When Dr. Helen Mundy Witt ’67, ’78 MEd, ’13 DEd died in January at the age of 88, everyone at Lynchburg knew that her legacy would live on. More than the first Black graduate of what was then Lynchburg College, she was also an educator, a civil rights advocate, a wife, mother, friend, author, and an accomplished tennis player.
Lori Elholm, a dining services employee known by many on campus as the “Lunch Lady,” has made four blankets that will be auctioned during the University of Lynchburg’s upcoming Homecoming weekend.
Brinton “Brit” LeCompte had a soft spot for average students. It was something he affirmed in 2004, when he established the Brinton and Gladys LeCompte Scholarship Fund at the University of Lynchburg.
For political science students at the University of Lynchburg, working hands-on for campaigns isn’t just a valuable experience — it’s a job that can extend beyond their college years.
“The Vow from Hiroshima,” a 2019 documentary that tells the story of Setsuko Nakamura Thurlow ’55 and her lifelong effort to abolish nuclear weapons, will be screened online at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8. The online event is the Canadian premiere of the film.
Not long before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Christopher Badgett ’13 and his mother had planned to see “The Color Purple” together. The popular musical, based on a novel by Alice Walker and a 1985 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, is one of Badgett’s favorites. So is one of its musical numbers, “I’m Here.”
On Dec. 14, 1960, George “Terrill” Brumback ’62 and James Hunter ’63 joined two students from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and two students from the historically Black Virginia Theological Seminary and College at the segregated lunch counter at Patterson’s Drug Store in downtown Lynchburg.
Carnegie Hall, the second-oldest building on campus, was recently named to the National Register of Historic Places. A plaque recognizing this designation will be unveiled at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 20, as part of the all-virtual Westover Alumni Weekend.
Tim Wilhelm ’18 MEd was named one of the Lynchburg area’s “Top Teachers” by Lynchburg Living magazine.
Caitlin Pugh ’07, ’19 MEd, a reading specialist at Robert S. Payne Elementary School in Lynchburg, has been named “Reading Teacher of the Year” by the Piedmont Area Chapter of the Virginia State Literacy Association.