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.