Sophia Tully ’23, a philosophy-political science major and Westover Honors Fellow from Midlothian, Virginia, has been named the University of Lynchburg’s 2022-23 Sommerville Scholar. The award, the University’s highest academic honor, was presented on Friday, Oct. 21, at the Daura Museum of Art.
The next Thornton Reading will host poet, essayist, playwright, and lawyer Reginald Dwayne Betts, who will read from his work, participate in a Q&A, and sign books.
Simone Monteleone ’96 grew up in New York City, so it’s not surprising that the first national park she ever visited was the Statue of Liberty.
Dr. Kelly Ann Jacobson considers herself “one of those people that always knew they loved writing.” She was 5 when she wrote, illustrated, and published her first book in her elementary school library. Book two, about a teddy bear, followed in third grade.
Novelist Wiley Cash will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, at the University of Lynchburg. The reading, to be held in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom, will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Admission is free and the public is invited.
Sharyn McCrumb, an award-winning Southern writer best known for her Appalachian “Ballad” novels, will read from her work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom.
Marcia Ellis Golden ’68 spent her happiest days at Lynchburg, according to Gene Frantz ’71, ’76 MEd, who would reconnect with the former English major decades later over lunch in Colonial Heights, Virginia.
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.
At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, Terrance Hayes, an award-winning poet and 2014 MacArthur Fellow, will read from his work in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom. The event is part of the University of Lynchburg’s Thornton Reading series.
When Richard H. Thornton Chair Jer Bryant was looking for nominations for this year’s Thornton Reading series, Dr. Cheryl Coleman knew immediately who she’d like to see on the lineup: Margaret Renkl.