On Saturday, June 25, the University of Lynchburg, in partnership with the Lynchburg Area Youth Sports Initiative and other community partners, will host Lynchburg Play Day. The free event for rising third through sixth graders will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Center for Community Engagement continues to offer many opportunities for students and faculty to help their community, on campus and off.
For years, the University of Lynchburg has offered students with shared interests — athletics, academics, clubs, etc. — the opportunity to live together in what it calls Special Interest Housing. Recently, Courtney Kelsey, assistant director of housing and residence life, started thinking about how the experience could be better and more purposeful.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for people to connect with family and friends in person. This is why Christian Kumar ’22 initiated a pen pal program between Westover Honors College students and a local senior living facility.
Alexis Crosen ’22, the 2020 USA National Miss Virginia, will represent the commonwealth when she attends the USA National Miss pageant in Florida this week, Nov. 24-28.
Aly Bonilla ’22 was one of five students from across the U.S. chosen by the Bonner Foundation to participate in its 2020 National Summer Internship Program. Bonilla, an English major from Norwalk, Connecticut, also is only the second University of Lynchburg Bonner Leader ever to be selected for the internship.
An orphanage in western Africa has received nearly 900 books collected by members of the University of Lynchburg community. Chris Decarmen ’16, who organized a book drive for the orphanage during his senior year, recently received photos and videos of children smiling as they unpacked boxes of books and turned the pages. He shared them […]