Over the past few months, the University of Lynchburg has received several grants that will fund initiatives across campus.
The Council of Independent Colleges awarded $5,000 to the Department of Religious Studies, Spiritual Life Center, and the Office of Equity and Inclusion. According to the grant proposal, the funds will be used to “create and develop a series of immersive experiential learning opportunities that combine curricular and cocurricular approaches that expose undergraduate students to diverse traditions of religious and spiritual practices in the Central Virginia area.”
Historic Sandusky, a local house museum managed and owned by the University, received $2,500 from the Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation. Greg Starbuck ’14 MA, ’19 MA, Sandusky’s director, said the grant will fund a self-guided walking tour, a new brochure and map, and two new interpretive markers — one detailing a timeline of Sandusky’s residents and the other including the history of the kitchen house and the enslaved people who lived and worked there.
The GLCF also awarded $1,000 to Lynchburg’s president, Dr. Alison Morrison-Sheltar, to be used on a project of her choosing.
The Virginia Department of Health awarded $8,503 to the University’s Beard Center on Aging. The funds will be used to continue the center’s work on Alzheimer’s disease awareness.
The School of Nursing received $2,000 from the C.E. Richardson Benevolent Foundation for the purchase of two Smart Health blast air purifiers for the McMillian nursing classroom and skills lab.
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants awarded Lynchburg’s School of PA Medicine $2,392 to purchase two virtual reality headsets for student training.