Lynchburg Business Magazine recently published its first “Top 20 Under 40” list to introduce readers to young professionals who are rising stars in their industries and active community volunteers. More than one-fourth of the people on the inaugural list have ties to University of Lynchburg.
Kacey Crabbe ’01, ’05 MEd, is the youngest person and first woman to serve as principal of Lynchburg City Schools’ Dunbar Middle School for Innovation. The feature highlights her success in leading the school to higher scores on state tests and giving students a foundation for future success.
Rene Ballowe ’14 MBA is the operations coordinator at Genworth Financial. She was named her company’s Lynchburg Volunteer of the Year in 2013, and she gives her time to numerous organizations, including the Alzheimer’s Association and United Way of Central Virginia.
Derrick Brown ’12 MEd serves as the assistant principal of Amherst Middle School. Several years ago, he founded Iron Lives, a nonprofit that seeks to help young people make positive life choices and support each other. Derrick is currently working on his dissertation for the Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies degree at LC.
Anna Bentson, assistant director of economic development for the City of Lynchburg, was highlighted for her success as a leader in downtown revitalization and business development. She is enrolled in LC’s Nonprofit Leadership Studies graduate program.
The Lynchburg Business feature also included Wesley Fugate, who serves as the fraternity advisor to LC’s chapter of Phi Kappa Tau while working as vice president and chief of staff at nearby Randolph College, and Daryl Calfee, a marketing director who has taught classes at LC as an adjunct professor.
Read the Lynchburg Business 20 Under 40 issue at http://issuu.com/vgnet/docs/lb_octnov15_vbook?e=1552775%2F30255010.