Stratford: Newport News and Stratford: Virginia Beach win "Best of 2015" honors from Virginian-Pilot


Every year the Virginian-Pilot launches a campaign for all area residents to vote for their favorite restaurant, business, entertainment venue, and (yes) university.  The winners are then featured as “Best Of…” with banners and bragging rights reserved for that year to the area’s best as decided by popular vote.

Stratford University defended their 2014 GOLD and SILVER titles for Best Culinary Program and Best MBA Program. Newport News and Virginia Beach campuses both won GOLD Awards in the Best of Culinary School category, while Virginia Beach won a SILVER distinction in the Business to Business MBA category. We now proudly carry these titles for 2015, as well.

Stratford University also won BRONZE for School for Higher Education, a particularly happy win for us as these votes were "write-in’s" from the voters, putting us in a category we were not actively competing. Based solely on your recommendation and votes, Stratford placed for the first time in the Best School for Higher Education category.

A complete list of Best of Winners can be found at