A new scholarship established by the Lynchburg Life Saving Crew will support graduate students pursuing a degree in PA medicine or athletic training. Preference will be given to students who are, or have been, EMTs or paramedics, or who have volunteered in emergency services or EMS.
Shea Alheit ’21, ’23 MSAT has always loved baseball. “When I was playing Little League, I refused to switch from baseball to softball,” the second-year Master of Science in Athletic Training student from Chesapeake, Virginia, said. “I used to dream I would be the first girl in Major League Baseball.”
Ali Curcio ’23 MEd doesn’t have a lot of what you’d call down time, but she’s OK with that. The teenage graduate student — we’ll get to that in a minute — is taking a full load of classes in the Master of Education in Science Education program. She also works 40 to 45 hours a week managing the front of house and catering for County Smoak, a local barbecue restaurant owned by her parents.
University of Lynchburg Commencement festivities culminated this past weekend in a series of graduate ceremonies. With temperatures in the mid-90s, Friday evening’s master’s ceremony was moved indoors.
“I am excited to be joining the University of Lynchburg family. I already feel like a member of the family from all of the welcome emails to colleagues across campus that also offered support and encouragement as I begin this journey,” she said.
For the University of Lynchburg’s Class of 2020, it was a yearlong wait to walk at Commencement.
At a socially distanced ceremony outside Hopwood Hall on Thursday afternoon, Associate Provost Dr. Chip Walton announced the winners of this year’s faculty awards.
The University of Lynchburg’s popular Master of Business Administration is gaining a new track. Starting this fall, students can enroll in an MBA with a sport management emphasis.
Tim Wilhelm ’18 MEd was named one of the Lynchburg area’s “Top Teachers” by Lynchburg Living magazine.
When Annette Stadtherr saw an email in her inbox about a designation University of Lynchburg could receive that would recognize its dedication to first-generation college students, she jumped at the chance to apply for it.