Studying for her art degree with an emphasis in art therapy, Victoria Hauck ’26 advises other nontraditional students to “jump right in.” Legally blind, she’s found support from Lynchburg’s staff and a space to develop and exhibit her own art.
Mary King ’20
Now pursuing a PhD in neuroscience at Virginia Tech, Mary King ’20 credited her Lynchburg psychology professors’ investment in her success and exposure to research and new opportunities in empowering her educational journey.
Anna Wehr ’17
Anna Wehr ’17 soared as a theatre major at Lynchburg, writing and putting on a musical for her thesis project, working as managing director of the Virginia Theatre Association, then pursuing her master’s degree at Virginia Tech.
Daniel Paige Toney ’11
Daniel Paige Toney ’11 found his calling at Lynchburg — switching gears from biomedical science to graphic design after encouragement from a professor — and took off on a design career that’s landed him on the pages of Vogue magazine.
Laurence Walker ’24
Having carved out a space on Lynchburg’s campus in advocating for students with intellectual disabilities, Laurence Walker ’24 has big plans to help others realize their full potential.
Kelly Jacobson, PhD
Taking one of Kelly Jacobson’s English classes means catching her contagious love and energy for writing. An award-winning novelist and teacher, her lessons center on conversations and ideas.
Michael Phifer ’22 MSAT
The combination of challenges and support at Lynchburg’s athletic training program led Michael Phifer ’22 MSAT along multiple clinical rotations in the area and culminated in him becoming Nelson County High School’s head athletic trainer.
Yazmine Jones ’23 MSAT
While studying at Lynchburg, Yazmine Jones ’23 MSAT has valued the relationships she’s built with her professors in the athletic training program and said she thinks “every moment is a learning moment.”
Jordan Cannon ’23 MSAT
Jordan Cannon ’23 MSAT knew that the rigorous curriculum, small class sizes, and caring professors in Lynchburg’s program made it the perfect fit for her as an aspiring athletic trainer.
Emily Guthrie ’18 MPH
Emily Guthrie ’18 MPH credits engaging courses and one-on-one support from her professors in preparing her for her job with the Lynchburg Health Department, making an impact on overall community well-being.