News archive : May 2013
The editor-in-chief of The University of Virginia's College at Wise student newspaper, The Highland Cavalier, was awarded first place for breaking news reporting in a national journalism contest for a 2012 news story about the sudden death of the College’s seventh chancellor.
Virginia Governor Bob
McDonnell will deliver the keynote address during Commencement exercises at The
University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. on the Lawn by the Lake.
The Southwest Virginia Opera Company of The University of
Virginia’s College at Wise announces its upcoming Summer 2013 season featuring
two one-act children’s operas.
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise recognized the scholastic
achievements of nongraduating students during the Academic Awards Ceremony.
Zack Holcomb planned to
become a pharmacist, but a medical mission trip to Belize and a volunteer stint
at a regional free health clinic altered the Big Stone Gap native’s plans.
Several members of The University of
Virginia’s College at Wise faculty were presented with faculty awards
on May 14.
Professors Marla Weitzman and Debra Carter received the Outstanding Teaching Award, presented to a faculty member who excels in classroom teaching and who works particularly well with students.
The normal journey to a
college degree takes four years, but a series of events caused Kimberly Denise
Marshall Mullins to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences
three decades after she graduated high school.
Three members of the UVa-Wise Class of 2013 left Commencement on Saturday, May 18, as United States Army officers as the College ROTC program held its second commissioning ceremony.