As the saying goes, “it took a village” to get Shukria Rezayi ’27 from her home in Afghanistan to the University of Lynchburg for the Fall 2023 semester. But if you ask Alissa Keith ’14 MA, she’ll tell you it took “a thousand little miracles.”
More than 80 international students arrived at the University of Lynchburg this week — a record number. Most of them were picked up by staff members who drove vans to Dulles International Airport on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Fernanda Angel Evangelista ’27 isn’t wasting any time. The Westover Honors Fellow, who hails from Brazil, already has a long list of extracurriculars beneath her University of Lynchburg email signature.
Dr. Kenneth Garren, the University of Lynchburg’s president, has signed a letter to Congress aimed at protecting international students at U.S. colleges and universities.
At home in India, Paramnistha Kanadiya ’20 MPH saw a lot of poverty, particularly among the country’s children. Wanting to do something about it led her to the University Lynchburg’s Master of Public Health program. Here, she’s gaining the knowledge and skills she’ll need to help many of these children someday through her own charitable organization.
On Saturday, Jyoti Aggarwal will graduate from Lynchburg College with a Master of Education in Science Education. With the degree, she’ll be one step closer to becoming a chemistry professor. Asked about her career goals, she said, “It’s a pretty straightforward answer,” adding that she’s planned since high school to earn a PhD and teach at the university level.
Rayfurd Thompson might never leave Lynchburg. In 2016, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in economic crime prevention and investigation, a program that draws on a number of disciplines, among them accounting, criminology, and computer science. In 2017, he finished a Master of Business Administration. On Saturday, he’ll don the mortarboard again for a master’s degree in nonprofit leadership studies.
University of Lynchburg will celebrate International Education Week from September 25 to 29, offering a series of public events that celebrate the cultures of the College’s international students, faculty, and […]
When Ancito Etienne was 12, he decided to plan his funeral. He had cancer. “I knew that there was no way I was going to receive treatment in Haiti, and […]
Ancito Etienne ’17 is spending the summer gathering data, crunching numbers, and making the case for public investment in hunger relief and conflict resolution around the world. He said his internship for Mercy Corps is preparing him to advocate for policies that will ease the suffering of the poor in his native Haiti.