If your college professor compared your hard work to a fungus, you might not know quite how to feel about it. When this happened to Summer Campbell ’23, however, she was nothing short of elated.
Emaleigh Smith ’27, a nursing major at the University of Lynchburg, is featured once again in WSLS 10’s November series, “30 Days of Hope.” In 2017, when the series launched, Smith was among the first foster kids highlighted by the local network. She was 12 at the time.
Kelsey Spickler ’24, a Westover Honors Fellow from Bridgewater, Virginia, has been named the 2023-24 Richard Clarke Sommerville Scholar. The award, the University of Lynchburg’s highest academic honor, was presented on Nov. 13 at the West Room in Drysdale Student Center.
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.
It’s Tour de France time again, which means University of Lynchburg physics professor Dr. Eric Goff and one of his students are hard at work predicting the winning times for each stage of the 2,116-mile bike race.
Every year, Dr. Jimmy Roux gives out awards — think senior superlatives — to the students who go with him to New Orleans for his annual spring break service-learning trip. They range from the more serious “NOLA Spirit Award” and “Service MVP” to the tongue-in-cheek “T-Mobile Customer of the Year” for a student who spent a lot of time texting.
Alana Compton ’23 has been named the winner of the 2023 Robert L. Hill Distinguished Senior Award. The award, one of the University of Lynchburg’s highest honors for undergraduate students, was presented on Friday, April 14, during the annual academic awards ceremony.
A University of Lynchburg history major and Westover Honors Fellow has been awarded a grant through the U.S. Fulbright Student Program to teach English in Germany. Rick Smallshaw ’23, a Lynchburg, Virginia, resident with minors in medieval and Renaissance studies and German, will leave for Germany in mid-September.
The University of Lynchburg’s Model UN delegation, representing the Republic of Ireland, has once again won the Distinguished Delegation Award.