Commencement exercises for the University of Lynchburg’s undergraduate Class of 2023 were held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, on Shellenberger Field. All told, 394 undergraduates — 203 Bachelor of Arts and 191 Bachelor of Science — received their diplomas.
At 40, Norma White ’90, ’94 MEd decided to fulfill a lifelong dream. She would attend college and become a mental health counselor. Lynchburg’s Access Program was there to make it happen — first with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, then a Master of Education in Agency Counseling.
Ashani Parker ’21, this year’s Sommerville Scholar winner, uses a multidisciplinary approach to education, one that matches the award’s namesake who taught psychology, philosophy, and education.
Geralyn Gulino Fortney ’13, ’16 M.Ed., case manager and wellness educator in the University of Lynchburg’s dean of students office, has been named one of the region’s “Millennials on the Move.”
The University of Lynchburg will launch a new minor this fall: medical humanities. The 18-hour program, developed by a team of faculty from across the academic disciplines, bridges the humanities and health sciences in a way not previously done at Lynchburg.