Recent Awards and Achievements
- Shelly Milks '13, one of LC's all-time field hockey standouts who made First-Team All-American in 2011 and 2012, has received a prestigious NCCA Post Graduate Scholarship. Shelly will be attending Lynchburg College's doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program beginning in June.
- LC ranked 17th in the nation and first in the state in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Division III Learfield Sports Director’s Cup Standings for fall 2012 sports.The Learfield Cup is awarded to the institution whose athletic teams perform the best in the NCAA tournament.
- Dr. Sally Selden, associate dean for academic affairs, is one of 26 mid-level administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) to participate in a year-long Senior Leadership Academy.
- Dr. Silvia Lozano, assistant professor of marketing, won the 2013 McGraw-Hill Distinguished Paper Award and the Best Paper Award in the Mew Media, Advertising, and Marketing Communications category. Her paper, "The Influence of Marketing Communication on Capabilities: An Empirical Study of the Antecedents of Performance in International New Ventures," was presented at the March meeting of the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators.
- Dr. Brian Crim, associate professor of history, has been awarded a Mednick Memorial Fellowship for 2013. He will use the award to complete research in the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and begin writing a book "Our Germans are better than their Germans: Project Paperclip, German Scientists and the National Security State, 1945-1955."
- Dr. Ed Polloway, dean of graduate studies and vice president for community advancement, is one of 15 scholars who have been identified to receive the national designation of Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (FAAIDD).
- Dr. Laura Long, associate professor of English, will have a "chapbook" of poems about Caroline Herschel published by Finishing Line Press. One poem from the book, "Caroline Herschel Talks Back to the Poets" will be published this spring in WomanArts Quarterly, a literary journal in hard copy published at University of Missouri-St. Louis. She also has had four poems published at Connotation Press, an online literary journal.
- Dr. Randy Ribler, professor of computer science, is one of nine US scholars selected by the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) to teach at Vietnamese universities as part of its US Faculty Scholar (USFS) Program. He will teach at Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU-HN)in spring 2013.
- Dr. Elza Tiner, professor of English and Latin, was one of twenty academics selected worldwide to participate in the "Rhetoric in the 21st Century" Rhetoric Symposium at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford University, England, in July 2012. She will be a visiting scholar at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, in the summer of 2013.
- Dr. Casey Clabough, associate professor of English, received the first Bangladesh International Literary Award administered through Daffodil University in Dhaka in January 2013. He also gave several lectures and readings from his new novel, Confederado: A Novel of the Americas, at a number of universities while in Dhaka.
- Dr. Todd Olsen was inducted to the Capital One CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors Association) Academic All-America Hall of Fame, which honors former Academic All-American student-athletes who have achieved lifetime success in their professional careers and are committed to philanthropic causes.
- Dr. Patricia Aronson was inducted into the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association (VATA) Hall of Fame and Dr. Debbie Bradney was named Educator of the Year in January 2012.
- President Kenneth Garren received the George Taylor Stewart III Award from the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce for exemplary service to the Lynchburg region.
- Dr. Jeanne Booth, associate professor of counselor education, received an award from the Lynchburg Area Counselors Association for "Outstanding Contributions to Counselor Education."
- Dr. Tom Brickhouse, professor of philosophy, was invited to submit an article to The Harvard Review of Philosophy. The article, "Persuade or Obey," written with his longtime co-author Nick Smith, is in issue XIX of this prestigious journal in fall 2012.
- Dr. Eric Goff, associate professor of physics, delivered the keynote address at the 9th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport at the University of Massachusetts - Lowell during summer 2012.
- Dr. Laura Long, associate professor of English, published a poem about Caroline Herschel in the highly respected poetry magazine 32 Poems. She also published a short story in the magazine Shenandoah.
- Dr. Laura Marello has published a second novel, Tenants of the Hotel Biron, which tells the story of a group of artists and their associates living together in Paris 1908-1917.
- Dr. Woody McKenzie, associate professor of human development and learning, has been awarded a Mednick Memorial Fellowship for 2012 to serve as a consultant to improve science education on the island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean.
- Dr. Maria Nathan, professor of management, was named associate editor of the Journal of Management Education.
- Brandon Gannicott ’13 is the 2012-13 Sommerville Scholar, the highest recognition given by the College for a distinguished academic record. He is a computer science major with a minor in philosophy.
- Callom Harkrader '12 was the 2011-12 Sommerville Scholar. He has been accepted into the Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics at Wycliffe Hall for the 2012-2013 certificate program.
- Tessa Evans '12 received the Robert L. Hill Distinguished Senior Award, given to a senior in the top 2 percent of the class who has pursued a challenging and rigorous academic curriculum while being involved with campus and/or community projects. She is attending James Madison University for a two-year master's degree program.
- LC's delegation to the 2012 National Model UN simulation in New York City won a Distinguished Delegation award and two Outstanding Position Paper awards.