The University of Lynchburg has launched the Master of Health Benefits Design, the first master’s degree program of its kind in the nation. The one-year, online program gives human resources professionals the expertise necessary to improve the quality of health care available to employees, while also helping reduce employer and employee health care costs.
Two students in Lynchburg’s Athletic Training program have been spending lots of time at the local ballpark lately, learning about how to keep professional baseball players on the field and off the disabled list. Since opening day in April, Zack Maust ’19 MSAT and Rachael Watkins ’19 have been doing a clinical rotation with the Lynchburg Hillcats, a Class-A Advanced Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.
Rayfurd Thompson might never leave Lynchburg. In 2016, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in economic crime prevention and investigation, a program that draws on a number of disciplines, among them accounting, criminology, and computer science. In 2017, he finished a Master of Business Administration. On Saturday, he’ll don the mortarboard again for a master’s degree in nonprofit leadership studies.
Morgan Horne ’20 DPT says she’ll never forget the island of St. Lucia or a girl named Ebony, both of which changed her life and the way she sees her future as a physical therapist. Horne, a first-year Doctor of Physical Therapy student at Lynchburg College, was in St. Lucia with DPT students and faculty from January 6 through 13.