Virginia Union University President Claude G. Perkins and his wife, Cheryl, center, view a monument unveiled Wednesday to mark VUU’s 150th anniversary. Sculptor Ed Dwight of Denver spoke at the ceremony. One part of the monument tells VUU’s history, while the other portion contains the university’s insignia, along with the inscribed names of Dr. Perkins, trustee board members and honorary trustees.
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Virginia Union University honored its past and celebrated its future with the unveiling Wednesday of a monument symbolizing 150 years of academic excellence at the institution. The monument was designed by renowned sculptor Ed Dwight of Denver, and is displayed on the Lombardy Street campus between the Belgian Building and Ellison Hall.