West Virginia Wesleyan College prepares for Commencement 2023

BUCKHANNON, West Virginia – West Virginia Wesleyan College is preparing for commencement activities May 5-6 to celebrate the Class of 2023.

On Friday, May 5, a number of ceremonies and events will take place at the College.

The Nursing Convocation will be held at 2 p.m. in Wesley Chapel with a reception following in Middleton Hall.  The School of Education will host a reception in the Social at 3 p.m.
Multicultural and First-Generation Ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. in the Culpepper Auditorium of the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts. A reception for all graduates will be held from 5-6 p.m. in the French A. See Dining Hall.

Finally, Rev. Angela Gay Kinkead ’79 will speak at the Baccalaureate Ceremony to be held in Wesley Chapel at 6:30 p.m. Kinkead, an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, served for 14 years at Dean of the Chapel at WVWC and is retiring this June as pastor of Elizabeth Memorial United Methodist Church in Charleston, West Virginia.

On Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m., the College’s 132nd Commencement will take place in the John D. Rockefeller Physical Education Building. Nearly 200 graduates will receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or a higher level master’s or doctoral degree.

Caroline Rapking ’79, outgoing chair of the West Virginia College Board of Trustees, will address graduates and receive an honorary degree at the ceremony. Rapking joined the Board of Trustees in 2010 and became the first woman chair in 2020.

Both the main commencement ceremony and the baccalaureate will be streamed live at this link: https://www.wvwc.edu/livestream-events.

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