Each year, Westover Honors students elect a Student Executive Board.
The board plans student-led events and offers the Westover students a more effective voice in the program by acting as a liaison between the directors and the fellows.
Elora Burchette ’26
Academic Programming Chair
Elora Burchette ’26 is an accounting major from Madison Heights, Virginia, with minors in finance and criminal forensics. This is Burchette’s first year on the Westover Executive Board, where she will serve as the academic programming chair. After graduation, she plans to get her master’s in forensic accounting and sit for the CPA exam. On campus, Burchette works in the business office, enjoys playing clarinet and saxophone for multiple instrumental groups, and is a member of the Student-managed Investment Fund. Off campus, Burchette enjoys listening to music, watching horror films, and a good sewing project.
Natalee Coates ’26
Natalee Coates ’26 is a criminology major from Madison County, Virginia, with a minor in criminal forensics. Upon completion of her degree, she aims to work for the federal government. This is her first year serving on the Westover Executive Board and she is excited to initiate great changes within the mentorship program to facilitate long-lasting relationships between upperclassmen and Freshtovers. In addition to being a Westover Fellow, Coates is also a member of the Bonner Leader Program, where she actively participates in intensive and meaningful service within the Lynchburg community. Through Bonner, Coates works in the fire marshal’s office at the Lynchburg Fire Department. She also holds a seat within the University’s String Chamber Orchestra, where she plays the violin. When she’s not studying in the library or the Westover Suite, she enjoys practicing her violin, reading, and hiking.
Allana Dawson ’24
Vice President of Internal Affairs
Allana Dawson ’24 is an exercise physiology major from Smithfield, Virginia. This is Dawson’s second year on the executive board, where she previously served as the mentorship chair. On campus, Dawson works in the catering department and enjoys participating in Dr. Savage’s book club. After graduation, Dawson plans on attending graduate school to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and eventually working as a pediatric physical therapist. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, watching movies, and expanding her rock collection. Her favorite parts of Westover are the unique colloquia and the study rooms in the Westover Suite.
Ana Emond ’25
Co-Community Service Chair
Ana Emond ’25 is a history major from Gretna, Virginia, with minors in mathematics and medieval & Renaissance studies. After serving as community service chair on the board in the fall of 2022, Emond is happy to be back in a position that helps the community. Beyond her work within Westover, Emond works at the University’s Math Engagement Center and is a member of Lynchburg’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta. A fan of travel, movies, board games, and fiber arts, Emond enjoys spending time engaging with the community and spending time with those close to her.
Natalie Kerr ’25
Campus Outreach Chair
Natalie Kerr ’25 is a mathematics major from Easton, Maryland. After finishing college, Kerr hopes to obtain her PhD in mathematics. This is Kerr’s second year serving as the campus outreach chair for Westover Executive Board! She enjoys working out, listening to music, and spending time with her friends and family.
Jackson Moore ’25
Co-Digital Media Chair
Jackson Moore ’25 is a communications major focusing on electronic media and is also a business minor. He is from Birmingham, Alabama, and previously served as digital media chair during the fall of 2022. Outside of Westover, Moore works as a student videographer for the Lynchburg Hornets Sports Network and the Lynchburg men’s lacrosse team. After Lynchburg, he intends to pursue some form of videography for his career.
Taylor Morgan ’24
Taylor Morgan ’24 is a psychology major from Lynchburg, Virginia, with a minor in Spanish. After completing her bachelor’s degree at Lynchburg, Morgan plans to attend graduate school to pursue a career in psychological science research. This is her third year serving on the board, and she is excited to lead the board through new, exciting things this semester as president. She previously served as the academic programming chair, secretary, and class representative. Aside from Westover, Morgan serves as a psychology lab assistant and research assistant within the university’s psychological science department. She also served as a Westover connection leader. She enjoys traveling, listening to music, playing with her dog, and spending time with her family.
Grace Powell ’24
Grace Powell ’24 is an English major from Blairs, Virginia, with minors in history and theatre. As a pre-law student, she plans to proceed to law school after completing her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Lynchburg. From there, she hopes to work as a prosecuting attorney. This is Powell’s first year serving on the Westover Executive Board, and she wants to use this as an opportunity to connect with her fellow students. Outside of her commitments as a Westover Fellow, she serves as a panel member on the Student Judicial Board and takes to the stage as an actress with the Theatre Department. Her passions include acting, dancing, creative writing, archery, listening to music, and playing video games.
Asher Stang ’25
Co-Community Service Chair
Asher Stang ’25 is a biomedical science and psychological science major with a minor in neuroscience. After he completes his bachelor’s degree at the University of Lynchburg, he plans on pursuing a degree in PA medicine. Eventually, he would like to work on an acute psych floor or in the emergency room of a level 1 trauma center. This is Stang’s first year serving on the Westover Executive Board, and in doing so, he hopes to connect Westover Fellows with other University of Lynchburg students by pursuing opportunities for community engagement in the Lynchburg area. Besides being a Westover Fellow, Stang works as an EMT, volunteers as a firefighter, and plays with several of the ensembles on campus. He enjoys music, art, literature, working out, and playing games with friends.
Jenna Tangires ’24
Jenna Tangires ’24 is a biomedical science major from Bel Air, Maryland, with minors in chemistry and psychology. Once finished with her degree at Lynchburg, Tangires plans to attend a master’s program in genetic counseling, and eventually have a career in genetic counseling. This is Tangires’ first year serving on the Westover Executive Board, and she cannot be more excited to see what this year has in store! Aside from being a Westover Fellow, Tangires is involved in many activities on campus. She is a member of the school’s varsity field hockey team, a member of sorority Alpha Chi Omega, and works as a chemistry lab assistant and biology Peer Assisted Supplemental Study leader. Tangires enjoys spending time with her family and friends, along with playing Super Mario Brothers on the Nintendo Wii.
Lorraine Upton ’26
Co-Digital Media Chair
Lorraine Upton ’26 is an environmental science major from Windsor, Virginia, with a minor in photography . This is Upton’s first year serving on the Westover Executive Board and she is super excited to work with a great group of hardworking people. Along with being a Westover Fellow, Upton has joined other organizations and programs across campus, such as the Bonner Leadership Program, the Lynchburg Environmental Sustainability Society (LESS), and the club softball team, plus she hopes to become one of the campus photographers. Upton also enjoys taking part in anything outdoors, running, reading, spending time with friends and family, and going to the beach.
Liz Wenger ’24
Vice President of External Affairs
Liz Wenger ’24 is a biomedical science major from Palmyra, Pennsylvania, with minors in biology, chemistry, and Spanish. Once finished with her degree at Lynchburg, Wengerz plans on attending veterinary school. This is her first year serving on the Westover Executive Board and she is honored to be your vice president of external affairs! In addition to being a Westover Fellow, Wenger is involved in many activities on campus. She is a member of the school’s varsity track and field team, a member of the pre-health club, member of National Society of Leadership and Success, and the catering and special events student supervisor. In her free time, she enjoys working out, hiking, painting, and reading.