Marcia Ellis Golden ’68 spent her happiest days at Lynchburg, according to Gene Frantz ’71, ’76 MEd, who would reconnect with the former English major decades later over lunch in Colonial Heights, Virginia.
Roger Dowdy ’70 always knew Lynchburg was the school for him. “It was the only place, but also the right place,” he said. “Lynchburg was just who I was.”
It may have been a happy accident or, perhaps, a shared “love of learning” that brought Dr. Kathryn Mitchell Pumphrey ’75, ’88 MEd and Richard Pumphrey ’74 together one Sunday night nearly 50 years ago.
Lloyd and Lorraine Flint’s dedication to the University extended even past their deaths, as their estate established The Lloyd G. Flint Jr. and Lorraine Kiley Flint Scholarship.
During a special Inauguration dinner on Oct. 2, President Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar and her husband, “First Gentleman” Dr. Bob Shetlar, announced a scholarship to honor Shetlar’s mother, who spent her life as a nurse and educator.
Brinton “Brit” LeCompte had a soft spot for average students. It was something he affirmed in 2004, when he established the Brinton and Gladys LeCompte Scholarship Fund at the University of Lynchburg.
At 40, Norma White ’90, ’94 MEd decided to fulfill a lifelong dream. She would attend college and become a mental health counselor. Lynchburg’s Access Program was there to make it happen — first with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, then a Master of Education in Agency Counseling.
A year that asked so much of every member of the University of Lynchburg community culminated on April 22, when Lynchburg celebrated another successful GiveDay. Just a few months after the postponed 2020 GiveDay in October, faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, and friends stepped up to support the University yet again.
The University of Lynchburg has joined colleges and universities from across the U.S. in asking the Biden administration to increase the country’s commitment to carbon neutrality.
For Sue and Dr. Andy Tatom ’78, it was love at first sight some 40 years ago — for each other, and for Lynchburg.