The University of Lynchburg’s Office of Multicultural Services hosted its fourth Multicultural Gala on Saturday, April 30. The popular, student-planned event — a rare opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to get dressed to the nines and literally walk the red carpet — was held in Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom. Two-hundred-twenty people from across campus and the surrounding community attended.
Will Andrews ’24, a biomedical sciences and chemistry double major from Chester, Virginia, was one of only 16 undergraduates nationwide selected to participate in Tragos Quest to Greece, a 10-day study abroad experience sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Stephanie Brown ’22 was named first runner-up in the statewide Miss Black and Old Gold pageant held January 31 in Charlottesville. The scholarship pageant was sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., a national fraternity that has a chapter at the University of Lynchburg.
This past fall, for the first time in its history, the University of Lynchburg’s Sigma Pi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. had seven members — the same number of African American college men who founded the national fraternity at Cornell University in 1906.
Lawrence Ross, author of Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses, will speak at the University of Lynchburg on Wednesday, February 20. The talk, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will be held in Memorial Ballroom at Hall Campus Center. The event is open to the public and free.
Fraternity and Sorority Life recently inducted 22 students into the University of Lynchburg’s Pi Delta chapter of Order of Omega. Order of Omega is a leadership honor society for members of fraternity and sorority organizations. It recognizes juniors and seniors who have exemplified high standards in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and involvement within their respective organization and within the fraternity/sorority, campus, and local community.
Lauren Fishbein ’18 is in Richmond this summer, working in the Office of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. She was one of 23 people selected for the Governor’s Fellows Program from colleges and universities across Virginia and the U.S. Fishbein, who lives in the Richmond area, is the first Lynchburg College graduate to win this fellowship.
After an EF-2 tornado struck Central Virginia on April 15, the Lynchburg College community sprung to action, helping with relief efforts. Minutes after the tornado hit, devastating portions of Campbell County, the City of Lynchburg, and Amherst County, Lynchburg’s varsity baseball team met to figure out how they could help. By the following afternoon, about a dozen Hornets, led by assistant coach Jeremy Sink, were in Amherst County.
Two student-organized activities recently drew a lot of attention from the LC campus community, including one that won a statewide award.