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.”
Zooming ahead: Remote B2B marketing interns add value to Charlotte-based company
Wanatimi Owei ’22 liked his spring internship with Force Management so much, he decided to stay on over the summer. The computer science major, who will graduate later this year, is “one of the best intern writers” her company has ever had, says Rachel Clapp Miller ’99.
Study abroad to resume as registration opens for summer school classes at Lynchburg
Registration for Summer School 2022 is now open to students from the University of Lynchburg and other colleges. Sessions begin May 23 and end July 22. The biggest news: Study abroad is back.
Westover Honors Fellow mapping, studying local watersheds
The week before Christmas, environmental science major Lilly Smith ’22 was busy collecting trash from around a local creek. The project, which involved members of her immediate family, a coworker from the James River Association, and a University of Lynchburg professor and his son, was part of research Smith is doing for her Westover Honors College thesis.
Extended J-Term means longer internships, more credits
The University of Lynchburg will offer an extended J-Term this year, thanks to the condensed fall semester, which wraps up Tuesday, Nov. 24. This year, J-Term will run from Monday, Nov. 30, through Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.
Bonner Leader researches ‘servants’ section’ at cemetery
Alexa Watkin ’23 carefully opens one of the burial books in the office of Presbyterian Cemetery, a historic graveyard that’s located about three miles from the University of Lynchburg. She thumbs through the pages that list the names of Lynchburg-area residents who have been buried at the cemetery since it opened in 1823.
A passion for wildlife and photography: Recent biology grad scores dream internship in Hawaii
A “mixture of luck and perseverance” landed recent grad Tyler Stephens ’19 in Hawaii. As a wildlife management intern at Maui’s Haleakalā National Park, the former biology major spent four months monitoring endangered bird species.
MPH student lending hands, heart to help local nonprofit
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.
Bonners get out of ‘bubble,’ spend summer in service
Two students from the University of Lynchburg’s Bonner Leader Program spent the summer serving others through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, an organization that combines education and community service. As Aly Bonilla ’22 put it, it got them out of their “bubble.”
Business major, lacrosse player an ‘asset’ to NYC firm
Trammel Robinson ’20, a business administration major from Memphis, did such a bang-up job on his internship this summer that the company’s managing director wrote officials at the University of Lynchburg to tell them about it.