Commencement exercises for the University of Lynchburg’s undergraduate Class of 2023 were held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, on Shellenberger Field. All told, 394 undergraduates — 203 Bachelor of Arts and 191 Bachelor of Science — received their diplomas.
At Lynchburg, everything added up for veteran and former truck driver
It’s fair to say that the first time he met Dr. David Murphy, Tommy Meyers ’14 made a big impression. It was the fall of 2012 when Meyers, a 6-foot-4-inch-tall U.S. Army veteran and former truck driver in his mid-40s, stopped by to see Murphy about one of his classes.
From art student to fashion designer
Your college experience can change everything — it did for Daniel Paige Toney ’11, who works as a fashion designer in Los Angeles.
‘Urinetown: The Musical’ opens March 2, features award-winning theatre alum
The University of Lynchburg’s theatre department will present “Urinetown: The Musical” Thursday, March 2, through Saturday, March 4, in Dillard Fine Arts Center’s Hailey Theatre. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.
Hornets soccer star, DPT grad realizes World Cup dream with U.S. Amputee Soccer team
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.
Student’s love for baseball leads to internship, career goals
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.”
Lynchburg DPT alums ‘face off’ in NHL season opener
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.
‘A team effort’: Former trustee gives $100,000 to launch Men’s Soccer Endowment
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.”
Alumna leads preservation efforts at Minute Man National Historical Park
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.
Lynchburg alum elected president of Student National Medical Association
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.