The week before Christmas, environmental science major Lilly Smith ’22 was busy collecting trash from around a local creek. The project, which involved members of her immediate family, a coworker from the James River Association, and a University of Lynchburg professor and his son, was part of research Smith is doing for her Westover Honors College thesis.
The University of Lynchburg will offer an extended J-Term this year, thanks to the condensed fall semester, which wraps up Tuesday, Nov. 24. This year, J-Term will run from Monday, Nov. 30, through Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.
Alexa Watkin ’23 carefully opens one of the burial books in the office of Presbyterian Cemetery, a historic graveyard that’s located about three miles from the University of Lynchburg. She thumbs through the pages that list the names of Lynchburg-area residents who have been buried at the cemetery since it opened in 1823.
A “mixture of luck and perseverance” landed recent grad Tyler Stephens ’19 in Hawaii. As a wildlife management intern at Maui’s Haleakalā National Park, the former biology major spent four months monitoring endangered bird species.
At home in India, Paramnistha Kanadiya ’20 MPH saw a lot of poverty, particularly among the country’s children. Wanting to do something about it led her to the University Lynchburg’s Master of Public Health program. Here, she’s gaining the knowledge and skills she’ll need to help many of these children someday through her own charitable organization.
Two students from the University of Lynchburg’s Bonner Leader Program spent the summer serving others through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, an organization that combines education and community service. As Aly Bonilla ’22 put it, it got them out of their “bubble.”
Trammel Robinson ’20, a business administration major from Memphis, did such a bang-up job on his internship this summer that the company’s managing director wrote officials at the University of Lynchburg to tell them about it.
Dylan Boggs ’19 hadn’t spent much time around horses until this past February, when he started doing an internship at Trinity Appaloosa Farm in his hometown of Brookneal, Virginia. Since then, the biology major has spent a lot of time — two days a week, eight to 10 hours each day — helping the farm’s […]
When environmental science major Saba Iqbal ’19 is not in classes, she spends most of her time in an archaeology laboratory, cleaning, photographing, and filing artifacts found on the grounds of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, the personal retreat of the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson.
It’s a midsummer afternoon in a biology lab on the third floor of Hobbs-Sigler Hall and Mandy Larsen ‘19 is standing over a Petri dish full of termites. The tiny, off-white creatures are yellow-footed reticulated termites — Reticulitermes flavipes, to be exact — and Larsen has spent much of her summer trying to find out […]