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.
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.
The Rev. Kaye Edwards ’70 will deliver two lectures in Lynchburg this month, the Turner-Warren Lecture on Life and Faith and the Jenny Cutler Shumate Lecture.
University of Lynchburg alumni can keep an eye out for one of their own on the 20th season of ABC’s “American Idol,” which premiered at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27. While he didn’t show up in the premiere, Danny Czerkawski ’16 could appear on “American Idol” sometime this season.
Sometimes, finding your purpose takes a deeper dive than you imagined it would.
University of Lynchburg students, faculty, staff, and alumni shined a light on local history this month at the Old City Cemetery Candlelight Tours.
“The Vow from Hiroshima,” a 2019 documentary that tells the story of Setsuko Nakamura Thurlow ’55 and her lifelong effort to abolish nuclear weapons, will be screened online at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8. The online event is the Canadian premiere of the film.
Not long before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Christopher Badgett ’13 and his mother had planned to see “The Color Purple” together. The popular musical, based on a novel by Alice Walker and a 1985 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, is one of Badgett’s favorites. So is one of its musical numbers, “I’m Here.”
Tim Wilhelm ’18 MEd was named one of the Lynchburg area’s “Top Teachers” by Lynchburg Living magazine.