More than 1,000 alumni, students, faculty, staff, community members, graduates and their families gathered in front of historic Main Hall on Saturday for Southern Virginia University’s 149th Commencement exercises.
At the final forum of the 2016- 2017 academic year, this year’s scholarship recipients, graduating seniors and missionaries were recognized for their outstanding achievement. President Reed N. Wilcox also delivered a devotional address that highlighted what students should retain from this year.
As part of the NCAA Division III Celebration Week, current and former student-athletes spoke at forum to gathered students, faculty and staff at Southern Virginia University. Joined by representatives from the “Be The Match” foundation, the student-athletes spoke on service and the relationship between athletics and success.
Southern Virginia University's 20th annual Education Conference on June 3 and 4 began with a keynote address by Sister Kristen Oaks, who was also joined by her husband, Elder Dallin H. Oaks of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Nearly 1,000 alumni, students, faculty, staff, graduates and their families, and community members gathered at Southern Virginia University’s 148th Commencement exercises to celebrate the accomplishments of 100 graduating seniors last week.
The senior speakers selected to represent the Southern Virginia University graduating class of 2016 are Rosevelt Kpainay, Madeleine Gail Rex, Wright Noel and Don Harsh.
Ken Niumatalolo, head football coach at the United States Naval Academy who was featured in the 2014 documentary, “Meet the Mormons,” will deliver the final forum address of Southern Virginia University’s 2015-2016 academic year on Friday, April 22, at 11 a.m. in the Stoddard Center.
Dr. Dave Ulrich, an award-winning thought leader in human resources and management education named “the father of modern HR,” and Dr. Wendy Ulrich, a psychologist and bestselling author, will address graduates, faculty, staff, students and friends of Southern Virginia University at the 2016 Commencement exercises on Thursday, May 5, at 10 a.m. in front of the university’s Main Hall in Buena Vista, Va.
Barbara Crawford, professor of art at Southern Virginia University, will deliver the annual Elton Lecture, titled “The Last Picture Show: New Lessons from Old Masters,” on Friday, April 1, at 11 a.m. in the Stoddard Center.