It was a stellar year for giving at the University of Lynchburg, with gifts to the University totaling $7.7 million dollars over the course of Fiscal Year 2022.
Wanatimi Owei ’22 liked his spring internship with Force Management so much, he decided to stay on over the summer. The computer science major, who will graduate later this year, is “one of the best intern writers” her company has ever had, says Rachel Clapp Miller ’99.
If it were up to Steve Crank ’73, ’74 MBA, the University of Lynchburg would be called the “University of Love.” It’s where Crank met his late wife, Susan Hornsby Crank ’74. Many family members and classmates found love at Lynchburg, too.
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.