Stepping outside her comfort zone in Model European Union simulations helped Kimberly Mendez Lemús ’20 find and assert her own voice as a double major in international relations and Spanish.
Between his political science studies, international relations studies, and service learning as a Bonner Leader at Lynchburg, Kyle Thaller ’25 said he’s broadened his perspective as a global changemaker and networker — especially as someone who’s founded two humanitarian organizations.
Now director of communications for the city of Lynchburg, Anna Bentson ’17 MA said she’s enjoyed encountering her professional connections from the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership Studies program in leadership roles throughout the region.
Greg Starbuck ’14 MA, ’19 MA, the executive director for Historic Sandusky, found the diverse curriculum for Lynchburg’s Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership Studies program ideal for anyone working with nonprofits.
Denise McDonald ’19 MA is well-equipped with all the skills she needs to run Lynchburg’s Old City Cemetery Museum & Arboretum after developing strategy and learning new approaches in the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Leadership Studies program.
Studying for her art degree with an emphasis in art therapy, Victoria Hauck ’26 advises other nontraditional students to “jump right in.” Legally blind, she’s found support from Lynchburg’s staff and a space to develop and exhibit her own art.
Now a cardiac care nurse, Mandy Larsen ’19 said the lessons she learned at Lynchburg have been invaluable — from professional decorum rules all the way to researching termites with her professor.
To Emily Horton ’18, math is a creative subject. She followed her interests with a research internship, went on to get her master’s, and now works as a statistician for the federal government.
Dr. Mike Robinson teaches communications classes with plenty of punch! As an avid comic book and superhero fan, he applies his passion in courses about media, audiences, and culture.
The skills and relationships Janell Daniels ’20 MEd took away from Lynchburg helped prepare her for a turbulent time during the COVID-19 pandemic as a school counselor.