At The W, we understand the role we play in the lives of our students, faculty, staff , alumni, community and state.

As the situation continues to evolve around the global coronavirus pandemic, the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff will always be our top priority.

Our campus community wasted no time in rolling out its Business Continuity Plan to address the situation. Faculty had to adapt lesson plans to off er instruction in alternative ways and staff members had to develop plans for working remotely through flexible scheduling to allow for our major functions to be performed to limit possible exposure.

While a lot has changed in the past couple of months, a lot remains the same. Social distancing and virtual existence are the new norms. Our faculty are committed to providing the best quality instruction for our students, as well as our staff, support and auxiliary services.

Alumni and area churches have offered assistance to students who may need additional help. If you are interested in helping, you may donate online to the MUW Foundation, designating our Student Emergency Fund.

Springtime on campus typically brings about celebrations and traditions we hold near and dear to our hearts.

Homecoming 2020 went virtual and I enjoyed seeing the pictures and videos that kept in the spirit of this year’s theme—The Long Blue Line Comes Home. We look forward to seeing you next year, April 15-18, 2021.

We also look forward to celebrating our graduates and their accomplishments at the appropriate time at graduation, Mag Chain and Nursing Pinning ceremonies.

This spring issue of Visions embodies The W’s outstanding tradition of excellence for more than 130 years. On the pages to follow, you will read about our national recognitions, including earning the Military Friendly School designation. I also hope you enjoy the three College spotlights that highlight our faculty members' extraordinary efforts to increase student success.

We also pause to celebrate alumni connections and engagements in this issue. In January, we honored beloved educator and alumna Alma Turner with the dedication ceremony of Turner Hall, formerly known as the Demonstration School. It also was great connecting our students with some of you at our BLUE networking and mentorship event. Alumni make a difference in our students’ lives.

Thank you for your continued commitment, patience and understanding as we work together to navigate these unique circumstances. We are better together, and together we shine!


Nora Roberts Miller,
Class of 1983 President