What an incredible year it’s been here at Virginia International University! We hope it’s been equally exciting and rewarding for you and your loved ones, too.
Over the past year we have increased the strength of our institution and further improved the quality of the VIU education by launching new programs and concentrations in the fields of education, applied linguistics, computer information systems, project management, and accounting. We purchased a beautiful new campus building in Fairfax, Virginia which will boast 65,000 square feet of classroom, study, leisure, and administrative space for our university. We also launched University Magazine, which has already published several editions, and saw the establishment of VIU’s own Toastmasters Club. Further, our enrollment numbers continue to grow, the quality of our incoming students remains very strong, and we are serving a more diverse student body than ever!
Looking ahead, VIU is ready to enter a new stage of progress. The year 2015 will be marked by various commemorative events and projects. These initiatives will affect both our administrators and our students, as well as the surrounding communities.
We are excited to announce that our new university campus will be open some time in the spring of 2015. This new location has more than tripled the square footage of our university and will allow us to continue to contribute to the advancement of society by pursuing ever-higher standards of achievement in education, research, and a broad range of social activities.
A variety of workshops will be offered in 2015 which will be hosted by our Schools of Business, Education, and Public & International Affairs. These workshops are designed to familiarize professionals with the business world and prepare them to obtain their dream jobs and to succeed in their career paths. We would like to highlight the School of Education’s second annual Conference on Language, Learning, & Culture (CLLC) scheduled for April 9-11, 2015. (We encourage you to take a few moments to visit the CLLC site to view the exciting topics to be covered this spring!)
As we embark on another exciting year, we invite you to come visit and connect with VIU anytime. We are dedicated to constantly building wonderful and lasting partnerships, internships, and employment opportunities for our students and alumni to fulfill our mission of a lifetime of learning. We also hope to enable our VIU Alumni Association city chapters to continue growing and thriving around the globe.
In closing, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for your support in 2014 and we look forward to your continued interest and participation in our lively community in the coming year. We wish you all a happy and peaceful new year, and we invite you to Dream, Discover, and Accomplish with VIU in 2015!