Biology Major, Franklin County, VA
Why UVa-Wise? I first visited UVa-Wise because they recruited me for softball. I decided to go to UVa-Wise because of the wonderful people, competitive softball team, and great biology department.
Favorite Events? My favorite events on campus include the dances, movie nights, and grocery bingo! I also love the community service events such as the Red and Gray 5k, Bingo at the nursing home, and Feeding the Homeless through the Student Government Association.
Favorite Class/Professor? My favorite class and professor has been Western Civilization with Professor Leech. I absolutely love history and I found him to be a very interesting person and teacher. The books he chose for us to read peaked my interest for historical literature outside of class which I did not think was possible.
- Student Government Association-President 2011-12
- Captain of UVa-Wise Softball Team
- Teammates for Life
- Alpha Phi Omega
- Expedition Leader
- Leadership Council
James Haley, Jr '11
Physical Education Major, Lynchburg, VA
Why Uva-Wise? I chose UVA-WISE because of the cheaper tuition costs compared to that of other four year colleges. I also wanted a school that was away from home.
Favorite Events? My favorite events are all of the homecoming events, different intramural sports and the movie nights.
Favorite Class/Professor? My favorite class has been abnormal psychology with Dr. Feeser. I enjoyed learning about different psychological disorders.
- UVa-Wise Football
- Intramural Sports
- Spring Clean Up Day
- EARLY ADMISSION I
- EARLY ADMISSIONS II