The University of Lynchburg’s 2024 Summer Scholars Institute will take place on campus from June 16-21. The weeklong, hands-on college prep course offers four exciting tracks for rising ninth-through-12th graders interested in the health sciences, security studies, cultural history and archaeology, or entrepreneurship.
College of Health Sciences
University of Lynchburg swimmer Mei White ’26 will compete in the 2023 Parapan American Games, held Nov. 17-26 in Santiago, Chile. The exercise physiology major and transfer student from Athens, Georgia, will compete in the 100-meter breaststroke, 400-meter freestyle, 200-meter individual medley, and the 100-meter backstroke.
Jasmine Ellis ’23, ’25 MSAT was recently selected to serve on the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association Student Senate. The Master of Science in Athletic Training student at the University of Lynchburg is one of two student senators from Virginia. Her term ends in May 2025.
After earning her bachelor’s degree at Appalachian State University, Alison Faulkenberry ’24 DPT had a tough time deciding whether to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy or Master of Science in Athletic Training.
Dr. Jenny Hall, associate professor in the health promotion and Master of Public Health programs at the University of Lynchburg and founder of Ticks in Virginia, will lead a series of presentations, panels, and workshops on tick-borne diseases for Lyme Disease Awareness Month.
A love of soccer brought Emily Maxwell ’17, ’21 DPT to the University of Lynchburg. Two degrees and many trophies later, the physical therapist has found a way to combine the sport with her passion for service.
When the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers faced off against each other at Philly’s Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, Oct. 13, a steak dinner was on the line.
First-year PA Medicine student Adriane Strawn ’24 MPAM had never experienced virtual reality before she enrolled in the Master of PA Medicine program at the University of Lynchburg. Since her first month on campus, however, she and other students in her cohort have been using VR simulations to learn how to treat their future patients.
The University of Lynchburg has been recognized as a top school in Virginia by the 2022 Plexuss Global Rankings for several undergraduate programs. Most notably, Lynchburg ranked No. 2 in Virginia for criminology programs and No. 65 nationally.
Since its first cohort in 2016, the University of Lynchburg’s Master of Science in Athletic Training program has made diversity a priority.