Lynchburg nursing graduate Mary Deis ’16 recently spent 11 weeks off the port of Conakry, Guinea. Her home was the Africa Mercy, a hospital ship operated by the nonprofit Mercy Ships. Along with other nurses, doctors, dental assistants, and other medical professionals, Deis provided medical care to people who lack access to care in their […]
Over the Homecoming weekend, October 19 and 20, the University of Lynchburg Alumni Association recognized numerous people for contributions they have made to the University, their communities and churches, and other areas of society. James E. Deady ’62 was presented the T. Gibson Hobbs Award, the highest honor given by the Alumni Association to an […]
Earlier this month, Dr. Clifton Potter ’62 wrote a letter to mark an important anniversary. “On September 3, 1958, I walked onto the Lynchburg College campus, suitcase in hand, to begin the adventure that would change my life,” he wrote in the letter, which he handed to Dr. Kenneth R. Garren, president. “On this special […]
Award-winning author Andrew Cotto ’91 originally expected to graduate as a business major when he came to Lynchburg, but it was here that he found his love for literature, a desire to tell stories, and an English degree. Today, Cotto has an MFA in creative writing from The New School and is about to publish […]
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.
Peter Davies ’08, Marc Jordan ’69, Jeff Eggeling ’09 and ’11, Caroline Metsch ’98, Richard Buthy ’70, and Marvin Argueta-Sol ’14 have been elected to the Alumni Association Board.
When he was a University of Lynchburg student, John Pastorius ’13 amazed his peers and professors with his upbeat attitude, talent, and excellent memory. Blind since birth, he memorized all the music for his senior recital. Now he is an entrepreneur running his own piano tuning business in Alexandria, Virginia. Pastorius began playing the piano […]
A company founded by a University of Lynchburg history graduate is one of the fastest-growing businesses in Charlotte, North Carolina. Jason Rankin ’98 founded ZAP Consulting in 2010 to help insurance companies assess claims involving electronic office equipment. The business has grown consistently and now operates in all 50 states. On December 7, the Charlotte […]
On Sunday, Setsuko Nakamura Thurlow will receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. About five months later, she will be University of Lynchburg’s Commencement speaker. Thurlow, a 1955 graduate of University of Lynchburg, will deliver a Commencement address to the Class of 2018 on May 12. Thurlow […]
The University of Lynchburg Alumni Association presented awards to numerous alumni during the Alumni Awards Gala during Homecoming 2017. The T. Gibson Hobbs Memorial Award Two University of Lynchburg alumni whose lives and careers exemplify excellence and public service received the highest honors from the Alumni Association, which honors the memory of a member of the […]