The University of Lynchburg’s Office of Multicultural Services hosted its fourth Multicultural Gala on Saturday, April 30. The popular, student-planned event — a rare opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to get dressed to the nines and literally walk the red carpet — was held in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom. Two-hundred-twenty people from across campus and the surrounding community attended.
Helen Mundy Witt ’67, who died on Jan. 8 at the age of 88, was more than the first Black graduate of what was then Lynchburg College. She was also an educator, civil rights advocate, wife, mother, friend, author, and an accomplished tennis player.
Twenty-eight first-year students at the University of Lynchburg are participating in GEAR UP, a U.S. Department of Education program that stands for “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.”
Last week, the University of Lynchburg Food Pantry received $4,000 in Kroger gift cards from the national grocery chain.