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.
Two Lynchburg students win first place at Archaeological Society of Virginia conference
History majors and archaeology minors Haley Sabolcik ’23 and Emma Coffey ’23 made a big impression last month at the Archaeological Society of Virginia’s annual conference in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Alumna leads preservation efforts at Minute Man National Historical Park
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.
Archaeology in Lynchburg and wolf eradication subjects of upcoming history seminars
The University of Lynchburg will host two history seminars this fall, one focusing on archaeology at Historic Sandusky and the other on wolf eradication in the U.S. and Finland.
Lynchburg launches accredited harmonica program
For the first time, students at the University of Lynchburg can add harmonica to their class schedules. This fall, the University launched an accredited harmonica program — thought to be the only one of its kind in the U.S. The half-credit course, Applied Music-Harmonica, is taught by world-renowned musician and adjunct music professor Dr. George Miklas.
Lynchburg students dig into archaeology at field schools
Halfway through his summer archaeology field school in Maryland, Luke Wyatt ’25 had a bit of an epiphany. “I was not expecting to enjoy the actual field work and excavation as much as I have,” the liberal studies major said in June.
History professor digs beyond her discipline
As a kid growing up in Washington State, Dr. Christie Vogler was a big fan of “Wishbone,” a children’s TV series that features a Jack Russell terrier named Wishbone who “brings classic literature to life and imagines himself as the live action hero in each tale.”
Alumnus named 2023 tournament chairman for The Players Championship
Houston Bowles ’94 has been named the 2023 tournament chairman for The Players Championship. The golf championship, held each March at The Players Club at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, has been described as the “PGA Tour’s flagship event.”
Students at Lynchburg help local historical groups tell their stories
Students in Dr. Lisa Crutchfield’s Internship in History and Virginia History classes are doing research this semester that will help three local historical groups better tell their stories.
Lynchburg history majors shine at Phi Alpha Theta conference
University of Lynchburg students took home two of the six available Phi Alpha Theta Regional Paper Prize Awards at the history honor society’s 2022 Virginia Regional Conference. The conference was held Saturday, March 26, at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. More than 30 competitors from universities across Virginia participated.