At 40, Norma White ’90, ’94 MEd decided to fulfill a lifelong dream. She would attend college and become a mental health counselor. Lynchburg’s Access Program was there to make it happen — first with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, then a Master of Education in Agency Counseling.
A year that asked so much of every member of the University of Lynchburg community culminated on April 22, when Lynchburg celebrated another successful GiveDay. Just a few months after the postponed 2020 GiveDay in October, faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, and friends stepped up to support the University yet again.
The University of Lynchburg has joined colleges and universities from across the U.S. in asking the Biden administration to increase the country’s commitment to carbon neutrality.
For Sue and Dr. Andy Tatom ’78, it was love at first sight some 40 years ago — for each other, and for Lynchburg.
An unprecedented year deserves unprecedented giving, so it was only fitting that the University of Lynchburg should surpass all previous records on GiveDay 2020.
It’s been a year of challenges, but also blessings. One such blessing came in the form of a $167,592 grant from the National Science Foundation to support “data and security infrastructure improvements to advance biological research” at the University of Lynchburg’s Claytor Nature Center.
A $52,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund will help Lynchburg’s Office of Equity and Inclusion move forward with a brand-new project: Home for Hornets.
University of Lynchburg President Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar and her husband, “first gentleman” Dr. Robert Shetlar, marked their first day in office with a $25,000 gift.
The University of Lynchburg’s College of Business has received a pledge for a $1 million gift from longtime supporters Elaine Hadden Drysdale and the late Douglas D. Drysdale. In 2013, the couple gave $3 million to the Drysdale Student Center project.
A new initiative is giving Lynchburg supporters the chance to help update five athletics facilities on campus. “Five for the Hive” includes improvements to Turner Gymnasium; Shellenberger, Moon, and Fox fields; as well as the tennis courts.