A love of soccer brought Emily Maxwell ’17, ’21 DPT to the University of Lynchburg. Two degrees and many trophies later, the physical therapist has found a way to combine the sport with her passion for service.
Shea Alheit ’21, ’23 MSAT has always loved baseball. “When I was playing Little League, I refused to switch from baseball to softball,” the second-year Master of Science in Athletic Training student from Chesapeake, Virginia, said. “I used to dream I would be the first girl in Major League Baseball.”
When the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers faced off against each other at Philly’s Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, Oct. 13, a steak dinner was on the line.
Athletics is getting a big boost from former trustee Charles “Chuck” P. Collings ’73 and his wife, Elizabeth “Liz” S. Collings. The couple’s recent gift of $100,000 is helping to establish the Men’s Soccer Endowment, which will “support the needs and operations of the men’s soccer program at the University of Lynchburg.”
Simone Monteleone ’96 grew up in New York City, so it’s not surprising that the first national park she ever visited was the Statue of Liberty.
Earlier this year, Lynchburg alumna Nita Gombakomba ’16 was elected president of the Student National Medical Association. The announcement was made at the April 2022 SNMA Annual Medical Education Conference, the largest national gathering of underrepresented and minority medical students.
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.
Houston Bowles ’94 has been named the 2023 tournament chairman for The Players Championship. The golf championship, held each March at The Players Club at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, has been described as the “PGA Tour’s flagship event.”
Earlier this month, third-grade teacher Taylor Goodson ’12, ’14 MEd was sitting in a surprise school assembly at Coventry Elementary School, in Yorktown, Virginia. The impromptu event had been called — so she was told — in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.
Former communication studies major Mark Brown ’95 is the winner of the Dave Boss Award of Excellence for his entry into the 54th annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Contest. His photo, “Backlit Backup,” was selected as the Photograph of the Year for the 2021 National Football League season.