If it were up to Steve Crank ’73, ’74 MBA, the University of Lynchburg would be called the “University of Love.” It’s where Crank met his late wife, Susan Hornsby Crank ’74. Many family members and classmates found love at Lynchburg, too.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Lynchburg Commencement festivities culminated this past weekend in a series of graduate ceremonies. With temperatures in the mid-90s, Friday evening’s master’s ceremony was moved indoors.
The University of Lynchburg will celebrate the Class of 2022 over several days, with Commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 19-21.
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.
On Saturday, Oct. 10, about 60 students, faculty, and staff from the University of Lynchburg’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program participated in the “Global PT Day of Service,” a day when physical therapists from all over the world volunteer in their communities.
Ten years ago this summer, 49 students joined the first class of Lynchburg’s first doctoral program. The Doctor of Physical Therapy program was the first wave of an experiment: How a liberal arts college could stretch itself and create new graduate health science programs.
The University of Lynchburg has one of the Best Physical Therapy Programs in the country, according to a recent ranking by U.S. News & World Report.
On the Thursday afternoon before Halloween, three teams of Doctor of Physical Therapy students from the University of Lynchburg were putting the final touches on their costumes: Minnie Mouse, Captain America, and Mario of “Super Mario Bros.” fame. “Costumes” might be a bit of a misnomer, however. These were way more than costumes.
When Michael Casillas ‘20 DPT finished his undergraduate degree, he thought he’d be a personal trainer and scuba diving instructor. Instead, after discovering a passion for training older adults, he enrolled in the University of Lynchburg’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
When Mitchell Kohlhaas looks back on the service-learning trip to Guatemala that he and a team from the University of Lynchburg’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program took over spring break, he sees a series of small miracles.