Home is an important concept to Krista Mills ’88 MEd. For more than 25 years, she has influenced policies and carried out programs to help people get stable, affordable housing — homes they can count on. For the past few months, she’s held a top post in the U.S. Housing and Urban Development headquarters. She’s […]
The governor of Virginia announced Monday that the Commonwealth has approved 25 new education degrees, including two new programs at the University of Lynchburg. Majoring in education is new in Virginia, which formerly required teachers to earn a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and obtain a teaching license separately. The state legislature allowed the change […]
The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Lynchburg a $1.4 million grant to help prepare science and math teachers who can reach more students. The grant, part of the NSF Robert Noyce Scholarship Program, will provide scholarship money and institutional support for 22 undergraduate students who will major in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental […]
The University of Lynchburg will provide doctoral-level education to faculty members at a Chinese technology institute beginning in 2020. Dr. Sally Selden, provost, signed an agreement with Dr. Ziaofeng Wei, president of Suzhou Chien-Shiung Institute of Technology in Suzhou, China, on Monday. In January 2020, 30 SCSIT faculty members will enroll in the University of […]
Dr. Ivory Toldson will give a talk at the University of Lynchburg this month to unravel myths that stand in the way of racial equity in education. Dr. Toldson will give the 2019 Schewel Lecture on Education and Human Diversity at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center. The lecture is […]
Three University of Lynchburg seniors from Central Virginia have been awarded a Virginia Teaching Scholarship from the Virginia Department of Education. Haley Burch ’19, Kaitlyn Kennedy ’19, and Julia Cash ’19 will receive the $10,000 scholarships as an incentive to teach in Virginia public schools during their first year after graduation. The news of the scholarship inspired pride and excitement.
Gabby Jones ’19, a University of Lynchburg resident assistant, recently was honored statewide for her work to build a fun community for students on campus. She won the Distinguished Returning RA Award from the Virginia Association of College and Housing Officers at a conference November 2-3.
University of Lynchburg is revolutionizing the way it prepares teachers for the classroom with a one-of-a-kind program that starts in the fall of 2019. The Teacher-Scholar program, part of the College of Education, Leadership Studies, and Counseling, will accept its first cohort next fall as part of a completely restructured teacher-candidate preparation program at Lynchburg.
Thompson Hall will be renamed Thompson-Polloway Hall in a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 20. The event is open to the public and all alumni, especially education alumni, are invited.