For those who knew him, there was nothing Doc Hailey couldn’t do. “My mom used to say he was not smart enough to know that there was anything he couldn’t do,” Lavinia Garbee ’90 MEd said of her father, the University of Lynchburg’s first theatre professor, Dr. Robert Carter “Doc” Hailey Sr.
When Dr. Helen Mundy Witt ’67, ’78 MEd, ’13 DEd died in January at the age of 88, everyone at Lynchburg knew that her legacy would live on. More than the first Black graduate of what was then Lynchburg College, she was also an educator, a civil rights advocate, a wife, mother, friend, author, and an accomplished tennis player.
Lori Elholm, a dining services employee known by many on campus as the “Lunch Lady,” has made four blankets that will be auctioned during the University of Lynchburg’s upcoming Homecoming weekend.