“Last Word” column from University of Lynchburg Magazine by Bryan Gentry The best part of my job is getting to immerse myself in the worlds of Lynchburg alumni and students and witness their passion for their work. One example is Tarsha Joyner ’13. Over the past decade, she has had a few different career paths, […]
Nathan Albert is perhaps best known for hugging a man in his tighty-whities. Albert, the University of Lynchburg’s associate chaplain, became a viral sensation in 2010 when he and members of a progressive Christian group he was working with at the time were photographed hugging a man who, at the time, was wearing nothing but […]
Quinton Coe ’20 has inspired a lot of students to follow his lead in serving others. In fact, his dedication to serving at the Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia led dozens of students to volunteer more than 1,000 hours there.
Before she made history in Boston, Kathrine Switzer was inspired by a coach and classmates in Lynchburg.
What if someone wrote a song especially for you to sing? That’s what happens in the Curtain Up songwriters workshop. Members of the Curtain Call musical theatre group shared their experience of working with the songwriters. Read the story about Curtain Call in “Bringing down the house.”
By Mark Robertson The University of Lynchburg’s softball team’s postseason run came with mixed emotions this spring. On one hand, the Hornets were elated to hear their name called for an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. On the other, they felt disrespected. Lynchburg, ranked in the top 25 for most of the […]
By Bryan Gentry Thirty years ago, Francessca Spencer Vasquez ’00 went to watch the Berlin Wall come down. She lived in West Germany at the time, where her father was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Growing up in a divided country, she saw the powerful impact of physical and ideological barriers. While the West […]
By Mark Carpenter A new age has dawned for Lynchburg’s women’s tennis program. After posting losing records for 10 of the previous 11 seasons, the Hornets broke out of their doldrums in the first two seasons under head coach Chris Johnson. They tied the program’s record for wins in a season (13) in 2018 and […]
By Bryan Gentry To see use the interactive history maps at Historic Sandusky, visit historicsandusky.org/lynchburg-history-map. On Lynchburg’s bloodiest days in the Civil War, Confederate soldiers marched uphill from the downtown area to drive back invading Union troops. On the second day of the Battle of Lynchburg in June 1864, the troops fought in and around […]
By Bryan Gentry Back in January, Kip Campbell ’04 collected three Golden Moose Awards — “redneck Oscars,” as he calls them — for “Red Arrow,” a reality hunting show that started as his senior project at Lynchburg. It was the second year in a row he won the Outdoor Channel’s awards for best series, favorite […]