Every year, Dr. Jimmy Roux gives out awards — think senior superlatives — to the students who go with him to New Orleans for his annual spring break service-learning trip. They range from the more serious “NOLA Spirit Award” and “Service MVP” to the tongue-in-cheek “T-Mobile Customer of the Year” for a student who spent a lot of time texting.
Westover, double major wins Hill Award
Alana Compton ’23 has been named the winner of the 2023 Robert L. Hill Distinguished Senior Award. The award, one of the University of Lynchburg’s highest honors for undergraduate students, was presented on Friday, April 14, during the annual academic awards ceremony.
Lynchburg named among best in Virginia for criminology, public health, education, environmental and sports sciences
The University of Lynchburg has been recognized as a top school in Virginia by the 2022 Plexuss Global Rankings for several undergraduate programs. Most notably, Lynchburg ranked No. 2 in Virginia for criminology programs and No. 65 nationally.
Hill Award recipient is first-gen, double major eyeing VA State Police Academy
Mallory Yowell ’22 is the recipient of the Robert L. Hill Distinguished Senior Award. The honor was announced at the 2022 Academic Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 22, in Turner Gymnasium.
Overcoming adversity, senior Josey Walton has thrived on and off the court at Lynchburg
On the volleyball court, Josey Walton ’22 isn’t known only for her stats — 91 kills, 31 digs, and 16 blocks in the 2021 season. She’s also known for her dancing.
Study abroad to resume as registration opens for summer school classes at Lynchburg
Registration for Summer School 2022 is now open to students from the University of Lynchburg and other colleges. Sessions begin May 23 and end July 22. The biggest news: Study abroad is back.
SGA president, Westover Honors Fellow named Sommerville Scholar
Matthew Gillett ’22, a political science major from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been named the 2021-22 Richard Clarke Sommerville Scholar. The award, the University of Lynchburg’s highest academic honor, was presented Friday, Oct. 29, at the Daura Museum of Art.
First intelligence studies major graduates from Lynchburg
The University of Lynchburg’s first intelligence studies major, Vedant Patel ’21 of Yorktown, Virginia, graduated Thursday, May 20. It was no small feat, considering the major has only been offered at Lynchburg since the fall of 2020.
‘Voyage of discovery’ helps students, researchers ‘dig deeper … tell other stories’ at Historic Sandusky
Amanda Niebur ’24 didn’t know what she was getting into when she volunteered to participate in an archaeology dig at Historic Sandusky, a house museum owned and operated by the University of Lynchburg.
Lynchburg named best in Virginia for criminology, public health, education programs
The University of Lynchburg has been recognized as part of the 2021 PLEXUSS Global Rankings. Lynchburg ranked No. 1 in Virginia for criminology programs, No. 5 for public health programs, and No. 5 for education management programs.