More than 1,000 people gathered on the campus of Southern Virginia University to commemorate the academic achievements of 126 graduating seniors at the university’s 147th Commencement exercises on Thursday.
When Gloria Salisbury first visited her brother at Southern Virginia University in fall 2011, she didn’t expect to stay, let alone to meet and marry her husband, pick a new major field of study, and participate in more than a dozen theatrical and musical productions at the university.
The Southern Virginia University Concert Chorale performed Gabriel Fauré's “Requiem” with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and another guest choir at the Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre last week.
This semester, nine graduating seniors are showcasing their talents by presenting music and theatre recitals as their senior capstone projects at Southern Virginia University.
Glade Knight, chairman of the Southern Virginia University Board of Trustees and executive chairman of Apple Hospitality REIT, will speak at the university’s 147th Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 7, at 10 a.m. in front of Main Hall.