The following University of Lynchburg graduates have been elected to a three-year term on the Alumni Association Board:
Peter Holstead Davies, of Lynchburg, Virginia, is a 2008 graduate, with a bachelor’s degree in English. He is currently a wills, trusts, and estates attorney for the law firm of Davies & Davies in Lynchburg. Davies is past-president of Meals on Wheels for the greater Lynchburg area, a pro bono panel attorney for Virginia Legal Aid, and a member of the Lynchburg Bar Association’s board of directors. He lives in Lynchburg with his wife and four children. “Born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, I am familiar with the impact of LC on the city and its residents,” he said. “My time at LC as a student was special and I want to do what I can to further the College’s mission.”
Marc Jordan, of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, graduated in 1969 with a degree in sociology. He is currently president and CEO of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau. Jordan, a native of Decatur, Georgia, served as LC Alumni Association president from 1980-1982. He received the College’s M. Carey Brewer Alumni Award in 1984 and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1991. He is active with the American Heart Association and Donate Life SC, as well as state and national Chamber associations. Jordan’s wife, Vicki, is a 1970 graduate of University of Lynchburg, and his son, Marcus, graduated in 2008. Jordan also has two daughters, Paige and Ryann. “Our family has a genuine love for LC and believe strongly in the value of a liberal arts education,” Jordan said. “Being a part of the Alumni Association provides an opportunity to stay close to the College and continue to play an active role.”
Richard E. Buthy is a 1970 graduate with a degree in biology. Buthy is retired from the American Red Cross Biomedical Laboratories in Washington, D.C., and currently serves as a laboratory technologist for the Cape May County, New Jersey, Municipal Utilities Authority Central Laboratory. Buthy, a native of New Brunswick, New Jersey, met his wife of 48 years, June, at University of Lynchburg, when both were students. They have two children and five granddaughters. “My mom and dad made significant sacrifices to pay for my college education and my mom was especially proud, and rightly so, when I graduated,” Buthy said. “Since my education was good for me, it’s time to give a little back to University of Lynchburg, in their honor.”
Jeff Eggeling, a native of Barrington, Rhode Island, earned a bachelor’s degree in communications in 2009 and a Master of Education in 2011. He is currently director of development for the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. His wife, Marlena, also is a Lynchburg graduate. She earned a Master of Education in 2011 and a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2016. “I look forward to giving back to the place that gave me so much and helping our school continue to rise in prominence on a national scale,” Eggeling said.
Caroline Galyean Metsch is 1998 graduate with a degree in sports medicine. Metsch, a native of Charleston, West Virginia, is currently a physician assistant in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia. She serves on the University of Lynchburg PA program medical advisory board, the Martha Jefferson Hospital Women’s Committee, the VAPA Government Affairs Committee, and the University of Virginia AAPA professional development committee. She describes her time at LC as “some of the best years of my life,” adding, “I still feel very connected to the school and wanted to become more involved to help make it a special place for the current students.”
Marvin Argueta-Sol is a 2014 graduate with a degree in international relations. He currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he is lead first grade teacher and grade level chair for KIPP ENC Public Schools. He is a native of Fairfax, Virginia. “My motivations for serving on the University of Lynchburg Alumni Association are for three, main factors,” he said. “Being an advocate for the College’s Greek system; support and outreach for first-generation college students, as well as students of color; and further amplifying alumni engagement to ensure alumni stay connected beyond their years at LC.”