News archive : May 2013

Highland Cavalier editor awarded SPJ National Mark of Excellence

Jordan FiferThe 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 McDonnell is UVa-Wise Commencement speaker

 

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.

Schedule set for UVa-Wise Summer Opera Company

 

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.

UVa-Wise students win academic awards

 

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise recognized the scholastic achievements of nongraduating students during the Academic Awards Ceremony.

 

EDUCATION  

Holcomb is Class of 2013 honorary speaker

 

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.

UVa-Wise faculty receive Harrison awards

Several members of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise faculty were presented with faculty awards on May 14.
 
Harrison awardsProfessors 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.

Mullins overcomes obstacles on way to degree

 

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.

McDonnell asks UVa-Wise grads to pursue careers in Virginia

Marshall wins 2013 Sandridge award

 

Three UVa-Wise ROTC graduates are commissioned

 

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.