University of Lynchburg will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Westover Honors Program, an interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum that challenges high-caliber students with an engaging academic experience.
The celebration begins Wednesday, February 1, with a lecture by Dr. Julius Sigler ’62, one of the founders of the Westover Honors Program. His speech, titled “A Matter of Honors,” will begin at 7 p.m. in Hopwood Auditorium.
The lecture series will include three other talks by Westover Honors faculty this spring, and more are being planned for the fall semester. A gathering of Westover Honors alumni will also be held during Homecoming 2017, October 20-21.
The current schedule of events can be found on the Westover Honors 30th Anniversary Celebration page.
Thirty years ago, Dr. Sigler and other faculty members attended a workshop and developed a proposal for an honor’s program at University of Lynchburg. The program was named after Westover Hall, the iconic building that served the College for many years. In the fall of 1987, fewer than 30 students enrolled in the honors program. Under the leadership of program director Dr. Edward DeClair, honors enrollment grew to more than 160 students this year.