Two students in Lynchburg’s Athletic Training program have been spending lots of time at the local ballpark lately, learning about how to keep professional baseball players on the field and off the disabled list. Since opening day in April, Zack Maust ’19 MSAT and Rachael Watkins ’19 have been doing a clinical rotation with the Lynchburg Hillcats, a Class-A Advanced Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
Dr. Gerald Prante, assistant professor of economics at Lynchburg College, was recently named to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s Joint Advisory Board of Economists. On the board, he joins economists from the fields of higher education, banking, and other industries.
In June, two Lynchburg College students are headed to Oaxaca, Mexico, under a new partnership announced this past spring between the College and the Universidad Autonoma Benito Juarez de Oaxaca (UABJO), a public university in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico.
Lauren Fishbein ’18 is in Richmond this summer, working in the Office of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. She was one of 23 people selected for the Governor’s Fellows Program from colleges and universities across Virginia and the U.S. Fishbein, who lives in the Richmond area, is the first Lynchburg College graduate to win this fellowship.
Dr. Barbara Rothermel, director of Lynchburg’s Daura Gallery, recently returned from China, where she spent two weeks at Shanghai Jiao Tong University presenting professional development workshops on behalf of University Museums and Collections (UMAC), a committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
After an EF-2 tornado struck Central Virginia on April 15, the Lynchburg College community sprung to action, helping with relief efforts. Minutes after the tornado hit, devastating portions of Campbell County, the City of Lynchburg, and Amherst County, Lynchburg’s varsity baseball team met to figure out how they could help. By the following afternoon, about a dozen Hornets, led by assistant coach Jeremy Sink, were in Amherst County.
A group of Lynchburg students and faculty recently returned from a 10-day trip to England and Iceland. The trip was led by faculty members Dr. Barbara Rothermel and Dr. Jimmy Roux and focused public relations practices, cultural heritage, and tourism.
When Dr. Jim Owens, a longtime history professor at Lynchburg College, died in August of 2017, he bequeathed to the College a large and eclectic collection of artwork. Of the approximately 300 pieces, many fall into the category of southern outsider folk art.
It takes a lot of courage to travel to another country where they speak a different language, but when language is what you’re studying, making that leap can lead to some valuable insights. Maria Jose Villalobos Sanchez and Denisse Concepcion Rios both studying to teach foreign languages, spent three weeks visiting Lynchburg College to get a sense of how languages are taught in the United States versus how they’re taught in their home state of Oaxaca, Mexico.
This past winter, when Beau Wright was looking for someone to manage his campaign for Lynchburg City Council, he spoke about it with someone who worked on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s winning 2017 campaign. Wright said they gave him one name: Carter Elliott. “So, I called Carter and we met for lunch,” he said.