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.
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Donor support makes Lynchburg Equestrian growth possible
Since moving to its new home at Patrick Henry Family Services Farm last summer, the University of Lynchburg’s equestrian program has been busy building an outdoor arena and adding horses — thanks to donors like Dr. Charles R. Chandler and his wife, Vickie, whose gift of $100,000 will support the renovations.
Changing lives: Lynchburg hosts conference on ‘Women’s Leadership in Democracies’
About 100 people from the University and surrounding communities gathered at Lynchburg on Saturday for a conference dedicated to women’s leadership — and the late Rosel Schewel ’71 MEd, ’83 EdS, a civic activist and champion of women’s rights and racial justice.
Shared ‘love of learning’ sparks love, learning, philanthropy
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.
Lynchburg couple wanted to ‘help others in a similar way’
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.
Bob Lemon ’98 MBA named trustee chair at Lynchburg
Bob Lemon ’98 MBA, chief financial officer at Meriwether Godsey in Forest, Virginia, is the new chair of the Board of Trustees.
University names tech executives, government officials among new trustees
The University of Lynchburg recently welcomed several new members to its board of trustees. They include Francessca S. Vasquez ’00, who serves as Amazon Web Services’ vice president of technology; Michael L. Allen, who is a general manager at Microsoft; Jamar M. Hawkins ’04, senior policy coordinator at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; David A. Rosser ’90, a senior special agent in the U.S. Secret Service; and Gillian S. Stoettner ’91.
Art unveiled in Drysdale meant to unify, inspire change
The year 2020 will be remembered as a year of constant change and inner reflection, events that inspired artist Frankie Slaughter to create “Spring Twenty Twenty” which now resides in the Drysdale Student Center.
Lynchburg legacy family launches scholarship for students with disabilities
For Sue and Dr. Andy Tatom ’78, it was love at first sight some 40 years ago — for each other, and for Lynchburg.
DuFour named trustee
Rebecca “Becky” DuFour has been named to the Board of Trustees at Lynchburg College. A resident of Moneta, Va., DuFour is a 1982 LC graduate with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Virginia.