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.
Student selected for ‘life-changing’ trip to Greece
Will Andrews ’24, a biomedical sciences and chemistry double major from Chester, Virginia, was one of only 16 undergraduates nationwide selected to participate in Tragos Quest to Greece, a 10-day study abroad experience sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Hill Award winner worked hard to ‘be as involved as I could be’
Ellen Druebbisch ‘21 is this year’s Robert L. Hill Distinguished Senior Award winner.
‘Honors Scholar of the Year’ keeps promise, excels in and out of classroom
When she was a first-year student at the University of Lynchburg, Ellen Druebbisch ’21 made a promise to herself. “I made a pact … to make the most out of my four years in college and to be as involved as I could be, so that’s what I did,” she said.
Westover freshman honored for EMS service
Will Andrews ’24, a Westover Honors Fellow from Chester, Virginia, was recognized for outstanding service as an emergency medical technician.
Grant program helps Lynchburg first-years GEAR UP for education
Twenty-eight first-year students at the University of Lynchburg are participating in GEAR UP, a U.S. Department of Education program that stands for “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs.”
New medical humanities minor offered this fall
The University of Lynchburg will launch a new minor this fall: medical humanities. The 18-hour program, developed by a team of faculty from across the academic disciplines, bridges the humanities and health sciences in a way not previously done at Lynchburg.
Debate and Forensics Team scores big at collegiate tournament
The University of Lynchburg’s Debate and Forensics Team brought several trophies home from the Collegiate Forensics Association Southern Excursion Tournament held in Gastonia, North Carolina, this past weekend.
VFIC Ethics Bowl at Lynchburg crowns new winner, celebrates President Garren
The lobby in Schewel Hall was abuzz with chatter and coffee on Monday morning as teams from 15 colleges eagerly awaited rounds three and four of the 2020 Wells Fargo Ethics Bowl.
Sommerville Scholar finalist shines on and off stage
Three times last week, Cassi Robertson ’20 stood center stage at Sydnor Performance Hall in a sparkly silver mini dress, belting out the 1937 Irving Berlin classic “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.” That performance, part of the music department’s annual holiday show, “Unwrap the Magic of Giving,” was one of her favorites at the University of Lynchburg.