A love of soccer brought Emily Maxwell ’17, ’21 DPT to the University of Lynchburg. Two degrees and many trophies later, the physical therapist has found a way to combine the sport with her passion for service.
Student’s love for baseball leads to internship, career goals
Shea Alheit ’21, ’23 MSAT has always loved baseball. “When I was playing Little League, I refused to switch from baseball to softball,” the second-year Master of Science in Athletic Training student from Chesapeake, Virginia, said. “I used to dream I would be the first girl in Major League Baseball.”
Visiting religion professor making an impact on students, community
Madi Shea ’22 didn’t think she’d enjoy the religion class she had scheduled for the Fall 2021 semester, but that was before she met her professor, Dr. Bosco Bae.
Lynchburg students help older adults live healthier and happier lives
As the U.S. population ages, so does its activity level. But it doesn’t have to. That’s where the University of Lynchburg’s Active Aging Program comes in.
Lynchburg announces University Research Center director
The University of Lynchburg has announced that exercise physiology professor Dr. Jeffrey Herrick will lead its newly founded University Research Center. The center is part of the University’s Lynchburg Tomorrow initiative.
Virginia’s best and brightest at Lynchburg for Governor’s School
It’s a Wednesday morning in the Walker Human Performance Laboratory and Dr. Sean Collins’s Science of Strength class, part of the 2021 Summer Residential Governor’s School for Mathematics, Science, and Technology, is learning how to test for VO2 max, or how efficiently the body utilizes oxygen.
Summer classes available in online, hybrid, and in-person formats
Summer school classes are available now for anyone looking to explore new interests or take a class they couldn’t fit into their schedule during the regular school year.
Westover pen pal program aims to ‘brighten’ older adults’ days
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.
Lynchburg student to represent Virginia in national pageant
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.
Time spent down on the farm lifts Sommerville Scholar’s spirits
On Sunday mornings, you can find Hiatt O’Connor ’20 feeding the horses at Brook Hill Farm, a local nonprofit equestrian center that focuses on therapeutic riding and horse rescue. O’Connor, a Westover Honors fellow and the 2019 Sommerville Scholar, started volunteering at the Bedford County, Virginia, farm when he was in the Bonner Leader Program at the University of Lynchburg.