By the time 2016 graduate Leah Huber came to Southern Virginia University in 2011, she already knew what she wanted to do. Five years, many classes, a full-time mission, and one bachelor’s degree later, she is preparing to achieve her goals and study music therapy at Arizona State University this fall.
Every day, Gustavo Ramos, an art major from Southern Brazil, spends at least four hours drawing or painting in his studio space in a corner of the Tucson House—the art studio at Southern Virginia University.
The Fading Point, Southern Virginia’s premier a cappella group, performed the U.S. national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” to a crowd of nearly six million at a New York Yankees game at the Yankee Stadium May 27.
This year’s annual senior art show featured the work of 12 Southern Virginia University art majors and included an array of media including oil painting, printmaking, mixed-media, water-based media, charcoal and handcrafted apparel.
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.
Michael Hunter, a December 2014 graduate of Southern Virginia University who will walk at the annual Commencement exercises with more than 100 classmates May 7, recently completed an archival internship at Washington & Lee University.
This semester, Dr. Ariel Rodriguez, associate professor of family and child development at Southern Virginia University, and two university alumni attended the annual National Council on Family Relations conference to discuss their research analyzing gender chapters in textbooks.
Southern Virginia University students Tod Workman and Bryndy Christensen are currently volunteering in the classrooms of two local schools as they complete their teaching practicums to become the first Southern Virginia students to graduate with a Virginia teaching license.
Robert Burton ('13), a Southern Virginia University graduate, is currently attending a prestigious doctoral program in political science at Notre Dame University.
Abby Baxter ('14), a recent graduate of Southern Virginia University, is currently pursuing a doctorate at the highly-ranked physical therapy program of the University of Utah College of Health.